Hi everyone, I'm learning real estate hands on by doing bird dogging. I have some investors already willing to work with me so I have that step down, but now I'm stuck and what to do now. How do I find these deals that are off market, what kind of homes should. I target and what are the best ways to find them? Also if they are vacant homes, absentee owner, or something else like that, how would you get in contact with the owner? When I do find these properties and the owners, what should I say to the owner for marketing myself? And overall how would I start out with bird dogging, and how much does it cost for marketing and everything? Please help me, I'm trying to make a good name for myself, thanks! Also if any of you would like to talk some more please pm me as well, I'd really appreciate your help!
Hey there, I'm also in the process of Driving for Deals in Seattle and understand your confusion.
Checkout this helpful article https://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2013/05/0...
I don't think there is a part 2 to this so don't waste time looking.
@Jonathan McKinley how would you find these owners after you find the properties?
Hey Michael, I'm in Houston and the city has s website that provides tax info on homes. I would search in your city for that
Like mentioned above, I'm in PA and the county tax assessment site has everyone's name and address that the property is owned by listed online. You could get these addresses and start sending out mailers. I believe one of Josh's books from bigger pockets talks about this exact strategy. I'll check now and see if I can find it.
Sorry I meant Brandon's book. It's the book on rental property investing. You can find it on the bigger pockets website.
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