Re: Who works the OBITS and - Posted by Kristine-CA
Posted by Kristine-CA on July 21, 2002 at 15:48:18:
Paula: I don’t work the obits, but I do work the probate listings. In my area, the real property involved is listed in the filing info. If I am interested I send letters to executor or administrator-to-be. I have found the attorneys to be of very little use overall. Except for my first deal where the attorney put the executor in touch with me, most attorneys I have written to or spoken with have seemed quite unhelpful and I have no way of knowing whether my interest or offers ever gets to their clients. I end up talking to the attorney in many cases, but now only after the heir puts me in touch with them.
To me, writing to executors or those in succession to property feels respectful. If they are filing probate, most likely they are already on to the business (emotionally and physically) of dealing with the deceased’s property and assets.
I don’t mention anything about finding the property in probate. My letter asks if they are interested in selling their property at … and if they are to consider letting me make an offer.
Just my experience so far. Sincerely, Kristine