Q. I’ve never bought real estate at an auction; how does this process work?
A. Buying real estate at an auction is a very simple process. However, it is important for you to be informed, view the property and complete your due diligence in advance in order to be prepared to bid. Please do not wait until the last day to register online. It is important that you register a few days in advance in order to become familiar with the online bidding process. We are happy to assist!
Q. What is required to be eligible to bid?
A. In order to be eligible to bid you must go to www.finketeam.com, click on the auction tab and select Current Auctions. This will take you to the Browse/Search page. Select register at bottom of page. After completing the registration you will need to accept the Terms and Conditions.
Q. Will the property be available for inspection prior to the auction?
A. Yes! Along with multiple photos, a virtual tour and a location map available on our website, www.finketeam.com, you may personally view the property by scheduling an appointment with Finke Team.
Q. What does it mean to buy the property “As Is”?
A. All properties are being sold in “As Is” condition with no warranties expressed or implied. Buyers must rely on their own inspections, judgement, and due diligence. All interested parties are responsible for completing their own inspections; however, the sale of the property IS NOT CONTINGENT upon inspections.
Q. Are there any liens against the property or back taxes?
A. No! At closing each property will be conveyed with Title Insurance and clear title. All taxes will be prorated by the Seller to the date of closing.
Q. Can I finance the purchase?
A. Yes! The property may be financed; however, the sale of this property IS NOT CONTINGENT upon financing.
Q. How much time will I have to pay the balance and close?
A. Unless otherwise agreed the closing is required within 30-45 days after the close of the auction.
Q. What is the deposit amount required after my bid is accepted?
A. This amount normally ranges from $2,500 – $10,000. The exact amount required for the auction will be detailed in the Terms and Conditions section of www.finketeam.com. The day immediately following the auction a non-refundable deposit is required, made payable to REMAX.
Q. Does the successful bidder sign a contract to purchase?
A. Yes! The successful bidder is required to sign a contract to purchase real estate the day immediately following the auction with Finke Team.
Q. What is a “Buyer’s Premium”?
A. Buyer’s Premiums are an auction industry standard. A Buyer’s Premium will be added to the successful bid to determine the contract purchase price. For example, if the Buyer’s Premium is two percent (2%) and the successful bid is $100,000 the contract purchase price would be $102,000.
Q. Will Brokers be compensated for representing successful bidders?
A. Yes! We encourage you to use a Finke Team agent or another qualified real estate agent. The agent must properly complete a registration form for their bidders 24 hours prior to close of the auction (see Broker Registration under Auction Tab in order to be compensated at www.finketeam.com).