How do you find these people? - Posted by Matt Kelly

Posted by Lou on August 27, 2003 at 22:16:11:

So how long have you been working for ?

How do you find these people? - Posted by Matt Kelly

Posted by Matt Kelly on August 27, 2003 at 02:40:24:

I have been reading down the list of success stories and I keep coming upon people who talk about calling or sending out letters to lists of people who either have back taxes, or are out of state owners, or have notices of default. I am just wondering how you get the information on these people. Thanks.

Re: How do you find these people? - Posted by Larry

Posted by Larry on August 27, 2003 at 09:39:03:

Matt this is a recap of a previous post.

Best of luck.


Some of my best deals have come from these sort of dead leads. I have made a lot of $$$ off these sort of leads since no body else can find them. If none of my competition can get a hold of the homeowners quite quickly then that means I have a better chance of getting a jump on the deal. Granted there have been a few times where I have tracked the owners down of these dead leads and they were not ready to sell but 6 months to a year down the road they have called me back interested in selling. So the work is not entirely in vein.

The company I use is and they guarantee their work so if they cannot find anything on the home owner then you don’t pay!

Here is the steps I take when tracking down owners:

  1. After bird-dogging the area I look up the owners on my local County Appraisal District, CAD website.

  2. Search for a phone number to call them. If that does not work then I mail them a letter inquiring about the vacant property.

  3. If still no luck or the letter comes back undeliverable I then look them up at But I wait until I have a list of dead leads to do this. For $29.00 a day you can do unlimited searches for a full day. The downside to this site is that I cannot find unlisted #'s here.

  4. If still no success then I contact the people over at They will actually call around and try to contact the owner for you so you know you are getting accurate information and they are cheap to, $24.95.

This what I do and I have great success at it.