Is the MLS the only way to find real estate deals?
The MLS is a good way to find deals but there are many more options available to you. Some may require more work or even some start up cash but may lead to potentially better deals. You could try a few of the following.
- Direct mailing
- Courthouse Auction
- Driving around your area for properties up for sale in need of work
- Advertising on social media about what you're looking for
- Networking with other investors a.k.a word of mouth
I find most of my deals on the MLS, some off market with contacts who hit me up
I goto Craigslist and type in seller and buyer