Other than land and single-family homes, multi family homes represent the largest U.S. asset class by volume.
For investors, the asset class creates a world of possibility, offering flexibility and accessibility into virtually any market.
Given the broad nature of the asset class, here, we’ll run through the best platforms to use to find your next multi family deal.
We’ll discuss why you should consider making your next deal off-market, then run through the best commercial and residential listings sites for finding multi family homes for sale.
How to Find Multi Family Homes for Sale
You can use a number of commercial or residential listings platforms to analyze your desired market and win new business.
Continuously, however, more and more deals are taking place off-market.
Access the Entire Multi Family Supply Off-Market
Searching for assets off-market enables complete search customizability.
Closing deals off-market allows you to save immensely on your investment.
For one, you can avoid broker fees. Secondly, you can avoid the competition of other buyers, thus avoiding marketplace price hikes.
Brokers can also go off-market to discover prospects that are likely to sell or buy multi family homes in the near future.
That’s where Reonomy comes into the equation…
Reonomy Multi Family Property and Owner Search
The Reonomy Platform allows you to quickly sift through any market nationwide by:
- Zip Code
- Street Name
- OR any combination of the above
Since you’re searching off-market, Reonomy is actually not a listings platform.
Still, you can easily identify properties (and owners) that are likely to sell using a number of different sales filters.
Notably, you can discover properties that haven’t sold in 5, 7, 10, or more years—or a year-range of your choice.
You could, for example, run a search for multi family homes:
- In the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ MSA
- With 20-30 units
- That last sold for less than $1 million
- In an Opportunity Zone
That can all happen with just a few clicks.
Within your search results, you can then quickly see who the owner on each property is, along with their phone number, email and mailing address.
Access to property owner contact information on the platform includes the ability to see the phone numbers, email, and mailing addresses of individuals masked by an LLC.
Multi Family Properties for Sale: Commercial Listings
To search on-market for multi family homes for sale, you can simply use one of many online on-market listings platforms.
First up: commercial listings.
LoopNet Multi Family Properties
LoopNet is always going to be one of the first places online users end up when searching for virtually any commercial property for sale, as it has the widest on-market coverage of U.S. commercial real estate.
LoopNet has more than 500,000 total property listings, many of which are multi family properties.
When searching for multi family properties on LoopNet, you can add further filters to make your search more specific, including filters for Garden, Low/Mid/High-Rise, Dormitory, and Manufactured Housing/Mobile Home.
In your multi family search on LoopNet, you’ll find many apartment buildings and complexes for sale, as well as duplexes, triplexes, and much more.
CREXi Multi Family Properties
CREXi is another all-encompassing commercial real estate listings platform that includes multiple searchable property types, one of which is multi family.
You can begin your search by choosing a property type and a location.
From there, however, there are plenty of filters you can add to make your search much more specific, including property size, price, individual unit measurements, lease type, and more.
You can also add custom keywords to narrow down your search.
CityFeet Multi Family Properties
Despite being owned by LoopNet, CityFeet still has a large amount of multi family home listings of their own, with a majority of their focus being on New York.
You can begin your CityFeet search by choosing whether you’d like to see commercial properties for sale or for lease, and then select a property type and location.
Multi family home listings are only available to search when looking for properties for sale.
CIMLS Multi Family Properties
When searching properties on CIMLS, you must first enter a location for which you’d like to search.
Once you’ve done that, you’ll be brought to a more elaborate search page, where you can add more filters, like specific location filters, property type filters, and price.
CIMLS offers roughly two dozen property types to search through, one of which is multi family properties.
Catylist Multi Family Properties
Catylist is another listings platform for a variety of different types of commercial properties, including retail, office, industrial, vacant land, multi family, and more.
Catylist currently has listings in more than 40 markets across the entire U.S., and lets users filter by a number of filters, even within the multi family property type itself.
That includes duplex/fourplex, government subsidized, high/mid/low-rise, mobile home park, senior living, and more.
Brevitas Multi Family Properties
You can start your Brevitas search by selecting a property type and location, and dive further into the market from there.
What sets Brevitas apart from many other platforms however, is the fact that they offer listings for both on-market and “private” listings, which is not something that is always available on commercial listings platforms.
Multi Family Homes for Sale: Residential Listings
There are also a number of residential-focused platforms that let you discover potential multi family investments.
Zillow Multi Family Homes
Zillow has perhaps the widest spanning coverage of on-market properties in the country, many of which fall under the bucker of multi family.
If you are looking to find a duplex for sale or any other smaller-scale multi family home, Zillow will undoubtedly offer many options.
Trulia Multi Family Homes
Trulia is another residential platform, like Zillow, that is known widely as having a simple yet intuitive user interface.
The platform is used by property buyers, as well as property sellers and renters.
Filters for “Home Types” include:
- Multi Family
Owners.com Multi Family Homes
Owners.com takes a bit of a different route when it comes to the way users search for properties on their platform.
They use different language and search filters to allow users to feel more casual when running a property search.
On the home search page. Instead of price, they use, “I’m willing to spend,” where you can apply your price limit.
They also let you search for a home based on its features, such as having a pool, a fenced-in yard, or whether it’s on a main street or a waterfront.
Oodle Multi Family Homes
Oodle is more of an overall listings marketplace, including cars, job listings, and merchandise. It also has a fair amount of real estate and home for sale listings.
On their real estate listings page, you can search for many different property types, including both commercial and residential.
While most of their listings are for single-family homes, they do also have multi family home listings.
Asset Column Multi Family Homes
Asset Column is a listings platform that has a focus on informing property buyers and sellers beyond letting them know what multi family homes are for sale on the market.
They have resources specifically for home buyers for wholesaling and flipping homes for profit, and for sellers looking to get the right price for their properties.
Homes.com Multi Family Homes
Homes.com is another site that lets users search for properties using more casual language, similar to that of Owners.com.
When adding your property type filters on Homes.com, you have to instead choose a “Home Type,” as the site’s listings are only for homes for sale.
Among the options, of course, is “multi family.”
Realtor.com Multi Family Homes
Realtor.com is a listings platform for home owners, renters, and sellers.
Despite having a heavier focus on the New York market, Realtor.com has nationwide listings across many asset types.
Users can search for multi family homes for sale, as well as other house types, farms, and land for sale.
They also offer mortgage information for users to see current available mortgage rates applicable to their property search.
Point2Homes Multi Family Homes
Point2Homes offers multi family listings across the U.S. and in various other markets around the world, such as Canada, Mexico, Panama, the Bahamas, Philippines, and more.
After entering your location, you’ll be brought to a more extensive search page where you can filter by multi family, or a number of other property types and measurements.
Multi Family Homes for Sale Near Me: Local/Regional Listings
The following examples are more localized platforms—the type of platforms that you might find when searching, “multi family homes for sale near me.”
Many of the platforms above will have options in your market of choice, but local listings can add depth to your search.
Since the sum of all local examples is exorbitant, below, we look at just a few examples of the variety available to those seeking local deals.
Craigslist Multi Family Homes for Sale by Owner
All listings types on Craigslist are broken down to their individual markets, thus making the site great for very local property searches.
Not to mention the fact that they have a ton of markets to search through.
Within these markets, users can search for specific sub-types of multi family homes for sale, but not for multi family homes as a whole.
Under “Housing Type,” users can add filters for apartment buildings, duplexes, townhouses, as well as other commercial and residential property types.
NJ.com Multi Family Listings
NJ.com is a great site to utilize when searching for multi family homes for sale in NJ.
This is a specific example of the type of local listing platforms available for property buyers in different locations around the country.
NJ.com’s real estate page offers news, listings, and other resources to visitors.
You can search properties within Homes, Commercial, New Construction, and Foreclosures.
Within the homes for sale page, you can search for multi family, apartments, mobile homes, and duplexes for sale.
Pelletier Group is a New Hampshire-based realty group, serving listings for commercial and residential sales and rentals.
This is another great example of what is available within local markets for both buyers and sellers to search and list properties for sale.
On Pelletier’s site, you can add filters to search specifically for condos, land, mobile homes, and multi family properties for sale in NH, or more generally for commercial, residential, or rentals.
Commercial MLS Multi Family Homes
Commercial MLS is a Northwest-based listings platform, primarily serving areas of Oregon and Washington.
This site is an example of a regional site—whose focus goes beyond just a single state.
Evident by the site’s name, listings are only for commercial properties for sale, but users can search many different asset types including retail, office, industrial, land, multi family, mixed-use, farm, and mobile home parks.
The site currently has over 3,000 listings for multi family homes for sale within their regional coverage.
For more local examples, visit our additional guides covering state and city-level listings platforms.
Multi Family Homes for Sale Listings by State
Multi Family Homes for Sale Listings by City
Bolstering Your Multi Family Portfolio
Regardless of the platform(s) you end up using, it’s most important to try a variety of tools—even combining them to use to your advantage.
Bolstering your searches with off-market data is also something to consider.
It will make your searches more versatile and in-depth, while helping you strengthen your overall knowledge of commercial real estate across a variety of markets.