What can I do? - Posted by Ron M
Posted by Ron M on September 23, 2003 at 11:27:15:
About 2 months ago I was visiting a customer of mine in a nearby suburb of the city I live and noticed a nice looking rancher with dead grass. I walked over to the property to discover it vacant and the shrubs overgrown.
Yesterday, I was in the same neighborhood so I drove over to the home and found it in the same condition as a couple of months ago. There were no real estate signs on the property. Today I searched the Internet and found the following information on the home.
Year Built: 1992
Style: 3 bedroom, 2 bath Rancher
Square feet: 1,615 (tax assessed) + basement
School District: Excellent
I also found a nearby address for the owner and a telephone number for the owner. Although, I have no idea whether or not they are current. I did a reverse search on the telephone number and it wasn?t listed. Although, I called the telephone number and it wasn’t disconneted, it just rang and rang with no answer. When I did an Internet search on the listed mailing address, the mailing address apparently doesn?t even exist.
I also looked up recent sales in the area and found the average market price for a home of this size in this area was around $215,000. I am interested in figuring out how to find the owner of this property and what might be considered the best way to go about acquiring the home to make a profit. The records show that it hasn?t sold since it was built in 1992, so I imagine there is quite a bit of equity in the property. The owners? last name is Brown and the first name is equally as common, so I can only imagine how many Brown?s there are in the world.
Help!!! How do I go about finding the owner of this property? If I do find them, what is the best approach to finding out if they want to unload the property? Thanks for anyone?s assistance.