Why Are Comps Important?

When the day comes that you decide to sell your home, house4salethe best method to calculate how much to sell it for is by utilizing real estate comps. This data is called “comparable sales” or “comps,” and is a big factor in determining the sale price of a particular home. Information is calculated by gathering the figures of recent sales of nearby homes. By using these figures you can determine how much a home might be worth.

Buyers can use comps to determine a fair price to offer for a home.  Comps can also be used to track market trends to effectively determine whether a home has been properly priced.

Also, it is important for a buyer to keep in mind that the timing of comps should be considered. Generally, many sales could close within the range of four to six weeks, but some may take as long as six months to sell. The longer sales could reflect outdated market conditions and be poor comps to consider. This is another reason why a buyer needs to use a competent Realtor® to interpret the information about any home sales.

If the seller’s loan balance exceeds the value of the home, as defined by a short sale or foreclosure, the comps could be irrelevant.  

For more valuable information please go to Making Homes Affordable.

If you are looking for assistance in finding the perfect home in Hoboken, contact Eddie Perez at (201) 344-2886 or go to Hoboken Condo Expert.

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