So as Ive been reading through Deans books and going through the website, Ive thought the whole time building a sellers list will be the easy part and building the buyers list, especially cash buyers, will probably be more difficult. I am focusing on contracts to start, have a buyers list ready to go (with a couple literally ready to buy today) and have no properties to put on contract and sell them. So far I have been looking online at websites like Zillow, looked in the classifieds here, used search engines like google, have responded to for rent ads on Craiglsist (which seems to be the most promising yet), ads on this site, and of course am constantly looking when driving. I did post an ad like Matt Larons letter looking for a Real Estate agent (thinking they could help me make offers like crazy, locate properties, and end up with some at discounts low enough) on Craigslist and didnt get a single response to any of the ads. I am going to try again and and change up a few things. I want to do some signs and flyers, and have started purchasing supplies for them and am trying to decide the content and lay out. Problem with doing those is that I have no alternate phone number to put on them. I am trying to keep costs down as much as possible until I start actually closing deals. I have a goal to close my first by the end of June. I put an ad, as many suggested, on Craigslist needing buyers for properties at 30-50% off, have responded to ads myself, etc. And the buyers have come. I just feel like Im kind of dead in the water. I keep plugging away at for rent ads-asking if they are willing to sell (and between playing e-mail tag and trying to find a seller motivated enough to come to a discounted price, its taking a while and still have yet to find a property) I feel like it may be months before I find a property that fits criteria to put on contract and close on. In all of my research I have seen over and over again that in Oregon and Washington, properties at this discount are more difficult to find than anywhere else. Im trying to keep that out of my head and remember it can be done anywhere. Any suggestions? If I can just lock up the properties under contract, I could do several deal literally this week!