Probate Resources

Since I’ve been blogging about my efforts to get into Probate Investing I’ve been getting quite a few questions.  Many of these questions relate to my probate lead source, what products I’ve used to learn and many other general questions.  To help out I’m compiling a list of helpful links.  Some of these links will be affiliate links and if you don’t feel comfortable using that link, shoot me an email and I’ll send you a non affiliate link if you are interested.  Either way it doesn’t matter to me, I’m just trying to provide some helpful information.  I will be adding more resources to this list as I come by them.  If anyone has had experiences with these companies/products please leave a comment below as I would love to get other peoples opinions.   I don’t want to recommend a bad service/product so If  someone’s experience differs from mind I’ll remove the link.

Probate Lead Source

  • ProbateRealEstateLeads.com: Provides Probate Leads directly from the county court house as well as buyer leads from all over the country.  This is a great source from a reputable Investor.
  • ProbatesDaily.com: Florida and North Carolina Probate Leads.  These are the guys that Preston Ely uses
  • Local Legal Newspapers: In many counties across the nation it is required that the executor publish a Notice to Creditors in the county’s certified Legal publication.
  • Surrogates Office: If all else fails, you can pull the probate files from your county’s court house.  This would take you probably a full day each month but you’ll know the leads are true and good.

Probate Courses

  • Ron Mead’s 31 Days to Profit in Probate Investing.  This is the course that I used to get started and have blogged about.  It’s inexpensive at $60, but breaks down the process to the simple and easy to understand.

Sending Out Mailers

  • Click2Mail.com: Quick and easy way to send out postcards, letters and even greeting cards.  You can use one of their stock mailers or customize your own.  Might take a little bit to figure it out, but when you do you’ll be sending out mailers in 5 minutes or less.

Links to Probate Law in Your Target Market

* Pulled from http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/table_probate

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  1. i have a question. where do i get funding to purchase probate deals. im retired on a fixed income. Do i need a business plan?

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      Hi Rochelle,

      If you are looking to purchase a probate property and rehab it to flip, you may want to see if you can get funding from a private person. There are tons of resources on bigger pockets about Private Money. Another option you may look into is Hard Money lending. They typically lend based off of the deal. Take a look at my most recent article that Jeff Hensel wrote on my blog about hard money…Hard Money Q&A with Jeff Hensel

      As for a business plan, It’t one of those things that’s good to have ready if you are looking for a loan. Here is my old business plan if you want to take a look…http://strugglinginvestor.com/business-plan/

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  2. Which would be worth the buy, preston ely probate course or ron meads. I have heard great reviews for both. Preston ely couseis 97 dollars now.

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  3. Hi this rochelle again . I noticed at my probate court house they want a case number or a name to get a probate file. Please help any other ideas?

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      That is a tough one! I’ve heard this happening before and I’m not sure how they got around it or if they even did. What I might try and do is see how serious they are about this practice. Try bringing the employees some coffee and donuts. Maybe even see if you can purchase a list from them.

      I’d ask them questions and see if you can get them on your side. Explain that you are sending letters to these people to offer to help them out. They won’t understand wholesaling, so don’t try and explain that to them.

      Maybe someone else can chime in with some ideas.

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      Hi Nicole,

      They are free in NJ as for other states/counties this might not be the case. They all handle, store and make access differently which is a pain in the but and what makes probate list hard to get.

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      For probate letters, I like to be respectful of their situation and just let them know that I’m an option if they need to sell a property that is in probate. Try and see if you can answer one or two of the typical questions an executor might have about selling a property out of probate. Don’t be pushy and perhaps let them know that you will send a follow up letter in a couple weeks (a month) if that is okay. Hope that helps.

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