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Getting an appraisal from The August Group Inc. before putting your Saint Louis County home on the market saves you time and money.

Selling your home? You would be wise to invest in a professional appraisal. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like a professional appraiser does, it's difficult for them to understand the nuances of real estate market forces.

This isn't a discussion of how much you've spent buying and improving your home, or how much you want for it. Rather, the appraisal measures how much your home will bring on the open market.

Contact us for information regarding our specialized services for home sellers.

For Sale By Owner?

Quite a few MO homeowners are choosing to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the assistance of a real estate agent. But if you're going to do it right, quickly and for top dollar, what you need is a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, we're human too, we understand its difficult difficult 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 astute selling price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Allow you to have the edge while negotiating when you find a potential buyer
  • Put buyers at ease with written proof of the condition of your home's interior and exterior
  • Call attention to any issues and get rid of any last-minute repair hassles that might hold-up a closing
  • Help lower the odds of unidentified problems that cause sales to flop

Folks are sometimes surprised when they find out their home's value is a great deal more than they thought. So spending a little on a professional appraisal provided the data to support a sale for several thousand more than they originally expected. Others have an an exaggerated opinion of their home's value, and an appraisal gave then the assistance they needed in order to realistically price their home allowing them to quickly sell it instead of waiting on the market for months. Selling too high will not attract buyers, which means no offers and no closing, wasting valuable time, money, and efforts.

We also help agents price homes in Saint Louis County

Even if you have with an extremely talented agent, it's definitely a good idea to have an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to signing a listing agreement. The August Group Inc. can help. We can provide you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a precise summarizing of your home's characteristics and a detailed breakdown of the most recent and similar comparable sales or as they're commonly called, "comps".

A resource for for local real estate knowledge

Don't need an entire appraisal but are looking for information about the real estate market in your area? You might feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you need assistance gathering local property and sales data. We have services tailored for the needs of clients like you to assist with your real estate decisions.

If your wondering what to expect 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 immediate response: We tailor information to the needs of our customers We'll be delighted to provide suggestions, just tell us what your situation is
  • Quick turnarounds for appraisals: Typically one week or less from the date the request is received, we can have a PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report formats that suit YOUR needs: We've worked on lots of assignments, and we've learned that in the business of real estateconsulting and appraising there is no typical or standard, "cookie cutter" report. We offer a lot of different of types of reports, and have know how at providing appraisals to consumers minus the in an easy to read format without a lot of industry jargon.
  • Prompt response to follow-up questions: Documents we deliver are written in plain English, comprehensible to people outside the real estate industry, and meet or exceed the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice that governs the appraisal practice. Should you have any questions regarding your appraisal, after you've read through the report, we encourage you to email or call us!