Real estate news By Today's Local Market Conditions Report
Mar 08, 2007, 12:05 pm PST
It has been several years since the last "land grab"
for great real estate domains. This means some real opportunities,
whether you missed out on buying any awesome domain names,
or feel you bought too many during the frenzy. Either way
here are some very clever ways you can turn your current
situation into profit.
One of the biggest mistakes sales associates make about
domain names is assuming that all the good "dot-coms"
are gone. This is hardly the case because great real estate
domains are coming back into the pool of availability all
the time. Keep in mind that there is about a 25 percent
annual turnover in real estate licensees every year. This
equates to about 400,000 people dropping out of the business
annually! A lot of these people purchase domain names that
they no longer have any use for and simply allow them to
Here are several ways you can tap into this mother-lode
of gold real estate Web addresses:
Just Check: Simply go to any domain name registrar (my
favorite is GoDaddy.com) and type in your choices to see
if they are currently available. You may be quite surprised
as to what comes up. If one or more of the ones you wanted
are not available, don't stop there. The registrars typically
allow you to see who owns them (in most cases) and when
they will expire. If the expiration date is less than a
year, and a bit of further research has shown that the owner
is no longer in real estate (a quick Google search should
be able to tell you that), then you have a chance of getting
it. Now if you want to dramatically increase your chances
of acquiring a soon to be expiring domain, you can "backorder"
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