Honestly, finding a local real estate agent sounds easy enough, right? WRONG! You are a wholesale real estate investor so you need to determine if you are potential competition or potential benefit to the the real estate agent you are contacting in your area and you need to be clear about what it is you’re asking of and what it is you can be of assistance with in their line of work (ex.: You have a difficult time with a seller meeting your offer. This can be a property you can refer the real estate agent to along with the number the sellers is asking- which is likely below market but not enough for you to get the deal done. This would be a coup for the real estate agent because the could be potentially list the property on the MLS for lower than market price thereby, selling it quickly and collecting their commission.)
Do your due diligence when searching for a local real estate agent to work with. It goes without saying that every real estate agent is not in good ethnical standing and one very good place to start is asking for two or three client referrals whom the agent has dealt with. You can begin your local real estate agent search several or all of the following ways:
Facebook.com (join real estate groups); biggerpockets.com; connectedinvestor.com; or referrals from someone you know that’s used a real estate agent to help them purchase or sell their real estate property.
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I want to encourage you to not think you’re alone when the results aren’t happening the way you think they should. Review your steps against the proper steps to make sure you’re on point. It’s understandable that you may have to tweak here and there but don’t try to reinvent the wheel.