2021 MS Tax Lien Auction Closing

I’m pretty sure there may still be some MS Tax Lien Auctions still going, but for me it’s a wrap for 2021. Although, I had planned on winning 6 bids, I won 3.

I almost feel like I have to watch the auction live because I would have missed out on winning the three bids, I did place if I wasn’t watching some of it.

Overall, I think I did pretty well and I’m looking forward receiving some mailbox money after the first of 2022. Why after the first of 2022?

Well, because we are almost into the holiday season and some people are going to be too busy shopping for presents, taking trips, etc, not thinking about those property taxes until tax season which is what I’ve come to love about bidding on tax liens in August.

Pre-Bidding at Tax Lien Auctions

She Ready!!

With any tax lien auction, I’m always planning ahead of time. I try to give myself a few weeks so that I can research properties and perform my due diligence.

I refuse to repeat the same mistake I did last year so I stay on top of deadlines and check the website daily just to make sure there are no new updates. Most platforms will email you if there are changes or updates so no worries if you don’t have time to check the website daily before the auction starts.

There is a tropical storm headed towards the gulf coast area soon. I received an email from the company that is in charge of the auction stating to take advantage of the pre bidding feature because the auction is happening whether they are affected by the storm or not.

I was already planning to pre bid anyway, but it’s nice to have that reminder. With that being said, I’ve already completed my research and I’m ready to start placing my bids tomorrow.

MS Tax Lien Auction is Coming!

She Ready!

Here are the things that I do before bidding in any tax lien auction.

  • Register with the county and mail in any documentation that is needed (Recommend mailing with a tracking number or signature)
  • Review my checklist of what type properties I’m going to be bidding on
  • Update that checklist if I need to
  • Attend the training held by the county auction company (They may have made a change to their app since the last time I used it)
  • Download the list of properties to Excel and sort out by my criteria
  • Research properties that I’m interested to make sure they match my criteria
  • Place Pre-Bids

I don’t always attend the auction while it’s live on the computer. I have, but I find that it’s boring unless you see your bid winning. I do recommend if you are bidding for the first time to watch at least the first day live.

Changing Strategy

Every now and then, you have to switch it up and do something new or different.

Real estate investing is no different. I don’t know many investors who only do one type of investing. Most have done at least two types of real estate investing.

This year, I’m going to try something while bidding on tax liens. In the past, I’ve been afraid to bid on land because I didn’t know what I would do with it should it come to me foreclosing on the property.

However, today I’m feeling like land is exactly what I need because we have entered into a time where people are starting to grow more food inside and outside their homes. Not everyone is going to have that space and owning land for a community garden or to house someone’s animals could be a good investment.