It has been quite a year in the Atlanta real estate world. The market has been incredibly hot this year (and, if we're being honest, pretty wild too). The rules basically went out the window. Houses sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars over list price with more offers than sellers could actually count. Buyers waived inspections, appraisals, and just about any potential contingency they could in order to compete. The truth is, it's not like that anymore for the typical home in Atlanta. Sure, some listings are red-hot and generate the wild interest that occurred for any almost livable house in a desirable area earlier this year, but that's no the norm anymore.