Absentee Bidding for Seized Government Property for Sale

If you can’t attend a scheduled live auction, you can submit an Absentee Bid. An Absentee Bid is a pre-bid on individual properties you’re interested in for sale, such as seized government property, foreclosed land, luxurious vacation property, government surplus land, your dream retirement property, premium rural land, quality farm land or ranch land or recreational land for hunting, fishing or property investment. To submit a pre-bid for a live auction, register for free at GovernmentAuction.com. Registration is simple and only takes a couple of minutes. Once you register, you will receive an email confirmation that you are approved to bid in the live auction.


When you are signed in to GovernmentAuction.com and previewing all the incredible government real estate for sale by owner, simply click on the “Bid Now” button next to the property you’re interested in bidding on and enter your bid amount. You should enter the maximum amount you are willing to bid on an item.

After you submit your absentee bid, you will be directed to a page containing the terms of the sale and the terms of the auction. In order for your pre-bid to be accepted, you must read and agree to the terms.

Please note that your absentee bid is a legally binding agreement. You should place a bid only if you are serious about purchasing the item.

Once you have placed your absentee bid, you will receive a confirmation by email. Absentee bidding is an excellent way to participate in a live auction if you will not be able to be present.