If you are thinking about buying a home or condo, you should naturally have a ton of questions for your real estate agent. In large real estate markets, agents can be a dime a dozen – so it’s important that buyers, especially if new, choose the right real estate agent. But how do you do it?
Asking potential agents questions before you make a purchase or even begin looking is a great start. Here are the top 5 questions (and answers!) we have received from buyers looking for their dream home in the Atlanta real estate market.
5. What geographic area do you handle?
Most real estate agents are licensed to operate anywhere in a specific state. Nevertheless, it is important to find an agent that specializes in the area in which you are looking to buy. Buyers will get the most out of an agent with a strong familiarity of the local area and market. This ultimately translates into buyers getting very close to what they are looking for in terms of home type, neighborhood and location, and price.
Here at The Atlanta Homes, our agents are fully licensed and experienced professionals who can show you any home for sale in the State of Georgia. We most often showcase gorgeous homes at every price range within the Atlanta market, including the lush and beautiful suburbs outside of the perimeter. For those looking within the Atlanta area, our geographic region includes (in alphabetical order): Atlanta metro, Alpharetta, Decatur, Duluth, Dunwoody, Cumming, Johns Creek, Cobb County, Forsyth County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Milton, Norcross, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Suwanee, Tucker, and Vinings.
4. How will you communicate with me?
Having a real estate agent with preferred vendors (such as lenders, closing attorneys, and contractors) will benefit buyers every step of the way. Agents with these tools can help stay on top of every situation during the buying process, making the experience as smooth and stress-free as possible.
The agents at The Atlanta Homes have their finger on the pulse of the Atlanta real estate market. The Atlanta Homes team will be there to support you throughout the entire home buying process, guiding you and providing you with the resources you need, such as the Buyer’s Roadmap to Close and First Time Home Buyer’s Tips so you can make informed decisions to get the best deal possible on the home of your dreams.
3. How will you get me the best deal when buying a home?
Our first step is to find all of the available properties that meet your preferences and budget. We'll look through the MLS Listings to get started, and we'll make use of other search mediums not available to the general public, in addition to reaching out to our extensive network in the real estate realm. And because new homes hit the market daily, The Atlanta Homes stays in constant contact with sellers and buyers to ensure our customers see the newest listings right away, whether or not they are made public. This has provided The Atlanta Homes with a unique competitive edge over other realty companies by providing home buyers with the most up-to-date information about listing prices, negotiating room, and the other fine details that are often skipped over by other companies in the real estate business. Our business is to make sure you get the best deal no matter what.
2. How much home can I afford?
We often get this question. Speaking to a lender before your home search will help you narrow down a price range that is specific to your individual circumstances. A lender can help you determine all the ins and outs before or during your home search.
With our online mortgage calculator tool, coupled with private, one-on-one analysis of your finances, The Atlanta Homes can help you determine what you can afford, how much your mortgage will be, what sort of taxes you will be looking at, and also provide you with estimates on additional fees and other costs you may encounter during the buying process. Sit down with us – you’ll be surprised at how much we can help you save!
With a variety of preferred lenders standing by, you can be sure you’re getting the best home loan in Atlanta and surrounding cities. We will answer every single question you have, and even inform you about things you may have never even considered, resulting in cost savings, home improvements, tax exemptions, and more – and we will stay in contact with you around the clock by phone, e-mail, or personal visit to go over with you any questions or concerns you may have.
1. How do I negotiate on a listing price?
Working with the right agent that is educated and experienced in the local market is highly important. Those with in-depth knowledge will know where the best homes are, how to negotiate for you, and can easily tailor a dream home that fits your specific financial and life circumstances.
The Atlanta Homes team are a group of skilled negotiators and deal-makers, and we will do everything we can to get you the best deal below the asking price. Our team will personally accompany you during home inspections and follow-up to ensure everything is working in our clients’ best interest. We have a group of preferred lenders standing by at a moment’s notice, able to give you the best deal on your dream home within the Atlanta market.
Would you like to know more about buying a home in Atlanta? Contact The Atlanta Homes online or give us a call at 678-948-8835 to speak with one of our knowledgeable real estate agents.