Finding your dream home can be a tiring and stressful, drawn out process.

Hours on end are spent searching property websites, ……………………………..but never finding a home that matches your criteria.

Or, even if you do find the perfect home, there is always a risk that you will be outbid by another buyer.

Buying off-market increases your odds of finding the perfect home, because it removes the element of competition; every home you see will be an exclusive introduction, before anyone else. You will have access to properties that other buyers aren’t able to see.

This, in turn, means it’s more likely that you’ll find a home at a price you can afford.

Instead of bidding against other buyers, the key is to negotiate with the owner directly via your buyers agent and settle on a price by coming to a mutual agreement with the owner before the property goes to market.

Of course, you might still want to look on the open market, but buying off-market just gives you that little bit of breathing space, without looking over your shoulder for the competition.

Surely this can only bring you closer to the home you’ve been looking for?

The best way for you to find an off-market listing is to work with a buyer’s agent, who will have access to private online networks.

When you buy off-market, you don’t have to deal with all this stress of constantly reviewing real estate portals, attending open houses and negotiating with the owners experienced agent, which for many, this is invaluable.

Unlike the pressure of the open market, off-market sales are low-key and hassle-free.

A good rule of thumb is, make sure your finances are in order and that you know how much leeway there is in your budget, so that your purchase runs as smooth as possible.

You want to be able to secure your dream home or investment as soon as it presents itself.