The Sheriff is issued Orders of Sales from the Clerk of Courts Office. Sales are advertised in The Daily Advocate once every week for three consecutive weeks. The Sheriff’s Office does not mail or give away a list of properties or information about purchasing foreclosed property.
The properties are not available for tour or inspection as the Sheriff’s Office does not have keys to any properties. Prior to the sale, most properties are appraised from the outside only. The property is sold “as is”, caveat emptor (let the buyer beware). The Sheriff’s office does not have information on liens or taxes. Real estate tax information can be found at the following web site: darkepropertymax.governmax.com real estate appraisal database All sales are held in the meeting room of the County Commissioners Building, 520 South Broadway, Greenville. All sales begin promptly at 10:00 A.M.
Prior to the sale, most properties are appraised from the outside only. It’s important to realize that the Sheriff is just selling the house per court orders and does not have keys, nor can give you any rights to tour the house before a potential buy.
15% will be due on the day of the purchase and the remainder will be due at the confirmation of the sale, which is approximately 30 days after the date of sale. A disclaimer will be read and the buyer will be required to sign that relieves the Sheriff and appraising agents of liabilities of hazards, or past due bills. It is the responsibility of the buyer to look into these matters before the sale date. Bidding starts at two-thirds of the appraised value.
You may contact Cheryl Emmons during normal business hours for detailed information on the sales. Hours are Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 4 PM. (closed holidays)
Call about Sheriff’s Sales: 937-547-4603