used to meet financial obligations, then to provide an inheritance to the individual’s heirs. Executors not only feel the pres- sure to sell because of the court, but they often want to sell for their own convenience. Most often, the Executor is a family member who has no experience settling an es- tate. They may even live out of state and feel that preparing a home for market is impossible. Executors typically have nothing invested in the home, so any money they make is considered a bonus. All of these conditions provide the opportunity for homes and other properties to be purchased for a fraction of the current market value.

value of having access to probate properties in this challenging econ- omy, you may be wondering how to get access to them. Many indi- viduals who are starting a probate business decide that going to the local courthouse is the best way to look for opportunities in their area, but soon realize that this can be too time consuming. There is a better way. By using a professional probate-lead service, you can have up-to-date information and leads delivered right to your email inbox. With no more trips to the courthouse, no time wast- ed looking at complex filings, you will have more time to go out and evaluate properties and opportuni- ties. Unlike traditional leads in the current real estate market, there are thousands of options for probate purchases every day.

BUILD AVIBRANT REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT BUSINESSWITH PROBATES Having access to leads on a reg- ular basis means that you will be able to find success in probate real estate investing. With time, patience, and a carefully thought out business plan, you can be sure that having these leads will make an enormous difference in your ability to pur- chase homes and other properties at a favorable price. The variety and opportunity with probates is endless because there is always a supply of leads available. •

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