How to Buy|
Below are some steps you can take prior to participating in an auction. You can also contact us and we can guide you through the entire process as well.
Prior to Auction
- Go to pre-auction Open House or Preview offered.
- You may bring a home inspector with you to an Open House.
- You are buying property "as is, with all faults." It is important to perform due diligence on real estate and inspect property in person prior to the auction.
- Check the website for photos, property description, terms of sale, property tax & assessment information, maps, plans, and other pertinent documents.
- Obtain your own financing. Real estate auctions for the U.S. Department of Treasury are cash sales.
- Read and understand the Terms of Sale. There are specific final payment dates, removal dates and deposit requirements for each sale.
- Auctions are free and open to the public.
- Register to bid by filling out a registration form at the auction location during registration times. You will need to bring a Picture I.D.
- You will need to show a cashier's check in the amount of the bid deposit during registration. These funds are not collected unless you are the successful bidder for a property.
- Online bidding is available for some of our government auctions on a case by case basis. View current online auctions.
- Online auctions please register here.
- Submit a bid deposit for approval to bid in an online auction.
- Join our free email list to receive notices of upcoming auctions.