How to Wholesale Real Estate: Using to Find Buyers

Greetings, folks!

I just put together a new video showing you how to use to find buyers to add to your buyers list.

I apologize in advance for the screen being so blurry.  I have no idea how that happened.  Technology continues to hate me…


Feel free to leave any questions or comments below!

Later!  :)

Here’s the link to BlockShopper:

Here’s the link to the Cash Buyer Ninja:

Author: Steph Davis

  1. On February 07, 2013 at 5:24pm, Erin Pollin said...

    Great info, Steph!

    When you call these investors up, do they ever ask how you got their number?
    If so, what do you say?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. On February 07, 2013 at 6:20pm, Stephani said...

    Hi Erin,

    Sometimes they ask, and I just tell them I was searching online for investors and came across their website.

    Take care,

  3. On February 07, 2013 at 9:42pm, Brandon said...

    Hola Steph! I don’t know if you saw it on there, but there’s also a tab that shows you how many foreclosures are in each zip code. Useful information, at least to me. Thanks for the video. I will def put this to use.

    • On February 07, 2013 at 10:12pm, Stephani said...

      Hola Brandon. :)

      You know- I meant to point out the foreclosure data during the video, but totally forgot until I was done recording. Thanks for reminding me!

      Hope all is well with you…

  4. On February 08, 2013 at 7:13am, Arianna M said...

    Hey Steph,

    Just getting started here and wondering if you know of a way to find owners of vacant or abandoned properties. I’ve been driving for dollars and see lots of them in my neighborhood. Thank you!

    • On February 08, 2013 at 7:22am, Stephani said...

      Hi Arianna,

      If your county’s property records are online you can do a search for the address and see who the owner is. You can check here to see which of your county offices have online records:

      Good luck!

  5. On February 08, 2013 at 9:47am, Reto said...

    Hi Steph,
    thank you very much for sharing this great information. I will definitely put this website to use in my market. Have a great weekend.

    • On February 09, 2013 at 10:29am, Stephani said...

      You’re welcome!
      Have a great weekend!

  6. On February 08, 2013 at 4:34pm, vincent apodaca said...

    Vince from CA ,Just join the Ninja to put REO,FSBO under Contrast .

    OK , I’m a realtor , I like to do REO.
    What video do I look at again for REO ?
    How about POF ?
    How to talk to a title company ,to deal with ?
    I have a Buyer who will only buy if it meet, the under 70% Rule.
    Need to do my home work. Thank you Davis

    • On February 09, 2013 at 10:31am, Stephani said...

      Hi Vincent,

      I talk about how to structure REO deals as well as how to find an investor-friendly title company in the bonus module #4.

      If you need a proof of funds letter, you can get one here:

      Take care,

  7. On February 09, 2013 at 10:15am, Jo Ann said...

    Great tips Steph. Will try these tips in my area.

    • On February 09, 2013 at 10:31am, Stephani said...


  8. On February 09, 2013 at 2:14pm, Latisha said...

    Hello Steph, I was wondering if this website can give you cash sales of non bank owned properties as well. I’m looking to start wholesaling homes that are not reps

  9. On February 12, 2013 at 8:56am, Edward said...

    Hi, I have a quick question. Lets say I’m interested in a home that is up for a foreclosure/tax lien sale…can the owner sell prior to the foreclosure sale date, and if the owner still has a mortgage balance, does the owner have to still pay the balance owed? Now after buying the said property assuming their is a balance, does the buyer have to pay the mortgage balance? I hope you can answer this question. Thanks Edward Tree Line Properties, LLC.

    • On February 18, 2013 at 9:44am, Stephani said...

      Hi Edward,

      The owner can sell to you prior to the sale, but any liens against the property (including the mortgage(s)) would have to be satisfied at closing.

      Hope that helps,

  10. On February 17, 2013 at 11:36pm, Ned Carey said...

    Wow, very cool Steph. Baltimore didn’t appear to be one of the markets the site covers but a little searching around found it. I like the way it is so easy to target by zip code so I can find buyers looking in the area I have a property.

    I have been tracking down buyers with my expensive skip trace service. I can’t believe I never thought of Googling for them. Thanks.

    • On February 18, 2013 at 9:55am, Stephani said...

      Hi Ned!

      Google is awesome for finding buyer’s contact info.
      Same with Facebook and Linkedin. :)

      Hope you are well.


  11. On February 18, 2013 at 11:56pm, Ned Carey said...

    PS in your first sentence above Block shopper is misspelled It took me a moment to find it.

  12. On February 28, 2013 at 4:43pm, Helen C said...

    Hello Steph! I am so excited to have found you! I would like to get started wholesaling but I have a few questions…when you are making an offer on a property, what do you do about the earnest money? A few realtor have been sending REO’s that I would like to put under contract. I was told to give the realtor at least 500 or more per deal. How would I be able to afford giving out that kind of money if I need to bid on 15 houses??? To possibly get one deal??? I need your help! Thanks!

    • On March 04, 2013 at 12:30pm, Stephani said...

      Hi Helen,

      You can usually just give them one check for your earnest deposit, and then once an offer gets accepted, they cash the check. Just explain to them that you’re going to be making multiple offers, and don’t want to have to write multiple checks for every offer. If they give you a hard time, look for another agent…

      Good luck!


  13. On May 04, 2013 at 11:45pm, Steve said...

    Hello Steph,

    I am just getting started as a wholesaler. I watched one of your videos about how you got started. You mentioned you did not have money and you started with REO’s properties. When starting with these properties you have to show proof of funds. How did you do that if you did not have money? I had another wholesaler tell me that you needed to show a bank statement, however the statement did not have to be my own.

    I would appreciate any assistance on this.

    Thank you,
    Steve in Wylie, TX

    • On May 06, 2013 at 12:05pm, Stephani said...

      Hi Steve,

      I used a statement from my Dad’s line of credit as my proof of

      You can also get one from a transactional lender for a few bucks.
      Some banks won’t accept it, but most will…

      Take care,

      • On May 13, 2013 at 6:26pm, Steve said...

        Steph – Thank you for your response. It is nice to see those who are working in this industry help those of us just getting started.

        • On May 14, 2013 at 2:00pm, Stephani said...

          My pleasure, Steve. :)

  14. On May 14, 2013 at 7:17am, Travis Daggett said...


    It looks like you’ve done a great job at getting subscribers! I’m a wholesaler and I’d like to get subscribers to my blog, newsletter and youtube channel. How did/do you get people to subscribe?

    Thanks for your quick response! :)

    • On May 14, 2013 at 2:18pm, Stephani said...

      Hi Travis,

      I’ve been online since 2006 and have always tried to provide as much valuable content as possible.
      If you provide valuable information to people on a continuous basis, they will
      want to subscribe and hear more from you.

      Hope that helps,

  15. On May 26, 2013 at 1:50am, John in Indiana said...

    Hi Stephani,
    We just bought your Flip This REO book. Looks really great. You have done a great job on your website(s), videos and telling your story. I am looking to reading every page. We have previously been mailing our letters to private sellers, which we will continue. Now we want to add another layer to our business model. Just so you know I search pretty diligently before I go ahead and buy something on the Internet. Your direct and detailed approach sold me. Thanks for all of your hard work. I hope it pays off for you many many fold. I will keep you posted as we progress through your Flip This REO Book! John & Team – Indiana

    • On June 19, 2013 at 6:47pm, Stephani said...

      Hi John!

      Sorry for the delayed response- I was locked out of my comments somehow, and unable to
      respond. It’s fixed now, though, I think. :)

      Anyway- glad to hear you’re liking the ebook, and thanks for stopping by to let me know! I’ll be looking forward to hearing your success storie(s) very soon!

  16. On May 26, 2013 at 1:54am, John in Indiana said...

    Hi Stephani,
    We just bought your Flip This REO book! Looks really great. You have done a powerful good job on your website(s), videos and telling your story. I am looking forward to reading every page of your book. We have previously been mailing our letters to private sellers, which we will continue to do. Now we want to add another layer to our business model. Just so you know I search pretty diligently before I go ahead and buy something on the Internet. Your direct and detailed approach sold me along with a pleasant personality. Thanks for all of your hard work. I hope it pays off for you many times over. I will keep you posted as we progress through your “Flip This REO Book!” John & Team – Indiana

  17. On May 26, 2013 at 2:30am, John in Indiana said...

    One more comment. We will hopefully be at the Indy 500 in a few hours. The race is later today, always on the Memorial Holiday Weekend. Sunday to be exact, unless the race gets rained out. Which only happens about every 20 years… thank goodness. I cannot believe how late it got already. Anyway, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is some pretty expensive real estate. The Tony Human Family owns the Track. You might think about what special piece of property you want to own in the future. Just for fun you could think about buying the Indianapolis 500, Daytona Beach Race Track, flipping the Grand Canyon or even the Eiffel Tower. I guess you would call it Fantasy Real Estate. All kidding aside, the real point here is that someone, i.e. an entrepreneur and visionary did buy the 500 Track way back when. When it was all in weeds and practically in ruins just after World War II and turn it in to something tremendous. Just something to think about, because it has become a tradition that the winning team kisses the Start/Finish line, which is now the remaining row of Bricks. Now that is some very special, expensive, and revered strip of real estate. Hope it is a great and safe race. Personally, I hope Marco Andretti wins the race. His Grandfather Mario won it in 1969. Michael is his Dad, who has many records but winning the 500 eluded him. Anyway, I know this is not directly on topic of wholesaling, but indirectly about real estate. Be creative, be resourceful and be persistent. Either way, just letting you know your website is reaching out all over the United States, if not the world. Pretty new to your websites, books, etc.. All the best. John & Team in Indiana.

    • On June 19, 2013 at 6:49pm, Stephani said...

      Great points, John- it never hurts to think BIG!

      I hope you enjoyed the race. :)

      I’m off to see about putting the Grand Canyon under contract. Hehe. :)

  18. On May 27, 2013 at 2:55am, John in Indiana said...

    Oh Well, Tony Kanaan won… The Indy 500 that is.
    That is probably the second best outcome from my perspective.
    Obviously, not Tony’s
    John & Team – in Indiana

  19. On May 27, 2013 at 3:05am, John in Indiana said...

    Steph, I meant to ask you. Have you ever gone to an Indy 500 race? If not you would probably like it a lot. Anyway, enough about all of that.

    We are really looking forward to diving into your Flip This REO Book and Videos.
    I think it will be really good, mainly because I believe it is very focused, I hope like a laser beam. Some courses give you so much, that is is easy to get lost in all of the options. If I ever write a book on this topic, mine will be similar to a cook book. With the Ingredients and the Recipe. I know the motivation is nice to read, and some people really need it. But I want an exact recipe that I should follow and get RESULTS! I will keep you posted. John & Team – Indiana

    • On June 19, 2013 at 6:50pm, Stephani said...

      Hi John,

      I was at the St. Pete Grand Prix a few months ago (is that the same thing?)
      I’m not really into racing, but it was right up the street from me (I could hear the cars
      from my condo), so I figured I wold go and check it out. Quite impressive to watch, I have to say. :)

  20. On May 27, 2013 at 3:12am, John in Indiana said...

    Just so you know, the really small team is working on residential deals – mainly Wholesaling.
    while I am working on Apartment Building Investments.
    Just thought you might want to know.
    John & Team in Indiana

    P.S. A reply is optional, this is just for your info..
    Very impressed with your business and hope to have you a good testimonial should you want.

  21. On June 12, 2013 at 8:43am, Kyle Crawford said...

    Steph, good morning. Quick question about the blockshopper finding buyer strategy. What do you say when your calling a LLC and trying to find the investor, as oppose to already having the investors name?

    • On June 19, 2013 at 7:01pm, Stephani said...

      Hi Kyle,

      I say the same thing whether it’s an LLC or an investor’s name.
      I just tell them that I saw they were buying properties in the area, and then
      ask them if they want more.

      Hope that helps!

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