Posted by Mark on May 07, 2000 at 09:19:36:
Ted, personally, I’ve never really liked dealing with real estate agents. But that’s not to say you should’nt. It’s all a matter of taste, and personality. I would rathet just deal with the homeowner. I don’t have the patience it takes for dealing with the realtors.As far as advertising goes., You have to approach it as a “component” of the business. I advertise in small local papers(Ocean County) and until recently, I was getting maybe 1-2 calls a week. Now I’m getting 5-7 a week and in the past 2 weeks I’ve gotten 2 deals from that litlle ad. So what I’m suggesting is use your little local papers, since they are cheap, and over time you will get the calls. Thats’ really all I do is run the ads. I use to send letters, postcards, reports, but that was time consuming. You just need to find your “groove” and focus on that. E-mail me if you ever need any thing.