If you are unable to attend the auction in person and don’t want to bid live online, you can place an absentee bid (also called a "proxy" bid) on property that you are interested in. You should think of an absentee bid as a maximum bid amount for a given property. Once you’ve entered an absentee bid, our system will automatically bid on your behalf up to the maximum bid amount that you entered.
The best way to place an absentee bid is through our website using your online user account. The first step is to get authorized for online bidding. You can find more information about how to get authorized here.
Once you’re authorized for online bidding, simply visit the lot listing page for the property on which you want to place an absentee bid. About halfway down the page you’ll see a space where you can enter an absentee bid. Simply enter your maximum bid amount in the box and click "Place Bid!" Then, on auction day, we will bid on your behalf up to your max absentee bid.
In rare circumstances, some users may not have access to the internet or may be unable to place an absentee bid online for other reasons. In these cases, we offer a procedure for manually placing an absentee bid. If you are unable to place an absentee bid through your online account, fill out this form and return it to us in the manner described therein.
It is exceptionally rare that a user would need to use the manual absentee bid form. Please call us with any questions or concerns about absentee bidding before submitting a manual absentee bid form.