With COVID-19 rampant across the U.S., sheriffs in Pennsylvania sought to find a way to continue their auctions without risking further spread of the infection. A progressive sheriff decided to transition his county’s sheriff sales to an online auction format. Other sheriffs quickly followed suit. While the impetus for change was promoting public safety, the online sales brought a variety of unexpected benefits, ranging from increased sales to streamlining repetitive tasks and even generated positive feedback from bidders and attorneys.
This webinar explores how the online transition worked, how it affected all involved parties and what happened as a result. The webinar will conclude with audience Q&A of the CEO of online auction company Bid4Assets.com (who are now offering their services nationwide at no cost to counties) and the head of real estate for the first Pennsylvania sheriff’s office to ever conduct online sheriff sales.
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- “Getting the details about an online sheriff sale that occurred. Hearing the number of bidders and percentage increase of 3rd party buyers. Also finding out that most of the buyers were from nearby states if not local. Also interesting to hear Bids4Assets will handle marketing for the County Sheriff Sale.” — Stephanie
- “Great presentation on, A Case Study in Pennsylvania’s Transition to Online Sheriff Sales” — Tangela
- “The “case study” approach to this topic was beneficial.” — Tony
- “Moving sales online would produce more interest and free up more time for our employees.” — Brenda