Auctions are held on properties offered for sale to the highest bidder. The Clerk’s Office conducts the sale via public auction on the Internet in accordance with Florida Statute §45.031(10). A $70.00 Clerk’s sale fee and a $70.00 electronic sale service charge must be paid to the Clerk prior to the sale by the Plaintiff. The sale will be cancelled by the Clerk’s office if these fees are unpaid.
Any individual intending to bid on the properties must register with the clerk on this web site prior to the sale. The site provides information for each property, including the name of the owner, legal description and the opening or base bid. At the date and time specified for the sale, each property is auctioned in order of file number and sold to the highest bidder.
Before the sale, each bidder must post with the Clerk a deposit equal to 5% of their anticipated high bid. At the conclusion of the sale, once the winning bidder has been determined, 5% of the winning bid amount is deducted from the winning bidder’s available deposit and applied to the sale. The remainder of the bid and court registry fees are due by 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time the following business day.
Payment may be made in the form of wire transfer along with a $15.00 wire transfer fee. Multiple wire transfer fees are incurred for multiple wire transfers. Upon payment of the remaining balance via wire transfer, the Clerk will issue a Certificate of Sale.
A Certificate of Title may be issued by the Clerk of Court after ten (10) calendar days have elapsed from the issuance of the Certificate of Sale and provided there is no other action or objection relating to the subject proceeding.
To create an account, click this link to launch the registration wizard.
Note: Registration is global. Once registered, you can use the same username and password to sign into any RealForeclose or RealTaxDeed website. You do not need to create multiple accounts. HOWEVER, each county handles its own funds. In order to participate in any Foreclosure or Tax Deed auction, you will be required to initiate separate deposits for each sale in which you intend to bid.
The successful bidder must remit the remainder of the bid and court registry fees by 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time the following business day.
Payment may be made in the form of wire transfer along with a $15.00 wire transfer fee per wire transaction. Multiple wire transfer fees are incurred for multiple wire transfers. Upon payment of the remaining balance via wire transfer, the Clerk will issue a Certificate of Sale.
If identical bids are placed prior to the auction start date and time the first participant to place the bid will be deemed the official high bid.
Tie bids are not allowed once the auction begins, however if a bidder enters a bid that equals a proxy bid placed by another bidder, the bid entered in first would be deemed the current high bid. If this occurs, you will receive a message indicating that you “Do Not Have the Current High Bid” and will then have the opportunity to raise your bid if desired.
The documentary stamps are due no later than ten (10) calendar days after the Certificate of Sale has been issued.
Documentary stamps must be mailed to:
Failure to provide documentary stamps will result in a hold on the issuance of the Certificate of Title by our office.
Any bid placed with less than 30 seconds remaining on the auction clock will automatically extend the bidding period by one full minute under the following circumstances:
- If the Plaintiff’s Maximum bid is hidden and the bid is placed within the last 30 seconds, the clock will extend.
- If the Plaintiff’s Maximum bid is displayed and the bid placed exceeds the Plaintiff’s bid, then an additional minute will be added to the auction clock. If the bid placed is less than the Plaintiff’s bid, the clock WILL NOT extend.
In order to have access to the cases you will be managing you must first register an account. Be advised that registration is global so once you have obtained a User Name and Password you will be able to log in to any RealForeclose site in which you will be managing cases. Once the registration is created, an email requesting Plaintiff Access should be sent to Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the following information:
- Name of County
- User Name
- Name of Firm
- Sale Date
- Case Number
An email confirming access to the Manage Cases module will be sent upon completion.
Once an account has been granted Plaintiff Access it CANNOT be used for participation as a 3rd party bidder. 3rd party bidding would necessitate creating a separate funded account in order to place a bid on an auction as a 3rd party which means the 5% deposit requirement must be met as well.
Plaintiff’s representatives are not required to have a 5% deposit in order to participate. A $70.00 Clerk’s sale fee and a $70.00 electronic sale service charge must be paid to the Clerk prior to the sale by the Plaintiff.
Failure to provide the Clerk’s sale fee or the electronic sale service charge will result in the cancellation of the sale by our office.
If any information needs to be updated in your bidder account, i.e., contact name, address, email address, etc. Realauction will execute those changes. There is an Account Update Form that must be completed in order for any changes to be made to your account. This form can be accessed through the “My Account” link located on the left menu. The required form along with a Photo ID and any other supporting documentation can be faxed or emailed to the Realauction Customer Service Center.
Note: Updating any information in your bidder account DOES NOT automatically update the information associated with any of your aliases (Names on Title). Those changes are done by the bidder through the My Account option. After clicking on that link select Manage Aliases (Names on Title) to manually make any changes needed.