5 Things You Need to Know About the Sellers Market before Buying a House

Finding the right house is not only a difficult, but also a time-consuming process. In the seller’s market, time is money. The moment you delay anything, a better buyer might come along and sweep your seller off his house. When this happens, you are left with discouragement and wonder why you didn’t emerge as the winner in the bidding war.

The truth is sellers are fickle. As soon as a better offer comes along, they roll over to the other side. This is why you need to be prepared when you are buying a house in Sandy Springs, GA. Right now, there’s a -10% drop in the median sales price. Currently, per square ft price going around in the area is $165. If you are planning to buy a house, now is the time to make your move.

What is a Seller’s Market?

A “seller’s market” is referred to the situation when the demand for houses is high, but the supply is low. This means, more people are clamoring for a house, and there’s a possibility that your offer might get lost in the sea of buyers. Following are five things you should know to assure that your offer gets accepted:

1. Keep the Mortgage Pre-Approval in your Back Pocket

A mortgage pre-approval allows you to buy the house from the seller then and there. When a seller makes an offer, you can immediately get in touch with your lender, and get a mortgage pre-approval letter to show the seller that you are a serious buyer.

2. Hire a Realtor

With a realtor by your side, you can find a house of your liking. Say you want a house in a certain neighborhood that is close to schools and the marketplace. The realtor will make sure to find you an offer that is within your budget and close to your expectations.

3. Learn to Compromise

Just because the house you found is missing some of the amenities you were hoping for, it does not mean you should discard the offer. Think long and hard because right now, you have an offer that is within your budget and only missing a few things. Don’t go for houses that are out of your budget in hopes that the seller will lower the price to match your budget.

4. Make a Higher Down Payment

The higher the amount you put upfront, the more the seller will be impressed with you and your offer. As mentioned earlier, the seller’s market is all about competition. If you have an edge over other buyers, the offer will definitely fall in your lap.

5. Hurry Up With the Home Inspections

Usually, you have two weeks to get home inspections done to find out if the house has any problems or not. The moment you are granted access to the house, get inspections done by a professional within a week. Calculate how much repairs will cost, and whether or not they are worth it. It is possible that in the future, the price of the house might rise, and you may get a pretty penny on your investment. Get everything done within two weeks, so that if you want to retract your offer, you can get your money back.

As long as you have an experienced real estate agent by your side, and the current real estate market knowledge, you can make better offers. By following these five tips, you will definitely find a house in no time that you can bid confidently on.

Homes for Sale in Atlanta

Price
Beds
Baths
For Sale / All Types
$288,421
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,802
SQFT
673 Python Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$324,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,363
SQFT
7064 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$299,026
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,040
SQFT
7057 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$284,994
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,200
SQFT
7044 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
$310,270
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,236
SQFT
7024 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$312,478
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,544
SQFT
7014 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
Price Change - yesterday
$299,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,040
SQFT
7007 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$289,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,635
SQFT
6997 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$4,000,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
7
BED
9
TOTAL BATHS
15,159
SQFT
4690 Thompson Road
Atlanta, GA 30349
 
$12,500,000
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
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,639
SQFT
432 Hammock Loop
Atlanta, GA 30349
 
$310,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,033
SQFT
510 Dutchview Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
WHISPERING WILLOWS Subdivision
$327,527
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,077
SQFT
455 Dutchview Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
WHISPERING WILLOWS Subdivision
$239,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,972
SQFT
400 Dutchview Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
WHISPERING WILLOWS Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$261,290
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,260
SQFT
3225 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$277,803
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
$278,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,522
SQFT
3220 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$257,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,108
SQFT
3213 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
Open House 10/26 at 1PM
$280,508
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,487
SQFT
3200 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$286,258
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,487
SQFT
3247 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$271,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,487
SQFT
3239 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$290,182
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,545
SQFT
3217 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$267,389
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,108
SQFT
3251 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$272,803
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,260
SQFT
3204 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$267,389
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,108
SQFT
3243 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$268,789
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,122
SQFT
7143 Glaspie Way
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$282,173
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,260
SQFT
7139 Glaspie Way
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
Short Sale
$225,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,676
SQFT
2927 Chilhowee Drive
Atlanta, GA 30331
Legacy at Cascading Creek 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
$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
$162,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,800
SQFT
6679 Mancha Street
Atlanta, GA 30349
Heritage Park Subdivision
$169,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,000
SQFT
6683 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
$174,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,217
SQFT
6790 Mancha Street
Atlanta, GA 30349
Heritage Park Subdivision
$162,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,800
SQFT
6742 Mancha Street
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
$176,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,217
SQFT
6687 Mancha Street
Atlanta, GA 30349
Heritage Park Subdivision
$176,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,217
SQFT
2281 Creel Road
Atlanta, GA 30349
Heritage Park Subdivision
$162,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,800
SQFT
2273 Creel Road
Atlanta, GA 30349
Heritage Park Subdivision
$169,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,000
SQFT
2285 Creel Road
Atlanta, GA 30349
Heritage Park Subdivision
$167,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,045
SQFT
505 Hererra Street
Atlanta, GA 30349
Heritage Park Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$252,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,006
SQFT
4244 Sublime Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Pittman Park Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$232,397
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,920
SQFT
5054 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$233,352
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,976
SQFT
5065 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$230,110
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,950
SQFT
5048 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$235,897
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,950
SQFT
5059 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$231,852
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,950
SQFT
5057 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
$236,397
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,976
SQFT
5055 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$235,897
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,950
SQFT
5053 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
$232,586
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,976
SQFT
5035 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
$230,526
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,950
SQFT
5037 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
Short Sale
$115,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,912
SQFT
2180 Crossrail Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Fairfield Square Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$178,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,896
SQFT
6061 Hemperly Road
Atlanta, GA 30349
MORNING CRK Subdivision
Short Sale
$135,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,660
SQFT
4765 Buckeye Place
Atlanta, GA 30349
Creekside Subdivision
$299,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,046
SQFT
4307 Bellwood Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Stonewall Manor Subdivision
$329,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,759
SQFT
4288 Bellwood Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Stonewall Manor Subdivision
$224,775
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,862
SQFT
862 Blue Hill Lane
Atlanta, GA 30349
Riggins Ridge Subdivision
Short Sale
$160,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,808
SQFT
3027 Sable Run Road
Atlanta, GA 30349
SABLE CHASE Subdivision