2019 Tennessee Code
Title 35 - Fiduciaries and Trust Estates
Chapter 5 - Judicial or Trust Sales
§ 35-5-112. Auctioneer services and fee -- Manner and method of sale of real property at discretion of court.
(a) Whenever real or personal property is to be sold at public sale under any order or decree of any court in this state, the court, judge or chancellor under whose jurisdiction the sale is to be made has the discretionary authority to secure the services of an auctioneer licensed in this state to conduct the public sale and to fix the auctioneer's fee, the fee to be not more than eight percent (8%) of the sale price on sales of real property and not more than ten percent (10%) of the sale price on sales of personal property, these fees not to include the expenses of sales, and to order the fee to be paid out of the proceeds of the sale.
(b) Whenever real property is sold at a public sale conducted by an auctioneer, the manner and method of sale is at the discretion of the court. As used in this section, “public sale” includes auctions on internet-based bidding platforms, in-person, on-site, or off-site auctions, and other accepted auction methods, so long as the auctions are open for participation by the public at large. The court, in its discretion, may impose additional conditions or procedures upon the sale of property as are reasonably necessary.
(c) If the clerk of the court or clerk and master is also a licensed auctioneer, then the clerk or clerk and master shall receive fees in that person's capacity as clerk, or clerk and master, or special commissioner, and shall not receive any extra fee as a licensed auctioneer.