Explanation of a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)

A Comparative Market Analysis will help an Agent decide the fair market value of a home in the current market.

This comparison is called a comparative market analysis (CMA). It uses the most current and reliable market information from various sources including their Office listings and from EAC Red Square and realestateworld.com.au. The properties included in this analysis are a sampling of properties in the area that are currently for sale or that have recently sold. They provide a base line from which to begin the comparison. Other factors considered in this comparison are the property features, land size, location, amenities and the physical condition of the property.

At times, the term “fair market value” causes confusion. The definition has three basic parts – particular house – current condition – time frame (usually 30 to 90 days). Put simply, fair market value is the price at which a home will sell within a reasonable amount of time. The CMA will allow the agent to figure out, using the above information, the fair market value for the home. Remember this is just an estimation and the price could vary up or down depending on the motivation of the buyer, seller and any fluctuations in the market.

Once the price is decided on and it has been tested it in the marketplace, changing market conditions over time may require adjustments to the price to remain competitive.

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