My client is in contract to buy his first house EVER and I was able to negotiate for him the following:

Seller pays all his closing costs, replaces the furnace, puts in a new water heater, provides a clear termite letter, and he gets a one-year home warranty on the house.

Total value that this saved my client? Roughly $9000 that he would have had to pay out of pocket in addition to his down payment.

Don’t just hire the first agent you meet. Find out if they are a skilled negotiator, if they will fight for you, and if it’s not a good fit move on to someone who is right for you.


Karin Carr is a Realtor® in the Atlanta metro area. Licensed since 2005 she has helped hundreds of people buy and sell homes. To search for your next home or get information on selling your current home, visit www.NorthernAtlantaDreamHomes.com.