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MLS Keywords

“Keyword Tracing” is the process used by many successful investors to find hidden bargain properties on the MLS.  It’s simply the process of “tracing” or finding discounted property by searching for special keywords the listing agent will use when listing a new property.  You can email this list to your favorite agent each week and remind them to look for properties with these keywords OR use the keyword search tool in Flipcomp to do it yourself. 

When a distressed property hits the MLS at a great value the first person to make an offer is the most likely to acquire it. Flipcomp will scan each property for the keywords you enter and if we find a match we’ll instantly display it.  

Remember agents will often leave hints or “traces” in the form of special keywords when listing bargain properties.  Use this list below to find and purchase discounted real estate.

  • Motivated
  • Motivated Seller
  • Fixer
  • Fixer Upper
  • Must Sell
  • Needs Work
  • TLC
  • Contractor Special
  • Contractor
  • Gut
  • Work
  • Quick Close
  • Cash
  • Handyman
  • Handyman Special
  • Dated
  • Needs Updates
  • Needs Updating
  • Trust
  • Trustee
  • Auction
  • Probate
  • Bank Owned
  • REO
  • Short Sale
  • Foreclosure
  • Make Offer
  • Any Offer
  • 203k
  • FHA
  • Homepath
  • Homestep
  • Fannie Mae
  • Renovation
  • Seller Financing
  • HUD
  • Forced
  • Sweat Equity
  • Notice of Default
  • Opportunity
  • Personal Touch (es)
  • Remodel
  • Flip
  • Deferred Maintenance
  • Cosmetic Updating
  • Additions
  • All that is needed
  • Blank canvas
  • Creativity
  • Property needs some
  • Pride of Ownership
  • Death
  • Sweat Equity
  • Build your dream home
  • Bring all Offers
  • No Showing Until
  • Handyman
  • Handyman special
  • Needs work
  • Dated
  • Needs updates
  • Needs updating
  • Trustee
  • Auction
  • Probate
  • Bank Owned
  • Cash Offer Only

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