How do I get info on the owner of a property. I need the owners name and number.

Asked by Deborah Piccin, Moore, OK Wed Jan 1, 2014

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Sally Grenier, Agent, Boulder, CO
Wed Jan 1, 2014
Knock on the door and ask? Sorry, but I doubt anyone on here is going to give out their client's personal contact info. Why do you need this?
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Jason Walter, Agent, Sacramento, CA
Fri Jan 3, 2014
That's not public information unfortunately.
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Kevin and Ju…, Agent, Wildomar, CA
Thu Jan 2, 2014
Public records may have the owners name - why do you need the info?
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Thu Jan 2, 2014
All you can get from public records is a name. Nothing more.

Alex Greer
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Lance King, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Wed Jan 1, 2014
You can get owner info from the assessor's office unless the seller pays to protect that info, but they do not provide phone numbers. You can try googling the person once you have the name, but most real estate professionals will not give out that information unless they know who is asking and why.
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J Mario Preza, Agent, Daly City, CA
Wed Jan 1, 2014
Public information on any property is typically available at the county recorder's office (or county tax collector's office). However, researching that information will usually lead to the owner's name and mailing address, not a phone number. As Sally Grenier mentioned, knocking works for most people, but, imagine yourself being on the receiving end of that knock.

A couple of days ago I received a call from someone posing to be a buyer who instead of asking question about the house that was being promoted, was bent on knowing who the owner is, and why the owner did one thing or another(?).

Any real estate practitioner guards their client's privacy, if for nothing else than to be the buffer most clients want when they hire an agent to "represent" them. That being said, a buyer interested in getting a hold of the seller, going around the seller's agent, is ill advised. But, you've received a couple of answers that may lead to what you're looking for. By the way, are you buying?

J. Mario P
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