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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 going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to understand the nuances of their local real estate market.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you have invested in your home, or how much you want for it. Rather, the appraisal measures how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for details regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

Selling on your own?

More and more MO homeowners are making the decision to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But to do it right, with minimal waiting and for top dollar, what you need is a qualified appraiser. 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 tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

In addition to helping you set a sensible selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Give you an advantage while negotiating while speaking with a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Make you aware of issues and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Help decrease the chances of hidden problems that cause sales to fall through

It can be surprising to people when they find out their home's value is more than they originally believed. So spending a little on a professional appraisal allowed them to get several thousand more than they could have gotten originally. Others have an an overestimated assessment of their home's value, by getting an appraisal it helped them to to set a more reasonable price their home allowing them to quickly sell it rather than waiting on the market for months. Selling too high will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Pre-listing appraisals in St Louis

Even if you're working with a very skilled agent, it's definitely a good idea to have an objective third-party's opinion 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 so both you and your agent have an accurate writeup of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the latest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

Consulting services for MO Sellers: Keep a local expert at your disposal

Have you decided against a full appraisal but still need some information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you require some help collecting local sales and property data. We can provide assistance for your real estate quandaries with services especially tailored for clients with your real estate needs.

This is a little bit of what to expect when you place an order for an appraisal through ....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a prompt response: We will provide you with personalized information for your particular appraisal need. We'll be more then happy to give you suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Fast turnarounds for appraisals: Typically one week or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats to suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide a lot of different of types of reports, and have know how at providing appraisals to clients sans the so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Prompt to follow-up questions: Reports we write are clearly written, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. If you have any questions dealing your appraisal, after you've read the report, just give us a call or email us!