Persons wishing to participate in the bidding process of the sale are required to obtain, fill out, and deliver a bidder registration form during the registration process for each on-site auction. Click here to view the bidder registration form . This form can be printed out and completed prior to the auction. The completed form does not need to be mailed or faxed, just bring it to the auction to register. The form will also be available at the auction. This form is not required for on-line auctions. Please follow the requirements for the specific on-line auction. Click here to view the on-line registration form .
In the event a person is bidding on behalf of another party, an original notarized Power of Attorney must be presented at the time of registration. Power of Attorney must include the buying party's social security number and appropriate language for having the authority to bid/purchase real estate.
If you are planning to bid in the name of a corporation, business, or LLC, you must have the appropriate official documentation to show proof of eligibility to bid on behalf of that corporation, business, or LLC.
An individual's signature on the bidder registration form is an acknowledgment of his/her full and complete understanding of all terms and conditions and his/her agreement to be bound thereby. Therefore, bidders are cautioned to carefully read all applicable terms and conditions contained in this document and the sales flyer before signing the bidder registration card. Bidders must present a valid government issued photo ID and evidence of earnest money deposit in the form of cashier's or certified check made payable to CWS Marketing Group, Inc. as a prerequisite of registration. Personal or business checks, money orders, cash, bank letters, or letters of credit WILL NOT be accepted. Cashier's checks made payable to the bidder's name CANNOT be accepted.
Each registered bidder will be issued a bidder number upon completion of the registration process. Each bidder is solely responsible for the use of his/her bidder number and any use by another person is presumed to be with the consent of and contractually binding on the registered bidder.
The registrant agrees that, should the registrant be the successful bidder of a property lot, the following information regarding the transaction shall be published on the U.S. Department of Treasury auction website: (1) the registered bidder's name; (2) the property's address; (3) the purchase price of the property. Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 1996 (5 U.S.C. 552 (2000)).
If you cannot attend an auction, you may submit a written bid by sending a completed written bid form , your written bid clearly marked, and the cashier's check deposit made payable to CWS Marketing Group, Inc. in the amount specified by the Terms of Sale to: CWS, U.S. Department of the Treasury Seized Real Property Support, 10611 Balls Ford Road, Suite 140, Manassas, VA 20109, Attn: Real Property Sales.Bids must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. one day prior to the sale date, unless otherwise stated in the Terms of Sale. Unsuccessful bids will be returned within five (5) business days by certified mail. Written bids will not be disclosed prior to the auction.
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