Using low tech, high return methods
If you read the post here regarding how to find homebuyers you already know my opinion of the foreclosure market place and how it can dramatically increase your real estate leads. Sticking with the concept of foreclosures, here is a great way to generate real estate leads and how to find homebuyers.
Here is what you are going to find:
Either way you win. Just remember you are trying to find homebuyers so you have to ask the right questions. No one wants to answer the door and find a solicitor on their stoop. You have to project the concept that you are not trying to sell anything. You are providing a needed service. You are informing them of a situation that could be beneficial to them either directly or indirectly. If the person that answers the door owns their home, they are interested in getting the foreclosure sold so that they don’t have a vacant house or worse, an eye sore on their street. They will be happy to help you if you ask the right questions. This is a rarely used and highly effective method to the question of how to find homebuyers.
This method doesn’t always payoff in instant sales, but if you do it several times you will find out that the homebuyers that you are looking for are right across the street more often than you might think.
This is a gutsy move with a nice pay off. Diamonds in your own back yard. My one question is some homes have no solicitor signs. Should a real estate agent ignore this since this is more of a survey?
The reason this system works is that it is gutsy and requires a degree of commitment that few real estate professionals have. This is what will set you apart and why it works. This system is not for everyone but for those that use it the rewards can be fantastic!
This takes a lot of guts, I hate when people come to my door trying to sell me things. It is funny that as a real estate agent that I hate being sold…when that is what I do every single day. I can see how some would struggle to separate themselves from a sales person to someone just looking to help out a community. That is a tricky conversation that not everyone can have. But if you have the guts and attitude for it, more power to ya! I for one will not be trying this, although i can see how it could pay off with those gems hidden in plain sight!