Getting returned mail from the USPS is part of direct mail marketing. REIvault has partnered with some of the top data providers in the country to target some of the best list. You may have also provided us your own mailing lists to cleanup and mail for you. We have mailed over 21 million pieces of mail for 1000's of real estate investors and agents. Unfortunately, some of the county recorders and tax assessors and data providers get incorrect data. Additionally, some owners change mailing addresses, their properties have become vacant, undeliverable or identified as deceased. Our mailing process accesses 5 USPS databases before each mail, including NCOA (National Change of Address) to correct any address information. However, you can still expect returned mail. It is common to receive 4% of your mail as returns. Some lists, including the Vacant property list may have a much higher returned mail rate.
As part of our system and process, we put a unique 7 digit serial number on all mail pieces and ""returned service requested"" to get back the undeliverable/returned mail pieces. The ones marked by the USPS as ""Undeliverable"", ""Vacant"" or ""Deceased"" can be skip traced to track down the seller with great potential profits and success. We have provided a Returned Mail Podio app to allow you to remove these sellers from future mailings or allow you to change the mailing address easily.
Watch this brief training video: http://reivault.kajabi.com/posts/returned-mail-or-changing-mailing-addresses