Skip Tracing

Skip tracing software to locate anyone, anywhere

The US Census Bureau calculates the average person moves 11.7 times in their lifetime. That might help explain why one of the most common things collection agencies, real estate investors, bounty hunters, and legal professionals need to do is track down an individual who really doesn’t want you to find them.

This is known as skip tracing, and it’s traditionally been a very difficult process. That’s because you need to utilize however much information you have, often very little information, to come to a conclusion about where a person is right now.  So whether you are trying to locate debtors, a consumer, home sellers, a property owner, or people on the run, here are a few ways public and private records can help you with skip tracing.

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Run skip trace searches on over 98% of every adult

When you want to skip trace someone, you need the most up-to-date data to actually find them. Data like phone numbers, emails, address history, assets, relatives and more. Tracers skip tracing services draw on all of this data and information and put you in contact with over 98% of every adult in America.

  • Find returns, address history, phone numbers, emails, relatives, associates and their contact information.
  • Information that might not look useful can help you build a profile of an individual or come in handy later.
  • When you’re looking for the most information in high volume, you should definitely consider a batch skip tracing for the broadest glimpse.

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A visual diagram of how skip tracing by Tracers works
Skip tracing is the process of tracking down people who are particularly hard to find, whether they’re persons-of-interest, fact witnesses, debtors, or other individuals.

Skip tracing services with real-time data

Of course, in the world of skip tracing, real-time data is king. Skip tracers can’t rely on out-of-date data. Even data that comes to you from a few weeks ago may be too out of date for you to rely on it. Having a public and private records search engine that offers immediate results and utilizes real-time data directly from the Credit Bureau or from unbanked data is a great way to avoid these issues with out-of-date data.

  • Real-time data is an incredibly important tool that can help you manage your cases more easily.
  • You want data that’s as up-to-date as possible, as stale and inaccurate data can just waste your time.
  • With a public and private records search engine, you may be able to get credit header data or unbanked data.

Skip trace thousands of records at once

When you’re running a collection agency, or just looking to skip trace and contact a large number of people, it’s most common for your company to receive huge batches of contacts at once. That means, in turn, you need to be able to process lots of records at one time. It’s the best way to maximize your employees’ time. With a public records search engine, you’ll be able to append data to lots of records at once, including asset searches, workplace records, and more.

  • Find a skip tracing software that allows you to run single searches or high-volume batch processing and batch skip tracing.
  • High-quality skip tracing software should offer you a range of data and pricing options.

Create a thorough and efficient skip-tracing process

Crafting a process can be a useful part of skip tracing. When you get a brand new client or list of potential contacts, what do you do first? What kind of consumer do you focus on? Do you put your new list of debtors through batch processing for debt collection? Do you weed out deceased records in your collections process? Do you split up the list between “easier” and “more difficult” debt collection cases? When you have strong tools through a public records search engine for skip tracers, you can create a process.

  • Having a process that you put every batch of debtors through can be useful for a skip tracer.
  • This process allows you to identify problems, maximize your efficiency, and maintain structure.
  • You need to know you’re relying on strong tools for the best process, which is why a public records search engine can be helpful.

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How can Tracers data help your company skiptrace more effectively?

With more and more companies starting to utilize public and private records search engines for skip tracing, it’s clear there’s something to the idea. However, it can be difficult to know exactly how a public records search engine can help until you have use cases for the engine. Tracers is useful because it has so many extremely specific ways you can utilize its data.

With Tracers skip tracing services, you can choose from a variety of ways to access data, including batch processing, API, and more. When you do, you’ll get access to records with 98% coverage of the adult population, with over 120 billion records from over 6,000 data sources. If you’re looking for the most effective and thorough public records search engine, look no further than Tracers. Try Tracers tracing services and start skip tracing today!

More information

What is skip tracing?

Skip tracing allows someone to find and track persons of interest, and find witnesses, and other individuals by running information through a public or private search engine database. Skip tracing software can provide even more than simple location and contact data. The best skip tracing software will allow the user to run batch skip tracing and search a high volume of names at once.

Who can use skip tracing software?

Skip tracing software is used by law firms, private investigators, bounty hunters, debt collectors and even real estate agents. Larger companies or firms may want to utilize batch skip tracing that connects via an API and can search a high volume of names at once. Depending on the information you are looking for, you may have to have a certain license to pass a credentialing process before you get access to skip tracing software.

What does skip tracing software reveal?

Skip tracing software reveals a person’s details such as address history, phone numbers, relatives, associates and their contact information. Using skip tracing software that offers immediate results and utilizes real-time data directly from the Credit Bureau is a great way to avoid issues with out-of-date data. Skip tracing software can also uncover information that might not look useful but can help you build a profile of an individual or come in handy later.

How can I start using skip tracing software?

If you are looking to get started using skip tracing software, using a trusted public and private records provider like Tracers will give you the best skip tracing tools. With Tracer, you can locate assets, property addresses, and contact information like phone numbers and email addresses. Get started with skip tracing with Tracers.

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