Posted by don, sdca on March 02, 2001 at 17:15:59:
Your talking about one of the hottest submarkets in San Diego and you’re right there aren’t many FSBOs in this area.
Not knowing where you are its kind of hard to offer suggestions, but I’d look at sandiegoinsider.com for the classifieds in the Union-Tribune and “pound the phone” and find a good, agressive realtor in the area and let them know what you want. Most well priced houses in the area sell in a matter of days, so be prepared with “your ducks in a row”.
Another obvious idea is to call on properties for rent and see if you can do a PactTrust/LO, etc. by paying higher rent (still less than typical mortgage payment), or trading, etc for an option or equity participation.
Hope this helps - good luck!