Viewing Sales Comps & ARV Estimates

View recent comparable sales to help you estimate the after repair value of each property.

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Written by Cindy Bellford
Updated over a week ago

Having an accurate after repair value (ARV) estimate is important to correctly calculate long-term returns for rental properties and profit for flips & rehab projects.

DealCheck makes it easy to view recent sales comps for each property, their average sale price, as well as the estimated ARV of the property you're analyzing based on its comps and characteristics.

How to View Sales Comps & ARV Estimates

Step 1: Open the Sales Comps & ARV Page for a Property

Go to one of your properties and click the Sales Comps & ARV link from the menu on the left side:

Sales comps and ARV link in property menu

Step 2: View Recent Comparable Sales

You'll see a list and a map of up to 20 recent sales comps, including their address, description, distance and sale information:

Sales comps and ARV estimates page

Note: you are limited to viewing 5 comps per property with our free plan. Upgrade to DealCheck Plus or Pro to view the full list of comps.

Step 3: View ARV Estimates & Sale Statistics

In addition to a list of comps, you'll see their average sale price, a property ARV estimated calculated by DealCheck, and the estimated ARV of the property based on its living area and the average price per square foot of its comps:

Sales comps statistics and ARV estimates

It is up to you which of the ARV estimates you use in your analysis, but here is what we generally recommend:

  • Use the DealCheck Estimate if you're looking for a quick, accurate estimate of the property's ARV given its characteristics, comps and current market conditions

  • Use the Estimated ARV Based on Average Price/Sq.Ft. if you've edited the list of sales comps or uploaded your own manually, since the DealCheck Estimate doesn't take that into account

Once you've picked an ARV estimate, you can update the saved ARV for this property using the Current ARV input field on the same page.

Step 4: View Additional Information for Each Comp

You can click on each comparable property and scroll down to the bottom of the popup to view additional information, details and photos of that property:

Comparable property details popup

How to Add, Edit & Customize Sales Comps

With the DealCheck Pro upgrade, you can select which comps are included in the estimated ARV calculation, edit the information of comps imported automatically, as well as add comps manually.

Selecting Comps to Use in Calculations

You can control which comps are used for calculating the Estimated ARV Based on Average Price/Sq.Ft. figure at the top of the page by checking or unchecking the checkboxes next to them.

This is useful for fine-tuning the list of comps to include only those that most closely match the subject property:

Select sales comps to use in calculations

Updating Comparable Information

If the details or sale price of any of the comps imported automatically are missing or are inaccurate, you can click on those comps and update any of their information yourself:

Updated sales comps information

Adding Comps Manually

Finally, if you'd like to use your own comps that you have from other sources, you can click the Add button at the top of the comps list and enter their information manually.

Comps added manually will be included in the Estimated ARV Based on Average Price/Sq.Ft. calculation, just like comps that were imported automatically.

Add sales comps manually

Adding Sales Comps to Your Property Reports

You can include a page with the recent comparable sales and ARV estimates when you create and export reports of each property.

To enable this, turn on the Include Sales Comps toggle in the report settings:

Property report include sales comps toggle

The next time you generate a report for that property, you'll see sales comps added on a separate page:

Recent sales comps in property reports


Note: the above screenshots were taken from our website, but the same features can be found in our iOS and Android apps as well.

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