How to Create Your Buyers List

What is a Buyers List?

Simply put, a buyers list is a list of real estate investors who are regularly looking to buy real estate.  They usually are looking for pre-listings and houses that are just coming on the market.  

You can use this list of buyers for leads on not only your flips, but houses you wish to wholesale or sell on assignment!

How Do You Create Your List?

One of the best ways to create your buyers list is to attend foreclosure and real estate auctions in your area.  While you are there, you can network and find buyers.  It's important to get not only their contact info, but also what type of houses and price ranges they are looking for, and in what geographic areas.

Another way to create your buyers list is through FaceBook.  You can find real estate investor groups.  Post to them saying you are looking for buyers.  It's great if you have a specific property you can mention with this post.  Ask them to private-message (PM)...

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Tips on Selling Assignments

Selling on Assignment

Selling on assignment refers to having a house in contract to purchase, and you assign the contract to another buyer for a finder's fee or commission.  This is one of several ways of making money in real estate, particularly in hot markets.

Tips on Assignment

Be upfront with the seller if you plan to assign the contract.  Leaving it to the fine print to inform the seller is a sure way to cause bad feelings.  You do not have to disclose any particulars with the seller.

Absolutely, under no circumstances, let the assignee (the person you are assigning the contract to) inspect the property without you present.  You want to be involved in any communication that goes on between the seller and the assignee.  

Make sure that your contract has strong enough wording to allow you to assign it.

Ensure that you have a solid signed contract with the seller before having any potential assignee inspect the property.

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