Buy Repossessions Directly From Local Banks and Credit Unions:
Many banks and credit unions sell repo homes and vehicles directly to the public. Buyers just like you are able to negotiate with your local banks and purchase these items at a discount. RepoFinder provides a simple directory of links to banks and credit unions across the United States that sell these repossessions.
RepoFinder is the Largest Bank Repo List in America:
Because banks and credit unions in all 50 states are included in our list, you can find more repossessions sold at more lenders than anywhere else. Don’t be fooled by others claiming to sell “bank repos”. If you didn’t buy it directly from the bank it’s not a real repo sale. There is no commission or fee when you buy directly from the bank. RepoFinder links to thousands of lenders selling bank owned inventory. Many of them update their repo listings daily. We’re always adding new banks to our list on a regular basis. If you find a bank that is not listed, you can add it to our list here.
Buying a Repo is Easy:
Each bank and credit union will have their own unique way of marketing these orphaned vehicles and real estate properties. Generally speaking, most repo sales will begin with an asking price determined by the bank. The price is typically based on the vehicles book value or a recent appraisal. This is the same value guidance banks use in determining how much they’ll lend on a vehicle or home purchase. With bank repo and REO sales, don’t be afraid to offer less. Once the initial price is set the bank will open the door to offers or bids. Everything is priced to sell. In some cases it’s a closed bid, so you don’t see what others have offered. More common though is an open bid where all buyers can see the highest offer and compete with each other. This process is not done in a typical auction setting with an auctioneer. Instead the bank will just have you fill out a form (sometimes online) or give them an offer verbally in person or over the phone. Most lenders will also allow you to do your due diligence and properly inspect the repossessed property prior to bidding. Be very cautious of buying anything site-unseen. Once you agree on a price with the bank the process is fairly straightforward. In some ways, buying a credit union repossession is similar to buying from both a car dealer and a private party. You have the bank assisting you with paperwork and financing (if needed), but you also have the luxury of a commission free environment where you can work out a better price. The banks have absolutely no emotional attachment to these repo’s and have the ability to sell them below what the underlying lien is.
Repossessions are a Great Value:
Not only are you able to capture savings with low prices, but you can also realize value in other ways. Many of the bank and credit union repossessions are sold as-is, which means there is no warranty from the seller. This doesn’t mean the vehicle’s factory warranty isn’t fully intact. Be sure to research the vehicle’s warranty information prior to purchase. Just because it’s a repossession doesn’t change the title or terms of the warranty. Many repossessions end up at “dealer only” auctions, then end up being sold at used car lots all over America. The advantage to RepoFinder is that you can cut out the middle-man and buy direct from the source. Another big plus is that when you buy from a bank you also have the ability to negotiate loan terms. Banks make money by lending money. Often times banks will incentivize repo sales with preferential loan terms and rates. Sometimes as low as 0%. Even if this isn’t advertised it doesn’t hurt to ask.
How RepoFinder Works:
RepoFinder is a directory of banks, credit unions, and public auctions selling repossessions and other assets across the United States. This list is perfect for do-it-yourselfers who aren’t afraid to hunt for a great deal. To use the site, simply click the state you’d like to search from the map. Once you click the state, you’ll be directed to your “state” page. From there you should see a list of local banks and credit unions that sell repossessions to the public. Next, you’d just click on each bank name which then links you directly to that bank’s actual website where they sell repossessions. If you find something you want to buy, you’d then contact the bank directly to submit a purchase offer. If you don’t see any repossessions on some bank websites, that’s normal. Some banks may sell hundreds of repo’s a year where others may only sell a handful. Just keep checking back. If you find the link is broken you can also report it here. If you have additional questions you can view our FAQ page. You can also follow RepoFinder on Facebook where we post our favorite repo vehicles and interact with our fans.
To begin searching, select a state from the map or use the search feature.