Blog Stories The Off-Market Transaction

The Off-Market Transaction

By Gavin Shettler, June 7, 2018

The Off-Market Transaction

Why yes, you can sell a house without listing it on the open market. It can be advantageous to all parties depending on the situation. A good realtor sometimes even brings the buyer to the seller for these rare opportunities. I have several that I am closing right now. The first one is an owner who was approached by his tenants to buy the house. He was ready to let the family house go to this new family. I did a comparable market analysis and came up with a value for the house that all parties agreed on. The buyers ended up getting their own realtor. None the less, it was a very smooth and agreeable transaction. Some repairs negotiated. Everyone happy. My other off market transaction is in a condo building. A top floor unit became available. A second floor owner wanted to move on up but needed to sell her condo to make the purchase.  I was able to bring a buyer to her to sell her unit off market. Quick and easy. This made the contingent offer on the top floor unit smooth sailing. All three transactions close on the same day. In the end, off market transactions in the right situation can make a lot of sense. But never forget, you alway have the chance of making more money on the open market. I make sure all of my clients understand that before agreeing to an off market transaction.

Gavin Shettler

Earth Advantage Principal Broker

I am a residential real estate broker at Living Room Realty serving Portland, Oregon, and the surrounding area. My core beliefs are honesty and integrity, supported by good communication. My role as your agent includes facilitator, negotiator, advocate, advisor, and expert in the Portland Metro housing market. I work with buyers and sellers at all stages of their home owning experience. I am a certified Earth Advantage Broker and Energy Trust Ally. I am a 2015 Five Star Real Estate professional award recipient. I have lived in Portland for over 20 years and love this city. My background is in Arts administration where I first owned and managed a commercial art gallery, then founded and ran a non-profit visual arts center, and last, managed and directed a large housing development of live/work spaces for artists. I live in the Montavilla neighborhood in NE Portland with my wife, Andrea, our daughter Beatrise, our son Augustus, our three cats, Yogi, Charlotte, and Ferocia, and also one small dog named Lucy. Living Room Realty is a leading real estate company that believes in community and connections. We have 120+ agents between four offices in inner Portland, one office in Vancouver, WA, and one office in Manzanita that serves the North coast of Oregon. We provide a wide range of services beyond residential real estate including rental management, tenant placement, and commercial real estate. Living Room is one of the only real estate companies with B-Corporation status in the nation. The company’s values include integrity, relevance and diversity. Our company was awarded the 2014 Business in Ethics Award for all small businesses in the state of Oregon. Gavin Shettler Principal Broker 503-481-7450 Cell Assistant: Rose Romanick
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