What to do when there is no other mailing address??

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Hello,

What are my options when I come across a vacant property and in public records the owner's mailing address is the same as the vacant property. Something tells me that these are good opportunities but how do I find the owners in this case?

Thanks Guys!

Go ahead and send the mail piece, Address Service Requested. The post office will either forward to the correct address or send it back to you with an expired forwarding address. Or it might be another dead end. If you still want to pursue, you'll need to employ a Skip Tracer.

Thank you Dick,

I've never used the "Address Service Requested" note on my mailings. I'll implement and keep you posted.

-Rafael-

@Dick Rosen :

Go ahead and send the mail piece, Address Service Requested. The post office will either forward to the correct address or send it back to you with an expired forwarding address. 

Is there a charge for this? I heard that if you send a letter first class with "address service requested" that they will forward your letter AND send you the address they forwarded it to for 75 cents a piece. Is that something other than address service requested?

@Nick Graff, you could be right. I do recall getting a few of those but I think they were only $.50 but even $.75 is a cheap price for a lead.

Originally posted by @Dick Rosen :

@Nick Graff, you could be right. I do recall getting a few of those but I think they were only $.50 but even $.75 is a cheap price for a lead.

You were closer than me Dick. I just got 1 back and it was 59 cents. I am not sure if it is a good strategy though. Of course I love the fact that I have a good address now but I probably sent 50 or so with Address Service Requested on it. I wonder if the open rate was lowered and if so, was it worth it for 1 address?

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