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Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from The August Group Inc. will ensure you get it right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is a must. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays you in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to understand real estate market forces.

This isn't a discussion of how much you have invested in your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Rather, the appraisal measures your home's market value.

Contact us for details regarding the specific services for home sellers we offer.

Appraisals are valuable tools for homeowners selling without an agent

Quite a few MO homeowners are deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But if you're going to do it right, with minimal waiting and for the best price, you need a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is objective opinions, it's very hard to be objective about your own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will inform you of what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

Not only will getting a professional appraisal help you set a sensible asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Alert you of issues and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Prevent the odds of unknown problems that cause sales to flop

It can be surprising to people when they find out the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So investing in a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they expected they would get. Others have an an exaggerated opinion when they put a value on their home, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home allowing them to quickly sell it rather than gathering dust on the market for months. Selling too high will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Saint Louis County

You may have a very talented agent but it's definitely a good idea to have of your home's value 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 a definitive summarizing of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the most recent and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

The August Group Inc. also are available for general consulting

Not wanting to get an entire appraisal but would like some information about how real estate is doing in your area? You might feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you need some help collecting local property and sales data. We can help solve your real estate dilemmas with services especially designed for clients with your real estate needs.

If your curious what to expect from when you order an appraisal just take a look....

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We personalize information to the needs of our clients Just let us know your situation and give you suggestions.
  • Fast turnarounds on appraisals: Usually one week or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: When dealing with appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We offer many different of report types, and have know how at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a quick follow-up from The August Group Inc.: Our reports are written in plain English, easy to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any questions dealing your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we suggest that you email or call us!