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Getting an appraisal from The August Group Inc. before putting your St Louis home on the market saves you time and money.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is a must. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it's worth the money in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's practically impossible for them to fully grasp their local real estate market.

This isn't a discussion of the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Rather, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on the true market value of your home.

Contact us for details regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Selling yourself instead of using a real estate agent and need help with pricing?

Quite a few MO homeowners are making the decision to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But to do it right, quickly and to get the most you can, what you need is a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, and we understand that it's difficult to take an objective look at own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

In addition to helping you set a realistic asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very useful bargaining tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Alert you of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might delay a closing
  • Decrease the odds of hidden problems that cause sales to flop

People are surprised to discover their home's value is higher than they first thought. So investing in a professional appraisal allowed them to receive several thousand more than they originally expected. Alternatively, some people have an overestimated opinion of the value of their home, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to realistically price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

Pre-listing appraisals in Saint Louis County

You might have an extremely experienced agent but it's definitely a good idea to get of value prior to signing a listing agreement. And that's where The August Group Inc. comes in. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have an accurate writeup of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the latest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Consulting services for Saint Louis County Sellers: Put a local expert at your disposal

Not wanting to get a full appraisal but still need some information about the health of your area's real estate? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you still want assistance analyzing local sales and property data. We have services designed especially for customers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

This is a little bit of what you can expect when you order an appraisal from us....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a fast response: We tailor information to the needs of our clients Just let us know your situation and give you suggestions.
  • Swift turnarounds on appraisals: Usually in a weeks time or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats that suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide a lot of different of types of reports, and are experts at providing appraisals to consumers that keep the industry jargon to a minimum in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a fast follow-up from The August Group Inc.: Reports we create are clearly written, understandable, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. Should you have any confusion about your appraisal, once you've read through the report, we suggest that you email or call us!