Selling your home can be a maze of paperwork and inspections, but fortunately for you, I will be there with you for every step of the process. The first step is to find a realtor. I would be honored to serve this role for you. I have helped to sell all kinds of suburban Atlanta properties, and I look forward to adding your home to that list. With almost a decade of experience in the Atlanta real estate market, I am uniquely qualified to help you prepare for and execute the sale of your home. I look forward to working with you and your family in the near future.
Once you have hired a real estate agent, you will need to set the list price for your home. This is an important step, because if you price it too low, you might not get your money’s worth for the property, but if you price it too high, you will not get much (if any) interest from prospective buyers. When pricing your home, it is important to look at other, similar properties that have recently been sold in your neighborhood. If these homes sat on the market for ages, they were likely priced too high. Also note if their owners ended up dropping the list price before they were sold. If this is indeed the case, the homes were likely priced prohibitivly high at the start, and you should consider a lower price to promote a quick sale of your home. In addition to the desirability of your neighborhood and other market conditions, you should consider current interest rates when pricing your home. When interest rates are high, buyers are likely to go for slightly cheaper homes in an effort to keep their montly mortgage payments down. But when interest rates are low, less of their montlhy payments will go towards interest, so buyers will be able to afford more house for the same amount of money.
Selling a Home in Atlanta
Once your house is listed, we will need to market it within the community. The more exposure we can get for your home, the better. The more prospective buyers who come to see your home, the more likely it is that you will be on the receiving end of a good offer.
After all of the showings, you will hopefully get several good offers. At this stage, you will have to carefully select one to accept. Your real estate agent can help you with this, but in the end, it is your decision to make, so choose wisely. The highest offer might not always be the best. Sometimes, buyer financing might fall through, so it is always good to consider your options carefully before accepting an offer.
Once you have accepted an offer, you will have to sign a contract and then, several weeks later, meet at the settlement table. This process is mostly automated by the mortgage broker and real estate agents, so you can focus on packing while the paperwork goes through. Then you can move out of your home and on to your next adventure!