House Hunting Help: Reverse Address Search
Written byApril 10, 2013
Are you looking to buy a house but aren’t sure if it’s on the market? With Spokeo, all you have to do is ask…the home owners themselves.
Reuters recently published an interesting article (and mentions Spokeo) about buying homes that aren’t necessarily for sale. According to the National Association of Realtors, “20 percent of those who sold their homes without using a real estate agent said they did so because a prospective buyer had contacted them.” Needless to say, the number of house-hunters reaching out and making deals on their own is growing with every year (up 5% from 2010).
Let’s say you have your eye on that large red house with the white picket fence and the painfully cute chimney on the corner, but aren’t sure if it’s for sale. While you could pore through endless real estate listings, wouldn’t it easier (and possibly more effective) to simply reach out to the current owner and make an offer? With Spokeo’s reverse address search capability you could be moving into your dream home within weeks. Simply enter the full address (city and state too, if you can) of the house into the search bar and hit enter; within seconds you’ll have a full report with contact info: name, phone number, age, marital status and more.