I’ve been driving for dollars and have come across a handful of abandoned homes that are listed as owner occupied (county records). I’ve searched for their phone numbers on whitepages and have a lawyer friend who seeks out their info. Most of the time he retrieves non-working Numbers And no updated contact info.
What are other ways of finding the owner? (I’m going to knock on the neighbors doors this week, anything else?)
Go to the recorder's office and see who's paying the taxes. If you live nearby drop over and say, "hi." There's a new thing called "spydialer" that is pretty reasonable at finding numbers. So far they have not charged for it but they will.
I have put friendly cash buyer notice on front door and also add "I also solve real estate problems creative way"