Recently in Property Data Category

Savvy Investors Found a Way to Get Unlimited Access to Data on More Than 120 Million Properties and Its Owners with TopConnector App


There is huge amount of property information anyone can view on Zillow, Realtor or on most real estate agents' websites. But those portals do not make it easy for investors who don't have a real estate license to research all the properties in an area or to gather information on property owners. 


That's exactly why so many real estate investors use the TopConnector app to get unlimited and unrestricted access to property and owner data. Investors like having their own access to data instead of constantly seeking friendly agents to work with.


When it comes to doing area research - whether you're analyzing property values, looking for owner info or searching for comps - nothing beats the TopConnector app. The number of properties that can be researched is simply unparalleled in the mobile app world. 


Whether you are a seasoned investor or just starting out, TopConnector can help you quickly and easily research all properties, in any neighborhood, nationwide. Now you can get all the data you need on any property you want, including owner info, property lines and comps.


TopConnector App gives you:


1. Unlimited access to data on more than 120 million properties and its owners

  • Residential, commercial and off-market properties
  • Property value, size, age, details and property lines
  • Tax, last sale date & price, mortgage and more

2. Property owner info

  • Owner name
  • Absentee or corporate owners
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number (if available)
  • Key demographics
  • Length of time in home

3. Commercial building statistics

  • Building's owner
  • Business tenants
  • Business owner, key executive, contact person, contact phone and key sales figures

4. Comps

  • Properties of the same type and size
  • Recently sold
  • Located within one mile of the subject property


Not a Realtor? No problem! Put TopConnector app into your pocket and enjoy your data!


More info:


Download from the App Store:

Making Data Work for Your Geospatial Challenges

| No Comments | No TrackBacks

Anyone who has looked at flood data knows that FEMA is not the answer. It's not that FEMA doesn't try to accurately map what they believe to be floodable areas. It's that FEMA is politically driven. As a city, you do not have to participate in FEMA mapping. Why would you not participate? Well, properties in flood zones tend to have lower valuations, and lower valuations tend to generate lower taxes. Even as an individual you can exempt yourself with a LOMA. A LOMA establishes a property's location in relation to the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA).  LOMAs are usually issued because a property has been inadvertently mapped as being in the floodplain, but it is actually on natural high ground above the base flood elevation.

Melissa customer wanted to sell flood insurance to prospects that were in flood zones but not likely to flood and not in flood zones but likely to flood. They had three primary targets, properties in 100 year flood zones that were not likely to flood, properties in a 500 year flood zone that were not likely to flood, and properties in FEMA minimal risk zones that were likely to flood. The customer realized that they needed a way to understand the current FEMA designation for the target properties but also have an independent flood likelihood evaluation of the property. For them, we created a sample set of customers utilizing HazardHub risk data that looked something like this:


Then they created a targeted list by selecting B and C score prospects from the 100 year and 500 year flood plains and D and F score prospects from the minimal risk flood zones. This scoring and these selections are available nationwide and provided the customer with the ability to selectively target the types of customers that they were interested in from a risk exposure perspective. While this example discusses flood, this works for any natural hazard where properties are exposed, both personal property as well as commercial property.

If you have data challenges to solve, perhaps the Melissa team can offer the location intelligence solution needed. Melissa supports geospatial professionals in the goal of mapping innovation in location-based services, analytics and decision-making powered by location intelligence. We provide a wealth of location data enrichments including global geocoding to derive latitude and longitude from an address, and geo-enriched data for IP addresses. We offer other types of specialized data including U.S. property and mortgage data (type and number of buildings on a parcel, property age, construction, sales value, and more), demographics (household income, marital status, residence data, credit information, and more), and risk and natural hazard information (wind, water, ground and wildfire) that can be linked to location data to reveal relationships and trends. Our data feeds easily into popular data visualization and analytics platforms for ease of use and up-to-the minute accuracy. When you need to solve global challenges with geospatial technology, turn to Melissa - your single, trusted source for authoritative reference data. 

Written for Directions Magazine - Header Image via @directionsmag



Exact numbers for the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey won't be in for quite some time, but the storm surge damage estimates are nothing short of extraordinary. Melissa's partner, HazardHub, the only third-generation provider of property-level hazard risk databases spanning the most dangerous perils in the continental United States, released a shocking calculation before the 2017 storm ever reached Texas. 


HazardHub predicted that risk from the storm, depending on the hurricane's Category ranking, could be double that of its competitor's predictions. HazardHub warned that 367,000 homes could be affected if Harvey became a Category 4, and that $77 billion of property was at risk. A report from the balance, after Hurricane Harvey hit, stated that total repairs will cost $180 billion and that 203,000 homes were damaged, thus far. Competitive estimates only indicated $30 billion in property damage and between $48 and $75 billion in total losses. 


Although estimates for the number of homes at risk were higher than actuality, HazardHub aired on the side of caution and in the spirit of being best prepared for storm surge risk - as the company believes that everyone who owns a home or business should know the risk around their property and prepare as best they can.   


Bob Frady, CEO of HazardHub, described it best, "For too many years, people have been caught by surprise by storm surges that caused massive damage to homes and businesses. We want to help eliminate that surprise by providing cutting-edge tools that help to estimate risk from - and allow people to prepare more fully for - storm surge."


HazardHub converts very large, very complicated data sets of long-run hazard event data into risk grades for natural disasters such as flood, wildfire, lightning, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and more, for every home in the contiguous U.S. You can check an address or latitude/longitude point, one at a time or in batch, to get detailed hazard reports on an entire mailing list, customer file, area or region.


Use HazardHub To:


·         See detailed reports of natural hazard risks in any area

·         Reach out to potential customers who could use targeted insurance services

·         Pinpoint exact hazards at the address level for granular risk assessment

·         Give the most personalized insurance quotes by knowing which services your customers need

·         Determine which customers can best use services for mitigation, new roofs or storm preparedness


Comprehensive, accurate risk data analysis of home and business natural hazard risks help people better prepare for natural disasters, understand what services they need or don't need, and enables individuals to make better real-world decisions.


To learn more, check out HazardHub Web Service at  

Acquire Property Owner Info in Under a Minute

| No Comments | No TrackBacks

Looking for instant insight? Curious about a property or property owner? Get all the data you need, on any property you want - in less than a minute! The TopConnector App provides unlimited and unrestricted access to data for more than 120 million properties and its owners. And, it's all in one place - your hand.


Individuals in real estate, insurance, home renovation and a plethora of other businesses offering services to property owners, are staying one step ahead of their competition with the TopConnector App. Imagine how you or your company would benefit from easy access to information on virtually any property in the US... 


Ok, get your head out of the clouds...


This is How It Works:


1.      In the neighborhood: Tap the "My Location" button to center the map on your current location. Touch any house you see on the map to get the property and owner info - touch the next house, then the next, and so on.


2.      In the office: Enter an address in the "Search Field" and tap the "Search" button. The app will show the address location on the map. Start touching properties on the map to get property & owner data.


3.      In-the-dark on an address: Center the map manually on the area you want to research. Start touching properties on the map to see all the details.


4.      In picture-taking mode: From the location, take a picture of whatever you'd like - a house, tree or your shoes! Then use the "Find Photo's Location" feature to show the photo's location on the map. Start touching properties you see on the map to get particulars. 


TopConnector can be downloaded in the App Store at or for more information, visit



Uniquely Includes Comprehensive Facts on All Types of Property for Any User; Simplifies and Accelerates Property Research Required to Fast-Track Real Estate Deals

Rancho Santa Margarita, CALIF. - July 23, 2014 - Melissa Data, a leading provider of contact data quality and integration solutions, today announced Property Data Book, an iPhone app offering convenient access to detailed, up-to-date property and mortgage data on more than 110 million U.S. properties nationwide. Owned and developed by Mobile Data Books, LLC, Property Data Book incorporates Melissa Data's extensive data enrichment capabilities in its cost-effective mobile platform; its scope of information is uniquely broad, spanning land, residential and commercial properties whether or not they are listed for sale. Users can access data quickly and easily without a subscription or account registration, creating significant value for homebuyers, real estate investors and sales professionals, insurers, lenders and a broad range of service and product providers.

As a mobile-only solution, Property Data Book functions in contrast to existing real estate information sites, which provide limited information in order to drive homebuyer traffic and build a lead-based business model. "Powered by Melissa Data's Property database, Property Data Book delivers thorough information to all users, including property value, type, age, size, building characteristics, last sale and mortgage deed, tax info and more," said Gary Van Roekel, COO, Melissa Data. "Ownership information includes number of owners, absentee or out of area owners, and corporate entities. Users can also access contact information associated with a particular address or phone number."

"Most mobile real estate apps are merely an extension of a corporate website. Information is limited to properties listed for sale, and only partial information is delivered to users in exchange for account signup. Deeper data requires the user to contact an agent, creating an environment more focused on developing leads and commission fees than serving up excellent data," said Constantine Vassil, founder of Mobile Data Books, LLC. "Property Data Book is dramatically different, and is all about the data. Users have an intelligent tool that considers the typical needs of homebuyers and real estate professionals, often on the go and in need of affordable, comprehensive property information in a timely fashion."

Mobile app users often indicate their biggest challenge is entering addresses on a small keyboard. Property Data Book incorporates this feedback, and includes a powerful reverse address and telephone lookup. Its custom algorithm populates data automatically after a few keystrokes, loading only correct options based on zip, city or area code provided. The app itself remains small in size, yet address entry is fast, correct and does not require connectivity to load the address or phone.

The app comes with limited free credits toward property research, and users simply purchase credits for what they use. Property Data Book can be downloaded from the App Store for free at

News Release Library