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If you are still tight with her and she will tell you. Why not! Gain as much info as you can! It would be a great advantage to you!

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I will like to learn more about this. Can you post the link to this thread. Thanks.
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thanks alot, the info was very helpful and im going to look into it more. Maybe if i can find home flippers and work something out with them.
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I would think finding realtors would be a lot easier than finding home flippers.

Maybe you could look up realtors in your area and send them a letter or email them.

Maybe something like this.

"Dear Realtor,

As you know, the real estate market has taken a downward turn. It has become a buyers market but sellers are still unwilling to lower their home prices much to attract a sale. This can put you in a tough position which won't allow you to sell as many houses as you'd like.
I have a solution to this problem. As an added kicker to help finalize the sale, you could offer the buyer a year's worth of free lawn care & snow removal services. You'd be surprised how many potential buyers may bite when you make this offer.
If you are interested in selling more homes, please contact me. I am John Smith, owner of Smith's Lawn Care and we can work out a deal to make this happen. My schedule is filling up for next year so please call me soon. In fact if you call by Oct 30th, I will make my first lawn servicing for free.

Sincerely,
John Smith"

How about something like this?
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This letter is just perfect. This will help out alot and i need to school my self more on this type of contract. I just do want to give a years worth of work and get screwed over big time. Lost of gas, oil and milage added to my truck and hours to my mowers. But like i said im going to do some more reading and find a way to provide a service but get some type of $$ for the work im doing on the agents properties.

Thanks for the letter.
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Pete,

You are welcome. You can keep this simple though. If you want to use a contract have it between you and the realtor. They will ultimately be paying you for the service monthly. If they don't pay you, then you stop working. And then if it came to that maybe you would then be able to explain it to the customer and they could have a few words with the realtor.

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Ok so I have my last question on this realtor gig.

Lets say I get a call from a Realtor. How will i deal with him when he is offering his buyer a 1year lawn service free. And the Agent has to pay me for this service. How is he winning on this deal.

Can some1 explain this to me. I need a little bit more info

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Well ultimately, it gives the agent one more tool to help push the potential buyer into buying the house. Either the agent pays you or the seller does.

The goal is, offering the year lawn care is worth it to them because it seems like a big thing to put into the deal but in real $ terms it isn't. It would be cheaper for the seller and agent to offer such a service to sweeten the deal than it would be to drop the home price another $10,000 or more.

It's like when builders throw in new appliances in order to sweeten the deal. They don't have to lower their sale price but the buyer feels like they are getting more from the deal.

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i totally understand it now. Thanks again man your a great help, if i get any response from this type of deal i will share all my info to others.

I will be sending out around 20 emails this weekend when i have spare time. So if i get some emails back i will let you guys know..

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Who are you sending them too? Is there a way you can bump the number higher? Say 100? 20 might be too small to get feedback. Maybe look locally for realtor contact information? Or even make a flyer and hand them out to homes for sale in your area? Would that be worth a try?
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Sorry about that i meant 200 emails. Yea i'll be busy this weekend working on this
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