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Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime can BidNow!

Welcome To Bid Now LLC!

BidNow Auctioneers & Asset Advisors was formed by 3rd generation auctioneer, Tim Lile, to offer more efficient and effective asset-recovery solutions for clients by exposing their assets far beyond the local market. In response to the digital revolution, BidNow has teamed with industry leaders across the United States to provide a comprehensive recovery system combining the benefits of traditional liquidation approaches with the coherence and affordability of online auctions. BidNow is able to minimize expense and maximize recovery by bringing the auction bidding and buying experience to anyone, anywhere, anytime!


What We Sell

Today, BidNow conducts internet-only sales both large and small throughout the United States.

The flexibility and reach of the internet is ideally suited for all types of equipment and inventories.

BidNow sales include high-end estate sales, antiques & collectibles, Bankruptcy Assets, Landlord Abandoned Property, party rental companies, IT switchgear, franchise restaurants, corporate headquarters, office furniture and business equipment, to name a few.

The Un-Ebay

Unlike eBay or CraigsList, which sell a single item to a single buyer, bidnowllc.com is an event based liquidation site. Each event has a location, scheduled preview, closing and removal and sells many assets to many buyers.

We are a little bit traditional (with previews and pickups), a little bit eBay (online bidding), and something altogether different (event based, photo catalogs and credit card only payments).

Custom Auction Solutions

As specialists in the sale of commercial or personal property, our innovation, expertise and marketing skills consistently result in the highest possible return. Committed to our client’s satisfaction, we give the same care and attention when selling one item or an entire business. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your project and evaluate your assets at no charge.

Call us to discuss your orderly liquidation or specialty auction project at (877) 294-BIDS (2437) or contact us on our contact page.

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Our Corporate Family

Ohio Real Estate Auctions, LLC

Founded in 1999, Ohio Real Estate Auctions has become Ohio’s largest auction firm Specializing in the Sale of Real Estate at Public Auction. OREA’s auctioneers are versed in the sale of most real property asset classes including Residential, Commercial, Multi-Family, Hospitality, Industrial, Investment Portfolios and Agricultural. They are experienced in selling real estate at auction in many circumstances including: Seller-Opted, Estates, Foreclosure, Pre-foreclosure, Receiverships, REO and many more. www.ohiorealestateauctions.com

Ohio Sheriff Sales, LLC

BidNow owner, Tim Lile, serves as VP of Judicial Sales for this firm working to expedite the foreclosure sale process in Ohio on behalf of Lending Institutions. With a 90% sell-through rate to third-party buyers, OSS offers lenders a significantly more effective solution than the archaic sheriff sale process. www.ohiosheriffsales.com

Innovative Auctions, Inc.

Founded by BidNow owner, Tim Lile in 1997 and sold in 2012, IAI continues to make live on-site and live in-house consignment auction services available to BidNow clients when appropriate. www.innovative-auctions.com

Asset Bridge

Providing internet only liquidation solutions to corporate America.

BidNow Benefits

Combining 30 years experience as a professional stage actor with Ohio State Champion bid calling skills, Tim Lile brings a unique flair to charity gala events. He has raised millions of dollars for organizations such as: The Ohio State University Athletics, The Ronald McDonald House, Boys & Girls Clubs of Cincinnati & Dayton, The American Heart Association, The American Cancer Society and many, many more. timlileauctioneer@gmail.com

More To Come

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A HERITAGE OF INNOVATION

  • 2014

    Bringing auctions from the barn to the cloud, BidNow, LLC is born. Teaming with industry leaders and innovators to serve selling clients more efficiently and effectively by bringing the bidding and buying opportunity to Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime!

  • 2012

    With a shift of focus to real estate auction, Tim sold Innovative Auctions. He continues to serve as their lead auctioneer to keep the champion chant in shape.

  • 80's - 90's

    Jim had two sons who became the third generation of Lile auctioneers, Mick and Tim. Tim pursued an acting career working in Denver, Cleveland, Cape Cod, and NYC. Having had enough of the "starving artist" experience, he returned to Ohio and worked with Jim and Mick then relocated to Dayton, Ohio and founded Innovative Auctions in 1997.

  • Early 1900's

    Frank V. Lile was listed in the Herd Register of the American Jersey Cattle Club as early as 1917. As an importer of the Ayrshire breed, he was a true innovator in the dairy cattle industry. By the 1940's Frank was one of the most prominent cattle auctioneer's in the United States. His two sons Joe & Jim followed him into the auction business. in the 1960's, Jim shifted his auction efforts from cattle to farm and estate auctions and by the 1970's had opened the "Logan Sale Barn" in Bellefontaine, Ohio.

Meet The Team

  • Tim Lile, Owner

    Favorite Stuff: Daughters, Grace & Lauren, Acting & Directing for The Human Race Theatre Company, Cleveland Browns & Indians, Buckeyes football, fishing and Staci.

    Tim holds a BA from the University of Findlay and an MFA from Ohio University. He is a 3rd generation auctioneer, CAI Designee, past Director of OAA, past Ohio Bid-Calling champion, member of NAA, OAR and NAR. A 30 year veteran of the stage, Tim is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association.

  • Staci Shaffer, Sales Coordinator

    Favorite Stuff: Her children, Justin, Jessie & Kylie, grandson, Bryce, Cincinnati Bengals

    Staci owned and operated a successful cleaning business for 10 years. She has served in the hospitality industry for the past three years and conducts outward marketing to law firms and attorneys for Ohio Sheriff Sales.

  • Phyllis Smith, Sales Coordinator

    Favorite Stuff: her 3 children and 8 grandchildren, Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals and The Ohio State Buckeyes!!

    Phyllis is from a family consisting of 3 generations of Auctioneers. She has been involved in auctions in various areas such as clerking, cashiering, administration, advertising and accounting. She also owned and operated a successful gym for Competitive Cheerleaders for 10 years.

  • Steve Smith, Sales Director

    Favorite Stuff: His 3 children and 8 grandchildren, his wife Phyllis of 32 years, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Browns and The Ohio State Buckeyes.

    Steve is an Ohio Licensed Auctioneer & Realtor, a U.S. Marine veteran and member of the American Legion. He attended The Ohio State University, Hondros Real Estate School and the Ohio Auction School. Steve is a member of The Ohio and National Auctioneers & Realtors Associations. He was also a OHSAA licensed Basketball, Football and Baseball official for nearly 20 years.

  • Grace Lile, Photography Trainee

    Favorite Stuff: Music, gymnastics, acting, drawing, roller coasters and hanging out with friends.

    Grace is an 8th grader at Magsig Middle School in Centerville, Ohio. She attended her first auction at 3 days old.