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When a Discreet Home Sale Is Necessary Posted: 28th June 2017

There is generally an expectation that a home for sale must be advertised on all possible channels as loudly as possible, but that approach might not suit all homes and circumstances. Although once thought to be suitable only for homes of over £1 million, in our experience at Nicol Estate Agents, we have seen the discreet home sale route working for various homes in different price ranges.

Sometimes it is the personal circumstances of home sellers that make them want to stay away from public intrusion, other times a discreet home sale might be the tactical way to bring an interest and a premium on the value of the home due to its perceived exclusivity.

With 90 years combined experience on the property market, at Nicol Estate Agents we will make sure you make the right decision.

The way discreet or off the market home sales works is that we use our extensive knowledge of active local buyers so when you are ready for your home sale we can come up with a list of potential buyers almost immediately. If the buyer is still not on the market, we will work discreetly and find them out for you without the hassle of public viewings and intrusion.

The discreet home sale works well with homes that are rarely available and coveted by many due to the location, catchment area, amenities or character.

Another tactical approach might be to go ahead with a discreet home sale – depending on the season and market circumstances – and then move on to a public home sale when things pick up or if your home doesn’t bring the expected price.

Are you thinking of selling and moving up but not exactly sure? A discreet home sale might be a bit more speculative as we’ll just carefully search for the right buyer on your behalf without the stress of a very public, very loud transaction.

If you think a discreet home sale might be the way to go, just give us a confidential call and together we will find the best approach for your home sale.


Whatever your reason for moving; whether it's for extra space, to downsize or you may simply have found your dream home, Nicol can help. Our knowledge of the local property market helps us develop a marketing plan that's right for you and your property.
We want our clients to be delighted with the service we provide. Listening to your needs and understanding your requirements is our starting point. To find out more about our approach to selling homes, download our comprehensive Guide to Selling your Property here.
If you are planning on selling your home, contact Nicol Estate Agents today for an appraisal of your property. Our Managing Director Douglas Nicol and Sales Manager Daniel Cohen carry out hundreds of market appraisals every year, giving them an intimate and unparalleled knowledge of the property market in Glasgow, from city centre apartments to family homes and building plots. We will talk to you about the property market in your area, compare sales evidence, local demand for similar properties, outline our tailored marketing plan and provide details of our sales support strategy right through to completion.