Be Prepared to Make a Quick Decision
Often Off Market deals are offered in this way for a specified period of time (say 24-48 hours) before going onto the open market. This may be to test the market for a property that is difficult to value, unusual or the seller and agent want to gauge interest. If you are fortunate enough to be offered something off market in these circumstances, you’ll need to know straight away if its for you – and be prepared to exchange contracts pretty pronto too. Having a clear idea of the type of property, location and price that you are seeking will help you make that quick judgement – bearing in mind its possible that you would need to agree in principle without viewing the house internally.