Finding the owner when you're from another state?

How would I go about finding the owner when I’m so far away from the property? How do you seasoned veterans handle remote transactions? Please advise.

Can you search the tax records for the county where the property is located? If the records are available online it shouldn’t be a problem… Good luck.

The tax records will usually give you the out of state owner’s mailing address, but not phone number. For that, you can go to a site like to find their phone number.

Would you always travel to the properties before making any transactions, or is there a better method for doing the long distance deals?