I have found a new way to be one of the first to find houses that are going to become vacant. Houses are easy to find...it is just the good quality buyers that are hard to locate. LOL!
This is a totally free site to subscribe to.
Anyway...subscribe to your local www.freecycle.org
This is the Yahoo community where people give away and ask for items you or they no longer want. The idea of Freecycle is to give personal items to people who need them (for free) in order to keep it out of the local landfills. Recycling!
Anyway...I have started closely watching people who are constantly giving stuff away. Then I will privately email them and say something like......."do you still have the lamp or items you were trying to give away? I notice you have been sharing a lot of your items lately...are you moving? The reason I ask is I am currently looking to buy houses all over central Arkansas and thought you might have or know of houses for sale in your area. I also sell homes at wholesale prices."
This will usually strike up a conversation like "yeah I am moving and would like to sell or I am moving and looking for a good deal on a house etc...or they may simply be cleaning out their house and have no need at all to buy or sell. I notice a lot of them will say they don't need to sell or buy but they do have a friend who is getting ready to buy or sell.
Just don't make it obvious that you are soliciting for buyers and sellers or the owner of the Freecycle will kick you off the site. LOL! Always include a message and show interest about items they are giving away.
Another thing...when you go to subscribe to the Freecycle (which is a Yahoo group) the owner will ask you WHY you want to be a part of this community.
You tell them you want to help keep the landfills clean by giving your items to people who need them. IF you say you are there simply to get items people no longer want they will refuse your application. LOL!
The subscription/application is totally free and is a great resource to find people wanting to sell and or buy houses.
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