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Putting a house on the market in or near Saint Louis County? Contact The August Group Inc. and make sure you're setting the price right.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in a professional appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it's worth the money in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's hard for them to understand the nuances of local real estate values.

While important, an appraisal is not about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Rather, an appraisal assesses your home's market value.

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

For Sale By Owner?

More and more 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, quickly and to get the most you can, what you need is a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is 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 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 astute asking price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very useful negotiating tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Call attention to any problems and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Help lower the odds of unidentified problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

It can be surprising to people to discover their home's value is higher than they first thought. So investing in an appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they expected they would get. Alternatively, some people have an exaggerated assessment of the value of their home, and an appraisal helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than waiting on the market for months. An overpriced home rarely attracts buyers, which means no offers and no closing, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Get a professional value opinion before listing

Even if you have with a very skilled agent, it's in your best interest to get of value prior to signing a listing agreement. The August Group Inc. can help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a precise writeup of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the newest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

The August Group Inc. also offer general consulting

Not wanting to get a full appraisal but would like some information about the health of your area's real estate? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you require some help gathering local sales and property data. We can provide assistance for your real estate dilemmas with services especially designed for clients with your real estate needs.

Here's what to expect when you place an order for an appraisal through us....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a fast response: We personalize information to the needs of our customers Just explain your situation and give you suggestions.
  • Quick turnarounds for appraisals: Normally 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.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats to suit YOUR needs: We've preformed lots of assignments, and we've learned that in the art of real estateappraising there isn't a typical or standard, "cookie cutter" report. We offer quite a few different of types of reports, and are well seasoned at providing appraisals to clients without a lot of industry jargon so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a prompt follow-up from The August Group Inc.: Documents we deliver are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions about your appraisal, once you've read through the report, just give us a call or email us!