Smyth County - Non-Judicial Sale - TACS


Pursuant to Virginia Code §58.1-3975, the following real property will be auctioned for sale to the highest bidder at a simulcast (with online and in person bidding) public auction, which will commence at Holston Hill Country Club, 1000 Country Club Road, Marion, Virginia 24354 on February 24, 2023 at 12:00 PM or soon thereafter as may be affected.

The sale of such property is subject to the terms and conditions below, any conditions which may be subsequently posted by The Counts Realty & Auction Group (“Auctioneer”) and Taxing Authority Consulting Services, PC (“TACS”), and any such terms and conditions which may be announced on the day of the auction. Announcements made on the day of the auction take precedence over any prior written or verbal terms of sale.

For complete information (including terms, conditions and property listings), please see the Information Packet.

You can visit the auctioneer’s website here: The Counts Realty & Auction Group

Property Owner(s) Tax Map No. Account No. TACS No. Property Description
N1 Lester Stuart Welsh Jr. 41-A-34 105074 734930 Vacant; Mountain Road, Saltville
N2 Hugh R. Parks 71-A-35A 107671 734865 Vacant; Cedar Springs Road, Sugar Grove
N3 Estel Cardwell 28-A-105 55948 627945 Vacant; near Back Hollow Road, Saltville
N4 Irene Ashlin Estate 71-A-61A 42714 627970 Vacant; Flat Ridge Road, Sugar Grove
N5 Gyp McNew c/o Patricia McNew Simpson 28A2-A-89 99864 735099 131 Poor Valley Road, Saltville
N6 Mason Brothers


227-103-290, 227-103-291, and 227-103-289






Vacant; near Country Club Road, Marion


N7 Pamela Michelle Vanhoy 211-130-14 23116 734810 Vacant; Buchanan Street, Marion
N8 J B Hogston 28A3-A-69 86550 627946 Vacant; Allison Gap Road, Saltville
N9 Jerry Alan Orr, et al. 32-A-13 102130 851359 Vacant; near Valley Road, Saltville

GENERAL TERMS OF SALE:  The Treasurer has the right to reject any bids determined to be unreasonable in relation to estimated value of the Property. Any unsold property will be offered for sale again at the next auction, whenever that may be.

Properties are conveyed by Special Warranty Deed, subject to any easements, covenants, agreements, restrictions, reservations, and any and all rights of record which may affect the property. Properties are offered for sale as-is, where-is, and if-is, with all faults and without any warranty, either expressed or implied. Persons are encouraged to make a visual inspection of the property within the limits of the law and to obtain an independent title search, at their own expense, prior to bidding on any of the properties to determine the suitableness of the property for their purposes. It is not guaranteed that the property has a right-of-way or that it is not landlocked. Property is sold in gross and not by the acre. There is no warranty as to the accuracy of the GIS system, nor is the information contained therein a legal representation of any of the features of the property which it depicts.

The sale of property to the highest bidder is not contingent upon obtaining financing. Financing, if needed, is the sole responsibility of the high bidder.

By bidding, parties are entering into a legally binding contract, waive all rescission rights, and understand that their bid is immediately binding, irrevocable, and enforceable. Additionally, by bidding, parties are representing that they have read, and agree to be bound by, all terms and conditions for this sale. Failure to complete the property purchase will result in forfeiture of any funds paid and may subject the highest bidder to additional damages, which may include expenses and any deficit upon resale.

PAYMENT TERMS: The highest bidder shall remit payment in full at the time of the auction. There will be a 10% buyer’s premium or a $100.00 flat fee, whichever is greater, added to the final bid. Recording costs for deed recordation will also be the responsibility of the successful bidder and are due at the time of the auction.

Terms applicable to In-Person Bidders ONLY: The total balance is due from the highest bidder at the conclusion of the auction. All payments must be made in the form of personal check, cashier’s check, or money order. No cash will be accepted.

Terms applicable to Online Bidders ONLY: All interested parties must register and be approved by the Auctioneer. Registration and bidding are free of charge and are done through the Auctioneer’s website If any interested bidders are unable to attend for in-person bidding and wish to bid on property, but do not have access to the internet, please contact The Counts Realty & Auction Group, at (434) 525-2991 for assistance.

The highest bidder will receive their purchase contract and balance due via email following the close of the auction. The contract shall immediately be executed and returned to TACS. The auction price and buyer’s premium must be received in full within seven (7) days following the auction closing (no later than March 3, 2023). All payments must be made in the form of certified funds, cashier’s check, money order or wire transfer. Cash and personal checks will not be accepted. Checks and money orders shall be made payable to Smyth County and forwarded to TACS, at the address shown below. Wire transfer instructions will be provided to the highest bidder upon request.

To qualify as a purchaser at this auction you may not owe delinquent taxes to Smyth County. Questions concerning the registration and bidding process should be directed to the Auctioneer online at, by email to or by phone to (434) 525-2991. Questions concerning the properties subject to sale should be directed to TACS online at, by email to, by phone to 804-612-0629, or by writing to the address below.

Re: Smyth Non-Judicial Sale Auction
Taxing Authority Consulting Services, PC
P.O. Box 31800
Henrico, Virginia 23294-1800