Auction Terms & Conditions
TERMS & CONDITIONS OF AUCTION
LAND, HOMES and RESIDENTIAL LOTS
CHEROKEE CO., ALABAMA
January 10, 2018
These "Terms and Conditions of Auction" supersede all other printed and oral statements and will be attached to and become a part of the REAL ESTATE PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT ("Agreement"), which will contain the precise conditions of sale and will prevail over this document and any other agreement between the Purchaser, Seller, Auction Company and Auctioneer.
Redfield Group Auctions, Inc., an Alabama Corporation, ("Auction Company") has entered into a contract with Cynthia Teague ("Seller") to sell the property consisting of (Tract 1) Duplex Home on 2.3 +/- Acres and (Tract 3) 11.4 +/- Acres, Cedar Bluff, Cherokee County, Alabama by Online Auction.
The Seller has the right, in its sole discretion, for any or no reason, to add or withdraw any part of the property prior to commencement of the bidding on that particular property before or at the Auction sale on December 19th, 2018. The property is subject to prior sale on or before December 19, 2018.
Properties 1-4 are shown on the sales map (which is posted for your inspection) and which will be attached as Exhibit A to the Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreement. Properties 5 and 6 are posted on a separate sales map. All tracts are being offered subject to Seller's confirmation of the final high bid price.
All information contained in the advertising of this sale has been provided by the Seller and is believed to be true and correct. The Auction Company and Broker make no guarantee as to the correctness of any information. The Auctioneer reserves the right to announce any additional terms and conditions before or during the auction.
The Property will be sold "AS IS, WHERE IS." No additional warranties, either statutory or otherwise, expressed or implied, of any kind whatsoever, including those as to the fitness for a particular use or purpose, habitability, merchantability, quality of construction, or environmental condition [including without limitation, the presence or absence of asbestos, lead-based paint, or any hazardous substances, hazardous wastes, petroleum or petroleum by-products (collectively "Hazardous Materials")], concerning or with respect to the Property are given by the Seller or Auction Company.
The Property will be sold subject to current leases, easements, restrictive covenants, existing rights-of-way, public utilities, health department regulations, encroachments, zoning ordinances, and all other matters now of record, as well as its compliance with any federal, state and local laws or regulations.
All bidders acknowledge and agree by their participation in the auction, that the bidder has inspected the Property offered at auction today, or voluntarily chose not to inspect, and are not relying on any warranty or representation of Seller or Auction Company, or any agent thereof, and that the bidder would be buying the Property "AS IS, WHERE IS" and "WITH ALL FAULTS."
All bidders must receive a bid number in order to bid. A valid credit card is required to bid. Bidder agrees that a $500 hold can be placed on their credit card for an internet service fee and that if they are the winning bidder and fail to close under the terms of this agreement, the $500 internet service fee is non-refundable and will be charged to their credit card. If they are not the winning bidder, the $500 internet service fee will be released. The successful bidder will be required to sign the "Purchase and Sale Agreement" within 24 hours of auction close and deposit 10% of the total contract price into the escrow account. Failure to do so will be considered a breach of contract.
Under no circumstances shall Bidder have any kind of claim against Redfield Group Auctions, Inc., or anyone else if the internet service fails to work correctly before or during the auction. Bidder agrees that by registering for the online auction, they have accepted all of these Terms and Conditions. Bidder is responsible for any and all bids placed by their account.
All decisions of the Auctioneer shall be final, including but not limited to decisions on matters such as increments of bidding, disputes among bidders, and any other issues that may arise during the sale.
EASEMENT: If Properties 2 and 3 sell to different Purchasers, an easement for ingress and egress will be reserved across the lakefront portion of Property for the benefit of Property 3.
SURVEY: The Property has not been surveyed for this auction and will be sold from a Sales Map which is posted for your inspection and will be attached to the Purchase and Sale Agreement. The sales map is for illustration only. All measurements and boundaries are approximate. The corners, as currently staked or otherwise marked, are for illustration only and may be adjusted. If Properties 2-4 sell in the entirety, no survey will be done and the Properties will be conveyed according to the current records of Cherokee County, AL.
If the Properties 2-4 sell in two or more tracts, Properties 1-4 will be surveyed. The survey will be done by Larry Walker Land Surveying, Inc. The cost of the survey will be paid by the Purchasers at a cost not to exceed $0.35 per linear foot of surveyed line with a minimum of $500 per tract surveyed. The costs of common lines will be split by Purchasers.
If a survey shows a greater or lesser number of acres than depicted on the sales map, the price will not be adjusted.
The purchaser(s) of Properties 5 and 6 (lots 13 and 14 Riverwood Subdivision, Phase 2) will be members of an owners association and will share in any maintenance dues as well as common property owned by the association.
OFFERING: The Property will be offered at Online Auction, subject to seller's confirmation.
All decisions of the Auctioneer shall be final, including but not limited to decisions on matters such as increments of bidding, disputes among bidders, and any other issues that may arise during the sale. The Auctioneer reserves the right to bid on behalf of the seller on confirmation tracts.
The total purchase price shall be the winning high bid plus an Auction Fee equal to ten percent (10%) of the winning bid. The successful bidder shall be required to sign the Agreement and pay earnest money equal to ten percent (10%) of the total purchase price, as ("Earnest Money Deposit") immediately following the auction. The Earnest Money Deposit will include the Bidder Deposit, with the balance being in the form of a personal or company check, and is due immediately after being declared the Purchaser. Earnest Money Deposit check shall be made payable to Elite Title Services, Inc.
If, for any reason Buyer fails to execute The Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreement or pay the deposit immediately following the auction, Seller has sole discretion to: (a) pursue all legal and equitable remedies available against Buyer, or (b) declare the Buyer's bid to be immediately forfeited, null, and void, without any requirement of notice, and immediately re-sell the Property to another buyer.
The Earnest Money Deposit will be held in a non interest bearing escrow account under the control of Elite Title Services, Inc. pending the Closing and in accordance with the Purchase Agreement. No disbursement will be made from these escrow accounts until closing or as otherwise set forth in accordance with the Purchase Agreement.
In the event a Purchaser fails to close and pay his or her balance when due, the Deposit may be retained by Seller as liquidated damages, in addition to any other remedies available to Seller, and will be distributed in accordance to a separate agreement between Seller and Auction Company.
CLOSING: ************The sale and purchase transaction shall be closed by Elite Title Services, Inc. 118 Church Street, Ste 3, Rainbow City, Alabama 35906. Closing shall be on or before January 19, 2019, or within 15 days of notification completion of survey and granting of any necessary approvals, time being of the essence, or in accordance with the Purchase Agreement, or other such date mutually agreed upon by Seller and Purchaser in writing. Taxes for 2019 shall be prorated to the date of closing. Purchaser will be responsible for any subsequent assessments for prior years due to changes in the usage of the Property.
Purchaser and Seller agree this is a "CASH, AS-IS SALE" not subject to Purchaser obtaining financing.
Seller will deliver a Warranty Deed conveying the property free and clear of all encumbrances, except as is otherwise provided in the Purchase Agreement. Purchaser and Sellers shall pay all closing costs and fees as outlined in Exhibit "C" of the Purchase Agreement. POSSESSION SHALL BE GRANTED TO PURCHASER UPON CLOSING AND FUNDING.
POOLING OR BID RIGGING: Any agreement among potential bidders not to bid against one another, or otherwise to damper the bidding process, is a felony under federal law. The Auctioneer reserves the right to bid on behalf of the Seller if he detects or suspects this fraud by two or more bidders.
NOTIFICATION OF BINDING ARBITRATION: In the event a dispute shall arise between the parties relating to the Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreement, property issues, or the Auction, and involving the Seller, Bidder, Buyer, Auctioneer or Auction Company, in any combination, it is hereby agreed that the dispute shall be determined and resolved exclusively by neutral arbitration as provided by Alabama law.
AUCTION COMPANY NOTICE OF AGENCY RELATIONSHIP: The Auction Company is acting as agent for the Seller in this transaction and is to be paid a fee by the Seller pursuant to a separate written agreement between Seller and Auction Company. The Auction Company is not acting in any way as agent for the Purchaser in this transaction. Any third party broker is not a subagent of the Auction Company.
THERE WILL BE A TEN PERCENT (10%) AUCTION FEE ADDED TO THE WINNING HIGH BID PRICE TO ARRIVE AT THE TOTAL PURCHASE PRICE. THE PURCHASER WILL PAY THE AUCTION FEE.
REDFIELD GROUP AUCTIONS, INC. IS ACTING IN A SELLING CAPACITY FOR THE SELLERS ONLY AND MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS CONCERNING THE PROPERTY OR PROPERTY INFORMATION WHATSOEVER.
Sebae Data Solutions, Inc.
SERVICE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Sebae Data Solutions, (the makers of Auction Flex & HiBid (formerly Bidopia) hereafter referred to as "Sebae"), provides its service to you, subject to the following Terms & Conditions ("TAC"), which we may update from time to time without notice to you. The most current version of the TAC can be found found at any time by visiting the link: http://www.auctionflex.com/showtandc.ap
USE AND REGISTRATION
Our services are available only to, and may only be used by individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, our services are not available to children (persons under the age of 18) or to temporarily or indefinitely suspended members. If you are under the age of 18, you can use this service only in conjunction with, and under the supervision of your parents or guardians. If you do not qualify, please do not use our service. If you are registering as a business entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind the entity to the TAC.
In consideration of your use of the Service, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service's registration form (such information being the "Bidder Information") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Sebae has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Sebae has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof).
DESCRIPTIONS OF SERVICE
Sebae provides the following services under the Auction Flex & HiBid trademarks: Integrated Web Service (for auctioneers), internet bidding (absentee, online-only, & webcast). You can learn more about these services in the following sections.
HIBID INTERNET AUCTION PLATFORM & WEB SERVICE DESCRIPTION
Sebae provides the HiBid (formerly Bidopia) Internet Auction Platform & Web Service ("HWS") under the HiBid trademark as a software solution for auctioneers wishing to extend the audience of their live auctions to the internet. The HWS provides various features including internet absentee bidding, internet-only auctions, and webcast auctions.
The HWS is able to changes its appearance to coincide with the website that it is powering. Accordingly, the HWS powers the www.hibid.com website as well as numerous Auction Flex customer websites. This ability to change appearance is a feature of the HWS. Much like internet merchant account providers can host a secure web page for a vendor to easily process payments, the HWS hosts certain portions of the auctioneer's website to easily enable advanced features such as internet bidding.
INTERNET ABSENTEE BIDDING
Internet absentee bidding allows you to place a bid for an item in advance of an auction. This allows you to place bids on lots without actually attending the auction.
Internet only bidding allows you to place a bid for an item prior to the auction lot closing online. In an internet-only auction there is no live auction.
Webcast auctions allow you to bid in real-time against other bidders or place pre-bids prior to a lot going "live".
Lots are sold in accordance with the Auctioneer's terms and conditions which are accessible from each lot's page. It is your responsibility to read and accept the Auctioneer's terms and conditions prior to placing your bid.
When you place a bid you are agreeing to be bound by the Auctioneer's & Sebae's terms and conditions. By placing a bid you are entering into a legally binding and enforceable contract. Please keep in mind that you are bidding against other internet bidders as well as floor bidders, phone bidders, and regular absentee bidders (this list does not constitute a complete list of bidder types but does highlight the common bidder channels).
The auctioneer, at their discretion, can approve or deny bidders. The auctioneer reserves the right to accept or deny bidders for any reason. Prior to approval the auctioneer may contact you to determine your credit worthiness. If the auctioneer approves your bid, the auctioneer will then process your bid in accordance with their terms and conditions.
Should your bid for a lot prove successful, the auctioneer may contact you to arrange for payment & shipping (if applicable). If the auctioneer required registration via a credit card, the auctioneer reserves the right to process your winning bids to the credit card provided during registration.
Sebae, through the Auction Flex & HiBid products & services, facilitates the internet bidding process between the Auctioneer & the bidder. Sebae is in no way a party to the transaction. Because Sebae is not a party to the transaction, you accept that you will have no claim or cause of action against Sebae in respect of the sale (or non-sale) of any Lot. If you have a dispute with an Auctioneer or another user of the Service with regard to the sale (or non-sale) of any Lot you agree that Sebae, its officers, agents, employees will not be liable for losses (including, but not limited to, loss of profits, special loss, indirect loss and consequential los), costs, damages, liabilities, claims, demands and expenses of any kind arising out of or connected with such dispute. You also accept that none of the aforementioned are under any obligation to take any action to resolve any dispute between you and an Auctioneer
Sebae is not responsible for any typographical, pictorial or technical errors in information about Lots on the Site as provided by Auctioneers. Sebae does not evaluate Lots and does not act as a specialist or expert on any related subject matter. Sebae makes no warranties or representation of any kind or nature with respect to Lots (including but not limited to representations or warranties as to the accuracy of description, genuineness, quality, authorship, attribution, provenance, period, culture, source, origin or safety). If you have any questions, e-mail the Auctioneer directly. In particular, make sure that you understand the Auctioneer's payment terms and shipping terms.
The Service requires you to login with your username and password prior to placing a bid on a Lot. Making bids with false information or with stolen credit card information is prohibited and illegal.
Your user name and password are required in order to place internet bids. Making bids in a false name or with an invalid or stolen credit card is prohibited. Each bid carries the computer coding of the Internet provider which allows the individual user to be traced and Sebae may at its discretion release this information to enable legal action to be taken. Sebae may, in its entire discretion, refuse or remove bids where it suspects that bids contravene this prohibition. By placing a bid, you are making a binding and irrevocable offer to purchase the Item at any price up to the maximum bid amount you submit. If you win, you must complete the transaction, subject to any contractual right or other right at law to rescind the contract in certain circumstances. Failure to complete transaction without lawful reason is not only a breach of your contract with the Seller but also a breach of this User Agreement.
The amount bid can be increased but cannot be decreased. The auctioneer may, at their discretion, allow you to withdraw and resubmit a bid in the case of bids containing an obvious typographical error. You may forward a request to withdraw a bid and resubmit a correct bid by immediately sending an email to the auctioneer, however, there is no guarantee that any bid will be withdrawn. Although Sebae will use best efforts to forward all bids, Sebae does not accept any responsibility for lost bids or problems with the recipient auctioneer's ability to process your bid. Moreover, Sebae cannot guarantee that bids received will be processed by the individual auctioneers.
Please note that Sebae's role is limited to the provision of the Site for dissemination and publication of information provided by the Sellers.
THE WINNING BID
The winning bid in an auction will be the highest bid that exceeds any reserve (if a reserve exists). In the case of equal bids, the earliest bid received will be the winning bid. If a higher bid is subsequently withdrawn or removed then the auctioneer shall have the right to accept the next highest bid.
NOTICE OF END OF SALE, PAYMENT & SHIPPING
After the sale has ended, the auctioneer will notify the winning bidder via phone, fax or mail that they have won. If you do not receive notice that you have made the winning bid and think that you are the top bidder, you should check with the auctioneer directly. You will make all payment for Items to the auctioneer in accordance with their terms and conditions.
BUYER'S PREMIUM, TAXES AND DUTIES
If you are a successful bidder, you are responsible for paying any buyer's premium, taxes and duties (including any VAT, sales tax and import duties) that may be imposed on the final price paid for an Item. Accordingly, it is your responsibility to check the applicable taxes and duties that may be imposed on an Item prior to bidding for it.
All material and content as provided by the Service is protected by copyright and similar rights. You can not use or make available any of that material for any commercial purpose.
SPECIAL ADMONITIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL USE
Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
You expressly understand and agree that:
a. Your use of the service is at your sole risk. The service is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. Sebae expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
b. Sebae makes no warranty that (i) the service will meet your requirements, (ii) the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable, (iv) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the service will meet your expectations, and (v) any errors in the software will be corrected.
c. Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the service is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.
d. no advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from Sebae or through or from the service shall create any warranty not expressly state in the TAC.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
You expressly understand and agree that Sebae shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if Sebae has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use the service; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the service; (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the service; or (v) any other matter relating to the service.
EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations of of the previous two sections titled 'Disclaimer of Warranties' and 'Limitation of Liability' may not apply to you.
You agree to indemnify and hold Sebae harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this Agreement or the documents it incorporates by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of our service and your bidding on, listing, purchase, solicitation of offers to purchase, and sale of items.
The TAC constitute the entire agreement between you and Sebae and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and Sebae. The TAC and the relationship between you and Sebae shall be governed by the laws of the State of Florida without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and Sebae agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Marion, Florida. The failure of Sebae to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TAC shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TAC is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TAC remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the TAC must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.