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How Do Real Estate Gurus Find Good Deals?

Aug 17, 2007
Real estate gurus know the importance of marketing in this business. Marketing means that before anything, you need to develop a method that is going to define and identify the audience you are planning to target. You have to then attract them by using different means. However, there is one essential thing that you have to keep in mind. There should be a definite area that you need to specialize in. Trying to do too many things can cause problems. So choose your category first. Decide whether you want to specialize in single family homes, vacation property, condos, apartments, commercial properties such as hotels, shopping complexes, malls etc, or industrial land, farms etc. The possibilities are endless.

The next important step is to find good deals. Listed below are certain tips that will be helpful in this purpose:

Look at independent small publications, local papers and bulletin boards. In fact you could place advertisements for yourself so that people who want to sell can contact you directly before they put an advertisement for themselves.

Read the legal sections of real estate magazines and newspapers. Contact attorneys, heirs and sales in these sections. In fact it is also a good idea to contact those who have listed garage sales. This is because twenty percent of these people plan on moving out. Always be watchful. The chances of success will increase if your targeted area happens to be a large population center.

Keep an eye out for run down vacant houses. Neighbors of such homes usually know a lot about these. So talk to them. Ask about the owners and if they are interested in seeing the property restored. Try to contact home owners who are out of town through emails or phone once you get their property records.

You should watch out for tax sales, foreclosures, VA and HUD listed properties. An interesting tip that you must incorporate if you want to gain advantage over competition is to not let go of auctions that are held in bad weather. More often than not, the turn out here is very low. So this maximizes your chances of acquiring a property at low prices.

Do not be too selective. If you think that a property is good and can be sold off at a nice price then buy it quickly. If it is not your type, then you could always sell it to another investor. The trick is to look for distress sellers along with properties that are distressed.

Once you know how to find the best deals, you will definitely learn what to do next. This is what real estate gurus do. The important thing here is to not let go of any opportunity.
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James Klobasa, once broke with no job and $20,000 in debt made a choice that changed his life forever. That choice was investing in Real Estate. With the founder of, The Little Building Co. you too, can learn at Real-Real Estate Investing
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