Rookie Reply: How to Find the Owner of a Property (Without Being Creepy)

06.26.2021 - By Real Estate Rookie

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This week’s question comes from Joey on the Real Estate Rookie Facebook Group. Joey is asking: Was driving in a new part of town and came across a house that had a yard that hasn’t been maintained in months and the house looks unkept.  Any suggestions on how I should go about finding the owner and asking if they would be interested in selling? 

We had a ton of great responses in the Facebook group, but Ashley and Tony will do their best to answer based on their own experience and their preferred style of skip tracing. You can do this both for free or for a fee, it all depends on which information you need!

Here are some suggestions:

Look up your city’s GIS mapping website and find the owners on the title 

You can also use Propstream to skip trace the owners for a small fee

Reach out to neighbors and ask them if they know anything about the owner

If the owner is an LLC, go to your Secretary of State’s website to look up the LLC owner 

And more in the episode…

If you want Ashley and Tony to answer a real estate question, you can post in the Real Estate Rookie Facebook Group! Or, call us at the Rookie Request Line (1-888-5-ROOKIE).

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Propstream

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Real Estate Rookie Youtube 

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