If you are looking to sell your home and find a new house, there is a typical process to go through. You must fix up your home and make sure to put away any personal effects and decorations that buyers may not find appealing. For the duration that your home is on the market, you need to ensure that home stays in showroom condition. You must also search for a new house and compete with other buyers for the ideal listing.
Selling and buying a home can be exhausting in many ways. If you wish for a low-key affair, try a pocket or secret listing through your real-estate agent.
Pocket listings keep your house hush-hush
Most sellers who put their house on the market have their home listed with MLS databases. This means that anyone can find your home on the market and can elect to come and see the house. While this is appealing because it can attract a number of buyers, you will invariably have a number of people entering your home, some without the intention of buying at all.
A pocket listing means that your real estate offers your home to clients searching for a home like yours, without it being publicly listed. This can keep your home as a sanctuary until you sign on the sales slip. If you have other reasons for keeping your sale private, you can ask your agent for a private listing to make things easier for your sale.
Listings may be easier for you to grab
When buying a home, you can work with a real-estate agent who maintains private listings and can show you homes well before the seller authorizes it for public consumption. This means that you are likely to have less competition and can snatch a highly desirable listing off the market before anyone else even hears of it. Private listings will heavily depend on the real-estate firm that you work with, so make sure you get a firm that is well known in the area of town that you wish to live in.
Listing your home as a pocket listing means that you can sell your home without worry of too much traffic. If you are in an area where homes fly off the market, secret listings can help you get the home of your dreams without the disappointment of being outbid or finding the home too late. Contact your real-estate agent about secret listings and check it out.