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Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from The August Group Inc.

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price.

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their house is a lot more than they expected, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. An appraisal helps those who have an inflated opinion of their home's estimated value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not attract potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is sitting still on the market.

With today's evolving market conditions, you should definitely considering hiring a licensed appraiser to get an accurate listing price for your home.

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If you're working with an agent to list your house, more than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays comparable sales houses in your local area. It's a customary starting point in deciding your home's listing price. For anyone looking to get most profit out of their house, which includes not having it for sale too long, this is a standard move.

In our opinion, though, you should also get an appraisal from someone who tracks real estate values for living - BEFORE listing your home - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

That's where The August Group Inc. comes in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

A knowledgeable appraisal from The August Group Inc. can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will draw in buyers, and we'll also:

  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you find an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's quality inside and out to impress potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems
  • Cut down the chances of unknown messes that can cause your sale to deteriorate
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value to your home

The August Group Inc. can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your house. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Should I finish my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But, not all of them have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen might improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out your expenses before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

The August Group Inc. can help you with these decisions. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent do. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize the report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from The August Group Inc. is based on our efforts to complete the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price — our fees are based on efforts to finalize your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from The August Group Inc.. When it comes to investing in your home and deciding on a fair price to sell at, we'll help homeowners make the smartest decisions.

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price.