Leveraging powerful analytics and a massive data repository, FOREWARN solutions enable real estate professionals to verify identity, search for criminal histories, and validate information provided by potential clients - all from just a phone number or a name - and at no cost to NVAR REALTOR® members. 


  • What is FOREWARN?

  • How much does FOREWARN cost?

  • How do I sign up for FOREWARN?

  • Why do agents use FOREWARN?

  • Who should I contact regarding issues/troubleshooting with FOREWARN?

  • Who can claim FOREWARN?

  • Can Affiliate Members/Service Providers claim FOREWARN?


Instantly Verify Your Prospects 

Verifying your prospects in FOREWARN is not only critical for your personal safety and efficiency, but also a benefit to your listing homeowners, providing an added layer of protection for their homes and families.

Instantly verify:

  • Identity (first name, last name, alias, and age)

  • Phone numbers (residential and mobile history)

  • Address history (rental, ownership, and associated addresses) 

  • Financial indicators (bankruptcy, lien, and judgment history)

  • Property records (nationwide property ownership history)

  • Criminal records (nationwide criminal history search)

You can begin properly and safely planning for showings, with a higher level of intelligence and confidence, by activating your account today. Follow these basic steps to claim and utilize your newest NVAR Benefit.

Tips for Using FOREWARN

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Phone search tip #1: When you are unable find an individual in FOREWARN using a phone number, this does not necessarily mean fraud or criminal intent. FOREWARN users are encouraged to gather further details and use the additional search functionality (the “Search by name” link) within the FOREWARN app to ensure verification of the prospect.


Phone search tip #2: In the search results, FOREWARN displays all the individuals who have ever been associated/linked with the searched phone number. It is normal for multiple people to be linked to a single phone number, either as previous owners of the phone number, or relatives.

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Name search tip: When searching by name, if there are more than 100 results to your query, FOREWARN will display “Too many records found” and prompt you to re-run your search using additional criteria.


Please note that you must limit your FOREWARN searches to professional uses only. FOREWARN is only to be for verifying inbound prospects that have initiated the interaction, such as when a buyer, or seller themselves have initiated a request for information or service. FOREWARN cannot be used to verify information for outbound marketing efforts. FOREWARN activity is actively monitored (search terms and volume) to ensure proper use by FOREWARN Subscribers as outlined in the Subscriber Agreement and the FOREWARN Terms and Conditions.  FOREWARN is a powerful tool intended only for the increased safety and efficiency of your business. Proper use of the service by real estate professionals ensures that we can continue to provide this valuable tool to the industry.


A brief video introduction and tutorial on FOREWARN, you can also click here.