Vacant/Boarded up homes question? - Posted by Mac

Posted by Kristine-CA on July 29, 2004 at 24:17:51:

If you search the archives on this site for info about vacant properties, you will find lots of ideas for finding owners. There is an article by Michaela Graham in the how-to section that gives lots of suggestions for finding owners. Reading up on the topic should give you some starters. If you still have questions, come back here and we can brainstorm with you. Finding owners is one of my specialties, but it is a numbers game. Kristine

Vacant/Boarded up homes question? - Posted by Mac

Posted by Mac on July 26, 2004 at 23:00:16:

Hi- New to this site. New as a Realtor as well. So here goes…

Have found about 3-4 homes in my area that are boarded up or vacant and in bad shape. I have found through tax records the owners names and addressess. One owner bought the house in the late 70’s and the only address I have is the same. May be that she has passed. Any thoughts or suggestions here?

The next question is, what steps should I take to try to get some of these in my portfolio. How should I make contact, and what should I say?

Is there anyone who has done this?

Thanks in advance!!