Our Surplus Lists begin 3 weeks before an auction date. We own and operate FloridaTaxAuction.com, and obtain Pre-Auction Tax Deed Auction records on a weekly basis to assist Tax Deed Investors/Buyers. When a new week of Tax Deed Auctions begins, we are prepared to watch the live auctions and collect the results, determining if they are good records of surplus. From these records, our lists are created and enhanced.
FloridaOverbids.com is our training website where we teach you to do what we do (how to find the best records of surplus in the fastest way possible). We also teach you how to claim Tax Deed Surplus from the counties on behalf of your potential clients.
INFORMATION YOU NEED FOR SUCCESSFUL SURPLUS CLAIMS
We collect the results for every record where there is at least $1,000 in Surplus. After we have good results, there is still plenty of information you need that the county does not openly give within the auction records. The counties have no interest in assisting you with your Surplus Recovery efforts. They supply only the basic information that Tax Deed BUYERS need to participate in the auctions. Therefore, once an auction ends, you are pretty much on your own.
Here is a full list of the information you need:
A. The county will give you before the auction:
- Auction Date
- Tax Deed Number
- Parcel Number
- Starting Bid
B. In the case of some counties, they will give you
- Ending Bid
- Assessed Value of property
- Whether or not the property was Homestead (this affects the surplus amount)
- Surplus Amount
C. After the auction, you need to know:
- Who was the Owner at the time of the auction (who is entitled to the surplus)
- What is/was their mailing address at the time of the auction (in case they did not live at the property or they moved before the auction)
- What was the property address
D. The lien holders name/address and the amount of those liens (if any)
- Are there any governmental liens on the property or owner
- Are there any mortgages on the property
- Are there any other liens on the property, such as Judgments
OUR SURPLUS LISTS
Our Surplus Lists Include
- All results for the week that ended successfully and has a surplus over over $1,000
- Each record on the Spreadsheet contains the information in A, B and C above
- FREE MEMBERSHIP on Florida Overbids. That is our training website as well as where we house the County Surplus Forms and Client Forms you need. Your membership is free as long as you are a subscriber to our surplus lists.
- Access to our Online Document Repository where you can download the Property Information Report for each record which will supply you with all information in D above (This alone saves you HOURS or work, going around to the different county websites, trying to locate their Property Info Reports and download them)
- Access to our Resource Links which gives you instructions on how to look up the document numbers provided in the Property Information Reports as well as a link to each county’s Official Records website where you perform the search. This will give you D, the amount of the liens
PROPERTY INFORMATION REPORTS
Once we have our list of tax deeds headed to auction, we go to each county’s website and obtain the Property Information Report for each tax deed. This would be the Title Search, Abstract or Ownership and Encumbrance Report (O&E)
We then upload them to our Online Repository making it a breeze for you to download any one you need. We name them by their Tax Deed Number so you can easily search for the one you need.
HOW TO RESEARCH
We also have a sample of each county’s Property Information Report with notes and color coded sections to show you where to find each pieces of information you need.
WHAT COUNTIES DO WE INCLUDE?
We include ONLY those counties that provide their Property Information reports Online, so that you are able to fully research if there are any liens or mortgages on the property that may take some of the surplus.
Most counties that hold their auctions online (instead of in-person) do supply the Property reports online as well.
WE CURRENTLY COLLECT RECORDS FROM 41 COUNTIES
|Citrus||Indian River||Okeechobee||St Johns|
COUNTIES WE DO NOT COLLECT FROM
If you live in or near one of these counties, working them gives you the least amount of competition since others must visit in person and/or constantly call the clerk to get results and Property Information Reports.
Our other website, Florida Overbids, has a page for each county showing where to collect Tax Deed Records and what to do from there, as well as the Surplus Claim form for the counties.
More counties are coming online all the time and when they do, we add them to our record collection. Your fees will not be higher. You are always ‘grandfathered in’ to the subscription you originally choose and it will not change unless you cancel and then re-join later.
YOU ARE WASTING TIME WITH COUNTY SUPPLIED LISTS
You need the records faster (and with more information) than the county supplies.
WHERE/HOW DO WE GET OUR TAX DEED SURPLUS RECORDS?
PLEASE NOTE: This video was created when we supplied our surplus records a certain way on the website. Our process has since changed. However, we are leaving the video up in case anyone is interested in the beginning portions showing how we collect our records.
RESEARCHING THE RECORDS