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Absentee Bid A procedure which allows a bidder to participate in the bidding process without being physically present. Generally, a bidder submits an offer on an item prior to the auction. Absentee bids are usually handled under an established set of guidelines by the auctioneer or his representative. The particular rules and procedures of absentee bids are unique to each auction company.
Absolute Auction An auction where the property is sold to the highest qualified bidder with no limiting conditions or amount. The seller may not bid personally or through an agent. Also known as an auction without reserve.
Accounting of Sale A report issued to the seller by the auctioneer detailing the financial aspects of the auction.
Apprentice Auctioneer An auctioneer who is in training, operating under the supervision of a licensed or experienced auctioneer.
"As Is" Selling the property without warranties as to the condition and/or the fitness of the property for a particular use. Buyers are solely responsible for examining and judging the property for their own protection. Otherwise known as "As Is, Where Is" and "In its Present Condition."
Appraisal The act or process of estimating value.
Auction A method of selling property in a public forum through open and competitive bidding. Also referred to as: public auction, auction sale or sale.
Auction Listing Agreement A contract executed by the
auctioneer and the seller which authorizes the auctioneer to
conduct the auction and sets out the terms of the agreement and
the rights and responsibilities of each party
Auction With Reserve An auction in which the seller or his agent reserves the right to accept or decline any and all bids. A minimum acceptable price may or may not be disclosed and the seller reserves the right to accept or decline any bid within a specified time.
Auction Without Reserve (See "Absolute Auction")
Bank Letter of Credit A letter from a bank certifying that a named person is worthy of a given level of credit. Often requested from prospective bidders or buyers who are not paying with currency at auctions.
Bid A prospective buyer's indication or offer of a price he or she will pay to purchase property at auction. Bids are usually in standardized increments established by the auctioneer
Bidder's Choice A method of sale whereby the successful high bidder wins the right to choose a property or properties from a grouping of similar or like-kind properties. After the high bidder's selection, the property is deleted from the group, and the second round of bidding commences, with the high bidder in round two choosing a property, which is then deleted from the group and so on, until all properties are sold.
Bookkeeper or Clerk The person who is responsible for the accounting and paperwork at an auction sale.
Broker Participation An arrangement for third-party
brokers to register potential bidders for properties being sold
at auction for a commission paid by the owner of the property
or the auction firm.
Brochure A publication advertising and describing the property(ies) available for sale at public auction, often including photographs, property descriptions, and the terms and conditions of the sale.
Clerk The person employed by the principal auctioneer or auction firm to record what is sold and to whom and for what price.
Commission The fee charged to the seller by the auctioneer for providing services, usually a percentage of the gross selling price of the property established by contract (the listing agreement) prior to the auction.
Due Diligence The process of gathering information about the condition and legal status of assets to be sold.
Market Value The highest price in terms of money which a property will bring in a competitive and open market under all conditions requisite to a fair sale, the buyer and seller, each acting prudently, knowledgeably and assuming the price is not affected by undue stimulus.
Minimum Bid Auction An auction in which the auctioneer will accept bids at or above a disclosed price. The minimum price is always stated in the brochure and advertisements and is announced at the auctions.
Opening Bid The lowest acceptable amount at which the bidding must commence.
Multi-Property Auction A group of properties offered through a common promotional campaign. The properties to be auctioned may be owned by one seller or multiple sellers.
Multi-Seller Auction Properties owned by many sellers,
offered through a common promotional campaign are auctioned in
a single event.
No-Sale Fee A charge paid by the owner of property
offered at a reserve auction when the property does not sell.
Opening Bid The first bid offered by a bidder at an auction.
On-site Auction An auction conducted on the premises
of the property being sold.
Reserve The minimum price that a seller is willing to accept for a property to be sold at auction. Also known as the reserve price.
Reserve Auction An auction in which the seller reserves the right to establish a reserve price, to accept or decline any and all bids or to withdraw the property at any time prior to the announcement of the completion of the sale by the auctioneer. See also Auction With Reserve
Terms and Condition The printed rules of the auction
and certain aspects of the Purchase & Sale Agreement that
are read and/or distributed to potential bidders prior to an
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