When a homeowner approaches us with the intention of selling their property, we initially conduct a thorough on-site inspection to gather essential data. This process extends to assessing the state of the property, noting any enhancements made, measuring the overall space, and delving into additional details. Moreover, we incorporate a review of publicly accessible records from local government databases and Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data. Subsequently, we utilize all the collected details to draw comparisons with other properties in the area that have been sold recently. Upon completion of our analysis, we compile a detailed report (CMA), which we then present to you, the property seller, for your consideration.
At Fickling & Company, we understand that knowing the value of your home is crucial for making an informed decision about selling. We often get questions about the difference between a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) conducted by our realtors and automated valuation tools like Zillow's Zestimates. Here's our perspective:
While tools like Zillow Zestimates are helpful for a quick, general overview, they cannot replace the detailed, personalized analysis provided by a CMA. As real estate professionals, we recommend a CMA for homeowners seeking an accurate, comprehensive understanding of their property's value in the current market. For those considering selling, we invite you to reach out to us for a professional Comparative Market Analysis. Fickling & Company is committed to providing you with the detailed, personalized service you deserve.
Providing a CMA is a complimentary service for all our sellers. We utilize this analysis as a strategic tool to optimize the asking price of your property, applying it consistently across all our listings. It's important to distinguish between a CMA and an appraisal. As real estate professionals, we are not certified appraisers, which means our assessments are essentially well-informed estimates rather than official appraisals. Our CMA is based on a visual examination of properties and the extensive data we gather, offering our perspective on the potential listing price. The free nature of our CMA contrasts with the fee-based services of professional appraisers.
The value of real estate is subject to change over time. Before deciding to put your home or land up for sale, it's essential to have a valuation estimate of your property. Our expertise lies in assisting you in establishing this vital piece of information prior to initiating the sales process. If you are contemplating the sale of your home or land, we are here to assist.