April 5

I Sold a Corvette on EBay


Yesterday, as I sat down with my family at Easter dinner, I thought about everything I am thankful for.
My faith and family are obviously #1 and #2, but my probate real estate career is right up there at the top of the list.
And when I get together with family and friends, I usually end up sharing some of the crazy probate stories I have (trust me, I have a LOT of them!)
When you buy probate properties, you’ll often end up buying more than just the real estate. Almost every single probate house you buy will leave you some kind of personal property.
Often it’s a bunch of stuff that you will either donate or throw in a dumpster, but once in a while, I’ll end up with a rare treasure that ends up paying for one of my family trips to Hawaii.
A couple of years ago, I bought a probate house that left me with an old broken down Corvette from the ’80s. The seller gave me the pink slip and told me it was my problem now. He said I could keep it or sell it – he really didn’t care.
I did a little research and it turned out it was not a year that was in high demand. But then I started thinking about the old saying my mother used to use all the time – one person’s trash is someone else’s treasure!
So I took some pictures and put it on eBay.
To my surprise, I quickly got a few messages from interested people.
And one guy wanted to make sure that he was first in line so he insisted he come over to the property ASAP.
He took a good look at this car immediately started negotiating with me.
Although I had listed the car for $8,000, we eventually settled on $6,000.
He was happy because he was able to get a car that he was interested in at a discounted price and I was ecstatic because instead of paying someone to tow it away and junk it, this little bonus would pay for another family vacation!
Probate real estate really is the gift that just keeps giving.
When you finish my new six-week probate course, you will not only know how to make huge margins on real estate but also discover how to maximize the personal contents that are left behind.
Committed to your success,
Ernie “Hot Rod” Vargas | The Probate Fox


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