Terms of Sale:
Thank you for participating in Williams & Williams Online Auctions. It is important that you familiarize yourself with the terms and conditions as all sales are final and irrevocable. The terms of sale are non-negotiable. Good luck and good bidding!
Registration at the auction (online and/or in person) finalizes each bidder's agreement to the terms and conditions of sale as stated in the Contract and its Addenda which are incorporated by reference into your bidding. Do not bid until you have read the terms and conditions. In order to bid on the auction items, all Bidders must be signed up as Members of williamsauction.com and register to bid on the specific property in question. There is no fee to register although a valid credit card will be required to verify identity and funds. The High Bidder will be required to pay a Williams & Williams Technology Fee of $199 at closing. By bidding you are representing to Williams & Williams ("Broker" and/or "Auctioneer") and the seller that you have read and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions for this sale as stated herein. DO NOT BID unless you have read and agreed to be bound by the terms of sale in the Contract as they are enforceable against you upon becoming a high bidder.
THE SALE WILL BE CONTROLLED BY THE AUCTIONEER PROGRAM. Williams & Williams is not responsible for malfunctions or system errors which cause a bid or bidder to fail to be recognized or registered. If there is a dispute, the Auctioneer may re-open the bidding at the Auctioneer's sole discretion and shall serve as the sole arbiter as to who is or is not allowed to bid. The Auctioneer reserves the right to group, add to, delete, withdraw, consolidate or break down properties or quantities offered, to sell out of scheduled sequence, to reject any bid which is only a fraction advance over the preceding bid, to regulate bidding and to accept or reject any or all bids. Absentee bids may be accepted at the discretion of the Auctioneer. Any and all decisions of the Auctioneer regarding the order and conduct of the auction shall be final and absolute without liability to any party. Seller reserves the right to cancel or withdraw any property at any time.
All properties offered for sale at auction under the "ABSOLUTE" or "WITHOUT RESERVE" designations are being offered for sale without reserve (i.e.) for the high bid price in each instance and are not subject to subsequent approval by any third party. All other auctions are subject to court or seller approval unless otherwise provided in the Contract and Auction Day Notes. Possession is not granted until filing of the deed at which time the property should be re-keyed. [Any mobile/manufactured housing on property will only be conveyed by a Hold Harmless Agreement or Quit Claim Bill of Sale unless otherwise noted].
Bidding starts at the nominal Opening Bid(s) indicated and is open to all who registered and are approved. The Auctioneer will call the sale and control any increments of bidding. The bidding will continue for a period of three (3) days for each property. The auction ends at a predetermined time with an Overtime Period if necessary, which is defined as follows: if a bid is placed within three (3) minutes of the close of bidding, then another three (3) minute period commences from the time of the last bid until no bids are placed within the next three (3) minutes. The last bid shall be made final.
A Buyer's Premium of 5% (see contract for minimum) will be added to the high bid and included in the total purchase price. Please see the Auction Day Notes, The Contract for Sale, and/or the Auctioneer for specifics about the property you wish to bid on.
Each high bidder must make a 10% non-refundable deposit per property ($5,000 MINIMUM - whichever is greater) at the conclusion of the auction. Electronic wire funds and cashier's checks are the only forms of payment accepted. If you are a resident / citizen of a country outside of the US, certified funds (bank check, wire transfer, certified checks) are required for the down payment and closing. Once the Seller approves the Sale, the deposit will be credited to the Contract. The balance of the purchase price all closing costs, and the Technology Fee are due at closing. Closing costs generally range from $750-$3000 and include title exam, title policy, closing fee, filing costs and any other fees noted unless otherwise noted in the Contract. See contract for specific language on how the deposit will be handled.
Within 24 hours immediately following the close of the auction, Auctioneer or Title Company shall contact Buyer by electronic mail, telephone or facsimile to provide documents for execution. All purchase documents will be provided to the Buyer and Buyer will be required to sign and return all purchase documents to Auctioneer via overnight delivery. Buyer shall have two (2) days following the auction to return all completed documents or shall be subject to paying a liquidated damages amount equal to the down payment. If you wish to have the purchase documents reviewed by an attorney, please contact Auctioneer PRIOR to the Auction and we will provide them to you for review so as to not delay the post auction process. You may also obtain a copy of our current contract on our website at www.williamsauction.com. The contract is not subject to negotiation.
The Parties acknowledge Buyer will tender the Down Payment in the form of a certified check, cashier’s check, money order, or business check, and said instrument will be made payable to the Escrow Agent, or a wire shall be sent directly to the Escrow Agent, if permitted by the Contract. In those instances where the Down Payment instrument was transmitted to the Auctioneer, Auctioneer shall transmit the Down Payment instrument to the Escrow Agent upon Seller’s acceptance of Buyer’s offer. The Down Payment shall be held by Escrow Agent and disbursed to the Closer identified in the Contract for Sale prior to the Closing Date and following clearance of funds by the issuing financial institution. Interest, if any, earned on the Down Payment shall be deemed part of the Down Payment and shall be applied together with the principal portion of the Down Payment to the Purchase Price. The Parties agree that upon a fully executed Contract, the Down Payment is non-refundable, and, at Seller’s request, shall immediately be released to Seller in accordance with the Contract for Sale.
BUYER UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES IF SELLER HAS PERFORMED SELLER'S OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE CONTRACT FOR SALE, AND IF AT CLOSING THE BUYER FAILS TO PAY THE BALANCE OF THE PURCHASE PRICE OR TO PERFORM ANY OTHER OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE CONTRACT FOR SALE, THE DOWN PAYMENT WILL BE DISBURSED PURSUANT TO OF THE CONTRACT FOR SALE. BUYER HEREBY DIRECTS ESCROW AGENT AND CLOSER TO DISBURSE THE DOWN PAYMENT FUNDS PURSUANT TO THE TERMS OF THE CONTRACT FOR SALE HEREIN.
If Buyer is a winning bidder and refuses or fails to complete the transaction for ANY reason (including, but not limited to, remitting the total purchase amount), Buyer shall relinquish ANY right to complete the transaction and shall have no rights or interest in the property, as well as forfeit all deposit monies as liquidated damages to Seller. PLEASE BE ADVISED: Various state statutes give Seller the right to pursue legal action against bidders who refuse to complete transactions. This may include (but is not limited to) suit to compel completion of the sale, and/or criminal charges of fraud or other intentional act.
All properties are sold "AS IS, WHERE IS" with no financing, inspection or other contingencies to sale. Williams & Williams represents the Sellers only and does not inspect properties on bidder's behalf. Buyers must conduct their own due diligence and investigation of each property and must also investigate the suitability of each parcel prior to making a bid and purchase at the auction. Buyers must rely solely upon their own investigation and not any information provided by the Seller or Auctioneer. Failure of a Buyer to be fully informed on the condition of a property will not constitute grounds for any claim adjustment or right to cancel sale.
Buyers receive a deed and Title Insurance Policy as provided by the Closer indicated in the Contract (any mobile/manufactured housing not legally affixed to the property shall only be conveyed by a Hold Harmless Agreement or Quit Claim Bill of Sale unless otherwise noted in the Disclosures). Current year's taxes are pro-rated through day of closing as is customary.
All the information contained on this property was obtained from official county maps or other sources deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed and may be in error. Seller DOES NOT WARRANT the accuracy thereof. Seller has made no independent investigation of any information provided, and assumes no responsibility for the providing of or absence of any information, whatsoever, or for the accuracy thereof.
NOTICE: Institutional and Fiduciary Sellers (courts, government agencies, banks and trustees) have not occupied the properties and have NO information to provide for disclosure. Properties are sold 'As Is - Where Is' and should be fully inspected prior to bidding on.
SELLER AND AUCTION COMPANY HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY OR ITS FIXTURES OR CONDITION AND ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH.
YOU ARE ENTERING INTO A BINDING CONTRACT. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR BID CANCELLATIONS. THE REGISTERED BIDDER IS PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE, LEGALLY AND FINANCIALLY FOR ALL AUCTION ITEMS BID UPON WHETHER REPRESENTING ONE'S SELF OR ACTING AS AN AGENT. AN ONLINE BID ACCEPTED AT PUBLIC AUCTION IS A LEGAL AND BINDING CONTRACT TO PURCHASE. ANY BIDDER WHO FAILS TO CONSUMATE A PURCHASE WILL BE BANNED FROM BIDDING AT ALL FUTURE SELLER AUCTION EVENTS AND MAY BE PURSUED FOR CIVIL AND/OR CRIMINAL VIOLATIONS.
TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
Williams & Williams serves as the auctioneer, and represents the owner of the property at auction. The auction and conveyance of each property shall be governed by property specific Contract for Sale, Auction Day Notes, Disclosures, and the Williams & Williams Terms & Conditions of Sale. These documents govern your bid and the sale of each property, and can be accessed and reviewed at the Williams & Williams property specific web page.
DO NOT BID unless you have read the Williams & Williams Terms & Conditions of Sale, the Contract for Sale, Property Disclosures, and the Auction Day Notes for each property. BY PLACING YOUR BID, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE PROPERTY SPECIFIC CONTRACT FOR SALE, DISCLOSURES, AUCTION DAY NOTES, AND THE WILLIAMS & WILLIAMS TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SALE.
Auction Network, Williams & Williams and the Seller are not responsible for technical difficulties during online or remote bidding. Occasionally, the Auction Network online bidding interface may be unable to submit bids in the live auction due technical difficulties including, without limitation, the lack of sufficient communication infrastructure at the location of the live auction. Online bidders are advised to place an absentee bid at least 1 day prior to the live auction to ensure their bid is entered into the live auction on the online bidder's behalf.
In the event of any conflict between Auction Network's Terms & Conditions of Service and the Williams & Williams Terms & Conditions of Sale, the Williams & Williams Terms & Conditions of Sale shall control in each instance.
Auction Network has no authority to, and does not provide, any guarantee, warranty, or covenant, of any kind or nature, regarding a property. Per the Williams & Williams Terms & Conditions of Sale, all properties auctioned are otherwise sold "AS-IS, WHEREIS" without any representation or warranty, express or implied, of any kind by Williams & Williams, Auction Network, or the respective seller, and with no financing, inspection or other contingencies to sale. Buyers must conduct their own due diligence and investigation of each property and must also investigate the suitability of each parcel prior to making a bid and purchase at the auction. Buyers must rely solely upon their own investigation and not any information provided by the Seller or Williams & Williams. Failure of a Buyer to be fully informed on the condition of a property will not constitute grounds for any claim adjustment or right to cancel sale.
Neither Auction Network nor Williams & Williams assumes any risk, liability or responsibility for the authenticity of the authorship of any property or livestock offered at this auction (that is, the identity of the creator or the period, culture, source or origin, or lineage, as the case may be, with which the creation of any property is identified).
The auctioneer has the right at his or her absolute and sole discretion to refuse any bid, to advance the bidding in such a manner as he or she may decide, to withdraw or divide any lot, to combine any two or more lots and, in the case of error or dispute, and whether during or after the sale, to determine the successful bidder, to continue the bidding, to cancel the sale or to reoffer and resell the item in dispute. If any dispute arises after the sale, our sale record is conclusive.
Any property may be withdrawn by Auction Network or Williams & Williams at any time before the actual sale without any liability therefore. If the auctioneer determines that any opening bid is not commensurate with the value of the article offered, he or she may reject the same and withdraw the article from sale, and if, having acknowledged an opening bid, he or she decides that any advance thereafter is insufficient, he or she may reject such advance.
These Auction Network Terms & Conditions of Service, Terms & Conditions of Use, Williams & Williams' Terms & Conditions of Sale, as well as the online buyer's rights and obligations hereunder, shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Oklahoma. By bidding at this auction, whether in person or by agent, order bid, telephone, online, or other means, the buyer shall be deemed to have consented to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts sitting in the State of Oklahoma.
You are registering to bid on the following properties, and as stated above, your bid, and the sale of the property, will be governed by the property specific Williams & Williams Contract for Sale, Disclosures, Auction Day Notes, and Terms & Conditions of Sale. Each of these documents are available for your review at the Williams & Williams property specific web page. DO NOT BID unless and until you review these documents. BY PLACING YOUR BID, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE PROPERTY SPECIFIC CONTRACT FOR SALE, DISCLOSURES, AUCTION DAY NOTES, AND THE WILLIAMS & WILLIAMS TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SALE.