Many homes are getting sold prior to officially going on the market these days.
It can happen for a variety of reasons.Some are outright sinister and unethical. Most are innocent.
As a general rule, you are always likely to get the very highest net price by fully exposing your home to the broadest possible market rather than having it viewed by only a selected buyer that you happen to know.
However, there can be very legitimate reasons why you'd want me to pre-promote your property and show it to some limited number of buyers prior to it officially hitting the market.
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