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By Bruce Ailion | Agent in Marietta, GA

Metro Atlanta Statistics on List Price or Better Offer

I am often asked by buyers how much to offer and should I offer list price.  While this is a property specific question knowing the market trend is important because that trend sets the Seller’s expectation. 

In the 5 core Metro Atlanta Counties: Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Gwinnett and Cherokee if a buyer looking at listings under $150,000 that closed in the first quarter of 2014 would have been out bid 46% of the time with an offer of less than list price.  Almost 16% of the time an offer of 10% above list would have been inadequate and almost 1 in 12 offers 20% above list would have been too low.  This varies by county.  Detailed statistics from First Multiple Listing Service are below.


Currently there are 1435 Active Listing in FMLS under $150,000 available and 1059 under contract there.  With a sales rate of 956 per month in the first quarter there is about a one and a half months supply of homes in the under $150,000 price range. Detailed statistics from First Multiple Listing Service are below.  For additional information on specific locations or price ranges, e-mail me for a free analysis.


It is still possible to buy in Metro Atlanta at 1998 to 2002 prices but that window is closing.

List price $150000 or below closing after 01/01/2013



657 Sales in 1st Quarter

396 Active Now

257 List or better 39.1%

77   110% of list  or better  11.7%

41   120% of list or better 6.6%


North Fulton County

106 sales in 1st Quarter

149 Active Now

29   List or better  27%

8    110% of list or better  7.5%

5    120% of list or better  4.7 %


All Fulton County

553 Sales in 1st Quarter

609 Active Now

224 List or better 40.5%

72   110% of list or better  13.0%

37   120% of list or better 6.7%


Gwinnett County

934 Sales in 1st Quarter

364 Active Now

486 List or better 52.0%

162 110% of list or better 17.5%

77    120% of list or better 4.7%


DeKalb County

556 Sales in 1st Quarter

447 Active Now

263 List or better 47.3%

95   110% of list or better  17.1%

44   120% of list or better 4.7%


Clayton County

176 Sales in 1st Quarter

133 Active Now

95   List or better 53.9%

40   110% of list or better  15.8

20   120% of list or better 7.7

Bruce Ailion,  

RE/MAX Greater Atlanta

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