So you’re looking for your next home. You’ve scoured the real estate search engines and you’re heading off to a few advertised open inspections. But are you seeing all of the properties that are actually on the market? If you’re not a registered buyer with the local real estate agent then, chances are, you’re not.

Properties will often come on the market and, for a variety of reasons, they are sold well before they hit the real estate pages like and Domain.

A vendor can choose to list their property privately. They may be in a difficult situation, they might not want prying eyes all over their home or they just don’t want the hassle of open inspections every weekend. Whatever the reason is, if you’re not registered with that agent you wont get to see it.

You can still miss out on properties even if they’re not listed privately. When a property is listed for sale it can take time. There’s a lot of admin involved, photos have to be taken, signs ordered and all of this take time. But the first thing a good agent does is search their buyer database. They’ll contact their registered buyers to see who might be interested in the property and arrange for them to see it first.

Properties sold by Sellus “off market”:

  • 7 Grandview Court, Aberfoyle Park – 3 bed, 2 bath, sold for $570,000
  • 18 Iona Road, Aberfoyle Park – 3 bed, 1 bath, sold for $375,000
  • 14 Alpine Road, Happy Valley – 3 bed, 2 bath, sold for $350,000

So what do you do to make sure you’re not missing out? Well that one’s easy – REGISTER! Any good agent will ask you for your contact details when you attend an open inspection and they’ll probably give you a call a couple days later to hear your thoughts about the property. If you’re not interested in the property, don’t end the conversation straight away. Talk a few minutes to chat to the agent and tell them exactly what you’re looking for. You never know – they might be listing your perfect house that week.

If you’re not attending one of their opens, there are plenty of other ways to get in contact. Drop by their office, send them an email, check their website – most agents have a buyer registration page. 

You can register as a buyer with Sellus Real Estate by completing our Buyer Enquiry Form or follow our Facebook page where we pre-release property listings.