About auctions

Hi there, the property I made a short sale offer on has been listed for auction (10/24). The offer may still be accepted, but if it isn’t (and even if it is):

First, I need to do a title search. When should I do it? I have read that last minute liens can be placed on the property prior to auction…

Second, is there any point in hiring a lawyer to support me in the auction process (like I would if my short sale offer is accepted), or are we talking 0 value-added?

Thanks all!

I would do a title search as close to the auction time as possible. I would not hire an attorney for the bid process. This is just what I would do.