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Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact 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 people to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. There are also plenty of home sellers who think their home is worth a lot more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home won't attract serious buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your house sits on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home sits on the market.

In today's evolving market, hiring a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get a fair listing price for your home.

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Are you working with a real estate agent to list your home? Quite often they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays competing sales in your town. It's a good starting point in deciding your home's listing price. This step is crucial if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the home's time on the market.

However, it's definitely in your best interest to have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value prior to signing a Listing Agreement, even if you've been working with the most experienced real estate agent.

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

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

  • Help provide expert advice when negotiating once you have found an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's shape inside and out to blow away potential buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Reduce chances of unknown dilemmas that can cause your sale to fold
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

There are other important questions you should ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your property. Questions like "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. A kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, but it might not justify the expenses involved.

The August Group Inc. will step in and help make these important decisions. Unlike a real estate agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Your fee to us is based on efforts to finalize your 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 finalize the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the 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 like you make the wisest decisions.

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