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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.

So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their house is much more than they had planned, so investing in a professional appraisal from us actually allowed these sellers to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. An appraisal helps those who have an inflated opinion of their home's value to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes don't attract serious potential 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 home is sitting still on the market.

Using a licensed appraiser is the perfect way to get a sharp listing price for your home in today's adapting market.

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Are you working with an agent to list your home? Then they'll give you a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that displays a list of sales houses 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 house's time on the market and maximize your profit.

Even if you're working with the most experienced real estate agent, it's definitely in your best interest to also have a third-party's objective opinion of value before signing the Listing Agreement.

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

In addition to assisting you with setting a realistic selling price so your house will draw in potential buyers. A professional appraisal from The August Group Inc. can:

  • Be a valuable negotiating tool once you find an interested buyer
  • Wow potential buyers with written proof of your house's quality inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Cut down the chances of unexpected problems that can cause sales to fold
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value to your home

There are other important questions to ask yourself, in addition to "how much?", prior to listing your house. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the outside of the house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Should I finish my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can have an effect on 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 costs you'd pay.

We'll help you make some of these decisions. An appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike a real estate agent. Our fees are based on efforts to complete your report, and not a percentage of the sales price. An appraisal fee from The August Group Inc. is based on our efforts to complete the 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 finalize the report. When it comes to investing in your house and settling on a fair sales price, a professional appraisal from us will help you make the sharpest decisions.

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