@Nick Causa - That, my friend, is the million dollar question! Seriously, the hardest part of what we do is finding off-market deals. My response really depends on how much you want to spend on finding the deal. The cheapest thing to do is "drive for dollars" and when you find something you like, follow up with calls, mailers, and door knocking on places that interest you. The more expensive options are doing mail campaigns or internet marketing. Though the problem with those is that you might end up getting lots of calls from sellers who have houses that might be great investments but not great for you to live in.
Another option is go to as many local REIA meetings as you can and start telling people exactly what you are looking to purchase. Networking like that can yield great results. If you are a cash buyer, ask to get on wholesalers buyer's list.
Lots of options out there.
Best of luck! Report back if/when you get your new place!
Thanks so much. Here’s a dumb question: when “driving for dollars” are you just going to any property and reaching out? Or following a list of owners who are behind on their mortgages?
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