10 Things Your Real Estate Agent Wishes You Knew

How many times have you read that “you should completely depend on your real estate agent for every piece of information”? It’s understandable that as a first-time home buyer, you will have lots of questions but this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do a little research on your own about the process.

The problem is – most buyers hire the first real estate agent they come across and believe that their work is done. First of all, if you are planning to “buy” a home for sale in Sandy Springs, GA then you need to hire a buyer’s agent. This agent looks for your best interest and makes sure that you are not duped into the seller agent’s pitch. With that being said, the agent does want you to read up on some basic material, so that you have a better understanding of the responsibilities that will come along with buying a house.

1. Be Mentally and Physically Prepared

Choosing a house is an easy step in the house buying process. It’s the part when the time comes to make a decision that is hard. So, better visit open houses and look at the features that are in demand and what price people are willing to pay for them. Be prepared to make a decision right there on the spot.

2. Set a Budget

Do not put your entire budget on the house. There are a dozen additional costs involved after the purchase transaction is completed. From the cost of house maintenance to your travel, family and lifestyle expenses, subtract all these expanses and then calculate the mortgage monthly payments.

3. Get Pre-Approved

The mortgage pre-approval letter shows the seller that you are a serious buyer. Your credit history and savings accounts helps you determine how much you will be able to afford. You can start this process by meeting with a lender.

4. Hush Is the Word When On a House Tour

Watch what you say when visiting an open house. Assume that there are eyes and ears everywhere. Anything derogatory you might say about the home for sale in Sandy Springs, GA will be recorded and this mistake will cost you during negotiations.

5. Know the Off-Limits Topics

Commenting on the community’s racial composition or engaging in other such practices are discriminatory in nature and show that you are not a team player. This is one quality that every seller looks for in his or her buyer.

6. Reduce Distractions

Don’t bring along your children or pets with you. Period. They are a distraction because you will be constantly running after them to make sure they don’t knock over something.

7. Avoid Having a Conversation with the Listing Agent

You might accidentally say something that tips off the seller and he or she may raise the asking price of the house. The topic of conversation: your new job. Better let the buyer’s agent do all the talking in this area.

8. The Art of Negotiating

Your buyer’s agent has a better understanding of the market price, so let him or her take the lead during negotiations.

9. Be Patient

You won’t find a home in just one day, so give yourself at least a month before you start prioritizing things such as desired location, certain features and more.

10. Trust the Buyer’s Agent

Unless you build a strong relationship with your buyer’s agent, you won’t be able to find a house that you both agree upon. So sign that buyer representation agreement to show the agent that you are fully invested.

And that’s all folks! You are ready to begin your search for a real estate agent to buy a home for sale in Sandy Springs, GA. Looking for a Sandy Springs home for sale that will fall under your budget? Head on over to America’s Network Reality Group Inc. and find your dream house by entering a few details.

Homes for sale in Atlanta

Price
Beds
Baths
For Sale / All Types
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$469,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,057
SQFT
3434 Concord Loop
Atlanta, GA 30349
Walden Park Subdivision
$294,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,635
SQFT
7107 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$279,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,802
SQFT
673 Python Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$324,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,363
SQFT
7064 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$287,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,635
SQFT
7067 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$329,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
6
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,363
SQFT
663 Python Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$289,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,635
SQFT
7027 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$289,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,635
SQFT
6997 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$324,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,363
SQFT
6954 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$2,900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
7
BED
9
TOTAL BATHS
15,159
SQFT
4690 Thompson Road
Atlanta, GA 30349
 
$8,900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
9
BED
14
TOTAL BATHS
26,000
SQFT
4965 Butner Road
Atlanta, GA 30349
 
$310,235
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,443
SQFT
555 Dutchview Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
WHISPERING WILLOWS Subdivision
Short Sale
$195,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,639
SQFT
432 Hammock Loop
Atlanta, GA 30349
 
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$282,112
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,545
SQFT
7147 Glaspie Way
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$287,571
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,523
SQFT
3220 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$273,053
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,260
SQFT
3225 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$292,182
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,545
SQFT
3217 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$274,803
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,260
SQFT
3204 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$284,173
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,260
SQFT
7139 Glaspie Way
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$290,419
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,680
SQFT
7135 Glaspie Way
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$310,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,033
SQFT
510 Dutchview Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
WHISPERING WILLOWS Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$312,089
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,680
SQFT
3221 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$279,353
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,260
SQFT
3216 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$307,071
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,545
SQFT
3208 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$282,508
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,487
SQFT
3200 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$327,527
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,077
SQFT
455 Dutchview Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
WHISPERING WILLOWS Subdivision
$239,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,972
SQFT
400 Dutchview Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
WHISPERING WILLOWS Subdivision
$245,700
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,404
SQFT
3492 Dacite Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Flat Shoals Manor Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$201,790
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6558 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$194,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6526 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$206,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6562 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$205,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6509 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$210,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6501 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$205,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6517 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$206,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6577 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$210,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6506 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$204,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6522 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$256,790
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6538 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$220,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6542 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$259,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6574 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$219,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6546 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$222,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6498 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$222,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6510 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$218,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6513 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$222,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6518 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$219,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6453 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$219,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6505 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$258,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6566 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$244,790
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
6570 Beaver Creek Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
College Heights Subdivision
$165,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,800
SQFT
6857 Estepona Street
Atlanta, GA 30349
Heritage Park Subdivision
$162,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,800
SQFT
6690 Mancha Street
Atlanta, GA 30349
Heritage Park Subdivision
$167,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,000
SQFT
2205 Creel Road
Atlanta, GA 30349
Heritage Park Subdivision
$169,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,000
SQFT
6735 Mancha Street
Atlanta, GA 30349
Heritage Park Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$233,512
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,950
SQFT
5081 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
$241,470
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,976
SQFT
5066 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
$232,965
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,920
SQFT
5064 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$241,557
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,976
SQFT
5077 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
$234,920
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,976
SQFT
5062 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$234,920
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,950
SQFT
5075 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$233,920
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,950
SQFT
5069 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision