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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 expected, so investing in an appraisal from The August Group Inc. actually allowed these people to receive several thousand more dollars than they thought they would when their home was sold. Others have an over-inflated opinion of their home's value and an appraisal helped them to decide on a realistic price for their home in order for it to sell. Overpriced homes will not attract serious potential buyers, which means you have wasted time on money and are left with no offers. Every month your home sits on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage. And all the while you're stuck paying the mortgage while your home is still sitting on the market.

In today's ever-changing market, appointing a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get a true listing price for your home.

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Working with an agent to list your property? Then you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes competing sales houses in your town. It's a good starting point in deciding your home's listing price. This step is vital if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize the home's time on the market.

However, it's also advantageous to have a third-party's objective opinion before you sign the Listing Agreement, even if you have been working with the most experienced real estate agent.

That's where The August Group Inc. comes in! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so you and your agent both have an accurate description of your house'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:

  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you have found an interested buyer
  • Impress buyers with written proof of your house's condition inside and out
  • Eliminate repair hassles at the eleventh hour
  • Reduce chances of unknown disputes that can cause your sale to fizzle
  • Cut out waiting for the buyer's appraisal to have assurance the sale will go through.

Home improvements that add value

There are so many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your property There are many important questions to ask yourself prior to listing your home -- and The August Group Inc. can help with that. Ask yourself "Would it be better to paint the entire house before we sell it?", "Would it help to put in that third bathroom?", "Do I need to finish my kitchen remodel?" Everything we do to our houses can have an effect on their value. But everything will affect it in a different way. Remodeling your kitchen might improve the appeal of a home, but be sure to figure out the costs involved before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

We'll step in and help you make these important 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 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 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 homeowners like you make the decisions.

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