A comparison of recently sold homes that are roughly similar to each other in location, selling price, etc. also known as comparative market analysis or Broker Pricing Opinion. CMAs are often offered for free by listing agents as a way to get in the door and onto your couch. Their analysis helps you understand how your house compares to recently sold houses, but don’t confuse the informal CMA with an appraisal by a licensed appraiser or with the assessment completed by the municipal assessor.