Bidding Rules

Bidding Rules - 2021 Taylor County Tax Lien Auction

If you are new to Realauction tax lien auction websites, we recommend you proceed in the following fashion: 

  1. If you are not completely familiar with the statutes governing tax liens in this state, read the “Tax Certificate Process” document located at the left of the home page. It is a plain English summary of the law and will only take ten minutes to read.  
     
  2. Review the Summary of Important Dates (see below)
     
  3. Register. You will create your own User Name and Password as part of the process.
     
  4. Bidding Process
    • Decide how much money you want to invest in tax liens for this auction. Pick a dollar amount. ($10,000 for example)
    • Enter that amount as your budget.
    • Bid as many quality liens as you can. Your budget will limit how much you can win no matter how many bids you place, so bid as many quality items as possible. As soon as you win tax certificates that equal the amount of your budget, all other bids you placed are canceled.
       
  5. You may place as many bids as you like before making a deposit, but none of your bids will count unless the deposit requirement is met before the deadline (See Summary of Important Dates).
     
  6. As a batch closes, you may see the results for that batch by clicking “Results” on the menu inside the auction website. Clicking the “Sold To” link on the auction results page will display all the bids on that item along with other useful information. After seeing results, you may want to go back and change some of your bids in upcoming batches.

 

Summary of Important Dates

 

  Bidder Accounts  
  Allow foreign bidder registrations     No  
  Single simultaneous bidder rule     No  
 
  Auction Information  
  Bidding style     Proxy Bid Auction  
  0 value bids use proxy system     Yes  
 
  SubAccounts  
  Allow sub-accounts     Yes  
  Automatic certificate rollup / rollup fee   Yes     $2.25  
 
  Auction Dates and Times  
  Registration begins (site opens)**     05/07/2021 at 10:00 AM ET  
  Deposits, Registration fees and Budgets begin     05/07/2021 at 10:00 AM ET  
  Bidding begins     05/07/2021 at 10:00 AM ET  
 
  Deposits, Registration fees and Budgets end**  

  05/28/2021 at 3:00 PM ET  

  Participation Requirements        Set a budget  
  
  Participation Requirements Due Date     05/28/2021 at 3:00 PM ET  
  Registrations end     05/28/2021 at 3:00 PM ET  
   
  First batch closes     05/28/2021 at 10:00 AM ET  
  Batch closing interval     60 Minutes  
  Last batch closes     05/28/2021 at 3:00 PM ET  
   
  Auxiliary batch opens (If applicable)     N/A  
  Auxiliary batch closes (If applicable)     N/A  
   
  Payment due date     06/02/2021 at 3:00 PM ET  
 
  Budget, Deposit and Payment Information  
  Deposit or Budget required (% of estimated winnings)     100%  
  Minimum deposit amount     $0.00  
  Registration Fee     $0.00  
  Registration Fee Refundable     No  
  Registration Fee Applied to Winnings     No  
   
  Deposit / Payment types acceptable:   Deposits Payments
  Budget     Yes     ---  
  ACH     No     Yes  
  ACH auto-debit final payment     ---     No  
  Wire transfers     No     Yes  
  Counter payments     No     No  
 
  Redemptions available via ACH?     No  
 
  Public Access  
  Public computers available     Taylor County Public Library  
 
  ** Subject to change. The site will open when approved by the County.  

 

For an explanation of any of the terms above, please visit the FAQs.

 

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