What Is A CMA And Why It Matters

What Is A CMA And Why It Matters

As your local real estate professional, I offer no-cost, no-obligation CMAs to homeowners. What is a CMA? It stands for Comparative Market Analysis, a report that can help you determine your home’s value in today’s market compared with similar, local homes.
To prepare a true CMA, I first conduct a walk-through of the home, noting all features and the home’s general condition. I then will do in-depth research on local stats to help arrive at a home value. My review includes reviewing the past year’s local home sales that haven’t closed, active listings in your area, pending sales that haven’t closed yet and expired of canceled listings. I do not factor in the prices of distressed sales such as short sales, foreclosures, and auctions.

The key factors I use to compare your home with other nearby homes are:

  • property condition
  • age of home
  • lot size
  • square footage of home
  • upgrades, amenities and features of the home
  • number of rooms (especially bedrooms and bathrooms)
  • location

If you are thinking of moving, remodeling or seriously considering selling soon, I can provide a CMA for your home. Contact me and I’d be happy to discuss your home’s value-and what you could sell it for in today’s market. If you’d like, I can provide a “net proceeds analysis” of your walk-away cash.

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