Many investors recognize the advantages of off-market real estate over listed properties, for a number of reasons. I have dealt with off-market sales for over six years and eventually built an online marketplace around private offerings, so I’ve heard every question and answer you can imagine. Let’s take a look at some of the specifics of what separates listed and private real estate deals. What is the appeal of off-market real estate for investors? One of the foremost benefits of buying a property off-market is that there is often lower competition. When working on acquiring a property, time is of the essence, and an investor can create better negotiating leverage by having fewer interested parties in the property. Often, finding an off-market opportunity can allow a clear window to negotiate and purchase the property under terms that benefit the investor. Continue reading on Forbes.