Deciding to move isn’t a step anyone takes lightly. Your house is more than just an investment, it is your home. As you begin the process of distancing yourself from the place where you made so many lasting memories you will begin to think about what your home will be worth to someone else. When you are ready to meet with a Realtor you may already have an idea of what your home is worth. You may have seen what other homes in your neighborhood have sold for or kept an eye on local listings. I will prepare for you a comparative market analysis (CMA) that is an in-depth version of any research you may have done on your own.
A CMA is used to help evaluate how your property will fare against the competition. It takes a look at both homes that are currently listed and those recently sold. The purpose is to find the highest price that will still make the home competitive on the open market. The CMA includes a fact-based portrait of the home including information such as number of bedrooms and baths, approximate square footage, size of major rooms, age of the home, property taxes, and many other desirable amenities
Depending on the market the CMA will go back in time as long ago as a year or a month or week ago. The range can also vary. Some will just cover a few streets around your home while others could be broad enough to cover an entire town or further.
There are many resources that I have access to in order to assist me with preparing a CMA for you. I have the experience of listing, marketing, and selling many homes on my side. As a local expert, I will know what buyers in the area look for and be able to easily assess how your home measures up. Together you and I can find a price that brings you what you need and will be attractive enough to attract your home’s new owner.
Want to know what your home is worth? Please feel free to contact me for an analysis at no cost or obligation.