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Listing at the right price is crucial and a professional appraisal from The August Group Inc. will ensure you get it right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, an appraisal is a must. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it's worth the money in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to get a handle on local real estate values.

This isn't a discussion of how much you have invested in your home, or the amount you need to get for it. Rather, the appraisal measures the true market value of your home.

Contact us for any questions regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Going to sell your home yourself?

Quite a few MO homeowners are deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But if you're going to do it right, with minimal waiting and for top dollar, you need a skilled appraiser. The best thing to have is objective opinions, and we understand that it's difficult to take an objective look at own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

In addition to helping you set a astute selling price so your home will attract buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very useful bargaining tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Call attention to any issues and get rid of any overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Help decrease the chances of unknown problems that cause sales to flop

People are surprised to discover the value of their home is a great deal more than they thought. So investing in a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they originally expected. Others have an an exaggerated impression of their home's value, by getting an appraisal it gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly 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.

Pre-listing appraisals in St Louis

You might have a very skillful agent but it's in your best interest to have an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. The August Group Inc. can help. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a precise summarizing of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the latest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

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

Not wanting to get a full appraisal but are looking for information about how real estate is doing in your area? You might feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you require some help collecting local property and sales data. We can help solve your real estate quandaries with services especially designed for consumers with your real estate needs.

After you order an appraisal report through us, expect the following....

  • Immediate response to your initial inquiry: We personalize information to the needs of our clients Just tell us your situation and provide suggestions.
  • Quick turnarounds for appraisals: Usually in a weeks time or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements that suit YOUR needs: We've worked on lots of assignments, and we've learned that whether it's real estateappraising it's naive to think there's a typical or standard, "boiler place" report. We offer a variety of report types, and have know how at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum 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.: When we create reports, we make sure they are clearly written, simple to understand, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions dealing your appraisal, once you've read the report, we suggest that you email or call us!