Posted by Ed in Idaho on June 10, 2008 at 15:55:59:
Well, my town is fairly small and I used to be on the city council here, so I know everyone, and I think a lot of this type of information gathering is ‘who you know’!!! I’ll say that again ‘IT"S WHO YOU KNOW!!!’
Aside from public information, getting the type of info that puts you ahead of the other guy is going to be ‘who you know’. And aside from that, I would go into the city water billing department, and ask them about such a thing. Never hurts to ask and it may lead in different directions you haven’t thought of before. Again I would take in business cards that say finders fees paid for leads that result in purchases. Find the right person and you may get the leads on people who are so far behind on their water bill, it will be shut of soon. Can you say ‘possible motivated seller’! But keep in mind many of these may be renters…but then that leads to the landlord being a possible ‘motivated seller’…it just never ends.
How find Vacant houses - Posted by sean
Posted by sean on June 08, 2008 at 12:18:14:
is there a way to find a list of vacant houses without driving around looking, I asked the postman, they dont know what im talking about
Re: How find Vacant houses - Posted by IB (NJ)
Posted by IB (NJ) on June 09, 2008 at 05:52:08:
Check your municipality’s city hall. Some will keep a list of houses that are vacant.
Everyone wants a shortcut - Posted by Jimmy
Posted by Jimmy on June 09, 2008 at 04:21:42:
get in your car!!!
how can you know if don’t drive by - Posted by steve
Posted by steve on June 08, 2008 at 12:39:20:
how can you know if vacant if you or someone else doesn’t drive by it???
1 idea along this line - Posted by Ed in Idaho
Posted by Ed in Idaho on June 09, 2008 at 10:13:50:
In my area I can get a list of properties who either have the water shut off or are on a reduced ‘minimum non use’ rate. I would still have to ‘weed out’ the vacant from the second home owner people (maybe they want to sell there second home) You may be able to do the same thing with other utilities.
And I don’t think the postman was approached correctly. Give the postal carrier a few of your business cards with the ‘Finders Fees Paid’ in bold type on the back and front. See if that jogs his memory about a couple of vacant houses on his route.
Re: 1 idea along this line - Posted by Jesse
Posted by Jesse on June 10, 2008 at 10:48:57:
How would i get a list of properties that have shut off their water or put them on a reduced minimum non use rate.