The Best Way to Track Down An Owner?

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Hello BP family, and Merry Christmas!

There is an old fixer-upper that has been vacant for years. I have looked on the city assessor's website and the Register of Deeds website and located the owner's first and last name, but have yet to find any actually contact information. What is the best way to get in touch with the owner?

Thank you in advance for your help.

@George Jones there's many different ways to try and acquire that information, but one of the most overlooked tactics is simply knocking on the neighbors' doors and simply asking if they know the owner. You'd be surprised how often this works.

Thanks Allan.
I actually did speak to the neighbors, and they were able to tell me a bit about the history of the property; what the current owner did when he first acquired the property, and so forth. But, other than that they had no other helpful information to add as far as contacts were concerned.

Skip trace is your best bet George. Most of your most accurate sites charge a fee, but there are a few you could pay just by the search.

@George Jones in that case, @Jonathan McGee mentioned, skip trace is your best bet at this point. https://homemetry.com/ is the one I use the most. You simply search using the address, and it'll have a list of people that have lived there, sometimes phone numbers, etc. etc. 

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