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What Is Your Home Worth?

The Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) is key to answer

Written By Blanche Evans, provided by Marianne Lilly

When you are interviewing REALTORS® to market your home, you'll be introduced right away to a priceless document—the comparative market analysis(CMA.) This is one of the areas in which the real estate industry really earns its keep—by showing you in black and white what your competition is. But like a sword, it is a tool that can cut both ways. You and your agent will use the CMA, among other tools, to determine where your home will stand in comparison to others which are on the market, and those which have recently sold to determine the highest possible asking price. Your buyer will use it to find ways to reduce his or her offer.

CMA's are about facts which can be qualified and quantified. The CMA is typically designed to give quick capsules of information such as number of bedrooms and baths, approximate square footage, size of major rooms, amenities such as fireplaces and pools, age of the home, property taxes, listing agent contact information and more.

CMA's can include homes that are currently for sale and those which have recently sold. They can go back in time as long ago as a year or a month or week ago. CMA's can cover areas as narrow as one or two streets surrounding your home, or as broad as an entire subdivision.

 

If you would like a commitment free CMA, please fill out the form below and one will be emailed to you. If you perfer not to email than I am available by phone at 941.764.7585