Vladimir’s Real Estate Services Inc to Parsons, Travis & Makaela, 1323 N 102nd St., . Ireland, Mike & Sandy to Willmes, Steven J, 617 Pier 2, $459,900.

What’s the best way to start real estate investing?

1.  Advertise in a newsletter

2. Place a classified ad or flyer in your daily newspaper.

Place weekly/monthly ads in the

Penny saver or other local weekly city paper.

3. Absentee Home Owners

homeowner’s association, church bulletin, school newsletter, chamber of

commerce, specialized industry.

4.  Place an ad in the local

Yellow Pages (print or online) – they even have targeted books just for certain


5.  Place an ad in online

classifieds – Craigslist, Merchant Circle, EBay, etc.

6.  Advertise a website using

free search engine optimization (SEO), backlinks, etc.

7.  Advertise a website using

pay-per-click and ad words – Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.

8.  Advertise using online paid

ads on various websites and mobile apps.

9.  Create a real estate blog


10.  Search the MLS for junker


11.  Search the MLS for recently

expired listings.

12.  Search the MLS for recently

withdrawn listings.

13.  Search the MLS for old

stale listings – listed for 90 days or more.

14.  Search the MLS for REOs and

other foreclosures.

15.  Search the MLS for specific

key words – “foreclosure, probate, fixer upper, etc.”

16.  Hire a Realtor to help you

find a great deal or one not yet in the MLS.

17.  Bandit signs (little cheapo

signs by the side of the road or nailed to a phone pole) – signs may be illegal

in some jurisdictions so check before putting them out.

18.  Drive neighborhoods looking

for For Sale by Owners / FSBO’s

19.  Call for sale by owner ads

in newspapers, Craigslist, other classifieds.  (Watch the Do Not Call


20.  Network on sites like

Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn with people looking to sell.

21.  Contact landlords who are

evicting a tenant.

22.  Contact landlords with

properties for rent.

23.  Contact multi-family

property owners – there are lots of tired landlords.

24.  Contact commercial property

owners – there are lots of people looking to sell or close their business if

they got the right offer.

25.  Pre-foreclosure and lis

pendens lists.

26.  Foreclosure auctions.

27.  Sherriff sale auctions.

28.  HUD home auctions.

29.  Tax deed auctions

30.  EBay and online auctions.

31.  Private auctions conducted

by auctioneers – online, on-site, or in a hotel ballroom.

32.  Contact probate owned

property owners.

33. Contact people holding estate

sales to see if the house is also for sale.

34. Contact divorce forced sales.

35. Contact people holding garage

sales and yard sales to see if the house is also for sale.

36. Properties with outstanding

building, health code, or code enforcement violations.

37. Properties with insurance claims

– fire, storm, sinkhole, earthquake, etc.

38. Contact out of state owners and

absentee landlords.

39. Networking with professional

people – attorneys, accountants, financial planners, surveyors, etc.

40. Network with service providers –

lawnmower service, pool service, contractors, roofers, handyman, etc.

41.  Network with your sphere of

influence – hand out your business cards to everyone you know.

42.  Join a local networking

group – chamber of commerce, Kiwanis club, garden club.

43.  Network at your local real

estate investment or landlord association.

44. Post ads with large employers,

military bases, hospitals, relocation companies.

45. Bird dogs that scout for deals

and bring them to you. (Paying a bird dog fee to unlicensed people may be illegal

in some states, so make sure to obey the law).

46. Buy from a property wholesaler.

47. Magnetic car sign.

48. Bus stop benches.

49. Shopping cart ads.

50. Billboards and other outdoor


51. Ads at venues – bowling alleys,

movie theaters, sports stadiums, baseball fields.

52. Ads on taxi cabs, buses, and

other vehicles – mobile billboards.

53. Clothing – T-shirts, baseball

hats, and book bags with your ad on them.

54.  Accessories to hand out –

magnetic calendars, ball point pens, drink holders with your ad on them.

55.  Sponsor a sports team and

advertise on their uniforms.

56.  Canvassing a neighborhood,

talk to neighbors, door hangers/fliers

57.  Radio ads and paid

programming shows.

58.  Television ads.

59. Direct mail and postcards – expired

listings, pre-foreclosure, probate, delinquent taxes, liens, absentee owners.

60. Private money lenders or people

holding seller financing that might consider selling their mortgage at a

discount in lieu of avoiding foreclosure.

61. People who have done a mortgage

modification or had a foreclosure dismissed within the recent past – odds are

they are still struggling.

62. Property owners in bankruptcy.

63. Property owners with tax liens,

judgments, or construction liens recorded against them.

64. Contact the person that owns the

judgment or construction lien that might sell at a discount instead of trying

to foreclose.

65. Property owners with HOA or condo

liens recorded against them.

66. Drive neighborhoods looking for

vacant and abandoned homes.

67. Properties with title problems.

68. Properties on state/county

government lands available for sale list.

69. Properties that can be combined

with others to make the whole parcel more valuable.

70. Properties that can have the

zoning or land use changed to make the parcel more valuable.

71. Builders with excess inventory of

homes for sale.

72. Government agencies – FDIC, SBA,

USDA, VA, RICO, U.S. Customs, other federal, state, county, and city – all have

surplus, foreclosed, and seized properties.

73.  Properties with

environmental contamination or brownfields.

74.  Condominium conversions

with multitudes of unsold units.

75.  Developers with unsold

empty lots and other inventory.

76.  IRS Auctions.

77.  Appraisers and Realtors®

doing price opinions (BPOs) on foreclosures.

78.  Houses with overgrown yards

and high grass.

79.  Houses with blue tarps on

the roof.

80.  Houses with boarded up

doors and windows.

81.  Contact community banks and

credit unions regarding their REO inventory.

82.  Contact finance companies

regarding their delinquent loans and REO inventory.

83.  Contact bail bondsman

regarding their delinquent loans and REO inventory.

84.  Network with credit repair

companies to assist their customers that must sell.

85.  Farm specific neighborhoods

and become the resident expert.

86.  Funeral homes and


87.  Network with real estate

servicers – title companies, insurance agents, mortgage brokers and lenders –

everybody knows someone in distress.

88.  Old people in big houses –

empty nesters.

89.  Mobile home parks that

allow rental units – get to know the park manager.

90.  Network with home


91.  Network with termite (WDO)

and pest control companies.

92.  Network with moving


93.  Local housing authority

with a list of Section 8 landlords.

94.  Door hanger flyers.

95.  Pizza boxes.

96.  Mail carrier and other

delivery people. They know the empty houses in the area.

97.  Free & clear houses.

They might sell with seller financing.

98.  Move-up buyers.

People that need to sell and get a bigger house but feel stuck.

99.  Military transferees.

100. Properties that can be

subdivided or re-developed.

101.Vacant or Abandon properties

102. Tired Landlords

103. List of eviction court attendants

104.Landlords who own more than one property with back taxes

105.Property Owners whose assessment went up

106.properties that were owned by investors that went out of business

107.Tax delinquent home owners

108. Place we buy houses flyers/ business cards at unemployment offices

109. Keep brainstorming for new ideas

… be creative.

Hope that gets you started !!!