Finding the perfect property isn’t always easy. Despite the number of homes for sale, the
unpredictable nature of the market can make househunting exhausting.
If you’ve tried property websites, newspapers and real estate agents’ windows without success,
here are five more unconventional strategies to try.
1.Do a letterbox drop
This is a strategy most real estate agents use to win listings, but there’s nothing stopping you from
taking the same approach.
If there are particular streets you like, or you’re looking for a specific type of property, try writing a
personalised letter to individual property owners saying you’re interested in buying their home. If
you’re lucky, you’ll spark the interest of someone who’s been thinking of selling. They may be
attracted by the prospect of a quick, straightforward sale. Make sure your letter includes your
contact details and emphasises that your interest is genuine.
2.Knock on doors
If you’re feeling confident, try knocking on the doors of homes you’d love to own. Timing is
everything with this strategy – if luck is on your side, you could meet a home owner who’s keen to
sell without the effort of an agency campaign. However, not everyone appreciates a face-to-face
situation, so keep it nice and walk away if someone isn’t interested.