Posted by Rob FL on January 03, 1999 at 11:35:46:
Most states require realtors to state they are realtors in their advertising. I would dare to so about 70% of the properties I have bought have been without a realtor (sad to say since I am a realtor). Here is a list of things to look for: classified ads, drive-by road or yard signs (ie For Sale By Owner), abandonned properties (high weeds), empty properties (the telltale sign is no curtains or blinds in the windows), tired landlords, foreclosures, probate, etc. Get the picture.
Hope that helps.