As the Atlanta housing market sees increasing growth in neighborhoods across the metropolitan area, Buckhead remains one of the most popular parts of the city in which to buy a home. However, with home prices continuing to rise, buyers naturally want to be more selective to ensure they get the best value while ticking off the boxes on their wish lists. This is where it pays to have a knowledgeable real estate agent in your corner. If you’re looking for a home in Buckhead, here are some tips for choosing the perfect Buckhead real estate agent for your needs.
Look for someone local
Your first question to any Buckhead agent should be, “Are you local to the Buckhead area?” Your best candidate will be one who has spent plenty of time in the area — whether a native Atlantan or long-term resident. Real estate experience counts, as we’ll see momentarily, but there’s no substitute for on-the-ground experience with the local neighborhoods, especially a city as diverse as Atlanta. A “local” real estate agent will have deep insights as to the best neighborhoods and the best values in Buckhead — even street-to-street.
Look for someone experienced
Working with someone local is only part of the equation; another key factor is experience. You want a Buckhead real estate agent who not only knows the neighborhoods but the market itself — someone who knows how to interpret market trends to pinpoint the best values at any time and can tell you whether a Buckhead home is truly worth the asking price. This kind of experience can save you thousands of dollars and help you get more home for your money.
Look for someone with negotiating skills
A third key ingredient in finding the perfect agent is to work with someone who has a track record of negotiating in their client’s best interests. As competitive as this housing market is, and given the rising home values, a skilled agent will be able to identify areas where tactful negotiation with the seller can get you a better value.
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty works with the finest, most skilled and most knowledgeable agents in the Buckhead area, and we’d love to play a role in helping you find your dream home. To learn more about availability, give us a call at 404.948.4812.