There’s a new side-hustle for the side-hustlers driving for Uber; bird-dogging for real estate investors. Realtor.com says that house flippers are paying Uber drivers (during their down time) as their eyes and ears to take pictures of potential flips. One company they cited pays up to $1,500 per referral that leads to a purchase and some are even paying for good leads.
“It’s a great way to be able to reach areas that I can’t drive around town all day,” said Scott Sekulow, who runs a HomeVestors franchise in Atlanta that has hired several drivers. “You don’t need a lot to know the house needs repairs.”