(1) Condition (has it been maintained, landscaping in place)
(2) Age of the home
(3) Location (inner street, up against the mountain, corner lot, higher in the cove)
(4) Pool, Spa, what kind
(5) If older, have there been any upgrades or updates? (tile, carpet, newer AC or appliances)
(6) Ranch style or Santa Fe style. Santa Fe seem to get a little bit more up here)
(7) Some cove homes have courtyards. This can be attractive to buyers.
(8) Fencing, Cedar or block (a lot of homes have falling down cedar fences. not very attractive)
There are even more that I could go into, but that is on a case-by-case basis. That being said, our inventory is low and buyers are bidding like crazy. If you have any questions, please feel free to shoot me an email or give me a call.
Keller Williams Realty
47170 Washington St
La Quinta, CA 92253
Cell: (760) 567-9016
Efax: (866) 571-7687
I can provide you a free, no obligation, CMA Report, a Comparative Market Analysis, to prepare your home for sale.
A CMA is a detailed report of your homes’ current value, in relation to similar homes in the area. In preparation for the marketing of your home, consider that home styles and amenities vary greatly, the CMA Report we provide considers the nuances, specialized additions and variables that affect the value of your unique residence.
An informed seller of a Luxury home or a Country Club home in the Coachella Valley requires a Comparative Market Analysis Report, that contains and considers the following data:
• Active Listings
• Pending Listings
• Sold Listings
• Off-Market Listings
• Cancelled Listings
• Withdrawn Listings
• Expired Listings
• Comparable and relevant recent sales
• Similar square footage
• Similar age and type of construction
• Similar amenities and upgrades specific to your home
• Schools and their performance
• And, location
While a CMA Report is not an Appraisal, it will give you a more subjective opinion of your homes’ current value, and with that knowledge, we can effectively price and sell your home. Thank you in advance for your business and please contact me directly by email or phone to get your CMA.
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White Sands Management and Real Estate, Inc.
If an agent gives you a BPO, ask them to show you comps, at least three active and three solds, of properties similar to yours in age, size, beds, baths, architectural style, view, upgrades, pool/spa etc. How long ago the sold comps sold is very important. The more recent the more accurate. We usually will not go back more than 6 months, but in this market 90 days will give you a better picture. When it comes to age of the property appraisers sometimes will take in to account an older home's appearance and upgrades to up its "effective age" and comp it to new homes.
Its important to note that appraisers are limited to the most recent documented comps in their valuations whereas a working agent in the field making and receiving offers has more real time information at their disposal. Appraised value, therefore, can lag the actual market value by a month or two.
Home prices are on the rise and there is a low inventory of homes in the desert so it is a good time to consider putting your home on the market if you are ready to sell.
You should contact a real estate professional who can look at your property and give you a comparative market analysis of what your property might be worth compared to recent sales in your neighborhood.
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Windermere Real Estate
73-993 Highway 111
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760/774-6510 (cell) http://www.CarolynVoet.MyWindermere.com