Same with other businesses, there are some risks associated with purchasing tax lien properties online. However, you can reduce these risks by conducting some important things first. Make sure the seller would issue a warranty deed on the property you’re going to purchase. Ask him if the title has any liens, back taxes, and judgments. It won’t be that bad if there are any. Just analyze the amount owed into the property’s price. Lot of times, the seller would lower the price of the property in order to get move on before the assessment of more penalties.
You need to be prepared also of another risk. There are times wherein sellers won’t have any photo of the actual property for sale. Sometimes, this happens with parcels that are cheaper. Maybe because the seller do not live in that area, and is not financially reasonable to travel there just to take photos. When this is the case, better check if the property exists. Do some due diligence on the area to confirm.