Probate Leads: Cook County, Illinois
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Why Pre-Probate Leads in Cook County, Illinois?
Our pre-probate leads provide information about Cook County properties that are entering into the inheritance process. Often times, the inheritors of these properties are eager to sell.
For the properties which are entering into into the legal process, the legal proceedings can be difficult and lengthy. Being the first party to plant the seed and express interest in the property will pay dividends over time -- Be sure to follow-up!
The probate process is complex and lengthy. Individuals involved in the sale of the property may be driven to sell quickly to avoid additional hassle. This scenario provides the high possibility for real estate investors to negotiate a lower price.
Our pre-probate list includes useful information about the property, including size, location, valuation, assessment information, and much more. For an additional fee, we will also include contact information for the owner (including phone and email address).
In many cases, pre-probate properties are sold "as is". This provides opportunities for real estate investors to purchase properties at a discounted price and wholesale or make enhancements in order to increase their value.
What are "Pre-Probate" Leads?
While our Cook County data contains probate leads, it is not limited to probate leads, which is why we consider ourselves a pre-probate lead list.
A vast amount of opportunity comes from the Cook County pre-probate leads which ultimately do not enter the probate process or go to probate court.
In Cook County, most properties which are owned by married couples are owned within a structure called a "Joint Tenancy". In the perception of Illinois law, this ownership structure stipulates that upon death, the spouse who survives will immediately inherit the property without any need for it to enter into any probate proceedings.
In this circumstance, there are many reasons why the surviving spouse may want to quickly sell their house.
Perhaps they're overwhelmed by the upkeep of the home without their spouse to help them with maintenance
Maybe it is too emotional living in their family home without their spouse beside them.
Perhaps they now want to move in with other family.
Whichever the reason, simple probate leads would not be able to capture this type of opportunity, which is why USLeadList is the nation's best source of real estate data.Click here for your free Cook County quote!
Do you have leads for Chicago, Illinois?
Yes, since Chicago is the county seat, many of the arriving Cook County leads will likely be from Chicago.
How do you utilize these leads in Cook County?
We recommend sending a letter to the family of the deceased, letting them know that you are interested in the property. We advise utilizing first-class stamps so that USPS can be forward the letter to the appropriate person, if needed.
Avoid sending a "Advertising" looking letter. The family is likely overwhelmed at the moment, so such letter are likely to be ignored. We suggest a simple letter in a non-standard sized envelope stating that you're interested in purchasing.
Given the circumstances, follow-up letters are often necessary and are especially effective for this list. To truly utilize this list's potential -- we recommend following up every quarter for 1-2 years.
For an extra charge, we will also provide contact details (phone numbers and email addresses).
When communicating with these families, please be considerate. Given the circumstances, they are likely stressed. Remember, you are providing the valuable service of ease a burden from their shoulders.
Why purchase from USLeadList?
Before we publish our list each month, we scrub the addresses against the MLS and other online real-estate sites. Any property which has been sold within the past year is removed. We make sure our clients don't pay for leads which have already been sold.
We only sell each lead a maximum of three times (our competitors don't do this). This is to prevent any one area from becoming saturated with marketing. We want everyone to get a fair chance at a good deal, so we limit our own revenue.
Our Cook County data is up-to-date and relevant. We source an entirely new nationwide list each month with data from every other county in Illinois.
We have customers who have been utilizing our data with success for well over a decade and still going strong!
Without a good lead source, you're leaving money on the table -- There is potential in every neighborhood and USLeadList will help you find it.
Who uses USLeadList pre-probate leads?
Our Pre-Probate records are relevant for realtors, real estate investors, flippers, wholesalers, mortgage companies, brokers, legal professionals, attorneys, title companies, and many other applications.