Why You Lost at Your Dream House’s Sale Negotiation

New Listing - 10 minutes online
$330,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,998
SQFT
375 Alpine Drive
Roswell, GA 30075
Hilton Hills Subdivision
New Listing - 10 minutes online
$198,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,111
SQFT
752 Ridge Road
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
RIDGEWOOD #1 Subdivision
New Listing - 10 minutes online
$1,179,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
3,567
SQFT
340 Pine Forest Road
Atlanta, GA 30342
Meadowbrook Subdivision
New Listing - 10 minutes online
$153,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,800
SQFT
21 Hawk Spring Drive SW
Rome, GA 30165
Walton Creek Subdivision
New Listing - 10 minutes online
$395,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,202
SQFT
27 Aaron Lane NE
Cartersville, GA 30121
Rowland Springs Estates Subdivision
New Listing - 10 minutes online
$587,824
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
3,459
SQFT
309 Ellis Preserve Lane
Marietta, GA 30064
Ellis Subdivision
New Listing - 10 minutes online
$2,849,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
10
BED
12
TOTAL BATHS
7,906
SQFT
3019 Lanier Beach South Road
Cumming, GA 30041
Lake Lanier Lakefront Subdivision
New Listing - 25 minutes online
$340,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,064
SQFT
7333 Oak Arms Drive
Villa Rica, GA 30180
Fairfield Plantation Subdivision
New Listing - 25 minutes online
$225,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,932
SQFT
518 Altama Way
Acworth, GA 30102
Willshire Commons Subdivision
New Listing - 25 minutes online
$199,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,068
SQFT
1315 Mcclelen Way
Decatur, GA 30033
Tuxworth Springs Subdivision
New Listing - 25 minutes online
$384,950
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,845
SQFT
1010 Winding Bridge Way
Duluth, GA 30097
Sugar Mill Subdivision
New Listing - 25 minutes online
$819,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,668
SQFT
630 Burke Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
PEACHTREE PARK Subdivision
New Listing - 25 minutes online
$220,580
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,808
SQFT
3950 Kingfisher Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Lakeside Preserve Subdivision
New Listing - 25 minutes online
$140,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,100
SQFT
1203 Wingate Way
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
STONEPARK Subdivision
New Listing - 25 minutes online
$429,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,188
SQFT
Buckhead North Townhomes #B6
4010 Roswell Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
New Listing - 25 minutes online
$315,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,106
SQFT
15445 Thompson Road
Alpharetta, GA 30004
 
New Listing - 25 minutes online
$475,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,672
SQFT
205 White Oak Drive
Canton, GA 30114
Bridgemill Subdivision
New Listing - 25 minutes online
$235,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,115
SQFT
7023 Grand Hickory Drive
Braselton, GA 30517
MULBERRY PARK PH 03 Subdivision
New Listing - 25 minutes online
$305,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,406
SQFT
610 Delphinium Boulevard NW
Acworth, GA 30102
Chestnut Hill Subdivision
New Listing - 25 minutes online
$289,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,098
SQFT
8089 Hillside Climb Way
Snellville, GA 30039
Norris Reserve Subdivision
New Listing - 25 minutes online
$336,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,984
SQFT
127 Lotus Circle
Mcdonough, GA 30252
Arnold Estates Subdivision
New Listing - 25 minutes online
$799,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,970
SQFT
745 Richmond Glen Drive
Milton, GA 30004
Richmond Glen Subdivision
New Listing - 25 minutes online
$799,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
7,196
SQFT
Estates At Brooke Park #0
804 Waterford Estates Manor
Canton, GA 30115
New Listing - 25 minutes online
$209,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,724
SQFT
1313 Alice Avenue
Lithonia, GA 30058
Greystone Woods Subdivision
New Listing - 26 minutes online
$535,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,004
SQFT
1804 Crestline Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30345
Briarcliff Woods Subdivision
New Listing - 26 minutes online
$378,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,319
SQFT
2060 Monroe Drive
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Williamsburg Subdivision
New Listing - 40 minutes online
$125,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
881
SQFT
24 Muncy Court SE
Smyrna, GA 30080
Hillsdale Subdivision
New Listing - 40 minutes online
$190,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,882
SQFT
3191 Cooper Woods Drive
Loganville, GA 30052
Cooper Woods Subdivision
New Listing - 40 minutes online
$179,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,302
SQFT
190 Austin Drive
Douglasville, GA 30134
Austin Meadows Subdivision
New Listing - 40 minutes online
$160,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,000
SQFT
42 Southfork Drive SW
Rome, GA 30165
Walton Creek Subdivision
New Listing - 40 minutes online
$475,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,811
SQFT
4475 Liberty Road
Villa Rica, GA 30180
 
New Listing - 40 minutes online
$525,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,100
SQFT
5960 Fairway Park Lane
Jefferson, GA 30549
Traditions of Braselton Subdivision
New Listing - 40 minutes online
$179,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,292
SQFT
6677 Setter Drive
Riverdale, GA 30296
Sage Creek Estates Subdivision
New Listing - 40 minutes online
$319,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,338
SQFT
Element #6053
385 16th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30363
New Listing - 40 minutes online
$369,777
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
302 Cartecay River Run
Ellijay, GA 30536
Cartecay River Estates Subdivision
New Listing - 55 minutes online
$144,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,072
SQFT
944 Shady Grove Road
Homer, GA 30547
 
New Listing - 55 minutes online
$146,399
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,600
SQFT
40 Southfork Drive SW
Rome, GA 30165
Walton Creek Subdivision
New Listing - 55 minutes online
$194,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,907
SQFT
1420 Pickets Court SE
Conyers, GA 30013
Picketts Ridge Subdivision
New Listing - 55 minutes online
$269,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,568
SQFT
1142 Deadwood Trail
Loganville, GA 30052
Shannon Lake Subdivision
New Listing - 55 minutes online
$399,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,419
SQFT
4252 Creek Haven Drive
Marietta, GA 30062
CREEKSTONE Subdivision
New Listing - 55 minutes online
$839,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
4,242
SQFT
820 Newport Terrace
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Windward Subdivision
New Listing - 55 minutes online
$699,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
9,624
SQFT
533 Delia Drive
Commerce, GA 30529
 
New Listing - 55 minutes online
$255,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,396
SQFT
4002 Gold Mill Ridge
Canton, GA 30114
Bridgemill Subdivision
New Listing - 55 minutes online
$140,000
Land For Sale
Active
6.06
ACRES
LUMPKIN
COUNTY
Porter Springs Road
Dahlonega, GA 30533
 
New Listing - 55 minutes online
$325,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,800
SQFT
205 Longleaf Court
Canton, GA 30114
Laurel Canyon Subdivision
New Listing - 55 minutes online
$265,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,492
SQFT
3791 Callee Oaks Court
Loganville, GA 30052
Oak Crossing Subdivision
New Listing - 55 minutes online
$225,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,812
SQFT
11 High Point Drive SW
Cartersville, GA 30120
Mission Estates Subdivision
New Listing - an hour online
$334,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,134
SQFT
338 Glenwood Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
Grant Park Subdivision
New Listing - an hour online
$264,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,537
SQFT
3125 Grant Way
East Point, GA 30344
Grant Estates Subdivision
New Listing - an hour online
$
For Sale
Active
Address Withheld
,
 
New Listing - an hour online
$109,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,584
SQFT
5741 Rockingwood Trace
Atlanta, GA 30349
Pine Shoals Subdivision
New Listing - an hour online
$449,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,072
SQFT
Address Withheld
Cumming, GA 30041
WINDERMERE Subdivision
New Listing - an hour online
$155,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,204
SQFT
1233 Jasmine Way
Hampton, GA 30228
THE MEADOWS AT TARA SOUTH Subdivision
New Listing - an hour online
$270,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,163
SQFT
4418 Spring Glen Drive
Tucker, GA 30084
Spring Glen Subdivision
New Listing - an hour online
$243,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,538
SQFT
1215 Plainview Way
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
PINEHURST/RIVER COLONY Subdivision
New Listing - an hour online
$949,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,350
SQFT
22 Ridgewater Drive SE
Cartersville, GA 30121
Waterside Subdivision
New Listing - an hour online
$159,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,232
SQFT
5348 Monticello Drive
Villa Rica, GA 30180
Fairfield Plantation Subdivision
Open House 06/23 at 2PM
$289,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,112
SQFT
1330 Taylor Oaks Drive
Roswell, GA 30076
Taylor Oaks Subdivision
New Listing - an hour online
$244,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,976
SQFT
134 Somerset Lane
Douglasville, GA 30134
FARADAY WOODS Subdivision
New Listing - an hour online
$60,000
Land For Sale
Active
2
ACRES
WALTON
COUNTY
Old Athens Highway
Monroe, GA 30656
 

After days of browsing the internet and looking at the real estate section of the newspaper, you finally found your dream house. It has the perfect balcony for your wife to enjoy the sunset, a small garden for your kids to play and plenty of rooms, one of which you can make your den. So, what’s wrong?

The price!

There are several hidden costs that can cross your budget and at the end, you will ultimately leave the offer on the table. Get one thing straight: it’s all about the money! A great tip that many people follow is they set their budget lower than what they have. This gives them room to negotiate and give the seller an illusion that they are acquiescing to their demands.

Following are a few mistakes you need to avoid before putting an offer on a home for sale in Sandy Springs, GA:

Thinking the Price of the House Should Be Your Main Focus

If the price of the house is $10K below your budget, then don’t start celebrating just yet. What you are forgetting is the price of all the documents you will need to get validated, maintenance, repairs and more.

You should not be fixated on the sticker price because once the process of transferring the house to your name starts; you will know its true value. Depending on the timeline the seller is on, you might get a little leeway during the negotiations but if not, you need to be on your A game.

Not Letting Go of Small Repairs

Just because the seller refused to fix some of the appliances, doesn’t mean you should back away from the deal. Check out the condition of the appliances, compare the difference with the value of the house and then make your decision. Say the price of the house is $200,000. There’s a deck in the backyard and the stairs have a crack running down them. This repair will cost you around $125. Leaving the deal for this small amount will be a waste of your time and emotional energy. So, weigh the pros and cons carefully and then decided whether the house is worth buying with the repairs or not.

Waiving Formalities

You fell in love with this beautiful home for sale in Sandy Springs, GA and in a hurry to make it yours, you declined a home inspection.

BIG mistake!

You are forgetting that home inspection can reveal some of the dirtiest house secrets such as termites and other types of infestation, major plumbing problems, sagging roof, weak foundation, etc. A home inspector is your protection blanket who stops you from making crazy, hasty decisions. If you want to sweeten the pot for the seller, then you can buy your own home insurance, pay part of the closing cost and get the negotiations done in two days.

Offering Less Due to the Decor

That orange wallpaper and the insanely patterned rug might make your eyes itch but this doesn’t mean you should insult the seller by offering less. Yes, the decor is not eye catching but the house is priced according to the market value and the comps. You can always change the decor once the house is yours. So, look deeper than the surface.

Are you ready to make an offer on your dream home for sale in Sandy Springs, GA? Look past the small things and you will easily able to strike a great deal.  If you want to find quality listings, then visit America’s Network Realty Group Inc. Enter just a few details on the type of house you are looking for and the database will provide you with hundreds of listings.