What other ways can I find probate leads other than visiting courthouse?
@Louise Whidby-Drake Google search for orphans court or registrar of wills.
Hi @Louise Whidby-Drake.
I too have been checking on/researching probates as well. I typically use the local newspaper and the county probate court websites. There are some services that sell probate leads, but from my research some can be unreliable so be careful on the aspect. I also listen to investor podcasts and some suggest to build relationships with attorneys that specialize in estate settlements/probates. Working with realtor's is another. Lastly, perhaps advertise in the newspaper or online and let them contact you. Some of the veterans may know of more/better ways, but hope that helps.
The courthouse is a potential goldmine. Not just probates. So go and learn and along the way you may meet somebody who collects these leads and doesn't work them, they sell them. I have met a couple.
When I moved to my present state I happened to meet a guy in the library reading the ads in the paper looking for a job. I said to him find anything worth going after? He said not today. I asked how long have you been looking and he answered over 4 years. That led to he lost his job, of 24 years when the company folded, just weeks after his wife had been killed in a auto accident. And his age and the new skill sets employers were looking for just put him into a life of applying. He wasn't even getting the boot with the very old your over qualified brush off. Not even fast food work. He was actually homeless.
Very long story shortened I said in you spare time if you want to try it you can do something that will free me up to do other things and you can make some money doing it, and I started him off on the probates and later other things, He did a great job,I taught him to wholesale and he worked his tail off and made money. Enough to buy a brand new top of the line pickup truck, paid for in cash, and a fat bank account so he could return to his home town where he had family.
I used someone to do the same thing when I was in California. So maybe do it yourself and when your ready hire and train someone. Never found this stuff online and the few list makers I tried were not worth the money.
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