Are you interested in real estate auctions as a participant, or even as the host of the auctions? If so, read on for the basics below.

Auctioning is quite an amazing business which incorporates a game of cash whereby the highest bidder carries the day. It takes place every day in many parts of the world where many residents and visitors turn up to witness while others participate in this interesting event held by various auctioning companies. Usually, there are various types of auctioning events which are categorized based on the property to be auctioned.

Real estate auctions

One of the outstanding auctioneering experiences is the real estate auctioning which is very famous due to the presence of a pool of property to be sold, of course to the highest bidder. The properties range from mobile homes, single-family houses to beaches meant for those in need of acquisition of property. To participate, you can register online to create an account that will enable you to access all the property and their details.

How property auctions work

So here is how it works, each property is sold out independently for the price tag, terms and conditions are property-bound. Some property offers pre-auction discussion where the buyer can come into a consensus with the seller before the auctioning date. So, the whole process is carried out in a way that all the potential buyers are closely monitored, and only the highest bidder walks away with the property.

The seller is always on the steering wheel of the auctioning process in real estate auctions while the buyer is only allowed to fill in the name and the price. Mostly, the seller controls the auctioning date and other terms and conditions of sale. The deadline set by the seller makes the buyers act swiftly before the set date elapses.

Additionally, the property in question is sold as-is and not on a contingency basis to avoid frustrations brought about over-description. So, the property’s pricing is based on what is visible to the buyer. The value of the property is established without a price ceiling.

In case there is competitive bidding, it becomes more interesting because the value skyrockets thus maximizing the profit. However, when there is an overflow of competition during the auction, the property may be frozen and later sold when the highest bidder stands out.

Real estate auction participation

Events held in an auction

Some of the events that are present in real estate auctions are:

  • Features on Nationwide-owned homes. The sellers are open to pre-auction offers with no back taxes or liens.
  • Short sale event
  • Heavily discounted property event- it involves nationwide property.
  • Special event-motivated sellers
  • Live qualifier- auctioning take in real time
  • Niche/special opportunities, like ranch opportunity and so on.
  • HUD home auction
  • Etc.

How to participate?

In general, the real estate auction involves a simple procedure that you can easily follow that includes:

  1. Finding the property- this is made easier by an exclusive inventory that guides you through the nationwide properties. By browsing through, you will be able to spot the property of your choice.
  2. Make an offer- you can easily submit your offer to the seller using a transparent technology and then wait for updates in real time.
  3. Close the deal- After coming into consensus with the seller, you will be guided on how to close the deal and acquire the property.

Now over to you

We think participating in a real estate auction is a great opportunity to find lucrative deals at lower  than the market price.  However, becoming one of the auctioneers is proven to be even more lucrative; you might want to delve deeper about it.

So, what do you think: Are real estate auctions attractive enough to you? Why? Please share your thoughts.