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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 much more than they had planned, so investing in a professional appraisal actually allowed these people to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. There are also plenty of sellers who think their home is worth a lot more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them to realistically price their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes do not attract potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Each month that your home is still on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. All the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is still sitting on the market.

In today's changing market, hiring a licensed appraiser is the top way to get a proper listing price for your home.

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Working with an agent to sell your property? More than likely, they'll provide you with a comparative market analysis (or a CMA) that includes selected houses for sale in your area. It's a customary starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This is a really important (and very common) step if your interests are to maximize profit and minimize your time on the market.

However, it's definitely in your best interest to have an "objective" third-party's opinion of value before signing a Listing Agreement, even if you have been working with an experienced real estate agent.

And that's where The August Group Inc. comes in! We can perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comp sales and an accurate description of your house's features.

We're also experienced in helping you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will intrigue buyers. An efficient appraisal from The August Group Inc. can:

  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you find a prospective buyer
  • Provide written proof of your house's condition inside and out to wow potential buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Reduce chances of unknown difficulties that can cause sales to flop
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Improvements that add value to your home

There are so many important questions to ask yourself before listing your house There are many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home -- and The August Group Inc. can help with that. Ask yourself "Should we paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that new bathroom?", "Do I need to complete my closet remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can affect their value. Unfortunately, not all of them have an equal affect. Remodeling your kitchen may improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out your expenses before diving in. It might not justify the time and costs involved.

Need help making some of these important decisions? We're here for you. The August Group Inc. appraisers have no vested interest in what amount the house sells for, unlike an agent. Your fee to us is based on efforts to complete the 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 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 the report. So please consider ordering an appraisal from The August Group Inc.. When it comes to investing in your house and settling on a fair sales price, we'll help you make the wisest decisions.

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