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Selling your home in or near Saint Louis County? Contact The August Group Inc. and make sure you're setting the price right.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, a professional appraisal is a must. Don't think of a professional appraisal as costing money; it pays in the long run! Unless the homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's hard for them to understand the nuances of their local real estate market.

While important, an appraisal is not about how much you have invested in your home, or how much you want to sell it for. Instead, the appraisal measures how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for information regarding services specialized for home sellers.

Going to sell your home yourself?

More and more MO homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But to do it right, quickly and to get the most you can, what you need is a professional appraisal. The best thing to have is objective opinions, and we understand that it can be very hard to take an objective look at own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will inform you of what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

In addition to helping you set a realistic asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very beneficial bargaining tool when you find a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Call attention to any issues and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Help decrease the possibility of unidentified problems that cause sales to go up in smoke

It can be surprising to people to discover the value of their home is a great deal more than they thought. So by taking the first step and investing in a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for thousands more than they originally expected. Others have an an inflated assessment of the value of their home, and an appraisal helped them to to realistically price their home in order for it to sell quickly rather than waiting on the market for months. Selling too high will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Get a comprehensive appraisal before listing

Even if you're working with a very skillful agent, it's in your best interest to get an unbiased second opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. And that's where The August Group Inc. comes in. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the latest and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

A resource for for local real estate knowledge

Not wanting to get a full appraisal but still need some information about the real estate market in your area? Maybe you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you require some help analyzing local property and sales data. We can help solve your real estate decisions with services especially tailored for consumers with your real estate needs.

If your wondering what you'll be getting from when you order an appraisal just take a look....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a response ASAP: We tailor information to the needs of our customers We'll be thrilled to provide suggestions, just let us know what your situation is
  • Fast turnaround time: Normally in a weeks time or less from the date the request is received, we can have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Consulting and Appraisal report formats to suit YOUR needs: When it comes to appraisal and consulting, "One size does NOT fit all." We provide a variety of report types, and are well seasoned at providing appraisals to clients that keep the industry jargon to a minimum in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Any follow up questions? You can expect a quick follow-up from The August Group Inc.: When we create reports, we make sure they are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that regulates the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions about your appraisal, once you've read the report, just give us a call or email us!