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Pre-Listing Appraisal Services from 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 more than they estimated, so investing in an appraisal from The August Group Inc. actually allowed these people to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's value and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home won't attract potential buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Each month that your home is still on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is sitting still on the market.

Using a licensed appraiser is the best way to get a correct listing price for your home in today's changing market.

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If you're working with an agent to sell your home, more than likely, they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes similar sales houses in your area. It's a good starting point in 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.

However, it's definitely in your best interest to have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value prior to signing a Listing Agreement, even if you're working with the most experienced real estate agent.

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

The August Group Inc. can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will charm buyers, and we can also:

  • Provide tips to help you negotiate once you have found a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's condition inside and out to blow away buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Reduce chances of unexpected headaches that can cause sales to flop
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the deal will close.

Improvements that add value to your home

The August Group Inc. can help you answer the many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your house. You should ask yourself questions like "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my kitchen remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. While a kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, it may not add nearly enough to the value to justify the expenses.

The August Group Inc. will step in and help make these decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Your fee to us is based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from The August Group Inc. is based on our efforts to complete the report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our fees are based on efforts to complete your report. So a professional appraisal from The August Group Inc. helps homeowners make the smartest decisions on investing in their houses and deciding on a fair sale price.

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