Scout the public record before showing.
Here’s one: poor guy paid $119K in ’95.
Foreclosure action 3/2003, but later released.
EXACTLY 2 yrs to the date later, Ameriquest re-fi’s him for $161K.
The latest foreclosure action began 11 months ago. They’ve been successful in stalling the actual seizure, but with only a $6000 delta between list price and the judgment price, why has no one else bought this house?
There are 5800 homes for sale and last I checked, 119 “matched” my buyers needs. They have a small child and not a lot of time on their hands to look at homes. This information plus a preview helps flush out the three-dimensional story of properties prior to viewing.