What is a reverse address lookup?
A reverse address lookup is a tool that allows you to find out who owns a particular property (e.g. a house or apartment). A good reverse address lookup also provides other information about the property, such as residents, deeds, value, etc.
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Most reverse address lookups are web based (i.e. appear on a website) but some have their own mobile phone apps.
A note on terminology
Other names for a reverse address lookup include ‘address lookup’, ‘reverse address look up’, ‘address search’, ‘find ’find property owner by address’, ‘find owner of property by address’ and ‘reverse address’. So don’t be confused if you see these names used interchangeably.
When would I use a reverse address lookup?
You might use a reverse address lookup if the tenants of a nearby property are causing problems, if you want to make a direct offer to buy a property (and save on realtor fees), you want to rent a property, you’re a realtor and you want to sell a property, or someone told you they live or work at a property and you want to find out if they really do.
Alternatively, you might want to find out a property’s registered lot or building size, construction type, or property value, or the safety and demographics of the area.
A good reverse address lookup can tell you all of this and more.
How do reverse address lookups work?
A typical reverse address lookup has a field where you can type an address, and a button you click to start the search.
When you click the search button to search for an address, the tool will search through billions of records across a range of public records databases, then present you with a report on that property.
You then open the report and, depending on the address search you used, you’ll see a range of details about the property and neighborhood.
What’s the best FREE reverse address lookup in 2022?
In our tests, none of the free reverse address lookup tools are very good. FastPeopleSearch.com is the best of a bad bunch, but only because it provides a list of current and past residents, and a bit more information about those people without making you click for a paid report.
In terms of information about the property itself, though, it’s as bad as all the other free address lookup tools we tested. I.e. It will tell you nothing.
Here’s a comparison of three free reverse address lookup tools versus BeenVerified (the best paid reverse address lookup tool we’ve tested).
|Lot & zoning details|
|Bedrooms, bathrooms, size & dimensions|
|Estimated value & value history|
|Deeds & liens|
|County Assessor & Homeowner Association (HOA) records|
|Nearby homes for sale + prices|
|Neighborhood demographics (property values, renters vs owners, age, income, occupation, education, marital status)|
|Neighborhood safety (e.g. names, photos & proximity of nearby sex offenders)|
|Download PDF of reports|
|Monitor property’s records for changes|
|Create lists of properties searched|
|Add notes to reports|
What’s the best PAID reverse address lookup in 2022?
We’ve reviewed a lot of reverse address lookup tools that search for property owner by address, along with a wealth of other information, and in our opinion, the best on the market, bang for buck, is definitely BeenVerified.
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BeenVerified is a 100% anonymous reverse address lookup that can find the following information about a property:
- Possible owners
- Possible residents
- Property details (e.g. lot size, type, bedrooms, bathrooms, property tax)
- Nearby homes
- Surrounding area (including demographics, income, occupation details, education level, marital status, natural hazards, safety e.g. known sex offenders nearby)
You can also click through to learn the following information about the owner of a property (and any residents and nearby sex offenders):
- First & last names
- Other phone numbers
- Email addresses
- Secret social media profiles (including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube & Pinterest)
- eBay profile
- Current & past addresses
- Family members, neighbors, friends & co-workers
- Household demographics
- Birth & marriage record information
- Education, hobbies & interests
- Traffic tickets, sex offenses, criminal record
- And more…