I look for boarded up properties and then try to find their former occupants.
Skip tracers cost $75 each time. But there is software out there that can do the same job.
Anyone have experience with this? Any recommendations?
Best thread I read on it:
Ned the mod recommended Findtheseller and PrivateEye.com but talk to neighbors first since that's free
Be prepared to sift through a lot of junk data looking for the useful stuff. Those databases never get cleaned out. But you'll pretty frequently find something recent in there.