It is almost as predictable as anything in a seller’s market. My phone starts ringing off the hook. People calling looking for off-market homes for sale and real estate listing off market. It is understandable. People start looking around for any option when inventory gets low. 

What is an off-market real estate listing?

An off-market real estate listing or home for sale is a home or land that is not listed in the MLS. A real estate listing that is marketed (or not) in another way than conventional means.

Why would anyone list their home and not put it on the market?

In this crazy market that is a good question. When a home is on the market in a seller’s market the buyers actually drive the price up. Contrary to belief it is very important to have someone that can market your home even in a seller’s market. You will want to get multiple offers to drive your purchase price up.

Most people that list their home off market are high-end homeowners. They either don’t want people to know they are moving or they are off-market for security reasons. They don’t want strangers walking through their home. The other side of the off-market listing coin is homes in disrepair. They keep the home off the market because it is not a home for the general market. Maybe too many repairs are needed and they believe it is more of a home for investors. 

What are the disadvantages of selling your home off-market?

Probably the biggest disadvantage of selling your home off-market is the lack of market exposure. As mentioned earlier market exposure for your listing is important in all types of markets. Even in a seller’s market, you need your home to be exposed to the market for maximizing your return. Your home is the largest investment you own (most likely) so you have an obligation to yourself as seller to maximize the amount you will get for your home. 

What are the advantages of off-market listings?

There is a difference between for sale by owner homes and off-market listings. The most likely advantage people get from selling their home off-market is privacy. Not as many people walking through their home but in this market, you might have people walking through your home for a couple of days before you go under contract. Sellers need to decide if the privacy they get from selling their home off-market is worth the money they may be leaving on the table.

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Off Market Real Estate Listings

MLS# 6467067
2254 S Hoyt Court
Lakewood, CO 80227
6 BR | 4 BA | 3,877 Sqft | Residential
Wow. Forget the cookie cutter homes. This is a one of a kind house that you won’t come across again. Well-established neighborhood that backs to the incredible Carmody Recreation Facility / park. Large, open, vaulted ceiling and super-bri (more…)
Signature Real Estate Corp.
MLS# IR945586
15300 W 55th W Avenue
Golden, CO 80403
4 BR | 8 BA | 8,880 Sqft | Residential
Beautiful pristine custom ranch with walkout basement * Tranquil setting in private cul-de-sac * Professionally landscaped acre lot * 8880 square feet of living including Master bedroom with walk in bath, laundry room and closet with firep (more…)
Mb/ferguson & Co.
MLS# 3691053
310 Holmes Gulch Road
Bailey, CO 80421
3 BR | 3 BA | 2,514 Sqft | Residential
Mountain living at its finest!! Check out this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom log home in Bailey, CO. It sits onalmost 3 acres of beautifully wooded land. You can have Pikes National Forrest in your own backyardalong with great access to the South (more…)
Exp Realty, LLC
MLS# 7798075
16480 W 44th Avenue
Golden, CO 80403
3 BR | 1 BA | 1,008 Sqft | Residential
This unique, old, 1 acre historic property is the last piece of the remaining original Wannemaker 160 acre homestead from 1867. The property is directly adjacent to Wannemaker ditch that feeds from Clear Creek and is surrounded by the Coo (more…)
Unique Properties LLC
MLS# 4811151
7834 W Oxford Circle
Lakewood, CO 80235
5 BR | 6 BA | 5,061 Sqft | Residential
DON’T MISS THIS BEAUTIFUL custom home located steps from The foothills golf club. One of 26 custom homes in The Executive 9 Club Estates. Conveniently located close to Southwest Plaza, Costco, Sam’s club and many other shops and restaura (more…)
American Home Agents
MLS# 5488076
1035 7th Street
Golden, CO 80401
2 BR | 1 BA | 1,010 Sqft | Residential
Amazing location in Golden-fantastic fix-up or redevelopment opportunity. Great lot zoned R3, please confirm, lots of potential. Located close to Downtown Golden, Golden Community Center, Clear Creek Trail, parks, hiking, many shop (more…)
Precision Homes Real Estate
MLS# 2643183
1485 S Depew Street
Lakewood, CO 80232
3 BR | 2 BA | 1,150 Sqft | Residential
Nestled in the peaceful and safe neighborhood of GreenBriar-Cloverdale in Lakewood, this beautifully updated home is just blocks away from Lasley Park and only a few minutes drive to the Belmar Commons. Hurry and see this cozy 1, 150 sq. f (more…)
Engel & Volkers Denver
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