Posted by Anne-ND on March 07, 2002 at 09:12:49:
Jack Miller suggests going to garage sales and practice your negotiating skills with the sellers (in a friendly way). You can also hand out business cards at garage sales. There were some nice posts about 18-24 months ago about REIs who found unlisted houses for sale by going to garage sales (often those holding them are thinking about moving).
The other thing I like to do on weekends is go to open houses and chat with agents/sellers. It’s a good way to spread the word about what you do, and months later I’ve gotten calls from sellers who heard about us from an agent or friend.
Both of these are time-intensive, and if you’re somewhere cold you may not have any garage sales right now, but you get the idea: tell everyone what you do!