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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 thought, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed them 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 value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. An overpriced home won't attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Every month your home stays on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. And you're stuck paying the mortgage while your property sits on the market.

Hiring a licensed appraiser is the top way to get a factual listing price for your home in today's evolving market.

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If you're working with a real estate agent to sell your home, more than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays selected sales in your town. It's a customary starting point in determining your home's listing price. This step is vital if you're going to minimize the house's time on the market and maximize your profit.

However, it's also advantageous to have a third-party's objective opinion of value before you sign a Listing Agreement, even if you have been working with the most experienced real estate agent.

That's where The August Group Inc. comes in! We'll do a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales and an accurate description of your home's features.

In addition to helping you decide on a realistic price to sell so your home will attract potential buyers. A qualified appraisal from The August Group Inc. can:

  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you have found an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's quality inside and out to wow potential buyers
  • Make you aware of problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Decrease the chances of unknown obstacles that cause negotiations to flop
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements that add value to your home

There are so many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home There are many important questions to ask yourself before listing your home -- and The August Group Inc. can help with that. You should ask yourself questions like "Should we paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that third bathroom?", "Should I finish my closet remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But not everything will have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel may improve the appeal of a home, but it may not justify the expenses involved.

The August Group Inc. can help you with these decisions. The August Group Inc. appraisers have no vested interest in what amount your house sells for, unlike an agent. 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 complete your 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 finalize the report. A professional appraisal from The August Group Inc. will help you make the decisions when it comes to investing in their house 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.