Pursuant to Virginia Code §58.1-3975, the following real property will be auctioned for sale to the highest bidder at public auction (with online simulcast) at The County Fairgrounds, Main Building A, located at 17046 Fairgrounds Drive, Abingdon, Virginia 24210, on June 18, 2021 at 1:00pm. **PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION**


The sale of such property is subject to the terms and conditions below and any such terms and conditions which may be subsequently posted by Counts Realty & Auction Group (“Auctioneer”) and Taxing Authority Consulting Services, PC (“TACS”).

For additional information, please see the Information Packet


No. Property Owner(s)


Account Nos. Description
N1 Mildred Heath Taylor


Parcel No. 025B-A-3

Account No. 9906

TACS No. 434676

0.08 acre +/- part Tract 2 on Old Saltworks Road in Meadowview
N2 Option Springs Parcel No. 172B2-6-3

Account No. 31156

TACS No. 434690

724 E. 5th Street, Town of Damascus, Tract 3, 0.07 acre +/-
N3 Evelyn A. Buskell Estate


Parcel No. 172B2-6-2

Account No. 31155

TACS No. 601231

722 E. 5th Street, Town of Damascus, Lot 2, 0.07 acre +/-
N4 W. C. Waters


Parcel No. 172B3-A-26

Account No. 19607

TACS No. 601217

Lots 69 and 70, off of Haney Street and Intermont Street, Damascus
N5 R. E. Vestal


Parcel No. 172B3-A-51

Account No. 19604

TACS No. 434677

0.11 acre +/- between South Shady Avenue and Extract Street, Town of Damascus
N6 James Potter

Jennie Potter


Parcel No. 172B2-1-C-1

Account No. 19484

TACS No. 434737

Lot 1, Block C, Laurel Heights, corner of Cemetery Ridge and Damascus Drive, Town of Damascus
N7 Wroker E. Hawkins

Myrtle E. Hawkins


Parcel No. 052A2-12-K

Account No. 18360

TACS No.434656

0.07 acre +/- part Tract 8 on Crescent Drive in the Town of Glade Spring
N8 James Branch Estate

Sally Beverly Estate


Parcel No. 052A2-A-222

Account No. 46246

TACS No. 434729

1.08 acre +/- off Crescent Drive in the Town of Glade Spring
N9 Bessie Helbert


Parcel No. 139-A-95A

Account No. 23328

TACS No. 601213

0.12 acre +/- part Tract B on Neyland Drive in Bristol
N10 Brown Thomas and children


Parcel No. 112-A-67

Account No. 2933

TACS No. 601220

1.00 acre +/- south side of the Holston River near Rafferty Road in Chilhowie


TERMS OF SALE: Please be advised that in order to qualify as a purchaser at this auction, you may not owe delinquent taxes to Washington County and you may not be a Defendant in any delinquent tax suit. Washington County has the right to reject any bids determined to be unreasonable in relation to the estimated value of the property. Any unsold property will be offered for sale again at the next auction, whenever that may be.


Properties are offered for sale as-is, where is, with all faults and without any warranty, either expressed or implied. 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. Subsequent taxes will be prorated from the auction date and the highest bidder will be responsible for taxes from that date forward.


Persons are encouraged to make a visual inspection of the property within the limits of the law and to obtain an independent title search prior to bidding on any of the properties. Bidders are strongly encouraged to make their own inspection to determine the suitableness of the property and it is assumed that all bidders will perform due diligence prior to the day of the auction. Any costs incurred by the bidder to inspect the property are at the expense of the bidder and are non-refundable. 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. The information shown on the GIS system, including maps, is derived from public records that are constantly undergoing change and do not replace a site survey or inspection. 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.


There will be a buyer’s premium of 10% of the highest bid or $100.00, whichever is greater, added to the winning bid. The deed recordation costs, as determined by the Washington County Circuit Court, will also be added to the winning bid to determine the final contract price. Please consider the buyer’s premium and recordation costs when placing bids.


TERMS APPLICABLE TO IN-PERSON BIDDERS, ONLY: The highest bidder shall make payment in full of the final contract price on the day of the auction. All payments must be made in the form of personal check, traveler’s 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 is free of charge and done through the Auctioneer’s website at If any interested bidders wish to bid on property, but are unable to do so online, please contact George McDaniel, 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 final contract price must be received in full within five (5) business days following the auction closing (no later than June 25, 2021 at 1:00pm EST). Time is of the essence. 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 Washington County and forwarded to TACS, at the address shown below. Wire transfer instructions will be provided to the highest bidder upon request.


GENERAL TERMS OF SALE: 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.


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 property subject to sale should be directed to TACS online at, by email to, by phone to (804) 893-5176, or by writing to the address below.


John A. Rife, Esq.

Re: Washington County NJS Auction

Taxing Authority Consulting Services, PC

P.O. Box 31800

Henrico, Virginia 23294-1800