FINDING OFF MARKET PROPERTIES IS ESSENTIAL IN THIS MARKET
You ever wonder why a property goes live and is immediately under contract that day? It was an off market pocket listing first.
I just got one of my buyers under contract on a rare gem in Chicago. This home is an old coach house with a huge front yard and beautiful vintage details. I found it off market and we immediately submitted an offer. While we were negotiating it went live and they had 30+ showing requests. Lucky for my client we had reached an agreement and got under contract before they even showed to anyone else.
For all of my active buyers I am searching the Private MLS, Top Agent Network (open to the top 10% of agents in Chicago), My Internal @properties App (2,900 agents post here), Neighborhood Facebook Groups, and Private Chicago Realtor Facebook Groups. I am also reaching out to the local agents to see what they have coming up. Plus if you have a specific area, street or building you want to be in I will be door knocking, sending out letters, and picking up the phone and calling the owners in that area.
If all your Realtor is doing is setting you up on an MLS search you're missing out on A LOT of opportunities. Don't miss out on your dream home by relying on your Zillow, Redfin or Trulia searches!