Finding the property owner can be key to reaching a decision-maker and closing the deal. But the procedures to find out who owns a property in Arizona can be specific.
When you’re looking for properties to buy and sell, you need to find the owner first. This can be straightforward for most properties but complicated if the property is owned by an LLC or corporation. Finding a human name behind the LLC can give you a leg up when prospecting. Or perhaps you’re looking to put together a list of potential leads to contact. Either way, you don’t want to be doing a lot of legwork to find those names.
You may find Arizona handles its property information a little differently. Here’s how to find the names of property owners throughout the state.
Property Appraiser’s Website
In most parts of the country, you may consider looking at the local property appraiser’s websites. These will give you a wealth of information including current owners and contact information, previous owners, transaction history, and more. This information is available for residential properties and commercial properties. In some cases, mobile homes may be in a separate category. This information is free and a matter of public record.
When looking for who owns a property in Arizona, the property appraiser’s office is called the assessor’s office. Each county has its own assessor and website, and you may need to take some time to familiarize yourself with the website in the county or counties you work in.
Arizona Corporation Commission’s Website
While in most states the Secretary of State handles corporate filings and LLCs, in Arizona this is handled by a separate entity called the Arizona Corporation Commission. Their website has search features to let you look up corporate records and LLCs. Like the assessor’s office records, these are public information. But in both cases, you will need to do the legwork necessary to call them.
You may also consider looking up information from third-party subscription services. One prominent service is called PropertyShark. Though this service is based in New York City, PropertyShark’s database handles property information all over the country. However, much of their information is only available once you have a registered account and subscription.
Other services will offer their databases for a price, but the information isn’t always up to date. This is one chief concern for critics of PropertyShark and other third-party databases.
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