Posted by Eric Medemar on March 26, 2008 at 08:23:54:
For one thing I would always recommend building your buyers list before you start looking at homes, then you don’t need to worry about where you will be advertising because you will already have buyers lined up.
I bought Vena’s course and that was one of the major disappointments of her course is that she spends very little time teaching you about finding buyers and the importance of finding them BEFORE you find sellers.
You do have a couple of options when you advertise the home don’t put the address in your listing, just put the side of town and the specifics other than the address, then tell the people who call that you have the home under contract but have decided to sell the contract so they are suppose to call you instead of the realtor.
The other is to do what you have been doing but contact the agent ahead of time and let them know that you would like the calls about the home forwarded to you, or that you would like to have them take their sign out of the yard. (I don’t like this method as much)
I am both a licensed realtor and a real estate wholesaler so I have been at both sides of the coin and that is what has worked the best