Crafting Your Money Bid – How to Make an Offer on Your Dream House

So, you finally found your dream house. Are you ready to make a bid on it? Wait a minute… whatever you are imagining; it won’t probably go that way in reality. Sounds a bit dramatic but putting an offer on a Sandy Springs home for sale is not that easy!

To help you make an offer that the seller’s agent will not be able to refuse, we have come up with 8 steps that you need to follow, in order to make the said bid successful:

Step #1

Know Your Limits

First things first, what’s your budget? Whatever, you are planning to buy and include in your house must fall under your budget. Say, you would love to have a garden in the front yard but are you aware of the gardening costs? Can you pay them monthly for the up keep or are you planning to do all the work by yourself? Evaluate such things and make sure the costs fall under your future plans.

Step #2

Set Your Price

A secret tip to setting your price limit is to make sure it is well under your budget. By that we mean, leave a little margin for wiggle room. This will help you further down the process when the seller comes back with a counteroffer.

Step #3

Bring Out the Savings for the Down Payment

An ideal down payment that guarantees the lender will be open to your loan amount is 20%. In some cases, this amount might be 10% but if you cough up this kind of money, then you won’t have any trouble with private mortgage insurance.

Step #4

Make the Deposit

Want to show the seller that you are serious about buying his Sandy Springs home for sale? Then make that down payment! This deposit tells the seller that he doesn’t need to look for another buyer because you are going to buy the house. In case you back out of the deal, you forfeit this deposit to the seller.

Step #5

Go Over the Contingencies Once Again

Contingences are your safe zone where you can back out of the deal, if the seller has lied on a report. Say, the home inspection report said that the house only had a few repairs. However, after you get a home inspection of your own, you find out that there are some major issues in the foundation. If you feel the repairs are not that big of a problem, then you can request the seller to pay for them.

Step #6

Read the Contract Carefully

If you and the seller came to some agreement during the meeting then make sure those points are written in the contract.

Step #7

Settle Quick

The contract usually has a settlement date by which you have to close deal. Failure to do so will result in a penalty on your part.

Step #8

Write a Heart-Felt Email to the Seller

One last advice: If you really want to convince the seller on your counter offer then write him a letter. Write about your feelings when you first saw the house and how important it is to you and your family. Spin a tale that will convince him you are not just the right buyer but the right person to sell the house to.

One of the key secrets to convince the seller on your counterbid is to never send a lowball offer. They might see it as disrespect and reject your offer altogether.

Want to find out the prices of other Sandy Springs home for sale in the area? Visit America’s Network Reality Group Inc. and get an accurate evaluation from experts before making an offer.

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
$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 - 2 weeks 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 - 4 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
New Listing - yesterday
$284,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,635
SQFT
6957 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$304,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
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
Pending
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
$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
$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
New Listing - yesterday
$340,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,850
SQFT
4296 Bellwood Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Stonewall Manor 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
Pending
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 - 7 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 - 2 weeks 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
$787,072
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,725
SQFT
4536 Atley Woods Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
Woodland Preserve Subdivision