Do you want to know one of the best ways to get leads?

Craigslist.

Yeah, for real. (Don’t roll your eyes… keep reading.)

But hey, I get it… most investors frown on getting leads from Craigslist. And rightfully so, if you are focusing on wholesaling, rehabbing and flipping. 

But for lease options, Craigslist is a gold mine waiting to be tapped. It’s a cheap and easy way to market.

I’ve actually been using this strategy since 2008. So I know it works!

Ready…

Text landlords and sellers on Craigslist.

Simply text rentals and FSBOs.

Allow me to manage your expectations a bit…

On average, you’ll need 25-30 leads from Craiglslist to get 1 deal. And an average, you need 3-4 weeks to get a contract—from the time you initially talked to the seller. And, you’ve gotta nurture and follow up with the leads.

Okay, here’s the easy 1, 2, 3 formula:

  1. You or your VA sends this text: “Hey, I saw your ad on Craigslist. Property looks nice. Is it still available?” 
  2. If they say “yes,” you respond back with: “Are you the owner?” 
  3. If they say “yes,” you respond: “You wouldn’t consider doing a rent-to-own or lease option, would you? Maybe rent it out for a year and then sell it?”

That’s it, folks.

What’s great about this method is that you’re talking directly to the person who makes the decisions about the property… not a property manager, not a Realtor… the owner.

Side Note: I love Craigslist because it’s free. But you do need to do other marketing as well. I suggest direct mail, like I do. That, too, still works.

Craigslist texting is a super simple AND effective strategy.

I’m telling you, it’s a winner you can start using today—a powerful marketing strategy. And, you can start doing it right now. So do it.

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