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Selling a Condo in Atlanta

Selling a Condo in Atlanta

Selling condos in Atlanta, Georgia can be an overwhelming task. However, the Condo Firm offers the experience you need to help you through the process of selling your Atlanta condo or townhome.

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The steps in the selling process:

Decide to sell  1. Decide to sell

Making the initial decision to sell your Atlanta condo or townhome can be a very difficult decision for you and your family. Whether you are looking to move into a bigger townhouse or downsize into a smaller condo, the selling process can be a very tedious task without the proper preparation and representation.

There are several factors to consider when you decide to sell, such as:

  • How soon are you looking to move?
  • Where are you looking to relocate?
  • What is your current estimated loan/equity ratio?
  • What do you anticipate you can get for your current home?
  • What are you looking to spend on your next Atlanta condo or townhome?
  • How long have you resided in your current home?
  • Do you have all of your paperwork associated with the bank mortgage, receipts from upgrades associated with your condo, and any other useful information that can be used toward your advantage when you file your income tax return?
When you have carefully weighed the pros to selling your condo, you are ready to look for a qualified realtor to represent you.

Select an agent  2. Select an agent

First and foremost, you need to select an experienced "Condo" agent to represent your best interests in selling your home. Selling Condos or townhomes is a totally different market than selling single family homes. There are separate Contracts, Seller Disclosures, Condo Docs and other various forms used for these "attached" homes and unless an agent is experienced in this area of sales you may not get the representation and knowledge you need to sell your condo. When selecting a real estate agent to sell your Atlanta condo, there are critical questions to ask to verify the credentials of your REALTOR® such as:

  • Is the person licensed as a real estate agent?
  • How dedicated and responsive will they be to your concerns?
  • What kind of success have they had in the past?
  • What are their real estate credentials?
  • How long have you been selling condos in the Atlanta market?
  • Can they provide current information about the actives, expireds and solds in my building?
  • Can you provide current statistics of what has been happening in the Atlanta condo market for the last 6 months and last 12 months?
  • What is it going to take to compete with the other units in my building?

You need a REALTOR® who can sell your Atlanta condo or townhome at the highest value in the shortest amount of time. The Condo Firm’s agents and brokers understand Customer Service and are focused on providing you with all the information you need in the selling process along with providing you the best Seller representation you desire.

Prepare to sell  3. Prepare to sell

The preparation of your Atlanta condo or townhome to sell can swing the price dramatically in your favor. It is vital that you have a qualified REALTOR® to represent you and maintain positive Customer Service.

Initially the research with you and your REALTOR® here at the Condo Firm will help you determine a fair market value for your condo. The research will show a comparison of condos that have sold within your complex, neighboring communities, and the area of Atlanta in which you reside. (whether it’s Buckhead, Midtown, Downtown, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Lindberg, Atlantic Station, Chamblee, Vinings, Smyrna, Norcross, Glenridge, Brookhaven, Druid Hills, or any other location). Macroeconomic factors also need to be considered in the initial research, such as shifts in mortgage interest rates and demand.

Next, it is a wise move to clean and de-clutter your Atlanta condo or home. This does not necessarily entail spending thousands of dollars on new appliances; however a fresh coat of paint, cleaning behind the cracks of the refrigerator, cleaning curtains, making sure all of your electrical sockets operate, patching up any plumbing, and adjusting the lighting so it’s bright and inviting all contribute to the experience of a prospective buyer. As is often said, the first impression is the lasting impression!

You can view the blog to see additional tips you can use. This will go a long way when it comes to showing and ultimately selling you condo. In addition, these improvements will impress an inspector and improve your chance to receive a positive report once the offer has been accepted. In addition, the condo improvements should help to bring in a higher appraised value to ensure that a buyer relying on financing will find it easier to close more quickly on your Atlanta home.

After the initial research combined with the improvements to your Atlanta condo or townhouse, we will strategize with you on a strategic market price to list. Whether you are looking to move quickly or not, we will represent you based on your needs while marketing your Atlanta condo.

Next, as your REALTOR®, we will market and advertise your home to ensure it is a featured property in your neighborhood, create the necessary buzz with the goal of selling your Atlanta condo quickly and moving you into your next Atlanta home.

Get an offer  4. Get an offer

When you receive your initial offer on your Atlanta condo or townhome, we will assess the offer with you and determine a potential counter offer. As your real estate agent, we will strategize on the best course of action so that you receive top dollar when negotiating your offer.

Negotiation  5. Negotiation

Negotiating the sales price of your Atlanta condo can by a very tricky process and as your REALTOR® we have the experience to assure you realize the highest possible sales price for you investment. As your agent, we will advise you on the best counter offer that will keep the buyer hooked while maintaining your interests.

Close  6. Close

We will ensure the closing of your Atlanta condo goes as smoothly as possible for you and all parties involved, so you can receive your funds and turn over the keys in a timely manner.

Move out  7. Move out

As the closing date approaches, find reputable movers, change your address, pack your belongings, and clean so that you are ready when the moving day arrives.

Find a new home  8. Find a new home

At this point, you may be looking for a new Atlanta condo or townhome to buy. Your real estate agent here at the Condo Firm can represent you in buying an Atlanta condo or home whichever you decide to buy. Use our buyer’s search page to select your next potential condo or home.

For additional and current information, you can follow the blog for tips on selling your Atlanta condo, items to look for, and what you can do today to make the most out of your investment.


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