Happy New Year BP family!
My name is Kevin, new to Real Estate investing. I'm starting my wholesaling journey currently and using craigslist for buyers. Any advice on finding quality sellers and buyers please let me know.
Also, are there any realtors in the Northern California (bay area) region or period who can pull some info off MLS for me as a newbie?
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Wow this is awesome thank you Dmitriy!!
Hi, Kevin! I’m a newbie in the Bay Area myself. BP and Meet Up groups are a great way to get the ball rolling. I’m currently in negotiations on my first property and I found it driving for dollars and door knocking. Door knocking isn’t the funnest method, but it does make you stand out.
If you’re interested in info on properties I recommend looking into Property Radar. You can find out who the owner is, their phone number and social media accounts, taxes and liens, comps, and transaction history of the property. Think they offer a 5 day trial.
@Andrew Jones wow Andrew! Thanks a lot man I just moved from rodeo literally 7 months ago! We definitely should link up. I'm going to take your advice on that. Do you use Craigslist at all? I've found a solid buyer on there and sending off letters for direct mail today!!
@Kevin Powell For sure! I’ll send you a colleague request.
Haven't used Craigslist yet. Been meeting people at REI groups though.
@Andrew Jones nice! Is there a set schedule in your area for the groups? I need to get me some business cards asap.
@Kevin Powell They all have there own schedules. Usually weekly or monthly. My work schedule hasn’t been great for consistency, so I don’t have one I go to regularly. BP has meetings under the network tab and you can search meetup.com
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