I get lots of emails from folks asking me how do I find buyers? So I'm going to answer everyone like this:
Finding investors and buyers IS an important step. But, it's not the first step.
Finding the deal is the first step. Let me repeat this. Finding the DEAL is the first step! Yes, that sounds crazy, but it's true! I'll tell you why... When I first wanted to get started in rei I was working for a mortgage/real estate company at the time. I told my boss,(who was also a childhood friend) that I wanted to start investing in real estate. His asked me are you afraid to 'lock up' a deal? I said "no". He said you lock up a deal and I'll fund it, but I felt like he didn't take me very seriously. So I went out and found one, it didn't appraise and he wouldn't fund it, but I knew it was a GOOD deal. So I found another mortgage company that would fund it. A year later I sold it, paid back the mortgage company (including the penalties for paying the mortgage off early) and STILL walked away with $48,000 in my pocket! I'm NOT bragging folks, I'm just using this as an example. Now, my point is, that until I had showed him I would lock up a deal, he didn't take me seriously. So finding the deal and locking it up gives you ALL the power, and YOU are in control... Now people know you're serious and that gives you credibility! Use the escape clauses if you don't find the buyer that's what they're for. Give yourself 45-60 days to close, so you have plenty of time to market the deal.
But don't spend all your time trying to find buyers... Find the DEAL first and they will come!
Psalms 118:23 "This is the LORD's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes."