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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.

If you're planning on selling your home soon, a professional appraisal is absolutely necessary. An appraisal doesn't cost that much and it pays you in the long run! Unless a homeowner studies real estate values on a day to day basis, like an appraiser, it's difficult for them to fully grasp local real estate values.

We are not talking about the costs of purchasing and upgrading your home, or the amount you'd like to get for it. Rather, a appraisal provides a professional opinion on 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?

An increasing amount of MO homeowners are deciding to sell their homes FSBO (For Sale By Owner) and foregoing the help of a real estate agent. But if you're going to do it right, quickly and for top dollar, you need a professional appraisal. It can be very difficult to get objective opinions, it's very hard to take an objective look at own home because of your emotional attachment to it. We will explain to you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.

Not only can getting a professional appraisal help you set a sensible asking price to attract more potential buyers, a professional appraisal can:

  • Be a very helpful negotiating tool once you have a potential buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of the condition of your home inside and out
  • Alert you of problems and eliminate overlooked repairs hassles that might stall a closing
  • Lower the chances of hidden problems that cause sales to fall through

It can be surprising to people when they find out that their home's value is more than they originally believed. So spending a little on an appraisal allowed them to get thousands more than they could have gotten originally. Alternatively, some people have an overestimated opinion when they put a value on their home, and an appraisal helped them to to realistically price their home allowing them to quickly sell it rather than sitting on the market for months. Selling too high rarely attracts buyers, reducing your offers, making closing more difficult, which can waste your valuable time and drain your resources while getting nothing done

Pre-listing appraisals in Saint Louis County

You might have an extremely skillful agent but it's in your best interest to have an objective third-party's opinion of value prior to finalizing a listing agreement. The August Group Inc. can help. We can furnish you with a pre-listing appraisal that will let you and your agent have a definitive writeup of your home's characteristics and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales which we typically refer to as "comps" in the appraisal industry.

We also are available for general consulting

Not sure if you need an entire appraisal but still need some information about the health of your area's real estate? If you feel like you don't need an "appraisal" but you need some help analyzing local sales and property data. We have services designed for the needs of consumers like you to help with your real estate decisions.

When you order an appraisal report from us, expect the following....

  • We take great pride in making sure that when you send your initial inquiry, you get a immediate response: We will provide you with personalized information for your particular appraisal need. Just let us know your situation and provide suggestions.
  • Quick turnaround time: Normally in a weeks time or less from the date we receive the request, you'll have a copy, in PDF of the report in your e-mail inbox.
  • Appraisal and consulting report arrangements to suit YOUR needs: We've done lots of assignments, and we've learned that practice of real estateappraising it's naive to think there's a typical or standard, "generic" report. We provide quite a few different of types of reports, and have a lot of experience at providing appraisals to clients minus the 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.: Reports we create 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. If you have any questions dealing your appraisal, once you've read the report, feel free to give us a call or email us!