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TIPS TO GET YOUR PROBATE BUSINESS STARTED TODAY ............ 1

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At any one point in time there is more than $600B in Residential Real Estate properties on the market across the US. Executors of Estates frequently need money, so bargains are not hard to find.

Tips to Get Your Probate Business Started Today

Every year millions and millions of people say that they want to ditch their nine to five jobs and start their own business.  There is a small percentage that do and an even smaller that succeed.  If you want to become one of the success stories, then you need to take a close look at investing in probates and get started today.

Getting started in probates is easy.  The first step is to understand how to find probate properties.  All probates are listed in local county courthouses and while you could go

there and sift through all the records, that would take a lot of time!  Get access to a lead service and you will find timely viable leads right in your own neighborhood. 

The next step is to start a mailing to the Executors of the probates.  They have the ability to sell the property in the estate.  Mail a postcard to them every thirty days.

Use these tips to get a quick start on your probate business.  You can success with your own real estate investment business in probates!

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PROBATE WATCH

So many beginning probate investors worry that there aren’t enough properties for them to choose from.  In fact, it is just the opposite.  Experts estimate that each month more than 30,000 probates enter the market in each state.  That means that homes, rental properties, businesses, vacation properties, commercial real estate and personal items will need to be sold in each and every state.  Probate leads stay viable for twelve to eighteen months after they enter the market.  The compiling of new and existing leads means that there are tons of options available for anyone who is interested in investing in probate real estate.  No matter where you live there are options for probate investing.

   
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The spring real estate market is one that is unique during the entire year.  So many people choose this time of year to move and purchase a new home.  If you are a probate real estate investor then this is a great time to get your properties ready and on the market if you are planning on getting them sold.

Preparing your property and advertising it well are the two

 

WHAT IS THE BEST METHOD TO COMMUNICATE WITH EXECUTORS?

Executors are very busy people.  With their own lives to live as well as the responsibility of  ensuring that their loved one’s estate gets closed on time, getting their attention can be challenging. Keep this in mind when you send any type of mailings to a probate property.  Postcards with compelling headlines can help you to break through and get a return contact from an Executor.  Think about what they need and what problems you can solve before you create your postcard and see your level of contact increase dramatically.

Spring Real Estate Strategies

The place to begin is at www.usprobateleads.com.

key strategies for getting a home sold during the spring selling season.  After a winter season, the home’s curb appeal may need a bit of work.  Simply edging the beds and adding mulch can freshen up the front of the home.  Make sure that tree branches and bushes are neatly trimmed and not covering up the home so that people can really see it when they arrive.  You can even add a wreath or front door mat to welcome potential buyers.

Inside the home, first impressions count.  Make sure the space is lit and the windows
 

have been washed so they let the maximum amount of light into the home.  Freshly painted walls and ceilings and new carpet can be one of the best ways to entice buyers. 

Getting the word out about your home is the best way to drive traffic.  Take out open house ads in your local paper and also put your home online.  This will help you to find buyers and take advantage of the spring selling season.

Prepare you home and advertise it for the best opportunities this spring real estate season.

Probate Leads represent the last major market untapped real estate market segment in the US today! Now is your opportunity to step into this market.

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Are the things you are “working on” making you money?  If you spend hours a day on your computer and don’t get out to see properties and contact Executors, then your work may not be working.  Make sure to look carefully at how you spend your time and use it on things that will bring you opportunities.

Sell or Rent Your Probate Properties?

When you add a property to your portfolio, one of the first questions to ask yourself is if it is a property that you want to hold or one you want to sell.  There are good reasons to do both.

The time to make the decision about selling or renting is before you actually purchase the property.  Take a look at market comparables in the area.  Have other homes been selling?  How long were they on the market?  How does the average price compare with the price that you can purchase the home for?  These important questions can give you data as to whether or not you are in a

position to resell the home.  Also consider how much work the home needs.  A home that is going back on the market will take more work than one that is being rented.  Home buyers expect a home that is ready to move into, where those who are renting aren’t as concerned about whether or not the kitchen

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has been updated. 

Another consideration is whether or not you are looking to develop a passive income stream.  Developing a passive income stream can be done through rentals which give you income each month.  Selling a home is a one-time boost to your finances. 

The key to making the decision is to do it before you purchase the home.  This will allow you to better calculate your financial gain.

   

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Consider Bankruptcy and Divorce Leads to Expand Your Business

There are many, many ways to find discounted properties that are currently on the market.  While you know all about probate properties and the benefits of working in that sphere, you may not be aware that there are great opportunities in the bankruptcy and divorce sectors as well.

Bankruptcy and divorce properties are often available because they have been ordered for sale by the court.  When a local court hears a case that involves property, they may tell the parties involved that they have to put their homes and personal property up for sale in order to close the case.

For many people, this means that they will be putting a home, commercial property, business or vacation home on the market in order to complete their legal filing. 

How does this benefit you as an investor?  These properties may offer more flexible pricing and quicker closing if the parties simply want to get out from under them.  For instance, couples that own a home together and are getting divorced may want to see the quick sale of their home so they can take their share of the proceeds and move on.  Likewise, those going through bankruptcy may have to sell some of

their belongings in order to satisfy creditors.  This, too, may make them more likely to want to sell quickly.

You can find out about these properties the same way that you would probate properties – by using a lead service.  A lead service can deliver timely, viable divorce and bankruptcy leads right to your inbox as a way to help you find real estate you can purchase for your portfolio. 

Divorce and bankruptcy leads can be a great way to diversify your property searches while adding to your real estate portfolio.  Try this innovative approach today!

EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS DURING 2016

There is so much more to a probate real estate business than just homes that are for sale.  The options are nearly endless.  Looking at ways to expand your business during 2016 can lead to new ways to bring in income. 

Instead of simply buying and selling homes, consider building a rental portfolio that will give you income for the long term.  You can also look at commercial properties such as office space, warehouses and restaurants.  Each of these are commonly sold as part of a probate and can offer you more income and a diversification to your portfolio.

Look to expand online as well.  Start a website or a blog on real estate investing and carve out a niche for yourself as the “go-to” expert in your area.  This will give you access to leads that haven’t even come on the market yet and the possibility to get really great deals.

Expand your business with new ideas and watch your profits increase!

Add Needed Services to Attract Executors

As you can imagine, Executors who are trying to finish closing an estate are really busy people.  With their own families and responsibilities, trying to clean out property, disperse personal items to family members who want them and file all of the legal paperwork that is required, they have little time to spare.

That is where you come in as a real estate investor. Instead of simply offering to purchase their property, you can offer services that will attract Executors because you are making their life easier.  These added services can round out your offerings as well as provide additional income for you. 

There are a wide range of services that you can offer that will help Executors.  What you want to think about is what kind of problems they might be having that you can solve.  For

instance, many Executors are faced with basements and garages that are chock full of personal items and items that have been collected over the years.  Offering a clean out service can be something that is very helpful for Executors.  You can use a team of people to quickly remove the items and get them off of the property.

Another area that can be of help to Executors is in taking care of rental properties.  Many times probates include rental units.  When a tenant moves out, someone needs to go in, clean the property, paint the walls and get the carpet cleaned.  If you can offer this type of service, you can not only help Executors, but real estate property managers as well, expanding your business.

Executors also have the problem of maintaining the property, especially if they don’t live in town.  Offering a property maintenance service, where you arrange for lawn mowing, trimming and snow removal, as well as checking the house on a weekly basis, can help you to service Executors and build a relationship with them. 

Thinking of your business in this way will help you to create new, creative ways to connect with Executors and put you in a great position to not only help them, but to be there when they need your services.  Think through the kinds of services you can offer to help families and you are sure to increase your profits!

 
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A Note from the Editor

Together, we can find those probate-related properties,
that will allow you to be a success in the probate area.

Mailings, finding leads, working with Executors – working in probate can be a fun-filled, challenging way to build a business.  The best way to be successful is to partner with people who know the business and get the support and quality information that you need.

That is exactly what we offer at US Probate Leads.  We are the industry leader in probate, divorce and bankruptcy leads throughout the United States.  We provide our investors with timely, viable leads that will help you to find exactly the right

properties for your portfolio. 

In addition to offering leads, we also can give you the support that you need in order to move your business forward in 2016. From software that will help you to create and schedule your mailings to webinars and seminars that can take your business to the next level, we want to help you develop as an investor.  Also, we offer individual mentoring that can help you to better identify properties and understand the process.  This is a great service

whether you are a new investor or one who has been in the market for a while.  Call us today to get the help and support you need to make 2016 your best year ever!
 



For more information on our lead service and other products, visit our website today at:

www.usprobateleads.com

or feel free to give us a call at (877) 470-9751.

The sale of Probate Properties can bring you a major new source of income. Let US Probate leads show you how to participate in this exciting market!

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Next Issue –
March, 2016 Topics

The Power of Individual Mentoring

Building Links in the Community

Dealing with Challenging Families

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