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USE PROBATE LEADS TO AUGMENT YOUR EXISTING LEAD SOURCES ............. 1

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DISTRESSED PROPERTY LEADS:A STARTING POINT .......................................... 2

image DISTRESSED PROPERTY LEADS: MORE HOOPSTO JUMP THROUGH ............ 3
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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.

Use Probate Leads to Augment your Existing Lead Sources

The real estate market is hotter than it has been in a long time. At the moment, there are over 1.7 million real estate listings! So, if you are a real estate investor or realtor, this should be music to your ears.

There is a downside to a hot real estate market though: the potential to make good money in the real estate industry has also brought about a higher level of competition.

Many realtors and real estate investors will choose to use traditional lead sources. For

many, these sources will include distressed properties that are short sales or in foreclosures. The reason for this is the discounted price.

You however, need to be smarter than the competition. While there is nothing wrong with using foreclosure or short sale leads, you need to augment your lead sources. And that is where probate leads come in. These leads arise from the probate process and offer a huge variety of prime properties for the smart agents and investors. They can greatly enhance your business revenues.

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PROBATE WATCH

Are you intimidated by the thought of investing money in property under probate? You shouldn’t be. You will almost always find probate real estate at a discounted price. Executors and beneficiaries tend to be motivated sellers, which makes them more willing to sell their properties at a below-the-market value just to get rid of it. If you are a realtor, convince the sellers to include the property left behind as part of the deal. For many real estate investors, the possibility of acquiring the home with additional hidden treasures may just help them decide to buy. After all, the investors may be able to salvage what was left and sell it to offset the cost of purchasing the probate property. This kind of scenario benefits everyone.

 
   
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Americans have a lot of debt. According to NerdWallet’s 2015 American Household Credit Card debt Study, the average household has $132, 086 worth of debt. No matter which way you look at it, a six-figure debt is a lot to carry.

As a result of the huge debt that many people struggle with, balls tend to get dropped. When they do, people get behind on

 

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ONLINE REFERRAL MARKETING

Online referral marketing is the gift that keeps on giving. It entails having people recommend you as a real estate investor or agent simply because they are happy with your services.

There are multiple ways for people to promote your business. They can share the link to your Facebook page, retweet a link to your site, provide online reviews and ratings for your services and even directly recommend your business to anyone who is interested in your services. All you have to do is provide excellent services and encourage people to refer others to your site.

Distressed Properties Leads: A Starting Point

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

their payments. And when they do, creditors will start to demand for their dues. This situation in a nutshell, is one of the origins of distressed properties.

In the case of short sales, the net proceeds of the sale of the property will fall short of the debts secured by the liens against the property. As a result, all the creditors have to accept payments that are lesser than what they are owed.

In the case of foreclosures, the homes are sold because the homeowner has failed to keep
 

up with the mortgage payments.

With over 900,000 distressed homes being offered at as much as over 40% discount, real estate investors tend to pursue these leads first. And where the investors are, realtors tend to follow.

There is definitely nothing wrong with pursuing distressed property leads first because everyone has to start somewhere. However, the mistake many people do is to ignore all other lead sources alternatives that exist. And eventually, this will cost you.

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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Have you thought about investing in building your online reputation? Research shows that 65% of internet users consider online search as the most trusted source of information about people and companies.
Simply put, how you come across online will determine you’re the size of your client base.

Distressed Properties Come With Unhappy Homeowners

While distressed properties are popular, they come with their fair share if challenges.

For one, most homeowners, who still own or are about to be evicted from properties of this nature are not happy with the circumstances under which they find themselves. You may therefore have to deal with reluctant sellers who are not interested in cooperating. These people may even try to fight the eviction process legally and with every fiber of their being.

Unhappy homeowners may also decide to get their money’s worth.

Some of them have no qualms about removing all the valuable appliances like air conditioners, fridges, microwaves, and even dishwashers. As far as they are concerned, why should they leave the appliances that they partially paid for, when they are going to lose money anyway?

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If you are a real estate investor, pursuing a distressed home lead may cause you to incur additional costs to make your purchased property livable. Are you willing to do that?

If you are a real estate agent, persuading buyers to take a chance on a home without the major appliances will be an uphill task. The only way you may be able to do so, is by lowering the price even more. And that will translate to even less money for you at the end of the day.

   

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Distressed Property Leads: More Hoops to Jump Through

If you think that an unhappy customer is the only thing you will have to deal with when dealing with distressed properties, think again.

Most times, by the time distressed properties are put up for sale, they have been neglected for a very long time. If a homeowner cannot afford payments for the home or personal debts, where is the money to pay for repairs and maintenance supposed to come from?
 
So, when the home is listed, it probably has broken pipes, mold, leaky faucets, and other problems that tend to arise after long-term

neglect.

There is also the issue of inherited debt to deal with. Homes in foreclosure or sold as short sales may come with additional debt attached. These may include unpaid taxes and home equity lines of credit that were left behind by the indebted homeowners. The creditors don’t care. They will go after the new homeowner if necessary, in order to cover that date. This therefore adds to the original cost of the home.

By the time a home is sold as distressed property, certain legal guidelines have already come into

play. After all, the mortgage lender has to be paid, and so do all the other creditors. Because of this legal minefield, short sale and foreclosure leads tend to lead straight to properties that have a lot of red-tape attached. The process of navigating these red-tapes can be lengthy.

No matter which way you look at it, distressed property leads are not the best for business. They take too long to list and sell; they come with a lot of damages, and are too costly. So whether you are a realtor or real estate investor doesn’t matter. Distressed properties may end up costing you a lot in long-term revenues. Be prepared for that.

WAYS TO ENHANCE YOUR ONLINE REPUTATION

Start building your reputation by blogging on your own site. It gives you the chance to create content that targets your ideal audience and enhances your authority in your chosen industry. Blogging will also enable you to build long-term relationships that will help your real estate business by providing additional leads.

You should also consider using videos to enhance your online reputation. Did you know that 1/3 of all online activity is spent watching video content? Think about how many people you can impact if you use videos to market yourself! The more you can entertain and inform the public, the bigger your audience will be and the more visible you will be during online searches.

Do not forget to incorporate social media. Facebook alone has over 1.7 billion active users. If you can make an impression on even a minute fraction of this population, then you will have an edge over your competition. The people you impress will keep on recommending you to others. Wouldn’t you like that?

Probate Leads Offer a Better Alternative for You

Based on all that we have discussed so far, it is clear that while distressed properties offer a low entry point into real estate investing, they also come with a lot of challenges.

Luckily, there is an alternative. That alternative is Probate Leads. Leads of this nature always come about as a result of the probate process. When people die, they leave behind property that must be administered, sold to pay off debts, or passed onto to the beneficiaries. These probate properties offer the best alternative and will augment your traditional lead sources satisfactorily.

Unlike distressed properties, probate properties have more cooperative sellers. These sellers tend to be more interested in selling the home quickly instead of looting the estate. Because of this, the

estate of the deceased tends to come with additional personal property- some of which may have huge historical and financial value. As a realtor, selling that kind of property is much easier. If you are a real estate investor, the prospect of selling vintage items and the remaining personal items to offset your purchase costs is one that you probably cannot resist.

It’s also worth noting that probate property is usually administered by an executor. This personal representative of the estate usually has no skin in the game as far as any debts are concerned. Most of them just want to get rid of the real estate albatross around their necks as soon as possible so that they can pay off any leftover debts.

For that reason, process of selling and buying a probate property will end up being faster than many short sales or foreclosure sales.

It also helps that many property owners take pride in what they have. Since many people tend to die of old age now due to modern advances in medicine, most probate leads that you will access will enable you to find well-maintained homes with little signs of neglect. If you are an investor, that means less renovation costs on your end. And if you are a real estate agent, you will not have to list that home for long before getting an ideal buyer.

No doubt about it: Probate leads rock!.

 
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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.

The right probate leads will definitely skyrocket your business to the stratosphere.

You can use probate leads to acquire wholesale properties for sale at slightly-under-the-market value.
You can also buy probate properties, renovate them and then sell them at a much higher price than even the market value. It’s amazing how much people are willing to spend in order to get a move-in property.
 
And in case you don’t want to sell, you can find probate real

estate that is suitable for renters.

So how much can you make if you choose to augment your normal lead sources with probate leads?

A lot as it turns out. In our experience, real estate investors can make anywhere from $5,000-$50,000 buying and selling a property, depending on the renovations that they do and how long they hold onto it. Those who buy and hold a property for about 3 years can then earn up to $80,000 in

profits!
So, would you like to get affordable leads to augment your traditional lead sources? 

U.S. Probate Leads is the leading probate leads company to help you create multiple 5-figure income streams.

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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