Since I am finding few properties that are vacant, I am getting more interested in buying them occupied. In the times I have called/or tried to contact occupants I haven’t been successful in them responding to me. I just tell them the property may sell today, and ask them if they know about it and try to get information to see if they are hostile to moving out. They are nice but then cut me off and say they are working on it with somebody or something else and hang up/say goodbye. Any tips to improve the chance that I may find out they would be willing to work for cash for keys?
Also, is there any service that does a drive report of a property (check vacancy, condition) for a reasonable price? It seems there are companies that offer that as part of their services, but the charges are steep and I’m only interested in the drive report. I’d feel dishonest about asking a realtor to do the drive report because I don’t plan to list with them.