How hard is it to beat the banks bid at a sherrifs sale? Please HelpI have been researching sherrifs sale for 2 mo now, have obtained a title search and have everything together from a legal, down payment and loan standpoint. Please don't comment on the process because I don't need advice on the risks, benefits or steps I need to take legally (got all that covered). I want to know from people who have gone to sherrifs sales if other people besides the bank get lucky enough to be the winning bidder? It seems from my research, the banks are usually the highest bidder. I alsohave noticed not many o these homes are being bid on by the public... Just the banks show up? The house I am lookin at (and have saw the inside when it was on the market), is apprasised at 150,000, starting bid is 100,000. I looked up the judgment and the homeowners owe 180,000. Do you think a bid of 120,000 could get me the home????September 11 2011 - US00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.