Real Estate Wholesaling Questions & Answers

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Derek Smith
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Bill Walston
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Replied Oct 1 2011, 12:46

Hi Derek - I use google voice (forwarded to my cell) for my bandit signs. A big plus is that I can get a local number for pretty much any market that I choose to work. The only minor disadvantage is that when the number is forwarded my cell voice mail picks up the call (not my GV voice mail) if I choose not to answer.

As far as I know, the numbers cannot be traced back to an individual.

I know of a few investors who will purchase a prepaid cell phone to use for their bandit signs.

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Derek Smith
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Derek Smith
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Replied Oct 1 2011, 12:58

Thank you Bill I am going to research this as it is probably cheaper. The service I was signing up to is 6.95 per month for 3500 minutes. I forgive me but what is a GV voice mail?

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Derek Smith
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Derek Smith
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Replied Oct 1 2011, 13:01

Never mind...GV is google voice!

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Bill Walston
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Replied Oct 1 2011, 13:10
Originally posted by Derek Smith:
Thank you Bill I am going to research this as it is probably cheaper. The service I was signing up to is 6.95 per month for 3500 minutes. I forgive me but what is a GV voice mail?

Much cheaper - GV is free :)

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Derek Smith
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Derek Smith
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Replied Oct 1 2011, 21:06

Thank you Bill. My account is set up and I have my number. Now I am ordering my first set of signs.

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Rob Gillespie
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Replied Oct 2 2011, 10:03

Derek,

It is not like they are gonna show up at your home, if they really want you, they will call you to come out and see a home, when you get there you will get nailed. LOL!

The biggest problem is getting them taken down. It is just part of the game. :mrgreen:

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Bill Walston
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Replied Oct 2 2011, 10:56
Originally posted by Rob Gillespie:
Derek,

It is not like they are gonna show up at your home, if they really want you, they will call you to come out and see a home, when you get there you will get nailed. LOL!

Ha! Never thought of that...the devious rascals! Another reason I'm glad I make it a point not to run out to look at single family homes until I have a contract :-)

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Bryan Hancock
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Replied Oct 2 2011, 10:59

The "police" in Round Rock go to all sorts of extremes to nab those criminal bandit sign posters ;-) Sting operations are not uncommon from what I have heard. It is a good thing they are spending their time doing that while people can steal my tailgate from my driveway and the cops ask me what I want them to do about it!

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Chris Clothier
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Chris Clothier
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Replied Oct 2 2011, 11:17

What Rob posted has happened to my older brother, Kent twice down in South Florida. Great sounding phone call comes in from a really motivated seller only to be handed a ticket and a fine and a time frame for removal of signs!

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Derek Smith
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Derek Smith
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Replied Oct 2 2011, 14:33

Thanks folks for you great advice and comments. Have you figured out a way to screen you caller to make sure it is legit. Bill mentioned not going to the house until he has a contract. I am new so how do you get the contract w/o seeing the place first Bill? Or are you buying site unseen? Thanks you all so much for your kindness.

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Bill Walston
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Bill Walston
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Replied Oct 2 2011, 22:40
Originally posted by Derek Smith:
Thanks folks for you great advice and comments. Have you figured out a way to screen you caller to make sure it is legit. Bill mentioned not going to the house until he has a contract. I am new so how do you get the contract w/o seeing the place first Bill? Or are you buying site unseen? Thanks you all so much for your kindness.

I began getting a property under contract "sight unseen" years ago in order to keep sellers from wasting my time and theirs. I just make my offer contingent on my inspection of the property. Do I always make my offer sight unseen? No. But that's my usual practice.