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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.

Many people are surprised when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they had planned, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these people to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an 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 house won't attract serious potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your house stays on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your house is sitting still on the market.

With today's ever-changing market conditions, you should definitely appoint a licensed appraiser to get a sharp listing price for your home.

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If you're working with an agent to list your house, then you can expect them to provide you with a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes comparable sale homes in your area. It's a customary starting point when determining your home's listing price. This step is really important if you're going to minimize your home's time on the market and maximize your profit.

However, it's also advantageous to have a third-party's objective opinion of value prior to signing the Listing Agreement, even if you have hired the most experienced real estate agent.

That's where we come in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

An expert appraisal from The August Group Inc. can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will entice buyers, and we'll also:

  • Be a valuable negotiating tool once you have found a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's state inside and out to blow away potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems that might delay a closing
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected messes that can cause your sale to fall through
  • Eliminate the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the deal can be underwritten.

Upgrades that improve your home's value

In addition to "how much?", there may be more important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home. Questions like "Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Should I finish my kitchen remodel?" Many things which we do to our houses have an effect on their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen may improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out your costs before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

We can step in and help make these decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete 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 your report, and are not a percentage of the sales price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — our appraisal fees are based on efforts to complete your 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 sale price, we'll help homeowners like you make the smartest decisions.

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