FOR SALE AT AUCTION
PUBLIC ONLINE AND LIVE SIMULCAST SALE OF TAX DELINQUENT
APPOMATTOX COUNTY AND TOWN OF PAMPLIN CITY REAL ESTATE
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at 11:00 A.M.
Appomattox County Board of Supervisors Meeting Room
Carver-Price Educational Complex, 171 Price Lane, Appomattox, Virginia 24522
NOTICE: SPECIAL COMMISSIONER’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE
Pursuant to the terms of those certain Decrees of Sale from the Circuit Court of Appomattox County, Virginia, the undersigned Special Commissioner will offer for sale at a simulcast (online and in-person) public auction at the Appomattox County Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, Appomattox, Virginia, on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., subject to the following terms and conditions, the following-described real estate:
TERMS OF SALE: All sales are subject to the approval of the Circuit Court. A 10% Buyer’s Premium will be added to the highest bid and will become a part of the total sales price on each property. The highest bidder shall deposit ten percent (10%) of the total sales price, by either cash or good check, which sum shall be credited toward the purchase price at closing. The balance of the purchase price, in cash or certified funds, shall be deposited with Margaret F. Hardy, Special Commissioner, within fifteen (15) days of Court confirmation. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. All properties will be conveyed by Special Warranty Deed, subject to any easements and covenants of record, and any rights of persons in possession. Interested parties may go upon the unimproved real estate for the purpose of making an inspection.
Announcements made the day of sale take precedence over any prior written or verbal terms of sale.
Please visit bid.forsaleatauction.biz to register for the online auction, or call the auction company at
(540) 899-1776 for more information on how to participate online.
Margaret F. Hardy, Special Commissioner Sands Anderson PC
P.O. Box 907
Fredericksburg, VA 22404-0907
GENERAL TERMS OF SALE: All sales are subject to confirmation by the Circuit Court of the County of Appomattox. In the event a sale is not confirmed by the Circuit Court, or the property is not conveyed to the high bidder for any reason, the purchaser's sole remedy shall be the return of any amounts paid by the purchaser towards the purchase of the parcel(s). All properties are conveyed by Special Warranty Deed, subject to any easements, covenants, or conditions of record, and any rights of persons in possession, but free and clear of judgment liens and deeds of trust. Properties are offered for sale as-is, where is, without any representations or warranties, either expressed or implied. A property may not have a right-of-way to a public road. Properties are sold in gross and not by the acre. The purchaser understands that the former owner of the parcel(s) may for good cause shown, within ninety (90) days from the entry of the sale confirmation in this matter, petition the Court to have this sale reheard. The highest bidder will be responsible for taxes beginning August 1, 2023, going forward.
The information shown, including any maps, is derived from public records that are constantly undergoing change and do not replace a site survey or inspection. There is no warranty as to the accuracy of the visual maps, nor is the information contained therein a legal representation of any of the features of the property which it depicts. Persons are encouraged to make a visual inspection of the property within the limits of the law and to obtain an independent title search prior to bidding on any of the properties. Bidders are strongly encouraged to make their own inspection to determine the suitableness of the property and it is assumed that all bidders will perform due diligence prior to the day of the auction. Any costs incurred by the bidder to inspect the property are at the expense of the bidder and are non-refundable.
There will be a 10% buyer’s premium added to the final bid to determine the “total sales price”. Please consider the buyer’s premium when placing your bids. The highest bidder shall deposit 10% of the total sales price, by wire transfer, cash or good check, which sum shall be credited toward the purchase price at closing. The balance of the purchase price, by wire, cash or certified funds, shall be deposited with the Special Commissioner within 15 days of Court confirmation. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. Recording costs for deed recordation will be the responsibility of the successful bidder and will be due with the balance of the purchase price within fifteen (15) days of confirmation of sale by the Court.
Terms applicable to In-Person Bidders ONLY: The highest bidder shall make payment of the deposit on the day of the auction. All payments must be made in the form of cash or good check.
Terms applicable to Online Bidders ONLY: All interested parties must register and be approved by the Auction Firm. Registration and bidding are free of charge and are done through the Auction Firm’s website at Bid.ForSaleAtAuction.Biz. If any interested bidders are unable to attend the in- person auction, yet wish to bid on a property, but do not have access to the internet, please contact the auction company at (540) 899-1776 for assistance. The highest bidder will receive their purchase contract and payment instructions via email by the close of business following the auction. The contract shall immediately be executed and returned to Sands Anderson. The deposit must be received within five (5) business days following the auction closing (no later than Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., EST). TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. All payments must be made in the form of cash, good check, certified funds, cashier’s check, money order or wire transfer. The Special Commissioner's office will provide instructions on how to tender your deposit. Wire transfer instructions will be provided to the highest bidder upon request.
GENERAL TERMS OF SALE: The sale of property to the highest bidder is not contingent upon obtaining financing. Financing, if needed, is the sole responsibility of the high bidder. By bidding, parties are entering into a legally binding contract, waive all rescission rights, and understand that their bid is immediately binding, irrevocable, and enforceable. Additionally, by bidding, parties are representing that they have read, and agree to be bound by, all terms and conditions for this sale. If the purchaser fails to complete the transaction for ANY reason, their deposit will be forfeited and they may be held responsible for any deficiency in price upon resale, and the costs of resale, among any other remedies allowed by law. In addition, any high bidder who fails to fulfill their contractual obligations will be banned from bidding at ALL future auctions conducted by this Auction Firm.
The Special Commissioner reserves the right to reject any bid(s), withdraw the Properties from the sale at any time before the termination of the bidding, keep the bidding open for any length of time, postpone the sale, cancel the live sale and proceed online only, impose conditions related to disease (e.g. Covid 19) and/or consistent with public health regulations, reject any and all bids, review the qualifications of all bidders, and amend and/or supplement the terms of sale by verbal announcements prior to and/or during the sale.
Online Bidding Information, Further Terms, and Explanations*
Thank you for your interest in this Simulcast Auction of tax delinquent real estate, being conducted by For Sale At Auction, at the request of the Special Commissioner appointed by the Circuit Court of the County of Appomattox, VA. This auction and conveyance of these properties shall be governed by, and your online registration indicates each bidder’s agreement with: the “NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY”; Purchaser's Acknowledgment and Contract of Sale; and the non-negotiable Terms of Sale stated herein.
In order to bid online for this auction, all bidders must be registered with For Sale At Auction through our Bidding Application (available at the Apple App Store and Google Play - just search “For Sale At Auction”), or through our website at bid.forsaleatauction.biz. There is no fee to create your account. Registration requires a two-step process that: 1. Creates your account with username and password and: 2. Requires a registration form specifically for this auction which requires including a copy of a government issued I.D (Driver’s License, Military I.D., etc.). Once both registration steps are complete, the Auction Firm will manually approve your bidder status and you’ll be ready to place your bids. By bidding, you are representing to the Special Commissioner and Auction Firm that you have read, and agree to be bound by, all Terms and Conditions for this sale as stated herein. DO NOT BID unless you have read, and agree to be bound by, ALL of these non-negotiable Terms of Sale. Registration requests sent past 10 a.m. the day of the auction close may not be accepted. PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!
FUNCTIONALITY OF THE AUCTION BIDDING APP: This Simulcast auction is controlled by our auction app software. The Auction Firm is not responsible for software functionality or lack thereof, internet malfunctions or connectivity issues, and/or bidding application or systems errors which could cause a bid to fail to be recognized, fail to successfully register an interested bidder, or recognize their bid. In the event of any bidding platform errors and/or related issues, the property could sell to the previous high bidder of record. There is no recourse, or remedy, implied or offered, to any online Bidders in the event of any aforementioned “errors” &/or “issues”.
THE AUCTION: Bidding is open to the general public (any who are registered and approved by the Auction Firm). The Auction Firm shall control the bidding increments and retains the right to modify them at any time during the auction. Bidding will begin closing on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. (EST). The Special Commissioner retains the right to remove any property from the auction process at any time. Any and all decisions made by the Special Commissioner shall be final and absolute, without further liability to any party. If any potential bidders have interest in bidding on a property, but do not have internet computer, smart phone, and/or internet access; please contact the Auction Firm who will assist with creating your account and placement of your bids.
*A Brief Explanation of the Bidding Process* Interested Bidders can bid online any time during the timed auction bidding period. This “Timed” method is similar to how eBay operates… where Bidders can enter their maximum bid amounts and walk away (with the software handling your bid increases automatically thereafter), or you can proactively enter each bid individually... as you desire. You will receive “Push Notifications” whenever you are outbid by another Bidder. Please contact the Auction Firm if you have any questions or require assistance with bidding or functionality of the app.
BUYER’S PREMIUM, DOWN PAYMENT & CLOSING: A Buyer’s Premium of 10% of the high bid amount will be added to the final bid to determine the total purchase price (for example: a high bid in the amount of $10,000.00 will have a 10% Buyer’s Premium ($1,000.00) added to the high bid for a total purchase price of $11,000.00). Please consider the Buyer's Premium when placing all bids. The Buyer’s Premium is firm and is non-negotiable.
CONTRACTUAL DEFAULT/NON-PERFORMANCE: If the Buyer fails to complete the transaction for ANY reason, their deposit will be forfeited and they may be held responsible for any deficiency in price upon resale, and the costs of resale, among any other remedies allowed by law. In addition, any high bidder who fails to fulfill their contractual obligations will be banned from bidding at ALL future auctions conducted by this Auction Firm.
AS IS - WHERE IS – IF IS SALE: The properties are being sold strictly "AS IS, WHERE IS, IF IS” with no financing, inspections, or other contingencies of sale. The sale is immediately binding and irrevocable. Bidders must conduct their own due diligence and investigation of the property to determine suitability prior to placing any bids. Bidders must rely solely upon their own investigation and not on information provided by the Special Commissioner, County of Appomattox, the Auction Firm, or any of their employees or representatives. Failure of a bidder to be fully informed on a property will not constitute grounds for claims or to cancel the sale. All information provided regarding the properties was obtained from official public records and/or other sources deemed reliable and believed correct, but is not warranted or guaranteed whatsoever. Please, DO NOT BID if you have not completed your due diligence.
*NOTICE* By bidding, you are entering into a legally binding contract. An online, public auction bid, is legal and binding. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS OR BID CANCELLATIONS. The registered bidder is personally, financially, and legally responsible for their bids and actions, whether representing themselves, or acting as an Agent for another.