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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 had planned, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these sellers to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. There are also plenty of 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. Overpriced homes don't 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. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property is still sitting on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the number one way to get a just listing price for your home in today's changing market.

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Working with an agent to list your property? Then they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes competing homes for sale in your local area. It's a good starting point when deciding your home's listing price. If you're going to minimize your home's time on the market and maximize your profit, this is a really important step.

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

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

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

  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Blow away potential buyers with written proof of your home's shape inside and out
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles and make you aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Reduce chances of unknown predicaments that can cause your sale to go up in smoke
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value

There are other important questions you should ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your house. Ask yourself "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses have an effect on their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen may improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out your costs before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

The August Group Inc. will step in and help you make these important decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from The August Group Inc. is based on our efforts to finalize the report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our appraisal 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 house and setting a fair sales price, we'll help homeowners like you make the best decisions.

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