This is a continuation of 101 Way to Find Real Estate Deals or Get Listings - Part 1 . Ways to find real estate deals and motivated sellers. You can either target a specific type of property or a specific type of seller. Both can be great strategies for finding your next property.
51. Ads at venues – bowling alleys, movie theaters, sports stadiums, baseball fields.
52. Ads on taxi cabs, buses, and other vehicles – mobile billboards.
53. Clothing – T-shirts, baseball hats, and book bags with your ad on them.
54. Accessories to hand out - magnetic calendars, ball point pens, drink holders with your ad on them.
55. Sponsor a sports team and advertise on their uniforms.
56. Canvassing a neighborhood, talk to neighbors, door hangers/fliers
57. Radio ads and paid programming shows.
58. Television ads.
59. Direct mail and postcards – expired listings, pre-foreclosure, probate, delinquent taxes, liens, absentee owners.
60. Private money lenders or people holding seller financing that might consider selling their mortgage at a discount in lieu of avoiding foreclosure.
61. People who have done a mortgage modification or had a foreclosure dismissed within the recent past - odds are they are still struggling.
62. Property owners in bankruptcy.
63. Property owners with tax liens, judgments, or construction liens recorded against them.
64. Contact the person that owns the judgment or construction lien that might sell at a discount instead of trying to foreclose.
65. Property owners with HOA or condo liens recorded against them.
66. Drive neighborhoods looking for vacant and abandoned homes.
67. Properties with title problems.
68. Properties on state/county government lands available for sale list.
69. Properties that can be combined with others to make the whole parcel more valuable.
70. Properties that can have the zoning or land use changed to make the parcel more valuable.
71. Builders with excess inventory of homes for sale.
72. Government agencies - FDIC, SBA, USDA, VA, RICO, U.S. Customs, other federal, state, county, and city - all have surplus, foreclosed, and seized properties.
73. Properties with environmental contamination or brownfields.
74. Condominium conversions with multitudes of unsold units.
75. Developers with unsold empty lots and other inventory.
76. IRS Auctions.
77. Appraisers and Realtors® doing price opinions (BPOs) on foreclosures.
78. Houses with overgrown yards and high grass.
79. Houses with blue tarps on the roof.
80. Houses with boarded up doors and windows.
81. Contact community banks and credit unions regarding their REO inventory.
82. Contact finance companies regarding their delinquent loans and REO inventory.
83. Contact bail bondsman regarding their delinquent loans and REO inventory.
84. Network with credit repair companies to assist their customers that must sell.
85. Farm specific neighborhoods and become the resident expert.
86. Funeral homes and obituaries.
87. Network with real estate servicers – title companies, insurance agents, mortgage brokers and lenders – everybody knows someone in distress.
88. Old people in big houses – empty nesters.
89. Mobile home parks that allow rental units – get to know the park manager.
90. Network with home inspectors.
91. Network with termite (WDO) and pest control companies.
92. Network with moving companies.
93. Local housing authority with a list of Section 8 landlords.
94. Door hanger flyers.
95. Pizza boxes.
96. Mail carrier and other delivery people. They know the empty houses in the area.
97. Free & clear houses. They might sell with seller financing.
98. Move-up buyers. People that need to sell and get a bigger house but feel stuck.
99. Military transferees.
100. Properties that can be subdivided or re-developed.
101. Keep brainstorming for new ideas ... be creative.