Posted by Jimbob on December 13, 1999 at 15:50:53:
How about putting yourself in the sellers shoes? Ask yourself before I would let someone I don’t even know take over my property, what kinds of re-assurances would I want to hear? What would really make me feel at ease letting this person take over my house?
Such as: Landscaping, painting, general cleaup, re-carpeting, marketing, and selling the property within 1 year (the less time you have control of the property, the less risk for everybody).
Also, when the market is hot, sellers don’t need to cater to people with no money, if you bide your time, keep studying and asking questions, when the makets cool down, you’ll be ready to make your move.