Traditionally, property purchases have been made through spending hours scrolling through online listings and dedicating weekends to attending open inspections. But if you’re ready to cut out the middle man and connect directly with your dream home, Off Market Property Melbourne is a new way to buy. These are properties sold without the seller publicizing the sale to the market, with real estate agents instead contacting interested buyers privately.
Generally, people choose to sell off-market for various reasons, including relationship/marriage breakdowns, financial hardship or deceased estates. Darren Dean, owner/managing director at Sweeney Real Estate in Yarraville and Footscray, says that these transactions can also be a good option for vendors who have tricky family or neighbour relationships or want to maintain privacy in the lead up to the sale.
Secret Gems: Navigating the World of Off-Market Properties in Melbourne
But buying off-market requires a level of trust that you may not feel comfortable with. It’s important to know exactly what you’re after and have the financial capacity (or home loan pre-approval) to make a serious offer. Firm negotiating skills are also a must-have to ensure you can unemotionally assess a property’s value.
While off-market properties are becoming more common in Melbourne, there’s a lot of risk involved. If you’re not careful, you can end up paying significantly more than what the property would have sold for on-market with a strong marketing campaign. To minimise the risk, you should work with a top-quality agent who knows how to attract genuinely interested buyers to your off-market listing and has a strong track record of selling properties quickly.