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Need a pre-listing appraisal? Contact August Schultz & Associates Inc.

Avoid having your home on the market too long or selling yourself short by getting an appraisal to demonstrate the right listing price. Working with a real estate agent to sell your house? More than likely, you can expect them to give you a comparative market analysis (or CMA) that includes competing sales houses in your local area. It's a customary starting point when deciding your home's listing price. This step is vital if you're going to maximize your profit and minimize your home's time on the market.

Even if you have hired an accomplished real estate agent, it's in your best interest to have a third-party's objective opinion of value prior to signing the Listing Agreement.

And that's where August Schultz & Associates Inc. can help you! We'll perform a pre-listing appraisal so both you and your agent have an accurate description of your house's features and a detailed analysis of the most recent and similar comparable sales or "comps".

In today's fluctuating market, using a licensed appraiser is the #1 way to get a precise listing price for your home. Contact us today.

In addition to helping you decide on a realistic selling price so your house will bring in potential buyers, an expert appraisal from August Schultz & Associates Inc. can:
  • Help provide advice when negotiating once you have a an interested buyer
  • Provide written proof of your home's state inside and out to wow potential buyers
  • Eliminate last-minute repair hassles
  • Reduce chances of unknown obstacles that can cause sales to fold
  • Cut out the wait for the buyer's appraisal to have confidence the sale will go through
So many people are blown away when they find out that the market value of their house is more than they estimated, 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 much more than it really is, and an appraisal helped them 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 sits on the market is another month you have to pay the mortgage.

Improvements to add value to your home

There are so many important questions to ask yourself before listing your house. Would it be better to paint the whole house before we sell it... Does the tile need replacing... Do I need to complete my closet remodel... Almost any project can influence value in some way. But not everything will have an equal impact. Remodeling your kitchen may improve your home's appeal, but be sure to figure out the costs involved before diving in. It may not justify the time and costs involved.

We can step in and help you make these important decisions. Unlike an agent, an appraiser has no vested interest in what amount the house sells for. Your fee to us is based on efforts to complete the report, and not a percentage of the sales price. So a professional appraisal from August Schultz & Associates Inc. helps homeowners like you make the best decisions when it comes to investments to add value and settling on a smart listing price.