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Finding Motivated Sellers as a Wholesaler

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Motivated sellers make or break your career as a wholesaler. Without a seller ready to give you a contract, you're pretty much dead in the water.

Finding motivated sellers isn't always easy. There are plenty of traditional ways to go about finding these sellers, such as bandit signs, auctions and real estate meetings. However putting this into a plan you can actually use is quite different.

Before you start looking for the right sellers for your wholesaling business, you need to understand why they are so important. Without these sellers willing to sell you their discounted property, you don't have much to make money from. You need these off-market properties to create success as a wholesaler.

Motivated sellers bring you a property they are ready to sell, usually due to a life-changing event. Maybe they need cash fast because of an illness, a divorce, or because they inherited the property. No matter the reason, they are ready to sell and they want to get the deal done fast.

There are several ways to find motivated sellers with properties they want to sell fast. Here are just a few of the top choices.

Direct mail. When you sent out postcards through the mail, it only takes one deal to cover your expenses for about an entire year using this marketing method, maybe longer. You have to figure out your target market first and get a list of the address/names for that market. The good news is that it is very scalable, and can bring in quite a few deals. It's pretty easy to spend a few thousand dollars on direct mail marketing and come out of it with multiple deals.

Driving for dollars. It's hard work and a bit like pounding the pavement, but driving for dollars is a great way to find motivated sellers, especially when you're on a tight budget. If you don't have much to spend on marketing, this is one of the least expensive ways to find your next deal Look for properties with high grass, boarded windows and those properties that simply look ugly. Then, write down the address and find out who owns the property from your local tax assessor's website. You can easily find the owner's contact information with skip-trace software and give them a call about the property.

It's free, and some of your best deals may come from looking on Craigslist. People put up properties they want to sell there all the time. Not only can you search for these properties for free, but you can also put up your own ads on Craigslist.

There are many ways to find motivated sellers. Sometimes, you have to think outside the box, but you don't have to reinvent the wheel. When things are moving slowly, get to work and start marketing your wholesaling business for your next deal.

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4 Ways Property Wholesalers Can Help Their End Buyers Be Successful

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The more property wholesalers help their end buyers be successful, the more they will be successful themselves.

Wholesalers who are serious about succeeding will proactively look for ways to help their end buyer customers. The more profitable and efficient they are, the more homes you can sell them, the more loyalty and trust you will build, and the more you’ll enjoy what you do.

So how do you help your rehabbers and landlords who are buying your properties?

Pile on the Referrals

As a true wholesaler you may not be interested in retail buyers, or getting involved in renting or rehabbing at all. Yet, chances are you’ll run into plenty of these leads every week. Pass them forward.

This can include renters, Realtors, contractors, retail home buyers, and buy and hold investors looking for rentals, as well as lenders offering long term financing and rehab cash.

Provide Better Intel, Earlier

What slows most rehabbers down the most? Evaluating properties and getting the work complete. So give them a better head start. When you can get them access to the property in advance. When you can’t provide more detailed information, repair estimates, repair needs, etc. If you let them know what deals you may have coming up, even before you are ready to close on the B to C transaction they can be sure to have their financing and crews lined up too.

Share Marketing Tips

What is the biggest sticking point for more end buyers? It’s getting that property resold or rented so they can bring cash in and buy more inventory from you. Help them with that. It is only to your benefit. According to RealtyTrac flip times are at a new record high of over 6 months! That’s crazy. Start a real estate blog and share marketing tips to help them move their deals faster. Share tips you find via social media and email too. They’ll appreciate it, and you might generate more end buyer leads in the process.

Be Consistent

Stay consistent with your inventory conveyor belt, the quality and accuracy of your deals, the match for your end buyers, and the frequency. If they can rely on you to have the good deals when they want them then they will keep coming back.

 

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Facebook Hijacks Real Estate Investors’ Emails

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News broke this week of Facebook ‘hijacking’ user’s emails. So is this last straw and time to ditch the social network or are its marketing opportunities only getting better for real estate investors?

Bloggers broke the story about the social networking giant ‘forcing’ a new @facebook.com email address on its users and publicly displaying it on their timelines and pages. Many are annoyed by this and some may desire to block this and change the address but on the upside this means 900 million email addresses for real estate investors to grab from the web for future marketing. It potentially means an easier way to contact Facebook users, get them to like investors’ pages and offers a backup in case pages and fan lists are ever lost.

Some attention seeking reporters have been predicting the downfall of Facebook in 5 to 7 years from now but the reality is that share prices are moving back up and a new blitz of marketing opportunities are making the platform much more profitable and attractive for real estate investing pros. 7 years is a long way away and savvy investors could easily be retired by then is they hustle now.

New marketing opportunities being rolled out by Facebook include more targeted marketing with the Facebook Exchange, Sponsored Stories which can also be featured on Zynga and one click ad set up for adding affiliate products to offset marketing expenses.

Despite this all potentially leading to a lot more noise for consumers all at once, let’s face it, millions of users are hopelessly addicted to the social network and are no tied in tighter than ever, especially with the always on feature on the new iPhone OS. In fact, if real estate investors don’t have another mobile marketing strategy in place this is an easy and fast way to get on the train.
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