Buying from Thomas Auction & Real Estate Co.

Preparing to buy from Thomas Auction & Real Estate Co., Inc. is a easy process. Please see information below and let us know if you have any questions.

Interested in buying an item at an upcoming auction? Learn about our auction process, registration guidelines, and more:

About Our Auctions
  1. Open to the public
  2. Huge selection of equipment
  3. You can inspect, test, and compare equipment onsite
  4. Convenient bidding options
  5. Clear and consistent processes
Live Auctions; Bidding in Person

This is a very easy process. We will need your name, address, phone numbers, and license number. We will also need your banker’s name and a letter of credit from your bank if you plan on paying with check.

Live Auction with Online Bidding

We will offer online bidding at many of our live auctions. Please review our Online Bidding FAQ page.

Timed Auctions

Timed Auctions are online-only auctions. See How Timed Auctions Work.


Preparing to Bid

If you would like to participate in our auctions, we recommend that you do the following:

  • Find the equipment, real estate you are interested in
  • Test, inspect, and compare items
  • Decide what you are willing to spend or need to spend
  • Register to bid - in person, over the internet, or by proxy (absentee bid)
Deposits & Payments

We accept cash, certified checks, and personal checks (with a letter of guarantee from your bank). We do not accept credit cards at this time.


FAQ: Bidding & Buying

How can I bid at your auctions?

You must register for each auction.

I can’t make it to the auction site on auction day. How can I buy the item I’m interested in?

You can use absentee bidding or you can bid live on the internet (offered at most of our auctions)

Who can bid at your auctions?

Our auctions are open to the public; any registered bidder may buy items at auction.

Can I buy an item before the auction?

No, once an item is checked in, it has to go through the auction process.

Do I have to pay any fees before I bid?

No, we do not charge any fee to register.

What payment methods do you accept?

Cash, Certified checks, and personal checks (with a letter of guarantee from your bank.

Thomas Auction & Real Estate Co. is your source for quality equipment at exceptional values. For additional information about buying construction equipment, heavy equipment, trucks, and more through our public auctions, contact us today.