Steven D. Zogg Real Estate / Auctioneers and Sales Managers
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Welcome to SDZ Auctions ~ Steven D Zogg Real Estate

Cortland, NY

Buying at Auction

It is very important that bidders become educated about the property and the auction process. The rules are very straightforward and Zogg Brothers recommends that every beginning bidder interested in real estate at auction does the following:

Contact Us

In addition to the important information at www.SDZauctions.com we  welcome your general or specific property questions by phone at 607.423.3293 or by email at SDZ@sdzauctions.com. Feel free to call us at any point in time.

Understand the SDZ Auctions Real Estate Bidder Packet Auctioneer’s Disclaimer:

The following information is provided to you as a matter of convenience only, and no representation or warranty, expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy or completeness. Prospective purchasers of the auction property are responsible for conducting such due diligence of their own as they consider appropriate, prior to bidding at the auction sale. All information contained within this Property Information Packet was derived from reliable sources and is believed to be correct, but is not guaranteed. Buyers shall rely entirely on their own judgment and inspection. Announcements from the Auction Block will take precedence over any previously printed material or any other oral statements made.

Take some time to understand auction terminology

Inspect the property & do your research

As the disclaimer clearly states, property at auction sells “AS IS WHERE IS” with all faults.

Pre-Qualify for financing

If you plan to use financing to purchase a property, it is important to pre-qualify with a lending institution. It’s not likely that a SDZ Auctions real estate auction terms will include a mortgage contingency. You can pre-qualify before you have a property in mind. Having the proper financing knowledge will help you determine the amount you are able to pay for a property, allowing you to bid with confidence.

Attend an auction

You can find upcoming auctions easily by checking our website SDZauctions.com, local newspapers, or by joining our mailing list to locate auctions in your area. It may be helpful to attend some auctions as an observer first, to familiarize yourself with the process before you register as a bidder. Auctions by nature "happen quickly," so it’s important to know what to expect. After all, auctions can make a fun family outing and the children can learn a thing or two!

Plan your bid strategy, register to bid & bid aggressively

After reviewing all available information, determine the amount you consider your bid limit. Plan to be competitive. On auction day it is best to arrive early so you have plenty of time to register and ask any questions you may need answered. Then the auction will start on time. The terms will be stated and you will get your chance to ask any final questions. Until the auctioneers gavel falls or you reach your bid limit, bid aggressively. You can only buy at your price if you bid your price! The auction day is the day & tomorrow is too late!