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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 home is a lot more than they'd planned, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these sellers to get several thousand dollars over what they thought they'd get for their home. Others have an inflated opinion of their home's price value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract serious buyers, which means no offers and no closing and that you have wasted valuable time, money, and efforts. Each month that your home is still sitting on the market is another month you have to pay its mortgage. All the while 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 factual listing price for your home in today's fluctuating market.

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Are you working with an agent to list your home? More than likely, they'll give you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that includes a list of houses for sale in your town. It's a customary starting point in deciding your home's listing price. This step is really important if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your home's time on the market.

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

And that's where The August Group Inc. can help you! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your real estate agent have an accurate description of your home's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

The August Group Inc. can help you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will intrigue potential buyers, and we can also:

  • Provide expert tips to help you negotiate once you find a potential buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's quality inside and out to wow potential buyers
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour and make you aware of problems
  • Cut down the chances of unknown predicaments that can cause your sale to fizzle
  • Do away with waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through.

Improvements to add value

In addition to "how much?", there may be equally important questions to ask yourself before listing your house. Questions like "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Should I put in that new bathroom?", "Should I complete my closet remodel?" You may not realize it, but everything we do to our houses can affect their value. But, not all of them have an equal affect. A kitchen remodel may improve your home's appeal, but it may not justify the expenses involved.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. Appraisers have no vested interest in your final selling price, like a real estate agent do. Our fees are based on efforts to finalize 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 finalize your report, and are not a percentage of your home's sale price. Our fees are not a percentage of the sales price — your fee to us is based on efforts to complete your report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from The August Group Inc.. When it comes to investing in your home and setting a fair sales price, we'll help homeowners make the best decisions.

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