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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 more than they estimated, so investing in an appraisal from The August Group Inc. actually allowed these people 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 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. 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 sitting on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property sits on the market.

In today's changing market, hiring a licensed appraiser is the best way to get a just listing price for your home.

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Working with a real estate agent to sell your property? More than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays a list of houses for sale in your local area. It's a customary starting point when deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your home's time on the market, this is a crucial step.

In our opinion, though, you might also wish to consider an appraisal from a professional who tracks real estate values for living - PRIOR to putting your home on the market - even if you're working with an experienced agent.

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

The August Group Inc. can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will attract buyers, and we can also:

  • Be an extremely valuable negotiating tool once you have a prospective buyer
  • Impress potential buyers with written proof of your house's quality inside and out
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Reduce chances of unexpected problems that can cause your sale to deteriorate
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Improvements to add value to your home

The August Group Inc. can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself before listing your property. Questions like "Should we paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my closet remodel?" Many things that we do to our houses can affect their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. While a kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, it might not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. The August Group Inc. appraisers have no vested interest in what amount the home sells for, unlike an agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete your 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 the sales price — your fee to us is based on efforts to complete 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 sale price, we'll help homeowners like you 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.