Scraping and Compiling Data from Web for Real Estate Investor


Job Description

I am looking for someone with experience and can scrape a wide range of internet sites. This will include sites such as craigslist, Zillow, etc. (see complete list of sites below). I will pay hourly and also a bonus for any lead you pull that leads to a deal.

We buy and sell houses, and are looking to make contact with homeowners who have a house for sale by owner or for rent by owner. Our leads come from motivated landlords and eager home sellers.

I will need you to be able to efficiently but accurately scrape leads and compile them into an Excel spreadsheet. There will be a tab for For Sale leads and a tab for For Rent leads. You will need to ensure that there are no duplicate leads entered from multiple sites. The websites will include, but not necessarily be limited to:

• Craigslist – Dallas Real Estate by Owner
• Zillow – Dallas County FSBO and Collin County FSBO
• Ebay classifieds

I can provide further guidance on specifics we are looking for in terms of cities, etc. once the job is awarded.

The most important things are that we only want leads posted by the homeowners themselves. We do not want any houses that are posted by realtors or third party advertising companies. We are looking for leads for houses only (duplex/triplex/fourplex okay). No townhomes, apartment units, condos, or mobile homes.

In your response, please let me know of any prior relevant experience you have, and what your plan of action would be to scrape the sites.

This will be an ongoing job, and we will start out scraping once a week and then determine if we should do it more or less.

Skills: zillow, ebay, real-estate

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