By Charles And Kim Petty
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If you have entered the real estate market with an aim to buy and sell properties on a fast track, then you may need to cultivate lists that can easily help you to pick up the right properties at the right price and time. Cultivating such a list is not very difficult, if you put your mind and some effort into it. Here are some tips on how to cultivate lists to help you pick up properties.
Browse Through Different Media You should look up advertisements in various newspapers that mention sellers that are in the market with an aim to sell their properties. You can also browse through advertisements that are printed in various real estate magazines by various builders that could be offering their ready-made homes or condos for sale or even homes that are in the pre-construction stage. You can feed all this in your PC or laptop by using any spreadsheet application. You can also sort the data according to the home size, prices or any other way that you desire.
Join Your Local Real Estate Association You can also join your local real estate association or any other forum, where people with similar interests meet on a regular basis and exchange valuable data on the real estate market. This will also help you to compile a list of sellers that want to sell their properties.
Identify Your Sellers Your would-be sellers can be classified into separate categories. They might be investors like you, who just want to flip the property after booking their profit or they might be real estate agents or brokers trying to sell properties that belong to their clients or they might just be actual sellers. Your response to their queries should be different in each of these cases and you should develop tact and negotiation skills, in order to deal with such diverse sellers. You might also find rehabbers, who buy, renovate and sell properties. In this method, you could pick up a recently renovated home that could be as good as new.
Keep Your Eyes And Ears Open You can also cruise around in your neighborhood and look up any moving vans that could be picking up household stuff. You could also keep in touch with the moving company employees or even the local postman that can provide you with invaluable knowledge on any of the owners, who could be moving out of the neighborhood.
Contact The Sellers Call up the sellers from that list and note down the finer details of their properties, such as their asking price, any mortgages that might be on the property and the time frame, within which they want the deal to be completed. Next, check the property prices that are prevalent in that neighborhood, so as to come to a conclusion as to the actual rate in that neighborhood. All this data should be available at your fingertips, so that if need be, you can quickly make a decision, in case you have a ready buyer for that property.
Compile A Buyers List Along with your sellers list, you will also need to compile and then cultivate a buyers’ list that can lift the property off your hands, as soon as you purchase it.
In order to compile and cultivate lists that help you, not only to pick up great properties, but also help you to flip them on a faster basis, you will need to merge data from various sources into a single list. Therefore, by cultivating lists, you can make faster decisions and this can help you to pick up prime properties.
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