Overseas Real Estate Industry

Goals

To determine answers to the following questions for New Zealand , United States of America , Canada , Singapore , Hong Kong , and United Kingdom:
  • What main/major property database/directories, real estate agents use to research and prospect for new business (eg. Australia's one is Corelogic RpData / APM Pricefinder) (https://www.corelogic.com.au/) (https://www.pricefinder.com.au/)
  • If property owner's contact details are sometimes missing from the property data (see how you can find this out, get sample data if you can or reviews/feedback/frustrations expressed by real estate agents)
  • See if the issue is because of the Privacy Laws for that particular country that forces the main property databases/directories to not reveal all of the property owner's contact details, and forces the real estate agent to become a private investigator and complete the research themselves (eg. Australia has the Privacy Act 1988 - https://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/the-privacy-act/ / and Do Not Call Register - https://www.donotcall.gov.au/ both which is the reason why RpData / Pricefinder do not reveal property owner's contact details for some properties that are searched)
  • What other search directories they use to compliment/complete the property owner's contact details (eg. Australian real estate agents use: WhitePages - https://www.whitepages.com.au/ / Pipl - https://pipl.com/ / Google / skip tracing tools like Detective Desk - https://www.detectivedesk.com.au/ / ASIC Company Search - https://asic.gov.au/online-services/search-asics-registers/companies-and-organisations/ / etc.)

Early Findings

Proposed next steps:

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It is suggested that the following be continued to reach the overall goal of your research: 1) What main/major property database/directories, real estate agents use to research and prospect for new business and if property owner's contact details are sometimes missing from the property data for each of the six countries; 2) What privacy laws are in place in each of the identified countries which might make it more difficult to obtain missing data in real estate records; and 3) are there other search directories agents use to compliment/complete the property owner's contact details in each country.
Alternatively, a high-level overview can be provided to establish the main databases or directories used by agents in New Zealand, the United States of America, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom and a high-level overview of the tools that the agents use when all data is not available.