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Putting a house on the market in or near Saint Louis County? Contact The August Group Inc. and make sure you're setting the price right.

If you're going to sell your home, you should seriously consider a professional appraisal. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays in the long run! Unless the homeowner makes a career out of studying real estate values, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to understand local real estate values.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want for it. Instead, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on your home's market value.

Contact us for any questions regarding the specific services for home sellers we offer.

Going to sell your home yourself?

An increasing amount of MO homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But if you're going to do it right, quickly and for the best price, what you need is a professional appraisal. You need objective opinions, it's 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.

In addition to helping you set a realistic asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your home's condition inside and out
  • Alert you of issues and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might delay a closing
  • Help decrease the odds of unknown problems that cause sales to deteriorate

Folks are sometimes surprised to discover the value of their home is more than they originally believed. So by taking the first step and spending a little on a professional appraisal allowed them to receive several thousand more than they thought they would get. Alternatively, some people have an overestimated assessment of their home's value, and an appraisal helped them to to realistically price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of sitting on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts 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're working with a very skilled agent, it's in your best interest to get an unbiased second opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. And that's where The August Group Inc. comes in. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have an accurate writeup of your home's features and a detailed breakdown of the latest and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

Consulting services for MO Sellers: Keep a local expert at your disposal

Don't need a full appraisal but are looking for information about how real estate is doing in your area? Maybe you feel like an appraisal is not necessary but you need some help analyzing local property and sales data. We have services designed especially for clients like you to help with your real estate decisions.

When you order an appraisal report through , you can expect....

  • Fast response to your initial inquiry: We personalize information to the needs of our customers We'll be more then happy to provide suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Fast turnarounds for appraisals: Typically one week or less from the date the request is received, you'll have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats that suit YOUR needs: We've done lots of assignments, and we've learned that when providing real estateappraising it's naive to think there's a typical or standard, "cookie cutter" assignment. We provide a variety of types of reports, and are skillful at providing appraisals to consumers minus the so that you don't have to be qualified loan officer to read it.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a quick follow-up from The August Group Inc.: Documents we deliver are clearly written, understandable, and adhere to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. If you have any confusion about your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we encourage you to email or call us!