How to Use Comparable Sales to Price Your Home By: Carl Vogel Published: August 5, 2010 Before you put your home up for sale, use the right comparable sales to find the perfect price. Knowing how much homes similar to yours, called comparable sales (or in real estate lingo, comps), sold for gives you the best idea of the current estimated value of your home. The trick is finding sales that closely match yours. What makes a good comparable sale? Your best comparable sale is the same model as your house in the same subdivision—and it closed escrow last week. If you can’t find that, here are other factors that count: Location: The closer to your house the better, but don’t just use any comparable sale within a mile radius. A good comparable sale is a house in your neighborhood, your subdivision, on the same type of street as your house, and in your school district. Home type: Try to find comparable sales that are like your home in style, construction material, squa
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