Top 4 Skip Tracing Tips – Direct Legal Support, Inc.

Social-Network-2485143Skip tracers help people find missing relatives, hidden property, or people who have been ordered to appear in court. They use a variety of sources to locate their target. Though we recommend you hire a professional skip tracer to help you locate your loved one, or find property, you may decide to perform the task on your own accord. Read are 4 simple skip tracing tips below to get started.


  1. 1.      Get As Much Information About the Person as Possible

Before you perform a skip trace on someone, you should first gather as much information as possible. There are five basic types of personal identifiers that can be used to locate a person: 1) Full name; 2) Social security number; 3) Birth date; 4) Last known address; and/or 5) Driver’s license number.

If you would like to locate real property, you can conduct a local property search by reviewing the county assessor’s real property index.

  1. Use a Vast Amount of Sources to Perform a Search

Skip tracers typically obtain information about people or property from variety sources such as the following:

  1. Department of Motor Vehicles
  2. Tax ID
  3. Employment History
  4. Criminal History
  5. Civil History
  6. Credit Reports
  7. Entity Searches
  8. Corporation Searches
  9. Basic Asset Liability Searches
  10. Online Databanks
  11. Social Media Networks

Gather as much information as possible from these sources to conduct your search.

  1. 3.      Ensure the Accuracy of Your Information

Once you obtain the data that you need, we recommend you analyze and verify the information to confirm the person’s identity or location of the property.

You should use multiple sources to ensure the accuracy of the information you collect. This will help increase the odds of actually locating a person or property.

  1. Hire a Skip Tracing Agency That Performs Diligent Traces

It may be in your best interest to hire a skip tracing agency to assist you in performing your skip trace. Hiring a professional skip tracer will save you time and money in the long run. Professional agencies have the proper tools and systems in place for efficiently conducting skip traces in a timely manner.

Contact Direct Legal Support, Inc. for your skip tracing needs. We perform several skip traces for legal, business, and personal matters throughout the nation. We have the experience and expertise on performing skip traces. You can contact us by phone or email.