Foreclosure Sales Moves to the Web

Starting July 14, 2009 Karen E. Rushing, Clerk of Court and County Comptroller, will offer a web-based service that sells Sarasota County foreclosed property on the internet.

If you wish to participate in the Realforeclosure online service, proof of publication and sale fee must be received in the Clerk’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m. the day before the sale. An account with Realforeclosure must also be created to deposit the funds to purchase the property. The funds must be available in the account before end of business day before the sale.

Training and orientation sessions are available. Webinars are held every Friday. To register, please contact Realauction Customer Service Center (877) 361-7325 or

For more information regarding the online foreclosure sale, please contact our office or visit

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