Off-market home sales are rare, but Portland’s 1918 Arlington Heights mansion secretly sells for $2.5 million
Since the low level of homes on the market favors sellers, some Portland area buyers are searching beyond widely advertised listings to expand their choices. They’re asking their real estate agents to knock on the doors of desirable homes that aren’t for sale and to swing back through expired listings to find hidden opportunities.
For the right price, an owner might sign away the deed.
There are also properties for sale that are never seen in the multiple listing system or real estate databases.