Skip tracing the right way can change the game for you as a wholesaler or real estate investor.
The quality of the data you use to find and close deals... and the ability to move quickly and efficiently using that data can be the difference between struggle and success as in the real estate game.
Now, just in case you're not familiar with the term, you may be asking, “What is skip tracing?”
Skip tracing is the process of locating someone who isn’t readily available. In real estate, that means finding property owners’ contact information so you can get in touch with them about the possibility of doing business with them. If you have the address, city and state of the property, that’s usually enough to start getting results.
You can upload a single property or a list of properties you want to market to.
A good skip tracing software will give you accurate, up-to-date information like phone numbers and email addresses to help you reach out to the right person.
The best skip tracing software gives you so much more.
There are multiple companies out there, and many of them are good.
In fact, REISkip represents the future of skip tracing.
The future’s here, at last. But instead of just claiming the throne by making unsubstantiated claims, it’s helpful—and fun—to compare REISkip with one of its best-known competitors, BatchSkipTracing.
Even though this “battle” is REISkip vs. Batch, you can use these 5 points to help you choose the best skip tracing service for your real estate business.
(We’ll let you make your own decision about who the winner of the battle is.)
Obviously, the quality of your data is the most important thing. Getting up-to-date, usable intel is the entire reason you’re skipping a list in the first place.
Both REISkip and Batch tap into the big data companies (like LexisNexis and TLO) to get phone numbers, etc. So you’ll get lots of personal information on property owners with either program.
But just REISkip goes a whole lot further.
Most other services simply compile mountains of information… and when you run your skip, they toss everything at you.
Sure, you get a lot of data, but how much of it is current? In many cases, you end up spending more time sifting and sorting through phone numbers to find the right ones.
REISkip is now the only skip tracing engine that gives you the same powerful people finding ability that was once available only to FBI agents, elite bail bondsmen, and private investigators.
We go to great lengths to get data others don’t have – AND we validate the accuracy of our data in advance. That means you’ll save time and have more confidence that you’re calling the right people at the right numbers.
Finally, we use our proprietary Skip Trace Triangulation Technology (we call it STT for short) to pick the top phone numbers from the data.
Our users consistently see 85-90% of their lists matched with phone numbers.
Let’s face it. The real estate game has gotten crazy lately. The world has gotten crazy.
Real estate investors find it more difficult than it was 6-12 months ago to get in contact with homeowners. And it’s taking more calls to get an appointment.
You need every advantage you can get in this market.
REISkip provides an edge that no one else in the real estate industry can give you.
Because we dig deeper into the data than anyone else.
REISkip now includes social media profiles in your skip trace results.
CTO Justin Winthers demos how to research or contact your prospects on LinkedIn, Facebook, IG, even Clubhouse.
Do you think it might be a little easier if you had another channel to reach property owners? Now you’ll be able to reach out on social media, if you want to go that route.
Or, you can use social media for recon. How much easier will it be to build rapport and have a quality conversation with the additional background information you’ll find?
BatchSkipTrace doesn’t give you anything like this.
REISkip is the innovator bringing this breakthrough to real estate.
Countless wholesalers and realtors fooled themselves into thinking they had a healthy pipeline because they’ve crammed every prospect from every list they ever bought into a CRM platform.
All that does is complicate your marketing process.
REISkip gives you everything you need to keep track of your leads and opportunities… so you may not even need a separate CRM.
Custom “Tags” keep track of call outcome - and next steps.
You can also keep notes from every touch point so you always know where the conversation left off with each homeowner.
The Notes section helps you consolidate call details.
Plus, if you do have a CRM, we’ve made it push-button simple to hand off your skip trace data to that system through our Zapier integration.
And here’s the best part, this is a built-in part of REISkip. It’s completely FREE. You have access to it the moment you sign up.
Other skip tracing software ain’t built for this. Sorry Batch!
This is a biggie.
According to the FTC, “companies that illegally call numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry or place an illegal robocall can currently be fined up to $43,792 per call.”
All it takes is one ticked-off homeowner to drop a dime on you… and the regulators are coming. And they can now look back into your past and fine you for calls you’ve made in the past.
You can’t play around with this.
That’s why REISkip will scrub your list for numbers on the DNC list automatically… so you can be confident you’re not setting yourself up for failure.
Most other skip tracing software doesn’t do that for you.
Batch admits they don’t.
And keep in mind, more numbers are added to the DNC every day – and as a business owner, you’re expected to take those numbers off your call list within 31 days.
That means you’ll have to re-check your numbers against the DNC every month.
Do you really want to add another step to your prospecting process?
Price is another important factor you have to consider.
On the surface, REISkip and BatchSkipTracing look comparable: Our retail price is $0.19 or $0.22, depending on how many you run. But we recently implemented flat fee pricing. Just $0.15/skip. No matter how many records are on your list.
Batch costs $0.20/skip.
With REISkip you actually get more firepower for less money.
It’s an even bigger deal than you think…
Remember, Batch will charge you for numbers they give you even if they’re on the DNC list (unless you go through the trouble of scrubbing your own list every single month).
You don’t have to worry about that with REISkip.
Also, REISkip doesn’t charge for duplicate records. That means you’re not paying for the same number twice.
Again, this isn’t a benefit other programs offer, including Batch.
REISkip also makes sure you’re getting the most accurate phone numbers with each skip. Which means you’re not paying for wrong or outdated numbers. According to our research, you can boost your close rate as much as 300% by talking to the right people most of the time.
All of this adds up to massive savings of both time and money.
So the $0.15/skip fee is an even better value than it looks.
The constant innovation and top-notch experience REISkip brings to our users can easily multiply your productivity and profitability.
If you’re looking for better data, smoother conversations with prospects, and a simpler marketing process that puts you in a position to close more deals in less time…
We believe REISkip is your best option, hands down.
Our team has been raising the bar for wholesalers and real estate investors since 2018. Nearly every new development in the field originated right here.
In other words, if you want to be one of the first investors in your area to get access to “the next big thing” in skip tracing (like social media profiles), REISkip is the way to go.
The future’s here, at last.
It’s easy to get started. Just sign up for an account… upload your list (no clunky templates required)... and you’re plugged into the world’s most advanced skip tracing engine.