In the business of finding people and skip tracing there is a myth about the magic-button database. The myth says somewhere there is a database so good that all you have to do is enter one search, push one button, and everything you need to know about your skip will appear. Lots of people search for this database, jumping from one service to the next, but never find it.
The Truth About Data
There are very few primary sources for public records data. If you subscribe to more than one database service, your searches are likely to be buckets dipping into the same well—you’re not going to get different water.
Having more data won’t help you find your skips faster. Having a better tool for searching public records data will.
Discovery Is a Faster Tool
A common format for database search results is the “comprehensive report”—a multi-page dump of information. Even with results sorted by relevance, the report format makes it slow and difficult for skip tracers to connect dots and find what they’re really looking for, a current address and phone number.
Some databases have a better way of providing search results. Searches are narrower and more specific, a Name & City search for instance. Results from searches are linked to other types of searches that are natural next steps for digging deeper. Click on an address in the results and search Property Search, or click on a name and do a Skip Tracing Search. Each search leads you to the next. Database searches become fast and intuitive.
Instead of turning through pages in a report you click through, following leads to discover new information until you’ve found what you’re looking for. This is how BellesLink works. We call it Discovery Search.
Skip tracers don’t need another database to search, they need a faster tool for discovering the information they need.
Clicking is Faster Than Dialing
Once a skip tracer finds a good phone number they need to verify it. BellesLink is the only database with a phone system built right in. To call or text a phone number in a search result all you need to do is click.
Just like Discovery Search, Click-to-Call and Click-to-Text in BellesLink lets do more with one database to find people faster.
Faster Search Tools Beat More Searching
People subscribe to multiple databases because they need to do more searches to find the information they need. But searching that way is slow and is likely double-dipping into the same primary source data. So you are paying twice, in time and money.
Faster search methods, like Discovery Search, and built in calling and texting, let you get more from a BellesLink subscription. There’s no need to waste time and money searching second and third databases.
BellesLink data comes from the best sources available. Our searches are programmed to give you the most current and reliable results. For addresses and phone numbers, in you can’t find them BellesLink, they probably don’t exist in any database.
Whether you believe in the magic-button myth or not, realize the best way to find people faster isn’t using more databases, it’s using a faster database. To see why Discovery Search, Click-to-Call, and Click-to-Text is faster, schedule a BellesLink demo.