craigslist real estate leadsIt’s Friday and I plan on keeping it short and sweet.  🙂

Topic for you real estate investors today is how to use existing Craigslist real estate homes for sale and rental advertisements & listings to find deals and motivated sellers.

So I bet usually you go to the craigslist.org and go straight to the housing/real estate homes for sale section right?

STOP!

Today do something different. Go to the the  craiglists housing section for apt/housing.  This area is where you will find all of your apartment, duplexes and homes for rent.

Opportunity: Chances are there might be weary burnt out landlord , an out of town owner or a family that just inherited property that did not want with – all listing their real estate for rent. Perfect motivated sellers I would say. Also some desperate owners list their home for sale and at the same time list it for rent. That should jump out at you and scream OWNER IN DISTRESS.

How To “Capititlize”: Respond to their ad with a offer to buy or help them with their real estate problem. Their problem can become your profitable real estate investment and you take a “burden” off of their plate.

Sample Email For Motivated Sellers & Distressed Landlords

Here is a sample email response to a craigslist real estate advertisement you can use to find more real estate deals and motivated sellers:

SAMPLE #1: We saw your advertisement for your rental.  Our company is looking to acquire additional rentals.  If you are interested in selling we would love to talk with you.  Please go to our website at http://www.website.com for more information about what we do. You can always contact me directly via phone or email with information listed below.

We are investors not brokers so this is not a solicitation for a listing.

 Sincerely,

 Your Company Name Here

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Sample #2: I saw your advertisement for your rental.  If you are interested in selling or tired of dealing with tenants I would love to talk with you. I am an investor so this is not a solicitation for a listing. I am in a position to buy rental houses cash and can close quickly.  Your property may fit my criteria.  Can you please contact me directly via phone or email with information listed below.

 Sincerely,

 Your Name Here

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Feel free to modify it to best fit your real estate investing criteria and exit strategy.

Have a great real estate investing day!

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