Find Out What Your Sarasota Area* Home is Worth
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No two homes are identical, which is why choosing a sales price or offer price for a home can be challenging. How do you find out how much YOUR home is actually worth? One important tool that experienced realtors use is to compare your home with other, similar homes that have sold in your area. Carefully comparing home features, condition and prices can help provide an idea of the best price range for your home. This kind of comparison is called a Comparative Market Analysis. or CMA for short. Now you can receive a free, no obligation CMA for your home ONLINE! Clicking the button below will let you enter your home’s address and instantly receive your free analysis via email.
*Sarasota, the Islands, Lakewood Ranch, Venice, Bradenton and surrounding areas
What is a CMA?
The CMA is a side-by-side comparison of homes for sale and homes that have recently sold in the same neighborhood and price range. This information is further sorted by data fields such as single-family or condo, number of bedrooms, number of baths, postal codes, and many other factors. Its purpose is to show fair market value, based on what other buyers and sellers have determined through past sales, pending sales and homes recently put on the market.
How is the CMA created?
CMAs are generated by a computer program supplied by your real estate agent’s multiple listing service (MLS). The MLS is available to licensed members only, including brokers, salespeople, and appraisers, who pay dues to gain access to the service’s public and proprietary data, including tax roll information, sold transactions, and listings input by all cooperating MLS members.
Listing agents generate CMAs for their sellers, and buyer’s agents create them for their buyers so both sides know what current market conditions are for the homes they’re interested in comparing.
How accurate are CMAs?
The CMA is a here-and-now snapshot of the market, based on the most recent data available, but it can instantly be rendered obsolete by a new listing, or a change of status in a home with the same criteria. Why? The market is constantly changing – new listings, pending sales, closed sales, price reductions, and expired listings.
CMAs can vary widely, depending on the knowledge and skill of the person inputting the search parameters to the software as well as the number and type of data fields that are chosen. That means some features may not be included.
As informative as the CMA is, it should only be used as a tool and should not substitute for your real estate professional’s knowledge and advice.