Getting ready to take the plunge Mountain View CA (Bay Area)

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So I recently decided to get into real estate investing in the bay area. Believe it or not their are still deals to be found in this area.  After a couple of months of research as well as some advice from some wonderful people I have decided to start off with wholesaling. I am currently trying to figure out the best way to find motivated sellers and end buyers. The marketing aspect seems to be what is freezing me. I love advice and opinions and bigger pockets podcast and blogs have been amazing. 

Hi @Shalom Boaz Dishon welcome to BP.  This is a great site to have all of your questions answered and great tool instrument as well.

Anyway, I am a wholesaler here in Southern California and what I usually do to find my motivated sellers is carefully plan out my target list and area.

1. Farm Area - What zip codes do I really want to reach out to. (high end, mid end, low end or war zone)

2. What type of homes am I looking to wholesale (SFR, Condos, Multi, or Mobile)

3. Am I looking for Owner Occupied or Absentee Owners

4. How should I market? Direct mail, flyers, driving for dollars, bandit signs and more.

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We are always looking for real wholesalers here in the Greater Bay Area.  Talk to some of the more sophisticated wholesalers on BP, and read a lot!  Come out and hang out with us at some of the local meetups and get to know us!

Thank you for the warm greetings. How would I find some of the local meet ups? As for the other questions, I would love to find absentee owners but I am not sure how realistic that is in this area. I already have a few zip codes in mind and I am trying to decided on my marketing strategy. Do I do mailings bandit signs etc. 

Welcome to Bigger Pockets @Shalom Boaz Dishon. I am in STL please let me know if you need anything. 

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