Hello, Bigger Pockets team, my name is Tim Wilkson, a beginning investor in Woodinvillw, WA. I just got through listening to one of the podcasts describing, Driving for dollars. My question is this, after I drive around a collect addresses, what is the most effective way to make contact with the owner? I recently tried going to the city hall in which I had found a vacant property, and asked if they could assist in getting the owners address or phone number. They basically told me to take a hike,siting privacy laws. So how do you effectively make contact? Appreciate your help.
Develop a relationship with a Title Company representative. You can also get ownership information at the County Recorders office.
The answer depends on your location. Where I am, we can search tax records online and see owner information including mailing address. It's not 100% accurate, but close enough.
Try search for 'property tax information' for the target City and/or County.
Thanks for the feedback on this, I will follow up on the leads given so far on this.