How to market your home for sale in Sandy Springs

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How to market your home for sale in Sandy SpringsHow to market your home for sale in Sandy Springs

1. What’s the minimal you need to get from the sale

Get an understanding of what your house could sell for. A quick search on the internet for homes that sold in your neighborhood could give you an idea of what homes are selling for in your area. To compare sales prices of current homes for sale in your community, visit all open houses.  To confirm the sales price of the most recent homes in your area, request a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) from one of our agents, this will give you an accurate representation of the current value of your home. After you have an idea of the value of your home, be sure to deduct enough money to cover Real Estate commissions and closing cost, this could be as much as 9%. This will give you the bottom number that you need to sell your home for.

2. Renting vs. Selling

If you can rent your home for more then your current monthly payment— and you don’t mind being a landlord — and you can buy a new home without selling your old one, then you should consider renting your current home rather then selling it. Look at kstrealty.com rentals in your area to get an idea of how much your home could get per month. Most lenders say that rents have to be at least 25% higher than your mortgage payment for you to make money because of vacancy, taxes, and repairs.

Your decision to rent or sell your home should be based on your financial situation, if you will need the sales proceeds to buy your New Home , your only choice will be to sell  your current home, if in the other hand you don’t need those proceeds to purchase your new home, then you could look at renting your house. Other items to consider will: the current rental market in your area, can you handle becoming a Landlord, what are the current and projected home prices in your area.

3. Select an Real Estate Agent

Selecting a good real estate agent may include some homework. When interviewing an agent ask questions about their marketing skills, how they generate their leads, how long does it take to sell their listings, what are the selling commissions they charge, are they full time Real Estate agents. These are some of the questions you need to know before hiring a real estate agent in Sandy Springs. Many agents use the high sales price tactic to get a listing, stay away from agents that offer to sell your home for an unrealistic sales price, or agents that charge you a flat fee to list the house and a small commission at the time of sale. Usually these type of agents are only after the flat fee, once they have collected the flat fee to list the house for sale, they don’t have any motivation to keep working on your listing.

An agent that knows your area will provide you an accurate market report showing the current market value of your home, these agents will not over or under price your home and since they are commission based, they have a real motivation to sell your home.

4. Is this the right time to sell your home?

Most homes sales happens in the Spring season

Listing you r home for sale during the spring season has the heights possibility of selling. 39% of homes listed in the spring sold within 30 days and 15% of them sold for more than the listing  price. Even though springs is the best time to list your home for sale, a home can be sold on any season as long as the home is: in a great location, in good condition, and at reasonable sale price.

5. Set the Stage

When listing a home for sale, first impressions is a most, be aware that you only have few second to impress potential home buyers. The first impression will come from your curve appeal, having a well landscaped yard, shrubs properly trimmed, and a yard free of any debris will convince buyers  to visit the inside of your house, if the home buyers made to the inside of your house, this is one point in your favor. Now you have to impress them even more, your house needs to be de-clutter, very clean, looking and smelling good, pets have to be taking away, buyers have to have access to all rooms including garage and basement if you have one. Buyers that spent more than 15 minutes in your house are more likely interested, to know if a visitors is interested in your home, contact your listing agent, listing agents usually get feedback from the buyer’s agents.

6. Do I have to remodel or renovate my house to sell?

The short answer is no. Your home just need to be in a great condition. All mechanical items needs to be in operational condition, carpets needs to be steamed clean specially if you have pets or you smoke, a fresh coat of pain in your walls always helps. The only time I would recommend to do a renovation is when your kitchen or bathroom is severely outdated, in most cases when you do this type of renovation, you will get your investment back upon selling your home.

7. Get Professional Home Photos

When listing a home with an agent, you have to ask this question, Do you hire a professional photographer to take pictures? If the answer is no I do it myself, you may have to think twice about hiring this agent to list your home for sale. Good pictures are a critical factor in selling your home quickly and for the best money. Studies have shown that home listings with professional pictures sells faster than those listings with amateur pictures. When you list a home with a kstrealty agent, we always hire professional photographers to take pictures.

8. Don’t Overprice your home

One of the first steps in getting the right price for your home is getting a comparative market analysis to identify all your local area home sales. The report should only show sales that has happen within the last six months. In order to give you a good idea of home prices, we recommend you visit all open houses in your neighborhood to see what your competition looks like. When listing your home for sale and have doubts about the sales price, start with the lowest price, if your price is low, you will get multiple offers and chances are, one of them will offer you more than the listed price. Now, if you overprice, the home may sit on the market for months forcing you to reduce to the price that should have been listed in the first place. [adinserter block=”9″]

9. Marketing Your Home Online

When you list your home with a real estate agent, the first thing the agent will do is load the listing in your local MLS (Atlanta FMLS). Your local MLS will immediately syndicate your listing to all major real estate websites such as Realtor, Zillow, Trulia and others. The information about your house that is syndicated has to be accurate and have to have professional pictures, so prospect can see exactly what your home looks like; this will generate a lot of interest and may potentially bring a buyer to your home.

10. Hold an Open House

Upon listing your home for sale, it is recommended you do an open house, if possible do the open house the first week you listed your home for sale, as studies have shown that a home listed at the right price tend to sale in the first 30 days of the listing. Before you do an open house, make sure all items of value are safely stored away and the house is neatly clean, plant some flowers and bake some cookies for your visitors.

Your Agent will create a sign-in sheet to make sure he follows up with all potential home buyers. The open houses that generate the most visitors are done on a Sunday between 1:00pm and 4:00pm

11. Act on Your Feedback

After you have listed your home for sale in Sandy Springs, potential home buyers will start visiting your home, the buyer’s agent will provide feedback to your agent, be sure to request all feedback from your agent, if many agents are providing the same feedback, act on it. Once you have completed, be sure to notify your agent so he can pass that information to the Buyer’s agent. If the feedback involves a major repair or renovation, be sure to figure out the costs to do those repairs and offer an allowance to your buyer, sometimes buyers prefer an allowance so they can make the repairs themselves and save that money.

Are you ready to sell your home in Sandy Springs?

If you are ready to list your home for sale in Sandy Springs, call one of our local agents for an appointment, we can visit with you and provide you our marketing strategies to sell your sandy Springs home. If you are unsure of the current value of your home, we can provide you a Comparative Market Analysis that will show the price of the most recent sales in your neighborhood, we can also advice you on what items needs to be replaced or repaired. We will look at the overall condition of your house, go over the market analysis and give you the price the home will sell fast and for the most money.

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Atlanta Homes for Sale

New Listing - 18 minutes online
$199,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
2197 Polar Rock Terrace SW
Atlanta, GA 30315
POLAR ROCK Subdivision
New Listing - 48 minutes online
$525,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
Manchester #2047
2047 Telfair Circle NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
New Listing - 48 minutes online
$399,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,978
SQFT
870 Westmont Road SW
Atlanta, GA 30311
Westview Subdivision
New Listing - 2 hours online
$275,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,416
SQFT
3839 Savannah Square E
Atlanta, GA 30340
SAVANNAH SQUARE Subdivision
New Listing - 2 hours online
$189,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,058
SQFT
1031 Fair Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
Ashview Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 3 hours online
$135,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
760
SQFT
Mount Vernon Towers #A510
300 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
New Listing - 3 hours online
$269,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,138
SQFT
111 Whitefoord Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA 30317
Edgewood Subdivision
New Listing - 3 hours online
$464,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,216
SQFT
2116 Wood Trail NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Adams Crossing Subdivision
New Listing - 3 hours online
$5,295,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
4,803
SQFT
3627 Tuxedo Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
Tuxedo Park Subdivision
New Listing - 3 hours online
$198,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,247
SQFT
2874 SW Waters Road SW
Atlanta, GA 30354
 
New Listing - 3 hours online
$550,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,128
SQFT
3649 Peachtree Road #201
3649 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
New Listing - 3 hours online
$895,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,160
SQFT
835 Peachtree Battle Avenue NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Buckhead Subdivision
New Listing - 3 hours online
$374,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,030
SQFT
1575 Beecher Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
Westview Subdivision
New Listing - 3 hours online
$260,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
763
SQFT
Twelve Centennial #2708
400 W Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
New Listing - 4 hours online
$180,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,205
SQFT
380 Wildwood Point
Atlanta, GA 30349
Magnolia Walk Subdivision

Sandy Springs Homes for Sale

New Listing - 2 hours online
$780,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,833
SQFT
8135 Habersham Waters Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
Rivergate Subdivision
New Listing - 6 hours online
$849,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,904
SQFT
275 Cameron Ridge Drive
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Cameron Glen Subdivision
New Listing - 7 hours online
$845,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,591
SQFT
9080 Huntcliff Trace
Sandy Springs, GA 30050
Huntcliff Subdivision
Open House 06/02 at 2PM
$699,000
Land For Sale
Active
6
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5430 E Idlewood Lane
Sandy Springs, GA 30327
Heards Ferry Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$453,450
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,123
SQFT
369 Provenance Drive
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Provenanve At Sandy Springs Subdivision
New Listing - 9 hours online
$679,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
5,123
SQFT
825 Spalding Drive
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
SPALDING WOODS Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$255,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,600
SQFT
Masons Creek Townhomes #104
104 Mason’s Creek Circle
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
New Listing - 2 days online
$700,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.849
ACRES
FULTON
COUNTY
160 Worth Drive
Sandy Springs, GA 30327
Chastain Park Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$175,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,350
SQFT
Dunwoody Square #10D
7750 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
New Listing - 3 days online
$950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,160
SQFT
30 Cameron Glen Drive
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Cameron Glen Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$214,999
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,469
SQFT
Foxcroft #D21
6851 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
New Listing - 3 days online
$375,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,412
SQFT
5273 Glenridge Drive
Sandy Springs, GA 30342
The Glenridge Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$545,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
6755 River Springs Court
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Wyndham Hills Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$695,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
6,157
SQFT
90 Wing Mill Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
Grogans Bluff Subdivision

Marietta Homes for Sale

New Listing - 48 minutes online
$135,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,246
SQFT
Ashborough Village #A
1820 Ashborough Road SE
Marietta, GA 30067
New Listing - an hour online
$349,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,129
SQFT
2111 Candlewood Court NE
Marietta, GA 30066
Stocktons Mill Subdivision
New Listing - 2 hours online
$275,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
10,890
SQFT
1331 Red Hill Road
Marietta, GA 30008
Hampton Terrace Subdivision Subdivision
New Listing - 2 hours online
$525,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,798
SQFT
1416 Cameron Glen Drive
Marietta, GA 30062
Cameron Glen Subdivision
New Listing - 3 hours online
$635,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
2,927
SQFT
329 Green Oak Ridge
Marietta, GA 30068
 
New Listing - 4 hours online
$537,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,901
SQFT
3518 Clemont Circle
Marietta, GA 30062
EDENTON Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$345,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,950
SQFT
356 Redwood Drive SW
Marietta, GA 30064
Whitlock Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$357,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,802
SQFT
1241 Penncross Way SW
Marietta, GA 30064
Pennington Hill Subdivision
New Listing - 5 hours online
$569,995
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
7
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,888
SQFT
1470 Dylan Chase
Marietta, GA 30066
Dylans Glen Subdivision
New Listing - 5 hours online
$449,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,034
SQFT
120 Senna Street
Marietta, GA 30064
Promenade at the Square Subdivision
New Listing - 5 hours online
$224,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,076
SQFT
1515 Hascall Drive SW
Marietta, GA 30064
The Overlook Subdivision
New Listing - 5 hours online
$220,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,299
SQFT
4976 Turtle Rock Drive
Marietta, GA 30066
TURTLE CREEK Subdivision
New Listing - 5 hours online
$925,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,000
SQFT
1417 Siesta Lane
Marietta, GA 30062
Hickory Grove Subdivision
New Listing - 5 hours online
$242,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,512
SQFT
211 Vistawood Lane
Marietta, GA 30066
PIEDMONT HILLS Subdivision
New Listing - 6 hours online
$444,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,069
SQFT
124 Senna Street
Marietta, GA 30064
Promenade at the Square Subdivision

Alpharetta Homes for Sale

New Listing - 2 hours online
$302,800
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,271
SQFT
13896 Portside Cove
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Wyndham Subdivision
New Listing - 3 hours online
$299,999
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,754
SQFT
8910 Niblick Drive
Alpharetta, GA 30022
River Ridge Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$444,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,976
SQFT
1360 Windhaven Drive
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Windhaven Subdivision
New Listing - 5 hours online
$618,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,980
SQFT
104 Overture Drive
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Overture at Encore Subdivision
New Listing - 5 hours online
$365,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,414
SQFT
635 Sweet Gum Forest Lane
Alpharetta, GA 30005
THE FOREST Subdivision
New Listing - 5 hours online
$775,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,531
SQFT
5015 Park Brooke Walk Way
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Park Brooke Subdivision
New Listing - 6 hours online
$635,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
7,101
SQFT
260 Stoney Ridge Drive
Alpharetta, GA 30022
The Ridge at Brumbelow Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$205,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,321
SQFT
Villages Of Devinshire #925
925 Sandringham Drive
Alpharetta, GA 30004
New Listing - 10 hours online
$144,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,250
SQFT
126 Sterling Court
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Sterling Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 10 hours online
$214,500
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,218
SQFT
Preserve At Northpointe #K7
10900 Wittenridge Drive
Alpharetta, GA 30022
New Listing - yesterday
$235,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,194
SQFT
6020 Woodland Lane
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Woodlands at Webb Bridge Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$495,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,516
SQFT
1140 Ledmark Court
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Bethany Crossing Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$482,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,588
SQFT
4840 Walnut Grove
Alpharetta, GA 30022
River Farm Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$245,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,409
SQFT
33 Devonshire Court
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Devonshire Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$342,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,344
SQFT
4655 Weathervane Drive
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Churchill Downs Subdivision