10 Considerations that a Professionally Completed “CMA” Include

10 Considerations that a Professionally Completed “CMA” Include

Realtor Louise SuchanekBoth home buyers and sellers can benefit tremendously from having a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) completed before making an offer. Having an experienced real estate agent like Louise Suchanek put together a CMA will give buyers and sellers a good idea of the value of the home in question. Of course, the sale price likely won’t be 100% accurate with the CMA, but most of the time it is very close. Here are 10 components of a CMA that Louise Suchanek will always provide.


Location is always going to be one of the top considerations in any real estate transaction. Louise Suchanek takes into consideration whether the home is in the city, on the outskirts, near schools and more. The location of a home plays a large role in determining its value.

Style of Home

A townhome can’t be compared to a ranch-style home. Comparisons in a CMA will include other homes of the same style to get a more accurate idea of the value of that specific type of home.

Features of the Lot

Traditionally, the larger the lot, the more expensive it’s going to be. The lot size and any unique features the lot has will all be taken into consideration when Louise Suchanek prepares a CMA for her clients.


Louise Suchanek always considers the mechanics of the home in her CMA, including water heaters, HVAC units, electrical systems and more. A home with newer and more efficient mechanical components will generally have a higher value than a home with older components.

Interior Features

When Louise Suchanek prepares a CMA, the interior features she considers include the:

  • Kitchen
  • Bathrooms
  • Bedrooms
  • Square footage
  • Basements
  • Floors

Exterior Features

The exterior features of a home are usually the most expensive and should be included in a CMA. These consist of the:

  • Roof
  • Windows
  • Siding
  • Garage
  • Patio or Deck
  • Fence

Construction Age

A CMA prepared by Louise Suchanek will compare the age of the subject home to the age of other similar homes in the area. An older home doesn’t necessarily mean it will sell for less than a newer home, but it is a major consideration of any professionally prepared CMA.

Active Listings

Active listings will be included in a CMA, but these are mostly displayed to show the competition in the area. A home can be listed for any price, but it doesn’t mean it will sell for that price. Active listings don’t accurately reflect market value, but they should still be taken into consideration.

Sold Listings

Louise Suchanek looks at homes sold within the past three to six months to get a more accurate determination of what the subject home will sell for. The sold listings in a CMA are what to look for and analyze to see what the market value is.

Pending Listings

Pending listings are good to include in a CMA because they show how the market is moving in either direction. These listings haven’t been sold, but are in the process of closing the transaction.

Louise Suchanek spends a significant amount of time preparing a CMA for each of her clients. A CMA is the best way to get a clearer picture of what the value of a particular home is. When you’re ready to buy or sell a home, contact Louise Suchanek to complete a professional CMA to ensure you’re getting the best value for the transaction.

To learn more call (626) 393-8828 today.

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