We buy and sell houses in Arizona. Any suggestions on new creative ways to locate and buy properties?
We have been buying and selling homes in Arizona for over 20 years. In the last few years, the competition has become very thick. The newbie "investor" with no cash or experience have flooded the market driving acquisition prices up along with driving profits way down. These "investors" and "wholesalers" are shopping their contacts around to other newbies "investors" and "wholesalers". It's causing a market backlash with the seasoned professionals as nobody wants to work for peanuts.
The normal lead sources for motivated sellers have dried up considerably. When you do locate a solid deal you need to act fast before the newbie "investor" with no cash or experience offer the seller a pie in the sky price and pollutes the deal. We call these guys "Deal Killers" as a lot of times neither party buys the property leaving the seller in limbo.
What we are looking for are some creative fresh new ways to locate motivated home sellers, any suggestions?
Also, we have just undergone a complete online makeover with a new website and new social media pages. Therefore we are very open to new online strategies to locate motivated sellers first.
Any thoughts or advice would be highly appreciated!
Thanks for your time and help.
Stephen W. Rockwell
Arizona Real Estate Specialist
We Buy Houses Arizona
Have you considered cold calling potential clients? Attending real estate networking events?
Hi Stephen, I am a Realtor in Phoenix (actually a Business Broker but I also do a few residential deals here and there). I have an idea to share with you. Look me up and give me a call.
In my opinion, you are trying to make a "conscious sale" just like any other newbie; pardon me on my intent on this statement.
But, you should from your approach feel like 20 years experienced seasoned professional. Ever thought how Google, Facebook or other bigger platform have defined their service plans?
They generated an ocean of opportunity for people so businesses automatically crave to be in the league & as a result, any business is ready to pay to me in the top list.
Just like them, you should try to make a different league, engaging buyers in a form that makes them stay on your profile and mind well do not ignore newbies rather take them on your side on buyers platform.
A trick could be giving some deals to buyers and keeping them engaged on your platform and then showcasing these buyers stats on your platform to these motivated sellers. A survey from buyers - that can be shared with sellers which will make your platform more appealing and help you build an interlinked ecosystem.
I can help you frame a solution in case if you seek any consultation. I have experience working on MLS data, Home Owner Associations and Real Estate Marketplace.
Hello Stephen, I see what you are struggling with. There are a lot of options we can explore to position your company as a market leader in Arizona's home buying & selling market. Since your agency operates in Arizona only, below are the areas that will reward your company the most:
1) Building local Google presence - This means creating business assets and resources that will appear on the first page of Google USA when someone runs searches like "sell my house fast Arizona". This will greatly help you connect directly with sellers and buyers. This strategy will generate short as well as long term results.
2) Running highly targeted Google and social media ads - Spending some money on Google ads and Facebook ads will connect us directly with people that fall in your target demographics. This is a good option for generating quick results (SEO takes some months of work). That said, advertising work as long as we are paying.
3) Brand building - Establishing We Buy Houses as a renowned brand on the internet will generate huge value in terms of leads and traffic.
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You need to create, implement and promote the institution of Licensed Real Estate Professionals when all the "deal killers" need to pass the tuition and exams to achieve a licensed status to have the appropriate level of trust on the market. You could open the learning center and get additional revenue from there. All the owners and buyers should be informed regularly about the risks to deal with unlicensed sellers.