Is there a cma listing service that does cover Montgomery? The free services like Zillow and Domainia do not

Asked by Jo, 36111 Mon Dec 3, 2007

have much listed here.

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Jo, Both Buyer And Seller, 36111
Wed Jul 9, 2008
Thank you so much for the helpful answers. I lead the Heart of Dixie Real Estate association ( and provide Rent-to-Own houses in the Montgomery, AL, area. In order to provide the best-quality housing for the least amount of money, I need to buy a home and fix it up with a total invested of less than 70% of cma for that house. I define cma as similar homes that sold within the past 6 months within a 1/2 mile radius of that house. For example, I inspected two houses recently:
1. 4031 Gaston Ave, Montgomery 36105. Heavily vandalized, I think it should rent-to-own at $550-600/month after I invest $10,000 in the rehab. Free online sources give a value of $54,000.
2. 110 Kingswood, Prattville. Sitting empty for several years, the house needs paint, carpet and repair of interior doors and walls and external woodwork. I think it should rent-to-own at $750/month after $10,000 in rehab. Online sources give the value at $80,000.
For both of these, my decision to buy will be based on real cma.

As you may know, rental homes only net $150-200/month, whether they are $30,000 homes or $200,000 homes, and that means that there is little room for error when buying homes to market at rent-to-own.
I love to give good commissions to realtors who help me to find homes to buy, or who refer clients to me.

So, this is my situation, and why having an occasional cma from reputable sources will help me to make better decisions.

Thank you.
Jon Gresham
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Pam Winterba…, Agent, Danville, VA
Mon Dec 3, 2007
You may want to try Good luck.
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Gina Buck, Agent, Deatsville, AL
Tue Jul 8, 2008
While there may not be much listed in Montgomery on these sites, you can try sites like or JustListed. These sites will get you information on any area you request, provided you don't mind giving out some basic info about yourself.

If you are trying to find the value of a property to gather information for putting it on the market without having to talk to a real estate professional, you are going to be limited, because even websites that will get you this information, get it by way of a local realtor.

I would be glad to provide you with CMA data for your home without any obligation. I will pull together a mini CMA that will only be based on address information and home stats. I will not make a visual evaluation of the home in this type CMA. I will send you the report via email and what you do with the info is up to you. That's just part of what I do.

My website is and you can email me from there.
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Tina Lilly, Agent, Spring Hill, TN
Tue Jun 17, 2008
Hi Jo,

Check out my web site at and click on the tab, Home Values. It will generate a CMA for you. If I can help you, please give me a call 334-224-6200.

Take care,
Tina Lilly

Century 21 Brandt Wright Realty
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Janice Qualls, , Montgomery County, IL
Thu Jun 12, 2008
Hey Jo,
I would be glad to do a CMA, for no cost, if that is truly what you are looking for. If you are asking because you want to sell your home, or if you are looking to make a purchase, I would be glad to help. I have lived in the River Region for the last 25 years and know the area well! I CAN HELP!!! e-mail me!
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aaa, , Lookout, WY
Wed Jun 11, 2008
Hello Jo,

I would love to help you. I am willing to prepare a CMA for you with no strings attached. I have posted a link to my site. If you will fill out the form there and give me the information to prepare one I will be glad to email it to you and if you like, discuss the results with you. I hope to hear from you soon.
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Gail Hiebert, , KCMO
Tue Dec 4, 2007
Jo. Maybe you're looking in the wrong place, or maybe what you need is something other than a CMA. Why would you need a CMA? If that is all you need, any professional realty person in the area would be glad to prepare one for you. However, if you have a different need, you may want to re-ask the question. Zillow and Doimainia are not data centers for generating CMA. Realty offices are set up to do just that. Hope this help, but if you have another question, send it along...
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