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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.

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their house is a lot more than they expected, 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 home sellers who think their home is worth much more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced house will not attract potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house sits on the market.

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

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If you're working with an agent to list your property, then they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that displays selected sales in your area. It's a customary starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This step is really important if you're going to minimize your house's time on the market and maximize your profit.

But even if you've hired an experienced agent , it's in your best interest to have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value before signing the Listing Agreement.

And that's where The August Group Inc. can help you! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp 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 entice buyers, and we can also:

  • Be a very valuable negotiating tool once you have an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's condition inside and out to impress buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Cut down the chances of unknown complications that can cause sales to go up in smoke
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value to your home

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", before listing your property. Questions like "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete my kitchen remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses can affect 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 the expenses involved before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Appraisers have no vested interest in your final selling price, like an agent do. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to finalize the report, and not a percentage of your home's sale price. An appraisal fee from The August Group Inc. is based on our efforts to finalize the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — your fee to us is based on efforts to complete your report. So a professional appraisal from The August Group Inc. helps homeowners make the sharpest decisions when it comes to investing in their house and deciding on a fair price to sell at.

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