Tips for Home Buyers and Sellers
Buying or selling a home is never easy, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Here’s what you need to know about buying and selling in Metro-Atlanta.
Work with a Realtor. You’ll feel more secure working with an expert Realtor with strong knowledge of the local housing market, especially if you’re coming from out of state or area, or you have little knowledge of Metro-Atlanta real estate and the process. Moreover, a Realtor will protect your interests, and be working for you and not the seller. The best part is it costs you nothing! In Georgia, agents are obligated to present you with an agency disclosure form. The form describes that kind of relationships buyers and sellers may have with the agent. It is meant to protect you while you look at properties with your agent. If you’re in the market for a new home, Jeff Beal & Cindy Steedle would be happy to help. Call 678.793.8402 for more information.
Assemble a team of professionals
You must bring together a team of professionals before you embark on the buying process. This team must include a real estate broker, a real estate mortgage officer, an inspector, and a real estate attorney. We have a network of preferred partners and will be happy to make introductions if needed. As with any team, having formidable individual players makes for a stronger set, and will be more effective at helping you achieve your real estate goals.
Make advance appointments to see homes in the market. Your Realtor will help set an appointment for you and create showing itineraries. Making appointments in advance will also help you make the most of your time and energy. This ensures that all your visits are carefully planned, enabling you to see as many homes as possible.
Get pre-approved for a loan
Once you’ve made the decision to purchase a home, you need to know how much you’ll be able to spend. This amount depends on the size of your income, as well as how much money you have for the down payment and closing costs. Your income also dictates how much you can borrow and how much your monthly payments will be. A pre-approval letter from a qualified lender or mortgage broker is a basic requirement to preview most homes in Atlanta.
Prepare your home for the sale
Clean and declutter your home in the months leading up to the sale. This is the time not just to make obvious repairs, but also to add the improvements that you and your agent think the property might need. Also consider staging the property – remember that you only have a few minutes to make a good impression on buyers. Our Team has a full Prep Guide document and Staging Prep service available to aid in this process.
Price your home correctly
The price of your home is determined by several factors, including location, upgrades, and so on. Take a look at comparable properties, or comps, that have recently sold in the neighborhood. This will give you an idea of how much your home is worth.
Work with a listing agent
A listing agent can help give your home maximum exposure and find qualified buyers. They can also help you price your home based on their knowledge of the market and they will protect your interests during negotiations. It is critical to work with an expert Listing Agent and Team to get the best results.
Produce high-quality marketing materials
The majority of buyers start their search online. This means that your listing needs to have high quality photos, video, drone and Matterport 3D tour to properly present your home. Getting a professional real estate film and photo crew on board is essential to producing high-end marketing collateral and assets, and is something that our Team specializes in.
Get help from our top producing Real Estate Team – get in touch with Jeff Beal & Cindy Steedle with Team Trilogy today at 678.793.8402.
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