How to find tax auction properties in Dallas county, TX – DIY, No third party software required

Get tax sale properties from Dallas county TX without using any third party software! All in about 10 minutes.


If you have a county or site where you’d like me to attempt something similar, let me know.

Learn more about what we do at Cobalt Intelligence with real estate data – https://cobaltintelligence.com/real-estate

Code: https://gist.github.com/aarmora/1bd9ae53cd15ff59f89e996ecbfb5461

Where you run the code: http://taxsales.lgbs.com/api/property_sales/?county=DALLAS+COUNTY&in_bbox=-98.70656976545521,31.818437984234997,-95.33156963134476,33.01202689344402&offset=0&ordering=precinct,sale_nbr,uid&sale_type=SALE,RESALE,STRUCK+OFF,FUTURE+SALE&state=TX

Where to convert your data to a spreadsheet format: https://json-csv.com/

Tax sale website: http://taxsales.lgbs.com/map?lat=32.76778503344971&lon=-96.77737047964999&zoom=11&offset=0&ordering=precinct,sale_nbr,uid&sale_type=SALE,RESALE,STRUCK%20OFF,FUTURE%20SALE&county=DALLAS%20COUNTY&state=TX&in_bbox=-97.30471422964999,32.42271262286991,-96.25002672964999,33.11152492593094

Transcript:

Good morning. Here we are today. We’re going to Dallas county, Texas, and we’re going to try to get some tax auction property. If you’re looking to sell. Or if you’re looking to purchase, fix and flip, this is property confined distress property. You can reach out to these owners and see who the go to the auction and purchase them.

You can reach out to the owners and just try to buy it from them directly, whatever you want. If you’re in some kind of real estate, you can look at these as potential properties. Now, this is a lot bigger than the one we did before, which was Tarrant county, Texas 775 properties. Um, and this attorney right here, they’re the ones that are, uh, kind of hosting or in charge of these auctions.

So I’ve found where the data comes from. I had this code over here. That’s this is what we’re going to be using to do it. I built it out. You don’t need any third party software. You just need this little bit of code and you just run it in your browser and then it’ll work. Um, so here first things first is you need to go to the, where the code, where the data comes from.

So I have it in here in the very top. So it sees is Dallas county in there. Go to the very end. Copy it. I remember. Oh, I copied too much. So here. There we go. So it’s important to make sure that bottom part is not highlighted and important not to get this first two lines. Otherwise it won’t work. Come over here, paste it in there.

And while it’s, while it’s loading up here, we’re going to go over here and right click. And we’re going to say inspect. And then we have our open our console. Now this is where we’re going to execute the code. It’s going to just go ahead and grab all these properties out of this list and put them in like, um, something that’s gonna be stored on your browser.

So you can just go through this really quickly. And then we’ll come over here to this code. We copied these two functions. So we stopped here at the bottom. It has to be line 29 right here. Go from here to here. Those two functions are what you want. You paste. That’s what run anything right now. You just paste it and it just stores those functions in the browser.

Then you come over here and first you’re gonna run this one. It’s going to call it, get the properties. And it goes in and gets the properties to go and get the properties. There we go. So we have zero before and now we have 10 when I come back over here and we’re going to read this next one, once it goes to the next page.

So what this does is it sets an offset, which means. Which means that this right here, the loaded it started at zero and the next page is going to start at 10 and then 20 cause that’s how many results are returned at a time. So we’d heard the first 10, then the next 20, then the next 30 or so then the next 10, then the next 10 it’ll keep going up by 10 and get new ones properties.

So we hit click, go to the next page. It automatically reloads yet. Your page would be loaded in here.

T’s kind of loading slow today. I’ll send you those ones really quickly. Um, but then after this, it’s all easy. So once this loads up here, I promise it normally goes faster. I bet when you do this a little lot faster there, so now we hit up three times up, up, up, get the properties we load that we had to load those functions in.

Again. Bam. We run it, get the properties, we got the properties. And then now we’re at 20. Cool go to the next page that look refreshing again. So we see here with offset. If you look closely, you see this is offset 10 and the next one is going to be offset of 20. So it’s going to start at 20 and go to 30.

And the next one will start at 30 and go to 40 or rates 20 to 29. But you know what I’m saying? So we’ll do this one more time and then we’ll extract it out, but you can go as long as you want with 775, this means you have to do it 70 times, which is kind of a lot, but you could probably do in about 10 minutes.

So you can get 775 put into properties about 10 minutes, get the properties and go to the next page.

Just like that. Now, when you’re done. No, I’d probably go to the end. If it was me, I’d go to all seven, the last page at the very end. There’ll be no more. Right? It’ll you’ll, you’ll run it. And this will page will be blank and then you’ll know. Okay, done. I’ve done all I need. I’ve got like one wanted, um, if it’s, you know, we were offset, she’d be like, what?

770 or something. Then you go through here and you run this command right here. Copy it to your clipboard with this. He’s going to copy that stuff. We stored real estate properties. There we go. And we just come over here to some website, jason-csb.com. This is where I went. You can just search this Jason to CSB converter, come over here, paste it in bam, look, tax auctions.

We have the best we did it. That’s it. So these will have in, there will be a tax auctions are the links, right? We’ll have the links to this. Well, the link to the, where the data comes from, where the link to where the code is, and we’ll have a link to the Jason to CSB converter easy. Right. That’s pretty easy.

You just run this code for Dallas county, Texas. And, um, and that’s it. .