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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.

A lot of sellers are shocked when they find out that the market value of their home is much more than they thought, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these sellers to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. There are also plenty of home sellers who think their home is worth much more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced house will not attract serious buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your home stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is still sitting on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the perfect way to get a precise listing price for your home in today's evolving market.

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Are you working with an agent to list your property? More than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes selected sales in your local area. It's a good starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This is a crucial step if your intentions are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

In our opinion, though, you should also get a pre-listing appraisal from someone who's sole occupation is to analyze real estate - PRIOR to putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced real estate agent.

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

We're also experienced in helping you decide on a realistic price to sell so your house will appeal to buyers. A polished appraisal from The August Group Inc. can:

  • Be an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Wow potential buyers with written proof of your house's quality inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Decrease the chances of unexpected complications that cause the process to flop
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Home improvements that add value

There are so many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home There are many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home -- and The August Group Inc. can help with that. Ask yourself "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my kitchen remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen might improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out your costs before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Appraisers don't have any vested interest in your final selling price, like a real estate agent do. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize the report, and not a percentage of the sales 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 — your fee to us is 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 house and settling on a fair price to sell at, we'll help homeowners make the sharpest decisions.

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