Why Would Someone Want a Private Home Sale?

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Even if you’re not a real estate agent, you may have heard the term pocket listing before, but what does it mean?

A pocket listing is when a seller approaches a real estate agent and tells them they want to list a home for sale, but they don’t want to put it online, the MLS, or out in public at all. Why would a seller not want a public home sale?

"Pocket listings are a hidden gem."

There are 2 main reasons:

1. They might not be motivated to sell.
A lot of times, pocket listings come from homeowners who don’t want to go through the hassle of putting their home on the MLS and dealing with a ton of showings. They just want buyers who they know are going to buy.

2. They want their privacy.
The person selling the home may be a celebrity or public figure, and want their privacy. It would then be their agent’s job to let other buyers and agents know that the home was available.

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