HOW OUR SYSTEM WORKS
Each County in California holds their auctions only once or twice a year. We maintain a calendar of these dates and gather the property records when a new auction date is announced. These records contain the APN/Parcel Number, Starting Bid, occasionally the Property Address, but never the Owners Name & Address. When the auction ends, we update our records with the Ending Bids. We then import those records onto spreadsheets and weed out the ones that were redeemed, canceled or those that produced less than $2,000 in excess proceeds. The records then are imported into our database and we run ‘update queries’ to obtain missing information including Property Addresses, Owner Names and Mailing Addresses. The Claim Form and Process is added to the Excess List and placed for sale on this website.
It is at this point you can begin locating and contacting property owners (potential clients).
You do not need to wait for the county to upload an Excess Proceeds Report (and you should not wait).
CALIFORNIA TAX DELINQUENT PROPERTY AUCTION TIMELINE