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Old 11-01-2019, 06:19 PM
 
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I stumbled up on "Whisper" listings while reading a blog about home buying. Until today I assumed that only way to buy/sell a house was trough MLS.

How would one go about finding off-market listings? A simple google search shows multiple realtor agencies advertising about finding potential off-market listing. However, none of them have any reviews. How would I go about searching for a good realtor who is an expert in selling off-market listings? Would it be mentioned as a category on Zillow? I hope there is a better way than meeting multiple agents and figuring out who is the best. If there's any tips on finding off-market listings or finding good agent who is good at off-market listings, please share!

Thank you everyone who contributes good advice on this sub. I've learned and benefited a lot from all of you.
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Old 11-01-2019, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Brokers/realtors can get in big trouble with WA State licensing boards if they talk about known listings that are coming to market before they are listed. It is very much considered unfair competition. On the other hand, realtors do know about homes often before they have a listing contract written on them. They have the right to talk about them then, though I believe that isn't the best way to represent the seller. It's wonderful if I think a place is worth $600k and I secure an off market buyer at that. What if though, the market value was really $700k?
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