Real Estate Investing Tip – Did you see the sign? There are many things that can help us with our own real estate investing adventure we just need to be looking for these things. As you drive through a neighborhood you may see the trees swaying in the gentle breeze or that paper cup blowing down the side of the road or even that sharp car that just zipped by you. Are you noticing the things you need to be noticing as your drive through neighborhoods? There is a fine line between success and failure. Often, it comes down to looking for the best kept secrets in town. What do I mean by this statement?
I drive for dollars through neighborhoods looking for distressed properties or for sale by owner houses. When I drive an area, I often see for sale by owner signs that can easily be missed if you are not looking for them. Not everyone goes to the store to purchase those bright orange and black for sale signs or red and white signs with a nice stand to lift the sign off the ground. When you go through neighborhoods look for the hidden signs and you may find some of the best kept secrets in town! These little hidden gems could lead to your next real estate deal right in your own town.
The two most common places for the almost hidden for sale by owner signs:
1. The small sign is located in the window of the home. Just as in this photo look for the for sale sign in the bottom part of the window. I took this picture of a house I noticed while looking at other houses in the State of New York. Do you see how easy it could be to just drive right by and miss this one?
2. A small sign in the grass usually on a paint stick with the grass growing over the sign. Cost effective for the owner but not the best choice of advertisement. I have seen this cost effective sign tactic more than once!
I have seen these type of signs in all parts of the country. So when you driving down the street keep an eye open for the small for sale signs that could be easily missed if you are not looking for them.
Sometimes the motivated sellers are so worried about someone stealing their sign in their front yard they want to put it in the window where it will be safe. Good luck finding that next real estate deal. It is the start of a new week so go look for some hidden gems in your neighborhood. Live life in the moment with no regrets! Believe and Achieve! – Joe Jurek