Ideas for Absentee Owner Direct Mail

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Hi. I'm totally new to real estate investing but at least I have an affinity for it. But marketing? It actually scares me. I'm the type of person that will throw junk mail into the trash can without reading it. The irony is, I'm thinking of starting a direct mail campaign for absentee owners in the Raleigh, NC area. I want to buy properties so I can use it for rental. I will most likely use traditional mortgage (with 20% down) to buy their properties. 

But I don't know where to start. I am hoping people can send me ideas of what to write. I hope people can respond like this for example:

MEDIUM: Large Postcard

TEXT: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

or


MEDIUM: Typed letter on white paper and white envelope

TEXT: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Thank you so much in advance! I'm not sure if Triangle Area based investors will feel comfortable sending their "secret sauce" to me but I hope investors from other states can help a newbie out. 

@Christopher R.  

Hi Christopher,

I have not done any direct mail campaigns yet, but have been collecting information on it in preparation for when I come to that point in my business plan.

Here is what I have discovered:

Listsource for acquiring lists of potential deals based on the target market:

http://www.listsource.com/homepage/index.htm

Yellow Letters for putting together the material you are referring to:

https://www.yellowletters.com/category

BP podcast:

http://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2014/07/31...

Good luck, chris

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