We are looking for leads of those who have passed, who have property but don't go through probate court. Anybody have these leads we can purchase or how do you find them for Nashville, TN?
That's a bit of a tough one because those who have passed and avoid probate court, means s/he had a will/trust and a plan for the properties they owned.
Going through the local newspaper for obituaries and estate sales always feels like being a vulture, and I make it a point to avoid bad karma. I would probably network with will/trust attorneys in area, I'd likely start with getting my own will/trust and asking him/her questions of how do I avoid probate court if something were to happen to me?
@Amber Stancer You can purchase probate lists. It's a very competitive list as there are many people that are pursuing that same avenue.
Out of curiosity why wouldn't you want to go through probate? You can literally sign up for a subscription and access the records from home.
I would check in listsource and see. If I remember correctly there is an option to get a list of owners who had wills who transferred their properties to their spouses and or children. Additionally, you can search for $0 property sales. 9 times out of 10 they are transfers from a descended parent.
We do go through probate records to find properties. I wanted to find properties of those who don't go through probate. I have done a couple deals that way and I want to find more.
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