Skip trace anybody and any property using the techniques and tools in this guide and get the leads your competitors can’t.
It’s true, if you’re a real estate investor, 98% of the time when your competition is door knocking and sending yellow letter campaigns, they are stopped cold when the homeowner does not respond.
In this article, I’m going to walk you through everything you need to find anybody, but in particular owners of real estate and even for an abandoned or distressed property.
These skip tracing methods can initially seem difficult or confusing, however, if you’re able to track down an elusive owner, you will be able to close sale after sale that your competition won’t.
By the time you’re done reading, you will have the tools and techniques to ease through every obstacle placed in your way.
In this article I’ll show you:
What skip tracing is
Skip tracing in the traditional sense is the process of locating someone who is intentional about not being found. They may have “skipped town” and their whereabouts must be traced to the present moment.
The person, known as the “skip” is typically in hiding from police or creditors and may be considered a fugitive.
The act of locating the skip, in this sense, is often best left to authorities, bounty hunters, process servers, bail bondsmen, private investigators, and other individuals equipped to approach them.
However, you may have heard the term “skip trace” used loosely in the real estate industry and wondered what it means.