How a real estate auction works

If you are planning to sell or buy real estate from an auction and you have no idea how it works then this write up will help you. Firstly ensure that your property is in tip top condition. This includes a tidy backyard with all the trees trimmed, concrete cleaned, lawns mowed and a fresh coat of paint will give you the best chance to get a high price. Also if you are buying a property there are many things you need to get checked before spending your money. Older house should have an inspection from a qualified electrician to make sure you won’t be up for costly rewiring after your purchase.

Even if you are not planning to go to a real estate auction any time soon you must know the process involved.


An auction can happen pretty quick so it’s extremely essential you and your agent are clear and concurred on the procedure of your auction day. Things like your reserve price and whether you will make vendor bids through your agent are basic and have legal implications. Don’t be hesitant to make inquiries.

No less than 30 minutes before the auction, your agent is required by law to show documentation with respect to the property. As the auctioneer starts he/she will make a declaration specifying the information: there are state laws applying to auctions when all is said in done; the tenets applying to this specific auction, including whether vendor bids or potentially co-proprietor bids will be utilized. Auction laws may differ from state to state so talk about the legal prerequisites with your agent.

The auctioneer will then request an opening offer, setting a sum by which all bids must ascent, for example, in $6,000 increases. Elective sums can be offered for example, $2,000 anyway it is up to the auctioneer’s discretion if the sum is acknowledged.

AuctionOnce the reserve price has been achieved the property is considered to be ‘on the market’ and will be sold to the most bidder with the highest price proposition. On the off chance that the reserve price isn’t achieved the auctioneer will secretly inquire as to whether they wish to offer at a lower price. At the point when the last offer is come to and the vendor is content with the price, the auctioneer will declare “going once, twice, three times… ” and if no more bids are offered he will then call, “SOLD”.

A quick deposit – generally 10% of the price tag – is required after the auction. The adjust is paid on settlement, ordinarily set by the dealer at 30, 60 or 90 days. It’s critical to take note of that being adaptable with the length of settlement to suit your purchaser can help offer the property. The deal is concluded when the contract has been marked by both merchant and purchaser and every pertinent check and exchanges have been made. Once this has been finished and the adjust of the price tag paid, the property is authoritatively considered sold.