As an investor, the key is to find sellers before they list their home with a REALTOR. I would suggest sending out a letter or postcard to a targeted geographic area to try and get a seller to respond. Also, there are a number of great websites out there where you can find for sale by owners and even wholesalers. If you are looking for sellers who want a cash offer, check out www.zbuyer.com and click on the investor tab. Good luck out there!