One thing I hear from some Guru's is being constant with your marketing for properties.Houses will not seek you, you must seek it.
Where Do I Start?
There is direct mail, These are companies that can upload a list of names that you want target, for example the most popular lists seem to be absentee owners, these people have a property they do not live in but rent out instead, and some of them do not live in the state where they rent out the property, so this might be a good list to pursue.
Some of these direct mail services have a minimum of mail to send out, so you have to budget monthly, the key is to keep targeting this list for up to 6-9 months.
Free Online Search.
Of course if you don't have a budget to target the absentee list, try these then,
Zillow.com, Trulia.com, Realtor.com or Craigslist.com, These are some of the free search sites you have available.
I think some of these sites might have some deals, you must search, the key to finding a deal is to do it consistently.
You can use Facebook, Linkedin, or Craigslist to get the word out you are looking for properties to buy.
What Else Can I Do?
If looking online is not enough, try networking! There are plenty of real estate clubs in your area, just google "real estate investment clubs", and you will see pages of them available.
Good luck with your search, keep at it.
Listsource.com, To get absentee lists.
https://youtu.be/vhwy3BVYzpE - Youtube video on how to use listsource.