“Skip tracing” is the process of locating a person’s whereabouts.

 
If you’re in real estate, skip tracing allows you to find motivated sellers for great deals. By skip tracing you’ll be able to get listing, wholesale, or investments faster.
 

How Does Skip Tracing Help In Real Estate?

Let’s say you have a list of foreclosures.
 
You can “skip trace” them one-by-one to locate a contact number such as a cell phone.
 
This process is very effective but it is time consuming.
 
You would have to sit and search an owners name and property one-by-one.
 
This is where bulk skip-tracing comes in.
 

What Is Bulk Skip Tracing?

 
“Bulk Skip Tracing” is the process of taking a list (an excel/csv file) and adding the contact information.
 
This eliminates the headache of doing manual work and saves time.
 
For example:
 
If you have 1,000 foreclosures, we can bulk skip trace and add up to 8 contact numbers to the file.
 
Bulk Skip Tracing in Real Estate Provides Highest ROI
 
Why? Doing manual searches online takes time.
 
Most people don’t want to do it, or don’t know how to do it.
 
And the #1 issue is the quality of contact numbers.
 
Many real estate professionals believe all data sources are the same.
 

Here’s A Few Myths of Getting Phone Number

MYTH: My title company will give me the same phone number.
 
TRUTH: Title company uses what we call Tier 3 data. It is scrapped data from the internet and it is one of the lowest quality phone number. When was the last time you got something really great for free?
 
MYTH: I’m signed up to a company that gives me phone numbers for 4 cents. Why would I pay almost 10x for yours, isn’t it the same?
 
TRUTH: Tier 1 Data is “credit header quality” meaning the data is from the credit agencies. It is the most accurate. When marketing you want to use quality. If your competitor is using inferior data such as Tier 3 data, using credit header quality data will allow you to work more efficiently.
 
MYTH: I rather search it on my own because it will be more accurate.
 
TRUTH: When the source of the contact number comes from the credit agencies, you will not find a higher quality data than ours and with speed.
Pro Tips
Now you know what bulk skip tracing is, how can you use it in your business?
 
Take a farm list of everyone in a zip code (ask your title company or use Realist.com to pull it free).
 
Then, send us the data.
 
We’ll be able to flag which property is “vacant” or have the “utilities shut off”.
 
Then, bulk skip trace that data.
 
Now you will have a homeowner who has a property that is vacant and you have their phone number and/or email.
 
How easy would it be to call or email them asking them if they want to sell.
 
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