Off-Market Homes: How to Find Them, and How to Buy Them

by Dan Lesniak

An off-market home is one that the seller would accept an offer for — but they’re not actively advertising the home on the market.

Off-market homes are hidden gems that you can’t find on Zillow or other public websites. These are homes where you as a bidding buyer may face fewer competing offers, leaving you with a better chance to get the home of your dreams.

Sellers choose to sell their homes off-market for a variety of reasons including sensitive life circumstances — like a family disagreement, a relationship breakdown, or a seller quietly preparing to relocate for a new job. Sometimes a home is sold off-market because the home’s owner is a public figure who’d prefer to maintain privacy and make a faster sale. In the DMV of course we have no shortage of public figures.

Other times, the seller chooses to sell off-market simply to avoid the stress of staging their home and preparing it for showings.

The challenge with off-market homes is finding them, since by nature they’re kept quiet. As a home buyer, it’s to your advantage to hire a real estate team that has a large network of happy past clients. Our combined Orange Line Living and Keri Shull team has a 4.9 average review score on Zillow, with over 500 reviews to date.

How to find off-market homes

Many real estate companies advertise that they have access to hidden gem off-market homes, but some real estate teams earn more access and trust than others. Consider that the more business a real estate team conducts, the larger their network of contacts — so the more likely it becomes that they can show you great off-market homes that match your search criteria.

The Keri Shull and Orange Line Living Team is grateful to have completed 490 home transactions in the year 2018 alone! Our team has 138 reviews on Google with a 4.9 average. Enter our team’s name into your search bar and see for yourself.

Off-market homes often sell quickly, so don’t miss out! Contact The Keri Shull and Orange Line Living Team today for access to exclusive, hidden gem off-market homes.

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