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Getting an appraisal from The August Group Inc. before putting your Saint Louis County home on the market saves you time and money.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in a professional appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it's worth the money in the long run! Unless a homeowner spends hours every week on real estate valuation, like an appraiser, it's difficult for them to understand the nuances of local real estate values.

While important, an appraisal is not about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or how much you want for it. Rather, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for information regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Selling on your own?

More and more MO homeowners are making the decision to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But to do it right, quickly and for the best price, what you need is a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very hard to be objective about your own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will inform you of what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

Not only can getting a professional appraisal help you set a astute selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Give you an advantage while negotiating when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the interior and exterior condition of your home
  • Make you aware of problems and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Help lower the chances of hidden problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out that the value of their home is higher than they originally thought. So spending a little on a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they expected they would get. Alternatively, some people have an inflated impression of their home's value, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of sitting on the market for months. An overpriced home will not attract buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Saint Louis County

Even if you have with a very skillful agent, it's in your best interest to have an unbiased second opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. Let The August Group Inc. help. An appraisal can be invaluable in this scenario. You and agent will get a detailed breakdown of the unique features of your property which will give you insight into how the local real estate market is performing with a record of the latest comparable properties in the area.

Sometimes it's useful to have a general resource for local real estate knowledge

Don't need a full appraisal but still need some information about how the real estate market is doing in your area? You might feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you'd still like some help gathering local sales and property data. We have services tailored for the needs of customers like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

Here's what you can expect when you order an appraisal through ....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We will give you personalized information for your individual appraisal need. We'll be thrilled to offer suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Swift turnarounds on appraisals: Normally one week or less from the date the request is received, we can have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats that suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide a variety of types of reports, and have a lot of experience at providing appraisals to clients sans the in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a quick follow-up from The August Group Inc.: Reports we write are clearly written, easy to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that moderates the appraisal practice. If you have any inquiries dealing your appraisal, after you've read through the report, just give us a call or email us!