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Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact 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. Are you working with an agent to sell your house? Quite often you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes competing sales houses in your town. It's a good starting point when determining your home's listing price. For anyone looking to get most profit out of their house, which includes not having it for sale too long, this is a natural process.

However, it's also advantageous to have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value before signing a Listing Agreement, even if you're working with an experienced agent.

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

In today's ever-changing market, using a licensed appraiser is the perfect way to get an accurate listing price for your home. Contact us today.

We're also experienced in helping you set a realistic price to sell so your house will entice potential buyers, a qualified appraisal from The August Group Inc. can:
  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you have a an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's condition inside and out to wow potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make yourself aware of problems
  • Cut down the chances of unknown issues that can cause sales to crumble
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten
So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their house is more than they estimated, 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. Others have an over-inflated opinion of their home's price value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced property won't attract serious buyers, which means you throw away time and money and still have no prospects for buying your home. Every month your house stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage.

Improvements to add value to your home

There are so many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home. Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it... Should I put in that third bathroom... Do I need to finish my kitchen remodel... Practically any project has the potential to influence value in some way. But not everything will have an equal impact. 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. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Our fees are not a percentage of your home's sale price -- our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from The August Group Inc.. When it comes to investing in your house and deciding on a fair sales price, we'll help homeowners make the wisest decisions.