Discover a Basic 10-Step Process for Buying Tax Lien Certificates and Tax Deeds.
Like anything new, when buying tax lien certificates might seem a little foreign, maybe even frightening at first. In this brief article we will cover a basic ten step process for buying tax lien certificates.
This basic ten-step process is organized into three stages of buying tax lien certificates:
I will begin with a brief overview and introduction of the various steps of buying tax lien certificates.
Stage 1: Preparing
Step 1: Identify investment goals, budget and available resources
Identifying the desired results is the first step to buying tax lien certificates. When setting goals, it is important to take inventory of resources, particularly in relation to the time and money required.
Step 2: Formulate an Investment Strategy
The next step to buying tax lien certificates is to identify an investment strategy. A successful investment strategy will maximize returns while minimizing risks.
Step 3: Select the Right State
Where to begin buying tax lien certificates? With so many states to choose from the task can seem a bit overwhelming. There's a great deal more to selecting the right state than choosing the one that offers the highest rate of return. In this section, we'll cover major but not all points to consider when selecting a state which aligns with investment goals and strategy.
Step 4: Select the Right County or Municipality
After selecting the state, the next step is to identify the right county or municipality to buy tax lien certificates. Initially, it can feel a bit overwhelming, especially a state with a high number of counties. Georgia, for example, has over 159 counties while Texas, has over 254.
Step 5: Obtain A Current Tax Sale List
The next step is to obtain a copy of the tax sale list. The tax sale list identifies those properties or tax liens available for purchase from the county or municipality. There are several ways of obtaining a tax sale list - some even free.
Step 6: Perform Due Diligence
A tax sale list provides the information needed to conduct due-diligence prior to buying tax lien certificates. Thorough due-diligence helps to narrow down the tax sale list to those listings that are in alignment with desired investment goals and strategy.
Step 7: Reduce Risks
Although relatively small, tax liens and tax deeds have some risks which need to be avoided. Successful risk management is essential to maximizing profit while minimizing risk.
Stage 2: Purchasing
Step 8: Make the Purchase
This step includes registration requirements, available methods of purchase, competitive bidding systems and strategies and post sale payment for buying tax lien certificates.
Stage 3: Profiting
Step 9: Manage the Investment
Buying a tax lien certificate doesn't complete the process or guarantee a desirable outcome. Often, there are several tasks and/or deadlines which the purchaser must complete to maintain recourse. Failure to meet these requirements could prove costly.
Step 10: Realize Profits
Every step leading up to this point has been taken with the aim of making a significant profit or return on investment. In this step I will discuss the various ways to profit from buying tax lien certificates.
FB Comments Will Be Here (placeholder)
Research which states offer tax lien certificates or tax deeds.
Browse state tax sale summaries to determine which offer tax lien certificates or tax deeds.
Learn about buying tax lien certificates and tax deeds with this free training course.
TAX SALE
CHEAT SHEET
Reference for all fifty (50) states detailing tax sale type (lien, deed, hybrid), interest rate, penalty rate, redemption period, and more.
Simply enter your name and e-mail address to get free instant access to this powerful "Tax Sale Cheat Sheet". 
Tax Lien University, Inc
10102 S Redwood Rd
South Jordan, UT 84095
info [at] taxlienuniversity.com
+1 (888) 279-0642
© 2018 by Tax Lien University, Inc. All rights reserved. Tax Lien University, Inc. and its subsidiary Creating Wealth Without Risk™, Inc. (The Company) does not guarantee income or success, and examples shown at TaxLienUniversity.com and CreatingWealthWithoutRisk.com do not represent an indication of future success or earnings. The Company declares all information shared is true and accurate, and any claims made of actual earnings or examples of actual results can be verified upon request.

We are required by the FTC to disclose the typical customer results. Quite honestly, the typical customer does not make any money whatsoever. In fact, the typical customer does not even finish the training videos. Less than 1 in 100 ever ask a question of our coaches, leave feedback or otherwise show they're putting in any focused effort at all. Like anything worthwhile, our educational products require work. The typical customer puts in very little work. Before you buy, you should stop and ask yourself if you're typical.

Offer valid in the US and Canada. Limit one (1) copy per household, must be 18 years of age or older. Upon submitting the form above you will be given the choice between a physical 4-Disc version or a digital download version. If you select the physical version the normal retail charge of $39.97 is waved however you will be charged a one-time USPS shipping and handling charge of $9.95. If you select the digital download version there will be no charge and you can immediately download the contents of your selection.
The earnings, revenue and profit results that a customer will generally achieve in circumstances similar to those depicted in the endorsements and testimonials on this site depend on many factors and conditions, including but not limited to, work ethic, learning ability, use of the products and services, business experience, daily practices, business opportunities, business connections, market conditions, availability of financing, and local competition, to name a few.

Because of impediments due to any one or more of the foregoing and other factors, it is generally expected that no earnings, revenues or profits will be achieved with the use of any products or services advertised on this site in circumstances similar to those referenced in any endorsement or testimonial.

Self-help services may not be permitted in all states. The information provided on this site is not legal advice, does not constitute a lawyer referral service, and no attorney-client or confidential relationship is or will be formed by use of the site. Your use of this website constitutes acceptance of the disclosures, disclaimers, privacy policy, no spam policy, and terms of use.