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
$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
$279,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
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
$279,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,635
SQFT
7067 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$279,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,635
SQFT
7027 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$348,100
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,040
SQFT
646 Python 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
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$304,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,040
SQFT
6937 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$284,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,635
SQFT
6904 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
 
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$6,950,000
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
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,443
SQFT
555 Dutchview Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
WHISPERING WILLOWS Subdivision
$282,112
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,545
SQFT
7147 Glaspie Way
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
$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
$312,089
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,680
SQFT
3221 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$279,353
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,260
SQFT
3216 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$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
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$270,789
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,122
SQFT
7143 Glaspie Way
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland 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
Short Sale
$129,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,366
SQFT
6425 Tahoe Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Ponderosa 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
$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
$235,512
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,950
SQFT
5081 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
$234,920
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,950
SQFT
5075 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
$324,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,759
SQFT
4288 Bellwood Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Stonewall Manor Subdivision
$450,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,200
SQFT
5618 Livesage Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Union Crossing Subdivision
$450,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,200
SQFT
5622 Livesage Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Union Crossing Subdivision
$475,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,200
SQFT
5667 Eternal Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
UNION CROSSING Subdivision
$327,701
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,760
SQFT
513 Wolf Pack Lane
Atlanta, GA 30349
Wolf Creek Chase Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$339,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,331
SQFT
2856 Bluestone Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30331
Summit At Stonewall Tell Subdivision
$362,001
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,433
SQFT
3394 Wolf Cub Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Wolf Creek Chase Subdivision
$319,245
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,802
SQFT
3378 Wolf Cub Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Wolf Creek Chase Subdivision
$322,869
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,890
SQFT
3370 Wolf Cub Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Wolf Creek Chase Subdivision
$360,910
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,802
SQFT
3373 Wolf Cub Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Wolf Creek Chase Subdivision
$358,981
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
3,433
SQFT
3346 Wolf Cub Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Wolf Creek Chase Subdivision
$329,650
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,802
SQFT
3330 Wolf Cub Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Wolf Creek Chase Subdivision
$319,745
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,802
SQFT
3314 Wolf Cub Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Wolf Creek Chase Subdivision
$314,955
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,711
SQFT
3313 Wolf Cub Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Wolf Creek Chase Subdivision
$357,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2309 Red Hibiscus Court
Atlanta, GA 30331
Cambridge Meadows Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$269,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2301 Red Hibiscus Court
Atlanta, GA 30331
Cambridge Meadows Subdivision
$169,375
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,920
SQFT
5629 Grande Rivers Road
Atlanta, GA 30349
River Station Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$520,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,896
SQFT
Cherry Orchard Place #H
996 Pitts Road
Atlanta, GA 30350
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$180,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,946
SQFT
1625 Tigris Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Rivers Station Subdivision
Short Sale
$95,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
967
SQFT
5296 Brittany Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Yorketown Place Subdivision
$370,190
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,941
SQFT
3699 Wartrace Drive
Atlanta, GA 30331
Bedford Estates Subdivision
$321,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,890
SQFT
3636 Wartrace Drive
Atlanta, GA 30331
Overlook At Camp Creek Subdivision
$1,275,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,200
SQFT
1745 Tamworth Court
Atlanta, GA 30338
Dunwoody Club Forest Subdivision
$303,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,340
SQFT
3616 Wartrace Drive
Atlanta, GA 30331
Overlook At Camp Creek Subdivision
$410,045
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
6
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,776
SQFT
3530 Wartrace Drive
Atlanta, GA 30331
Bedford Estates Subdivision
$254,324
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,022
SQFT
3963 Lake Manor Way
Atlanta, GA 30349
Lakeside Preserve Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$300,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,511
SQFT
4363 Minkslide Drive
Atlanta, GA 30331
Overlook At Camp Creek Subdivision
Short Sale
$170,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,750
SQFT
2010 Wallace Road SW
Atlanta, GA 30331
Wallace Woods Subdivision
Short Sale
$410,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,414
SQFT
3613 Lake Estates Way
Atlanta, GA 30349
Lakeside Preserve Subdivision
$826,002
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,225
SQFT
4535 Atley Woods Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
Woodland Preserve Subdivision
$698,341
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,682
SQFT
4527 Atley Woods Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
Woodland Preserve Subdivision