Listing your home as a private exclusive allows you to control what information is shared about you and your home while still getting exposure to top agents at Compass.

Sell your home, keep your privacy

What is A Private Exclusive?

A Private Exclusive listing is an off-market home that can be shared by your Compass agent directly with their colleagues and their buyers. Property details aren't disseminated widely and won't appear on public home search websites. This is the modern day version of the ‘pocket listing.’

Pre-marketing is a proven strategy to build anticipation, drive demand and help sellers get to the best offer faster. Compass offers a unique platform that gives your home valuable exposure to both agents and their buyers before it officially hits the market and begins accumulating valuable Days on Market.  

Work with the Compass ‘Private Exclusive’ program to get unprecedented access to Compass inventory, our national network of agents, and their clientele. In the competitive and private luxury home sales landscape, it is essential that you work with an agent who can provide you with access to properties, agents and clientele before your competition. Our Compass ‘Private Exclusive’ Program currently has hundreds of privately listed properties for sale, which you cannot find online, or at an open house.

Reasons why you might choose to sell your home as a Private Exclusive:

  • New job or relocation
  • Family changes like marriage or divorce
  • Evolving financial circumstances
  • Health issues
  • Valuable belongings like art or future
  • Opposition to holding open houses



Privacy is the ultimate commodity and the decision to sell your home is a personal one.


Decide when to share details about your home, including price, more broadly on your own timing.


Retain exposure to Compass agents, including premium placement on our agent facing platform.


Get the best offer by testing the market privately to gather key insights without your listing getting stale.

"My clients and I tested an aggressive price as a Private Exclusive on Compass. Another agent brought buyers to see the home and they submitted a full price, all cash offer within days. My clients said this was the easiest, no hassle sale they’ve experienced!"

David S & Victoria H, Agents | San Francisco Bay Area

"My clients were looking for a home in a neighborhood with a limited inventory. They'd already lost out on another property, so I showed them a home that was listed privately. Being able to move first allowed them to make a strong offer that was accepted."

–Robert C., San Francisco


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