My latest article for BiggerPockets is up. In it I discuss all of the ways you should NOT and the ways you should try to build rapport with motivated before making your offer to buy their property.
The Not-To-Do List is:
As for the To-Do List:
For all the specifics of those recommendations, check the article out!
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