Posted by Jim IL on June 02, 1999 at 23:50:08:
I have not ever found a home this way, but I do have some postal workers advised of what I’m looking for.
I would not advise sending a letter or post card to the post office.
The supervisors might frown upon thier carriers doing this, “while on duty”. (Delivering the mail is your job Johnny, not house hunting!)
But, get to know the carriers in your area, and advise them of your criteria and then give them a business card or 50. Be sure to tell them what they get IF they bring you a home.
My postal carrier covers more than half of my town, and he has brought me some vacant homes, and even let slide that one homeowner confided in him they were moving soon, due to a pending foreclosure.
Unfortunately, the homeowner was WAY behind and overencumbered, so it made no sense to deal with them.
So, go for it, but do it quietly.
And, let us know how it works for you,