If you are selling your Atlanta house, you might be preparing yourself for a long and drawn out process, filled with expenses and hassles. It doesn’t have to be that way. By preparing yourself ahead of time, you can avoid many major hassles that come along with selling your house in Atlanta.
Get Your Own Inspection
One major hassle sellers encounter is being blindsided by a long list of necessary repairs they will need to make after the buyer has their inspection.
Many sellers choose to have their own inspection done so they know what to fix and what to prepare for when the potential buyers want to negotiate. A small cost upfront can help you immensely down the road.
The inspection period is where most buyers are going to try to negotiate down your purchase price, have you fix things, or have you give them credit towards the repairs. If you go ahead and get your own inspection done, you can fix these items ahead of time, removing the power of negotiation from the buyers and compressing the timelines to get repairs done and close on the house.
Look at getting an inspection as a way to mitigate the costs on the items that you will have to repair or credit money towards. You are able to maintain control in your corner.
Dealing With A Bad Agent
There are many signs of a bad agent that you can watch out for.
- They aren’t doing what you hired them to do.
- They don’t answer your calls or call you back right away.
- They don’t communicate with you what’s happening during the process.
- They had you list your house at an inflated price.
Agents are busy, but they should also be professional. The best agents will make you feel as if you are their only client. They have a big payday coming if they sell your house. Make sure they are doing their job and are deserving of it.
Before you sign a contract or listing agreement, carefully review it. Not all agents provide the same level of service. If your agent isn’t holding up their end of the bargain, call them on it! Many will cancel the contract if they are worried you will leave a bad review about them.
Waiting Around For A Buyer
Can be very frustrating for families and people living in limbo, while waiting for an unknown buyer. In some cases, the process can take months to sell your house through an agent. If you have the house listed with an agent, they will have likely recommended that your personal belongings be removed from the home. This means you will be living out of a suitcase and likely feeling a bit uncomfortable in your own home. To help families handle this, make sure to keep a few special, comforting things around, and keep in mind, it won’t last forever.
Negotiating Repairs After The Buyer’s Inspection
The buyer’s agent will try to negotiate as much of the repair work as they can after the home inspection has been completed. You can be prepared for this by defining limits on what you will fix beforehand. Decide that you will only pay $5,000 toward repairs or that you will fix the roof and nothing else. Many sellers will be so desperate to sell, that by the time the inspection is done, they will fix anything just to sell it, ultimately costing thousands they had been expecting to put in the bank. You can avoid the property inspection altogether by selling your house as-is to Breyer Home Buyers.
Avoid The Listing and Sell Direct
All of these headaches and hassles can be avoided when you sell your Atlanta house directly to Breyer Home Buyers. We will make the selling process simple so you can avoid the waiting, costs and hassles of a traditional listing. If your property need work, if you need to sell within a specific timeframe, or if you own a distressed house, we are here to help you! Selling your [market_cist] house can be easy, no matter what condition it is in!