The Real Estate Wholesaler Toolbox

In order to get started as a wholesaler you need to have some tools in order to make your business venture a little easier. You don’t have to get all this immediately, but it really can help speed up the process and get you to your first deal sooner than later. Here is a basic checklist of tools that I use on a daily basis. I would get these items completed and setup very soon.

  • High Speed Internet
  • New Gmail Account For Business
  • New Phone Number (google voice) setup voicemail
  • Download the Property Evaluation Form on homepage.
  • PO Box Address ($36 for 6 months is what mine cost) www.usps.com
  • www.craigslist.com account
  • Bookmarks (www.zillow.com, www.trulia.com, www.realtor.com, ) used for searching comps.
  • Smart Phone Apps (Zillow, Trulia, Realtor)
  • Yellow Legal Pad (this is for writing letters to ugly houses)
  • Local Assessor Website (google your local county assessor site)

Once you start to learn about all these tools you are going to advance your education level dramatically. Most of these are free and you can have them setup within a couple hours max. I suggest having these primary tools in place before you hit the road looking for ugly houses, or before you start sending out direct mail to anyone. You want to be able and capitalize on every opportunity when it arrives. It wouldn’t look very good if a motivated seller called you and you answered the phone but didn’t have a clue on what you are doing or saying. So, after they are all setup or the at least the main ones, you are ready to start marketing. You are ready to drive neighborhoods, post ads on craigslist.com, send mailers, etc… Even if you don’t have ugly house addresses to look up on the assessor’s page or zillow.com, you can look at properties that are for sale. Take those addresses and cross check them and do some searching on your county assessor page. This will really start to open your eyes to some of the free public information. Keep on digging and looking and at the same time, write down a list of questions that you have. Send me an email, give me a call. I am here to help.

 

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