About Auction

In-Depth Information on Auction Day and FAQs
If you’ve ever been to an auction of any type – fund-raising, art or cattle, for example – you’ve most likely experienced the excitement in the air and the anticipation toward hearing the auctioneer cry “high bidder.” Williams & Williams real estate auctions are just as exciting. We invite you to attend any of our auctions near you to experience the thrill firsthand.

Before Auction Day

We make buying real estate at auction easy. Here is a step-by-step guide:

Step 1: Find the property that’s right for you.
Step 2: Review disclosures, terms and conditions.
Step 3: Perform Inspections/Appraisals
Step 4: Determine your budget
Step 5: Get your financing together
Step 6: Know the sale date, time and location

On Auction Day

Here is a step-by-step guide to getting ready to buy a property at auction.


30-60 minutes before bidding begins
15-30 minutes before bidding begins
5-10 minutes before bidding begins
Auction time!
After bidding ends
After auction day through closing

Please note that all times are approximate and will vary at your auction.

After Auction Day through Closing

If you are the high bidder, you will hear from a Williams & Williams representative who will outline the next steps in the purchase process. At any time during the process, your designated closing manager will answer any questions you may have and will keep you apprised of the status of your purchase. Once you’ve closed, you will receive keys to your new property!

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of auctions do you offer?
How do I register to bid?
Can I inspect a property before the auction?
What is a Buyer's Premium (Buyer's Fee in WI)?
What is an Auction Service Fee?
Do I get insurable title?
Can I use my own title company?

Is there a reserve price?
Can I use bank financing?
Do I need to use a Real Estate Agent?
Will I know on site if my bid was accepted?
What does "Buyer’ s Choice" mean?
Is the down payment deposited?

How Auction Works
Before Auction Day
On Auction Day
Frequently Asked Questions
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