2019 Convention Speakers

Kyle Swicegood
Pre-Convention Educational Workshop

Kyle understands the importance of continuing education. A seasoned real estate broker, he has continued to increase his knowledge in real estate through postgraduate studies through the Commercial Real Estate Institute located in Chicago, IL, receiving the designation Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) in June of 2000. In October of 2005, he was awarded the ALC, Accredited Land Consultant designation in San Francisco, CA. In 2013, Swicegood received the prestigious designation of Certified Auctioneer Institute, (CAI) at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. CAI designees pride themselves on being a part of an extraordinary network of professional auctioneers who possess the knowledge and skill to provide clients with outstanding services. Swicegood shifted his business model in 2008 when he decided to attend Reppert School of Auctioneering. being a first-generation auctioneer, he understands what it takes to begin an auction business from scratch. 

Larry Oxenham
Breakout Session B

Larry is one of America's top asset protection experts, having helped thousands of professionals achieve financial peace of mind by teaching them how to properly structure their asset for lawsuit protection and tax reduction. He has authored and co-authored several articles and books on the subject. 

Joseph Mast
Breakout Session A

At each auction, Joseph Mast leads a team of top auction talent selling real estate, automobiles, horses and other high-value assets for discerning clientele. He regularly set records in the sale of horses at Fasig-Tipton and classic and collector cars at Barrett-Jackson. He grew up as a seventh generation dairy farmer and began his auction career in Amish Country of rural Holmes County, Ohio. Since that time he has become a champion auctioneer, industry icon and recognized auction authority. He has served on the National Auctioneers Association Board of Directors and received the highest designation an auctioneer can receive from the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI). He has also helped raise over 100 million dollars for charities and worthwhile causes. As a 20-year industry veteran, Joseph is a sought-after speaker and thought leader on Business Growth and Values-Based Leadership. In addition to leading Mast Auctioneers team, he is co-owner of RES Auction Services, an Ohio based auction firm specializing in Real Estate and Equipment Auctions.

Peter Gehres
Breakout Session B

Peter D. Gehres, CAI, CES, CAS is an auctioneer and Realtor specializing in Real Estate, Automobile, and Benefit Auctions. He is the 2015 International Auctioneer Champion and works with charities, nonprofits, and other organizations to raise money through live auction events and special appeals. Gehres is a Columbus, Ohio representative for RES Auction Services, one of Ohio’s leading Real Estate & Equipment auction companies. He regularly works as an auctioneer for Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auctions, Brandly & Associates, Brinkman Auctions, Akron Auto Auction, and Manheim/Cox Automotive.

Gehres is the Past President of the Ohio Auctioneers Association and teaches at The Ohio Auction School and the Contract Auctioneer Specialist designation. He has been an instructor at the Certified Auctioneers Institute, Reppert School of Auctioneering and has spoken at ten state auctioneer associations and presented at the National Auctioneers Association Conference & Show.

Gehres is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Agriculture with studies in Agricultural Engineering and Economics. Gehres is also a graduate of The Ohio Auction School and Hondros College (Real Estate).

Jason Hallberg
Pre-Convention Educational Workshop

Jason Hallberg is an IAA member, President of Continental Auctioneers School, and licensed broker in Iowa and Minnesota. 

Bill Jennings
Pre-Convention Educational Workshop

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Brent Wears
Breakout Session A

Dustin Rodgers
Breakout Session C

Dwayne Leslie & Russ Hilk
Breakout Session C

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Pre-Convention Educational Workshop

Pre-Convention Education Workshop
Thursday, January 31, 2019

MEMBER $25  | NON-MEMBER $50

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

The IAA board of directors would like to invite all IAA members to join us for our pre-convention education session on Thursday,  January 31, 2019. NEW in 2019 the pre-convention education offers 8 Real Estate CEUs*. These breakout sessions will cover Real Estate brokers thriving at auction firms, how to prepare your sellers, the housing market, and tools for auction businesses. This session is held at the convention hotel from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

2019 FEATURED SPEAKER - Kyle Swicegood, CAI, BAS, GPPA, CCIM

Kyle is from North Carolina and being a first-generation auctioneer, he understands what it takes to begin an auction business from scratch.  He has continued to increase his knowledge in real estate through postgraduate studies through the Commercial Real Estate Institute located in Chicago, IL, receiving the designation Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) in June of 2000. In October of 2005, he was awarded the ALC, Accredited Land Consultant designation in San Francisco, CA. In 2013, Swicegood received the prestigious designation of Certified Auctioneer Institute, (CAI) at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. CAI designees pride themselves on being a part of an extraordinary network of professional auctioneers who possess the knowledge and skill to provide clients with outstanding services. 

OTHER SPEAKERS INCLUDE

Jason Hallberg an IAA member, President of Continental Auctioneers School, and licensed broker in Iowa and Minnesota; Bill Jennings from Remax Real Estate; and an RLI Instructor. (View Speaker Bios)

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

8 Real Estate CEUs are available for this workshop. To receive Real Estate CEUS you'll need to bring a $15 payment to the workshop. Checks need to be payable to the Iowa Association of Realtors. If paying for the workshop with a credit card, you will not be able to add the $15 CEU fee to that total. Please bring payment to the workshop separately to receive your CEUs. 

 

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2019 Iowa Auctioneers Annual Convention

Thank You To Our Sponsors:

Diamond Sponsors - $1,000

Platinum Sponsors - $500

 

Gold Sponsors - $500

- IPE 1031
- Proxibid

Silver Sponsors $100

- Hawkeye Trader LLC
- Tractor Zoom

2019 Event Details

 

February 1 - 3, 2019 | Sheraton Hotel West Des Moines

Download 2019 Registration Form and Pre-Convention Real Estate Workshop Form

The IAA hosts a convention each year to bring together the IAA members and provide learning opportunities and a bit of fun. Each year the IAA holds the preliminary auctioneer's contest during the convention to qualify the top 20 for the Iowa State Champion Auctioneer Contest Finals. 

Important Notices: 

  • Registration deadline for *ALL CONTESTS 5:00 PM on Friday, February 1, 2019!
  • NEW TIMES for the Ring Person Contest & Fun Auction - Friday, February 1, 2019, at 6:45 pm & 7:45 pm respectively
  • 2019 IAA Convention is not providing breakfast, but donuts & coffee are available Saturday morning
  • 2019 IAA Convention adjourns at 8:00 pm on Saturday, February 2, 2019. 
  • Real Estate CEUs - $15 for the session, paid to Iowa Association of Realtors on the day of the workshop - see workshop details
  • View speaker bios
     

Schedule:

Thursday, January 31

8:00 am - 5:00 pm Pre- Conference Education Real Estate Classes (8 CEUs)
- Kyle Swicegood, CAI, BAS, GPPA, CCIM
- Jason Hallberg, Continental Auctioneers School
- Bill Jennings, RE/MAX
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 2018 IAA Board Meeting

Friday, February 1

8:00 - 11:00 am    Vendor Setup
Attendee Morning Breakout Sessions:
8:00 - 9:00 am A) What is Working in Iowa - Brent Wears (moderator) / A) Better Your Bid Call - Joseph Mast
9:10 - 10:10 am B) Fraud - Larry Oxemham / B) Marketing Your Business - Peter Gehres 
10:20 - 11:20 am C) Contract Auctioneering - Dustin Rodgers / C) Technology/Tech Bar - Dwayne Leslie & Russ Hilk

11:30 am - 1:00 pm    Lunch on your own

Attendee Afternoon Breakout Sessions:
1:00 - 2:00 pm A) What is Working in Iowa - Brent Wears (moderator) / A) Better Your Bid Call - Joseph Mast 
2:10 - 3:10 pm B) Fraud  - Larry Oxemham / B) Marketing Your Business - Peter Gehres 
3:20 - 4:20 pm C) Contract Auctioneering - Dustin Rodgers / C) Technology/Tech Bar - Dwayne Leslie & Russ Hilk

4:30 - 5:00 pm Fun Auction items & Ring Person check-in

4:30 - 6:30 pm          Dinner on your own

5:00 pm *ALL CONTESTS - Registration Deadline

6:45 - 7:45 pm * Ring Person Contest (NEW TIME)
7:45 - 9:00 pm * Fun Auction (NEW TIME)

9:00 pm              Social Hour - Hosted by IAA President

Saturday, February 2

7:00 am          Donuts and Coffee
8:00 - 10:00 am Online Auctions -What you need to know - Chris Rasmus
10:00 am Break & Visit with Vendors
10:30 am - 12:00 pm IAA Annual Member Meeting - Election & Installation of Officers

12:00 - 1:15 pm Lunch at the Hotel (included with registration)

1:15 pm Mandatory Meeting for all Auctioneer Contest Participants
1:30 - 4:30 pm * Auctioneer Contest and * Rookie Contest (to follow)
5:00 - 6:00 pm Vendor Social Hour
6:00 - 8:00 pm Grand Banquet 
-  Hall of Fame Induction
-  Announce winners: Ring Person Contest, Top 20 Auctioneer Contestants, Advertising Awards
-  Kids Auction
8:00 pm Adjourned - See You Next Year! Save the Date: Jan 31 - Feb2, 2020

Sunday, February 3

8:00 -9:45 am              2019 IAA Board Member meeting

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Pre-Convention Education:

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | January 31, 2019 - Sheraton Hotel West Des Moines

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Real Estate CEUs Available!  ($15 must be submitted during the event if you wish to collect CEUs - checks written to the Iowa Association of Realtors)

The IAA board of directors would like to invite all IAA members to join us for our pre-convention education session on Thursday,  January 31, 2019. NEW in 2019 the pre-convention education offers 8 Real Estate CEUs. These breakout sessions will cover Real Estate brokers thriving at auction firms, how to prepare your sellers, the housing market, and tools for auction businesses. This session is held at the convention hotel from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. 

2019 SPEAKER

Kyle Swicegood, CAI, BAS, GPPA, CCIM. Kyle is from North Carolina and being a first-generation auctioneer, he understands what it takes to begin an auction business from scratch.  Also presenting is Jason Hallberg an IAA member and small business owner, Bill Jennings from Remax Real Estate, and an RLI Instructor.  

 


Convention Hotel: 

Sheraton Hotel West Des Moines |  1800 50th St, West Des Moines, IA 50266 | (515) 223-1800
Hotel block dates: January 30, 2019 - February 2, 2019
Please visit: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/iowaauctioneers
Group Rate Expires JANUARY 9, 2019
(IAA is not responsible for hotel reservations, please contact the hotel directly or visit the IAA custom link above)

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2019 Contest Rules 

2019 Convention Registration

2019 Real Estate Workshop Registration


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Mike Spoerl, Sherrill

2018 Iowa State Champion Auctioneer Finalist

Mike is a 45-year-old first generation auctioneer from Sherrill, IA. He graduated from World Wide College of Auctioneering in 2006. Mike and his wife Jen own S&S Auction Co. in Sherrill, Iowa. Mike and Jen have 3 girls.
 

 

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Heath Downing, Creston

2018 Iowa State Champion Auctioneer Finalist

Hello, my name is Heath Downing from Creston, Iowa. I live outside of town on a family owned and operated cattle company. I started in the auction business by attending Worldwide College of Auctioneering in Mason City, Iowa. While enjoying the auction industry I am also currently a junior majoring in Agriculture Science attending Norwest Missouri State University.

 

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J.J. Wise, Klemme

2018 Iowa State Champion Auctioneer Finalist

Growing up in the family business and selling at the young age of 8, JJ found a love for the auction method of marketing! In 2014 JJ took over the company his mother and father founded! Now, JJ, at the age of 33, participates in nearly 300 auctions a year! He specializes in automobile auctions, selling 5 sales a week, but also conducts auctions that consist of farm equipment, business liquidations, collections, and much more! He is also a licensed real estate agent for Landproz where he sells farm and recreational land.

 

 

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Daniel Wilson, Redfield

2018 Iowa State Champion Auctioneer Finalist

Dan is an Auctioneer and Realtor in the Des Moines Area. He is a first generation auctioneer that grew up in a small town in Iowa known as Redfield.

He loves that auctions allow for solutions to asset sales in a short amount of time and accelerate the whole process making it convenient for the seller and fair to buyers. Helping people is what it's all about. 

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Tanner Weaver, Lancaster, MO

2018 Iowa State Champion Auctioneer Finalist

Tanner Weaver is a resident of Northeast Missouri, attending Missouri Auction School in his early teens.  Being a second generation auctioneer has given him the opportunity to sell a wide variety of items from horses and antiques, to farm equipment and real estate.

Tanner currently works as a licensed auctioneer/real estate agent with United Country Land Pros, primarily focusing on farmland.   

 

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Tom Watters, Maquoketa

2018 Iowa State Champion Auctioneer Finalist

Tom owns Tom Watters Auctioneering in Maquoketa. Although Tom has worked auctions since the mid-1980s starting with his great uncle Bill Clarki, he didn't go to auction school until 2006 and attended the World Wide College of Auctioneering. 

 

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Justin Steward, Wyoming

2018 Iowa State Champion Auctioneer Finalist

Justin is a first generation auctioneer from Wyoming, Iowa. He graduated from WWCA in February of 2011. He is the owner of Steward Auction Service. He also works as a livestock auctioneer for Cascade Livestock Auction, LLC.

He also auctioneers for Twin County Produce Auction in Kalona.

 

 

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Chad Shepard, Cedar Falls

2018 Iowa State Champion Auctioneer Finalist

Chad Shepard’s professional motivated style and charismatic personality create successful auctions of all types year after year. With comprehensive perception and industry knowledge, client’s expectations are continuously exceeded.

Chad is a member of Iowa Auctioneers Association, Missouri Auctioneer Association, and a lifetime member of National Auctioneers Association. 2003 Graduate of Worldwide College of Auctioneering.

 

 

 

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Rodney Perry, Moravia

2018 Iowa State Champion Auctioneer Finalist

Rodney is a first generation auctioneer from Moravia, Iowa.  In 1990 he graduated from Missouri Auction School in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Rodney is the owner of Southern Iowa Auction Company.  His specialties include estate auctions, antiques and collectibles, farm auctions, consignment, and household auctions.  Rodney is also a certified personal property appraiser.

 

 

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Zachary Laurie, Indianola

2018 Iowa State Champion Auctioneer Finalist

Zac’s love of auctioneering started at a young age. Attending auctions with his uncle inspired him to get into auctioneering and he graduated from the World Wide College of Auctioneering in 2012. Zac’s has a breadth of experience working in the cattle industry, helping to maintain a 300 cow/calf herd. To go along with his work on the cattle operation, he runs a custom hay business where he mows, rakes and bales for his customers.

Zac is a member of the Iowa Auctioneers Association and the National Auctioneers Association.

When Zac isn’t auctioneering, working cattle or baling hay you can find him riding bareback broncs at the nearest rodeo.

 

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Russell Lamp, Letts

2018 Iowa State Champion Auctioneer Finalist

Russell is a resident of Letts, Iowa where he has been active in the auction industry for 5 years enjoying all types of auctions. He is a row crop farmer along with having angus and longhorn cattle.

Russell and his wife Heather have two children, Lydia 11 and Emma Rae 9, who are very active and supportive in his auctioneering. 

 

 

 

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Rod Johnson, Cannon Falls, MN

2018 Iowa State Champion Auctioneer Finalist

A first generation auctioneer, Rod is a benefit auction specialist. His firm, Johnson Auctioneering, conducts benefit auctions throughout the Midwest and beyond. According to Rod, “getting into the auction business was the best decision I ever made!”

He recently retired as the “Voice of the Minnesota Timberwolves” after serving as their announcer for 21 years.

 

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Craig Hilpipre, Cedar Falls

2018 Iowa State Champion Auctioneer Finalist

Craig Hilpipre is a third-generation auctioneer starting his auctioneering career at age 5.  Craig conducted his first commercial auction without the assistance of his father at age 12.  Craig specializes in auctions and appraisals of machinery and equipment throughout the entire United States.

 

 

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Alan Good, Newton

2018 Iowa State Champion Auctioneer Finalist

Alan earned a business degree from Central College in 1985. After attending the World Wide College of Auctioneering in 1997 Alan began his auction business. Alan has become a widely respected professional in his community. He and his wife Shari, along with two sons Zach and Seth and daughter Holly offer clients a professional and personalized touch. Alan conducts all types and sizes of auctions including benefits, and fundraisers. 

 

 

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Jeremy Garber, Lincoln, MO

2018 Iowa State Champion Auctioneer Finalist

Jeremy is a first generation Auctioneer from Lincoln, Missouri. He attended World Wide College of Auctioneering in June 2015 and has worked as a contract Auctioneer and Ringman ever since, conducting auctions all across the country, such as equipment, to airplanes, to real estate, to cattle, and also benefit auctions.

He is the 2015 International Junior Auctioneer Champion, as well as the 2017 Missouri Auctioneering State Champion.

 

 

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Curtis Dosland, Calamus

2018 Iowa State Champion Auctioneer Finalist

Curtis Dosland, 28, is a first generation auctioneer and owns Dosland Auction Service and he resides in Calamus, Iowa.  He is a 2014 graduate of World Wide College of Auctioneering, a long time member of the Calamus Volunteer Fire Department and Faith Lutheran Church.

 

 

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Justin Brant, Glidden

2018 Iowa State Champion Auctioneer Finalist

I am a 2013 graduate of Glidden-Ralston High school, Glidden Ia. In 2015, I graduated from Southwestern Community College. In June of 2015, I attended and graduated from Worldwide College of Auctioneering. I actively work machinery, household, and benefit auctions in the Carroll area; and also work for Hallberg Auctions.

 

 

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Del Beyer, Boyden

2018 Iowa State Champion Auctioneer Finalist

Del Beyer is a full-time Auctioneer & Real Estate Broker, with the office located in Sioux Center, Iowa, has been in the auction business for 31 years, conducting primarily farmland, farm equipment, antiques & estate auctions ~ and successfully added online-only auctions 7 years ago.

 

 

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Jeff Garber, Lincoln, MO

2018 Iowa State Champion Auctioneer Finalist

Jeff is a contract auctioneer from central Missouri who has a passion for the auction business. Jeff works for many different companies from across the world selling a variety of assets. His specialties include selling Real Estate, heavy equipment, cattle, farm machinery, collectibles, estate auctions and automobile auctions.

He is a Missouri Auctioneer Champion and has placed in the top 10 of the world at the prestigious National Auctioneer Association Championship.

 

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Joseph Bair, Elkhart

2018 Iowa State Champion Auctioneer Finalist

Joe Bair was born in Glidden, Iowa and now resides in Elkhart, where he spends time raisings show pigs with his Dad and brother.  He went to Worldwide College of auctioneering in June of 2016 and since graduation has worked for multiple auctioneers in the metro area.

 

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2018 Iowa State Champion Auctioneer Final

Congrats to all our 2018 contestants! Click on the right for contestant photo and bios. 

  • Joseph Bair, Elkhart
  • Del Beyer, Boyden 
  • Justin Brant, Glidden 
  • Curtis Dosland, Calamus 
  • Heath Downing, Creston 
  • Jeff Garber, Lincoln, MO 
  • Jeremy Garber, Lincoln, MO 
  • Alan Good, Newton 
  • Craig Hilpipre, Cedar Falls 
  • Rod Johnson, Cannon Falls, MN
  • Russell Lamp, Letts
  • Zachary Laurie, Indianola
  • Rodney Perry, Moravia
  • Chad Shepard, Cedar Falls
  • Mike Spoerl, Sherrill
  • Justin Steward, Wyoming
  • Tom Watters, Maquoketa
  • Tanner Weaver, Lancaster, MO
  • Daniel Wilson, Redfield
  • J.J. Wise, Klemme

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Association Events At-A-Glance

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IAA Annual Convention - February 1 - 3, 2019

The IAA hosts a convention each year to bring together the IAA members and provide learning opportunities and a bit of fun. Each year the IAA holds the preliminary auctioneer's contest during the convention to qualify the top 20 for the Iowa State Champion Auctioneer Contest Finals. 

Convention Hotel: 

Sheraton West Des Moines |  1800 50th St, West Des Moines, IA 50266 | (515) 223-1800
Hotel block dates: January 30, 2019 - February 2, 2019
Please visit: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/iowaauctioneers
Group Rate Expires JANUARY 9, 2019
(IAA is not responsible for hotel reservations, please contact the hotel directly or visit the IAA custom link above)

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Iowa State Champion Auctioneer Finals - August 13, 2019

The Top 20 will battle it out in a real auction setting at the Iowa State Fair on the Anne & Bill Riley Stage on the second Tuesday of the State Fair. Mark August 13, 2019, on your calendar and join us! To learn more about our 20 finalists please click here to see photos and bios of each contestant. 

Hotel Information: 

TBD

Contest Details

August 13, 2019                   
Anne and Bill Riley Stage | Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines                             
8:15 AM - Roll Call and Orientation                 
9:00 AM - Contest Begins     

Past Presidents

1949  Paul Bockelman, Sioux City
1950  Hugh E. McGuire, Holstein
1951  Hugh E. McGuire, Holstein
1952  Leon E. Joy, Ames
1953  Wendell Ritchie, Marathon
1954  Theo Holland, Ottumwa
1955  Al Boss, Carroll
1956  Lyle Erickson, Cresco
1957  Carl Setterberg, Burlington
1958  Clint Peterson, Webster City
1959  Warren Collins, Jesup
1960  Glen Anderson, Gowrie
1961  Jay Arnold, Mallard
1962  F.E. (Mike) Bloomer, Glenwood
1963  Irving Leonard, Elkader
1964  Leland Dudley, Hanmpton
1965  Howeard Johnson, Story City
1966  Lynn Byerly, Glidden
1967  Norvin Olson, Spencer
1968  Harold Van Syoc, New London
1969  Earl Thies, Ames
1970  Howard Vos, New Sharon
1971  Robert Winegarden, Pocahontas
1972  Clarence Prange, Charles City
1973  J.R. Hoyer, Hillsboro
1974  Howard Buckle,s Keosauqua
1975  Bob Mallinger, Sigourney
1976  John Swartzendruber, Wayland
1977  Harold McIlrath, Laurel
1978  Pat Foster, Iowa City
1979  Kenneth Erickson, Decorah
1980  Dale Smith, Pocahontas
1981  Wayne Stewart, Audubon
1982  Jerry Tubaugh, Belle Plaine
1983  Dean Leonard, Elkader
1984  Elmer Gronewold, Donahue
1985  Ed Malmanger, Grand Mound
1986  James Donnelly, Fort Dodge
1987  John Swartzendruber, Wayland
1988  Norman Bousselot, Calamus
1989  Mac Greentree, Decorah
1990  Howard Buckles, Keosauqua
1991 Edwin C. Menke, Jr. West Point
1992  Wilbur Swartzendruber, Wellman
1993  Gregory P. Morehead, Albia
1994  Brent Wears, Solon
1995  R.K. Welander, Pomeroy
1996  Gary Littrel, Bettendorf
1997  Bob Crittenden, Afton
1998  Jeff Sweeney, Waukon
1999  Larry Sears, Grinnell
2000  Dennis Starling, Calamus
2001  George Dewitt, Council Bluffs
2002  Jerilyn Bergthold, Hannibal, MO
2003  Tom Olson, Calamus
2004  Don Dickey, Atalissa
2005  Dennis Keefe, Brooklyn
2006  Ed Shover, Anamosa
2007  Jeff Hoyer, Hillsboro
2008  Bob Humpal, Ft. Atkinson
2009  Carl Jackson, Johnston
2010  Darrell Cannon, Palo
2011  Jim Huff, Mt. Pleasant
2012  Larry Crow, Guthrie Center
2013  Burton Prunty, Allerton
2014  Chad Shepard, Cedar Falls
2015  Jodi Sweeney-Egeland, Waukon
2016  Martha Boyle, Holstein
2017  Chris Richard, Mt. Pleasant



 

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Rookie Bid Calling Champion

2011  Dan Wilson, Redfield
2012  Ron Davis, Clive
2013  Branigan Brinkmeyer, Hubbard
2014  Jared Chambers, Corydon
2015  Jeremy Garber, Lincoln, MO
2016  Brooke Gillespie, Graceville, MN
2017  Joseph Bair, Elkhart
2018  Ben Heaton, Adair, IL

Ring Person Champion

2012  Merv Hillpipre, Cedar Falls
2013  Daniel Wilson, Redfield
2014  Jared Chambers, Corydon
2015  Chris Richard, Mt. Pleasant
2016  Jeffery Sweeney, Waukon
2017  Ed Shover, Anamosa
2018  Si Harbottle, Bryan, TX

Bid Calling Champion

1965  Ronald Ball, Corydon
1966  Howard Buckles, Keosauqua
1967  Warren Collins, Jesup
1968  J.R. Hoyer, Hillsboro
1969  Hoawrd Voss, New Sharon
1970  Lyle Erickson, Cresco
1971  Lamont Swanson, Sac City
1972  Harold Van Syoc, New London
1973  John Swartzendruber, Wayland
1974  Harold McIlrath, Laurel
1975  Russ Adkins, Searsboro
1976  Dale Smith, Pocahontas
1977  Bob Heemsbergen, Prairie City
1978  Jerry Tubaugh, Belle Plaine
1979  Kenny Leonard, Elkader
1980  Mac Greentree, Decorah
1981  Steve Greenfield, Des Moines
1982  Howard Buckles, Keosauqua
1983  Steve Greenfield, Des Moines
1984  Jerry Tubaugh Belle, Plaine
1985  Donald C Rusch, Ida Grove
1986  Bruce Brock, Battle Creek
1987  Jim Funk, Edgewood
1988  Mark Liddell, Griswold
1989  John Swartzendruber, Wayland
1990  Brian Drzusimski, Alta
1991  Bob Crittenden, Afton
1992  Merv Hilpiper, Cedar Falls
1993  Mark Younger, Maryville, MO
1994  Bill Addis, Mason City
1995  Chad Groeneweg, Sioux Center
1996  Marty Rogers, Conrad
1997  Rex McDermott, Atlantic
1998  Danny Laughery, Guthrie Center
1999  Jacob Rice, Creston
2000  Dan Prohaska, Adel
2001  Brent Wears, Solon
2002  Jim Huff, Jesup
2003  Paul McCartan, West Bend
2004  Darrell Cannon, Palo
2005  Justin Abell, Sigourney
2006  Tim Meyer, Wayland
2007  Jodi Sweeney, Waukon
2008  Brent McCall, Onawa
2009  Emily Wears, Solon
2010  Jeremy Clay, Maryville, MO
2011  David Whitaker, Ames
2012  Jared Miller, Leon
2013  Tyler Runge, Columbus, NE
2014  Tim Markham, Holy Cross
2015  Jerick Miller, Leon
2016  Adam Marshall, Elm Creek, NE
2017  Jared Chambers, Corydon



 


 

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Auction History

It seems that auctions have touched almost every century, every industry and every nationality. Auctions date back so far in history, that no one really knows for sure how they started or who started them.

The First Auctions

Records handed down from ancient Greek scribes document auctions occurring as far back as 500 B.C. At that time, women were auctioned off as wives. And, in fact, it was considered illegal to allow a daughter to be “sold” outside the auction method.

A “descending” method was used for these auctions, starting with a high price and going lower until the first person to bid was the purchaser, as long as the minimum price set by the seller was met. The buyer could get a return of money if he and his new spouse did not get along well, but unlike a horse, maidens could not be “tried” before auction.

Women with special beauty were subject to the most vigorous bidding and the prices paid were high. Owners of the less attractive women had to add dowries or other monetary offers in order to make the sale.

In Rome, Italy, around the time of Christ, auctions were popular for family estates and to sell war plunder. Roman Emperor and philosopher Marcus Aurelius sold family furniture at auctions, for months, to satisfy debts.

Roman soldiers sold war plunder at auction. The licensed auctioneer, called “Magister Auctionarium,” drove a spear into the ground to start the auction. Today we use an auction gavel.

Auctions Come to America

American auctions date back to the Pilgrims’ arrival on America’s Eastern Shores in the 1600s and continued in popularity during colonization with the sale of crops, imports, clapboard, livestock, tools, tobacco, slaves and even entire farms. Selling at auction was the fastest and most efficient means to convert assets into cash.

Fur was especially big during this time. In his book, “Going, Going, Gone!,” Bellamy Partridge says “the Bible and the beaver were the mainstays of the Pilgrims, the Good Book saving their souls and the beaver paying their bills.”

Initially, the furs were collected from Native Americans in the fall and winter, utilizing the “private treaty” method of exchange for “wampum” (the Native American word which meant money). The raw pelts (or hides) were transported to the closest shipping port. In the spring of each year, the auction method was used to sell the raw peltries to the European merchants who arranged the transcontinental voyage to the Old World. Once the ships returned to the port in Europe, the peltries were auctioned to manufacturers, who would process them for the retail market. The early fur trade was chiefly responsible for the settlement and development of North America.

Civil War Era

Have you ever heard an auctioneer referred to as “Colonel?” It’s a fairly common practice, especially at auction schools across the country. This came about during the Civil War era, a time when auctions were beginning to flourish.

History has it that the art of auctioneering was a common practice for Civil War Colonels who regularly auctioned off the spoils of war and surplus. However, only officers of the Colonel rank could conduct them, spawning the use of the term “Colonel” by many auctioneers still today.

A short historical narrative from one of the top auction schools details this process: “As the Civil War progressed, many troop battalions made a practice of seizing property of land owners and merchants as they marched. Contraband would be collected and carried to a favorable area, then the Colonel or commanding officer would sell the goods at public sale. Even after the Civil War, military Colonels traveled to sell surplus goods and seized goods. Auctioneers followed some of the same trails and dressed similar to army Colonels to such an extent that the public began to recognize auctioneers as ‘Colonel.’

Other Names for Auctioneers

Colonel is only one name that auctioneers have been identified with over the years. Other names include “Knights of the Hammer,” and “Brothers”.” The tools of these auctioneers included the Colonel style hat, a cane, bell, hammer or gavel, and a red flag. The flag, often boasting advertising, was placed above where the auctioneer would sell on the day of the auction.

Opening of Auctions Schools

Many auction schools started in the early 1900s in America. The Jones’ National School of Auctioneering and Oratory was believed to be the first. It was started by auctioneer Carey M. Jones in Davenport, Iowa. For the first term, the school promoted “competent instructors teaching general merchandise, real estate and fine stock auctioneering.” However, many auctioneers at that time did not believe an auctioneer could be “trained.” They believed that auctioneering was a natural ability that you were born with.

Challenges for Auctioneers

Though finding goods to sell was not a problem in those days, auctioneers faced other challenges. There was no amplification system for their voices – no microphones as we know them today. So they had trouble both being heard, and keeping their voices intact.

Because travel was more difficult, and was mostly by horse and wagon, auctioneers enticed crowds by routinely offering lunch to those who came to the sale. Weather often dictated the time the auction started, as all were held outdoors.

The Great Depression

The growth of the auction industry remained until the Great Depression of 1929. Some auctioneers traveled the country to liquidate the estates of farmers whose farms had failed because of drought and bank foreclosures. The decline of the auction method of marketing followed the poor economic climate and did not rebound until after World War II.

The 1950s

Auctioneering began to make great strides after World War II. The sale of goods and real estate was booming. There was a need in certain cases to move real estate and personal property faster than the private market would allow. Thus, the modern day auction business was born. Auctioneers were now businessmen who dressed in suits and ties. They began to nurture the business and raise the reputation of auctioneers. Besides the public, auctioneers began to have links to banks, attorneys, accountants, the court system and government agencies.

The 1990s through Today

During the 1990s, technology was finding its way into the auction business. Auctioneers were using computers, fax machines, cell phones and other technology to make their businesses run faster and more smoothly. Some auctioneers began taking photographs of small auction items and projecting them onto big screens so the crowds could get a closer look at the merchandise.

Auctions burst into cyberspace in the middle of the decade. The ever flourishing eBay was launched in 1995 and would go on to become an “online leader” in the bidding business.

Many auctioneers today offer both live and online auctions to meet the needs of customers near and far. Technology allows buyers to participate in the sale without even being there.

The Future of Auctioneering

Over the years auctioneering has progressed and changed, and today it remains more popular than ever. Most everything thinkable has been sold by the auction method of marketing: antiques, household items, automobiles, land, livestock, homes, designer dresses, business equipment, and more. And thanks to professional organizations like the National Auctioneers Association, auctioneers are privy to countless educational opportunities that help them to keep up on the latest technology and learn new business traits. They network with other auctioneers to exchange ideas and to find ways to continue to meet the growing needs of the American public.

Auctioneers today are working to earn specialty designations such as Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA) , Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate (AARE), Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) and Certified Estate Specialist (CES). NAA auctioneers are also bound by a code of ethics that protects consumers against fraud and unfair business practices.

Auctions have been around since the beginning of time because they are a highly efficient and effective business tool – and they meet the needs of the public. But, they also are fun, entertaining and theatrical. Most people who attend an auction keep wanting to go back again and again.

If you have never been to an auction, join in and become part of history.

(Information supplied by the National Auctioneers Association)

Auction Terms Glossary

The following are some basic terms you might want to know when you go to an auction. Don’t worry though. There isn’t a test or anything. Just ask if you have questions.

Absentee Bid

This is a way that you can bid even if you cannot attend the auction in person. Check with the auction of interest to see if this is available and how they make the bids for you. Many places allow written absentee bids, phone-in bids, and even online bidding. In written absentee bids, you tell them what items to bid on and how high you will go. In phone-in bidding, you are actually on the phone in person, but you have to let them know what you want to bid on. Online bidding utilizes a bidding platform which uses the Internet to transmit your bids. These practices vary from auction to auction so be sure to ask each auction company you deal with how they do it prior to bidding.

Appraisal

The act of or process of estimating value.

“As Is”

Selling the property without warranties as to the condition and/or the fitness of the property for a particular use. Buyers are solely responsible for examining and judging the property for their own protection. Otherwise known as “As Is, Where Is” and “In its Present Condition.”

Auction Block

The podium or raised platform where the auctioneer stands while conducting the auction. “Placing (an item) on the auction block” means to sell something at auction.

Auction With Reserve

An auction in which the seller or his agent reserves the right to accept or decline any and all bids. A minimum acceptable price may or may not be disclosed and the seller reserves the right to accept or decline any bid within a specified time.

Auction Without Reserve (Absolute Auction)

An auction where the property is sold to the highest qualified bidder with no limiting conditions or amount. The seller may not bid personally or through an agent. Also known as an auction without reserve.

Auctioneer

The person whom the seller engages to direct, conduct, or be responsible for a sale by auction. This person may or may not actually call or cry the auction.

Bid

A prospective buyer’s indication or offer of a price he or she will pay to purchase property at auction. Bids are usually in standardized increments established by the auctioneer.

Bid Assistants

A form executed by the high bidder confirming and acknowledging the bidder’s identity, the bid price and the description of the property. Also known as Memorandum.

Bid Caller

The person who actually “calls,” “cries or “auctions” the property at an auction, recognizing bidders and acknowledging the highest bidder. Commonly known as the auctioneer.

Bidder Number

The number issued to each person who registers at an auction.

Bidder Package

The package of information and instructions pertaining to the property to be sold at an auction event obtained by prospective bidders at an auction. Sometimes called a bidder packet or due diligence package.

Bidder’s Choice

A method of sale whereby the successful high bidder wins the right to choose a property or properties from a grouping of similar or like-kind properties. After the high bidder’s selection, the property is deleted from the group, and the second round of bidding commences, with the high bidder in round two choosing a property, which is then deleted from the group and so on, until all properties are sold.

Bookkeeper or Clerk

The person who is responsible for the accounting and paperwork at an auction sale.

Buyer Premium

A percentage added on to your bid amount. Buyer premiums are used by many auction houses as a way of spreading the cost of the event with the people who benefit most from the opportunity to purchase; the buyer. It is an amount added to the high bid in addition to the high bid and payable by the buyer. This should be in the terms and advertising for the auction.

CAI

Certified Auctioneers Institute. The professional designation awarded to practicing auctioneers who meet the experiential, educational and ethical standards set by the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute.

Catalog

If an auction company makes a catalog available to you, be sure to get one. It can help you to know the description of the items sold and also how it will be sold. There may be a quantity of the commodity in each lot being sold and they may be for all one bid or so much apiece. Auction staff will be happy to explain these differences to you and your catalog will help you follow along. This way you won’t miss an item that is important to you.

Commission

The fee charged to the seller by the auctioneer for providing services, usually a percentage of the gross selling price of the property established by contract (the listing agreement) prior to the auction.

Estate Sale

The sale of property left by a person at his or her death. An estate auction can involve the sale of personal and/or real property.

Hammer Price

Price established by the last bidder and acknowledged by the auctioneer before dropping the hammer or gavel.

National Auctioneers Association

An association of individual auctioneers united to promote the mutual interests of its members; formulate and maintain ethical standards for the auction profession; promote the enactment of just and reasonable laws, ordinances and regulations affecting auction selling; make the public more aware of the advantages of auction selling; and generally improve the business conditions affecting the auction profession.

On-site Auction

An auction conducted on the premises of the property being sold.

Opening Bid

The first bid offered by a bidder at an auction.

Payment Arrangements

Most auction companies ask that you pay when you are finished bidding. Some may ask for downpayments when you register, as in auction of real estate. In many equipment auctions bid-assistants will ask for deposits as your purchases are increasing. It’s good to ask about this prior to attending so you are prepared when you arrive. For absentee bidding you may need to give a credit car and expiration date for payment, if you are successful.

Preview

Be sure to take advantage of the preview times made available for you to look over the items being offered for sale. Many times, auction items are slightly used so you will want to know if there are any defects, such as loose or missing table legs, a vehicle that doesn’t start, or glassware that has chips or cracks. While these may be acceptable to you, it may affect the amount you want to bid, so look before you bid. You will feel much more confident if you do this.

Reserve

The minimum price that a seller is willing to accept for a property to be sold at auction. Also known as the reserve price.

Sales Tax Exemption

The need to provide a tax exemption certificate will vary from state to state in the U.S. If you are a dealer, call to ask what will be needed. If you have a dealer number for tax exemption purposes, carry it with you when you attend auctions.

Sealed Bid

A method of sale utilized where confidential bids are submitted to be opened at a predetermined place and time. Not a true auction in that it does not allow for reaction from the competitive market place.

Seller

Entity that has legal possession, (ownership) of any interests, benefits or rights inherent to the real or personal property.

Tax Sale

Public sale of property at auction by governmental authority, due to nonpayment of property taxes.

Terms and Conditions

“Terms and Conditions” are something you will likely see at every auction you attend. They will vary a according to the type of commodity being sold and the auction company. What we are showing you here are some things that are typical and that you should know. Please be sure to check the Web site or on-site glossary for each individual auction.

Types of Payments Accepted

This can range from cash only to cashier’s checks or personal checks and credit/debit cards. Many times you will need a positive ID such as a driver’s license or other government ID when you register for the first time.

Tie Bids

When two or more bidders bid exactly the same amount at the same time and must be resolved by the auctioneer.

(Information supplied by the National Auctioneers Association)

Auction Tips

A few suggestions to help you not only bid successfully, but to enjoy the auction experience.

Pack the items you’ll need before you leave for the auction.

Some suggestions:

  • A small flashlight to check details on anything you’re thinking about bidding on
  • A pen and paper
  • A value book
  • Identification, checkbook, and your seller’s ID if you are buying for a business.

Dress comfortably. Remember, it might be hot/cold outside but the air conditioning/heat might be working overtime inside.

Eat something before you go. There’s a good chance you won’t have access to food while you’re there.

Save a seat before you look at the preview. Popular auctions fill up fast, and you will want to be close to the front if you are bidding. This is one time where it’s good to be the teacher’s pet.

Ask what types of payment are accepted. If the auction house charges a buyer’s premium and inquire about hauling/delivery concerns before you bid.

Don’t bid on anything you don’t examine in the preview. Unless you really, really want to.

Pay attention! Make sure you know what item number is being bid on at all times, or else you might end up taking home that 1972 Formica table instead of that 1850 antique one.

Raise your paddle to bid. Once you’ve been acknowledged, further bids on an item can be made by a nod of the head, etc. Don’t worry; sneezing won’t accidentally put you into the poor house.

If you’re traveling to the auction, make sure you have a way to get the items you purchase packed properly and home with you. Remember, bubble wrap is your friend

(Information supplied by the National Auctioneers Association)

How to Buy at Auction

If you’re new to auctions, there’s nothing to fear. This step by step guide will show you just how easy it is to find, scout and participate in a live auction.

  1. Find an auction
    Use our auction locator to find an auction nearby. You can even search for a specific type of auction, if you’re just looking for antiques, dolls etc.
  2. Preview the auction
    Many auctions let you preview what is going on the auction block a few days—or even weeks – in advance. Once you’ve located the auction you want to attend, call the auctioneer or auction house to see if they will have a preview date.
  3. Arrive early
    On the day of the auction, try and get there early enough to register and get a good seat. It not only important for you to be able to see the auctioneer, but for the auctioneer to be able to see you.
  4. Inspect
    Carefully inspect any items you’re interested in. Are they damaged? Do you see other people looking at the same items? How much competition does it look like you’re up against?
  5. Set a price
    What are you willing to bid? You should have a number in mind, so you don’t go way over your budget in the heat of the moment. Don’t forget to include your total costs, like repairs, decorations, fees, and delivery charges. Use the bidder’s package you were given—if you were given one—at registration.
  6. Bid
    Have fun! Carefully follow the auction and get a feel for who you’re bidding against. And remember, the maximum bid you’re willing to make is just that; a maximum. Don’t jump to that number unless it’s necessary. You might very well get the item you want for much less.
  7. Pay
    If you win, find the Bookkeeper or Clerk and take care of your bill. You can also arrange for delivery at this time.
  8. Enjoy
    You just had fun and got a great deal. Now enjoy your new item(s)!

(Information supplied by the National Auctioneers Association)

Why Sell at Auction?

Auctions are the most unique and valuable way of selling almost any type of personal property.

Some of the most popular auctions are those that involve household items, or livestock or antiques. But auctions involve so many more possessions: automobiles, office equipment, art, machinery, industrial equipment, electronics. One very rapidly growing area is real estate. More and more people are buying and selling their homes and land by the auction method.

People are Flocking to Auctions

Auctions are one of the oldest forms of selling property; their history spans centuries. And time has only increased their popularity. A research study commissioned by the National Auctioneers Association shows that auctioneering is an industry on the rise.

Did you know that more than half of the total U.S. population has attended a live auction?

In 2004, the value of all goods and services sold at live auction in the U.S. was approximately $202.7 billion. This figure is up 6.8% over 2003 and translates into a huge number of satisfied buyers and sellers of goods.

They’re entertainment at their finest. That’s what most consumers say about auctions and that’s the number one reason they attend. So what makes them so fun and entertaining? Some say it’s the unexpected and the idea of experiencing something original.

All in all:

  • 83% think auctions are an exciting way to get good deals
  • 51% think they offer a great value on items
  • 65% think auctions offer exciting items they wouldn’t otherwise purchase
  • 53% like the excitement of getting a good price

In addition, consumers find auctions fun because they’re a rewarding activity for the whole family to enjoy. On average, consumers are willing to drive 1.3 hours to attend a live auction, with 75% bringing the family when they go.

The Value of Selling at Auction

So how can auctions benefit you, as a seller? Why are they the best way to sell property? Well, there are a number of reasons

  • Speedy Process, Quick Turnaround.
    An auction is immediate. It happens during a set time and is completed during that time. It’s quick and efficient.
  • You Set the Time and Place of Your Sale.
    It’s as simple as that. You work with the auction firm to schedule what works best for you.
  • You Know Exactly When Your Property or Goods Will Be Sold.
    There’s no wondering whether or not your property will sell. It WILL sell and it will sell during the set auction time.
  • Comprehensive Marketing of Your Property.
    Part of conducting an auction is marketing it to the general public to get as many people there as possible. Auctioneers have comprehensive mailing lists they use to market their sales. They run advertisements, distribute fliers and more. They are marketing specialists. A good marketing effort can easily bring 300 to 400 people to your auction, or more!
  • Buyers Come Prepared to Buy.
    Auction goers come with money in their wallets, pockets and hands and are prepared to come home with property. It’s a seller’s delight. For real estate auctions this is especially advantageous because buyers must qualify to buy through a deposit of a certified or cashier’s check.
  • No Negotiations.
    There is no haggling over price or merchandise. The auction method is quick and efficient. When people bid, they make a commitment to buy the property at that price without discussion or debate.
  • No Leftovers and Little Clean Up.
    Every item at an auction goes up for bid and every item is sold. How many of you have ever had a garage sale and when you’re finished, you spend hours packing up what didn’t sell and looking for places to store it? With an auction, there’s no worry about what to do with leftover items because there aren’t any. This means very little clean up, also.
  • Competitive Bidding.
    Auctions motivate buyers to perform. People get caught up in the competitiveness of the bidding and many times this drives the price of items higher. To some it’s like a game, and they want to win at all costs (or hopefully for you, at high costs!) And did you know that 9 times out of 10, an auction brings in the fair market value, if not more, for any item put across the auction block?
  • Exciting Atmosphere.
    There’s no more exciting atmosphere than an auction. Crowds of people competing for property, combined with that lively auction chant makes for some great entertainment and fun. (Give them a sample of your chant.) It makes people feel good and makes them feel like spending.
  • Auctions Work Well in Both Good and Bad Economic Times.
    People love auctions, because they love sales. Statistics show, in a good or bad economy auctions remain a steady force. When the economy is bad, the auction industry does not feel the impact: people still flock to auctions.

Hiring an Auction Company

When you make the decision to sell by auction, the most important thing you must do is hire a qualified and experienced auctioneer or auction company to handle your auction.

There are thousands of auctioneers throughout the United States who offer a wide range of auction services to consumers. So what do you look for when hiring an auctioneer or an auction firm?

First, look for someone who specializes in selling the type of property you want to sell. All auctioneers have specialty areas and most have more than one. What do they know about the products or goods you are selling?

Experience is another critical element. How long has the auctioneer or the auction company been in business? What is their reputation? Look at their web site, if they have one.

Most importantly, look for an auctioneer who is a member of the National Auctioneers Association. Most will display this logo on their business cards, signs, web sites and other business materials. The NAA is the largest professional association for auctioneers in this country, working for the betterment of the auction industry. It offers continuing education programs for auctioneers to help them keep up-to-date on the latest trends and technology for the auction industry.

The NAA also offers a wide range of designation classes to make auctioneers “specialists” in areas such as personal property appraisal, real estate, estate auctions and more.

All members of the NAA abide by a code of ethics that guarantees high standards to customers and fair business practices.

In short, this symbol means you have made the best choice when it comes to auction services!

When meeting with the auction company:

  • Ask about their contract or written proposal to provide you services. Get details on what is involved.
  • Find out how the sale will be marketed. The success of the sale depends a great deal on the marketing effort behind it.
  • Ask about setup and cleanup of the auction.
  • Ask for references. And when you get them, check them out!

We work hard for our money, but most of us spend the majority of our waking hours working. Our money pays for our homes, our land, our automobiles, insurance, clothes, food, all of our possessions and so much more. So when it comes to selling those possessions and property, the smartest thing you can do is let an auctioneer help you continue to get the value you deserve. A professional auctioneer knows what land is worth, what household items and office equipment are worth, and what personal property is worth. A professional auctioneer will manage your sale so you can get a good value from these items in which you have invested your hard earned money.

You work hard for your money, and we will work hard for your money, too.

(Information supplied by the National Auctioneers Association)

Auction Search

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Hall of Fame

1974  Leon Joy, Ames
1974  Carl Setterberg, Burlington
1974  Al Bos, Carroll
1974  Wendell Ritchie, Marathon
1974  Forrest (Mike) Bloomer, Glenwood
1975  Lyle Erickson, Cresco
1976  Earl Thies, Ames
1977  Howard Buckles, Keosauqua
1978  Elmer Gronewald, Donahue
1979  Leland Dudley, Hampton
1980  Harold Van Syoc, New London
1981  Warren Collins, Jesup
1982  Irving Leonard, Elkader
1983  Robert Mallinger, Sigourney
1984  Jay Arnold, Mallard
1985  Howard Johnson, Story City
1986  Norman Bonsselot, Calamus
1987  Wayne Stewart, Audubon
1988  John Swartzendruber, Wayland
1989  Gordon E. Taylor, Mason City
1990  Dale Smith, Pocahontas
1991  Mac Greentree, Decorah
1992  Ray Sweeney, Waukon
1993  Wilbur Swartzendruber, Wellman
1994  Gene Harris, Marshalltown
1995  Merv Hilpipre, Cedar Falls
1996  Leland McCarville, Cresco
1997  Edwin Menke, Jr., West Point
1997  Clarence Prange, Charles City
1998  Gregory Morehead, Albia
1999  Brent Wears, CAI, Solon
2000  R.K. Welander, Pomeroy
2001  Jeff Sweeney, Waukon
2002  Jerry Jones, New London
2003  Dennis Starling, Calamus
2004  Jerilyn Bergthold, Fort Madison
2005  Gary Littrel, Bettendorf
2006  George DeWitt, Council Bluffs
2007  Bob Crittenden, Afton
2008  Larry Sears, Grinnell
2009  Tom Olson, Calamus
2010  Ed Shover, Anamosa
2011  Bob Humpal, Ft. Atkinson
2012  Jim McGuire, Holstein
2013  Darrell Cannon, Palo
2014  Jim Huff, Mount Pleasant
2015  Carl Jackson, Johnston
2016  Jeff Hoyer, Hillsboro
2017  Burton Prunty, Allerton
2018  Martha Boyle, Holstein

Board Candidacy Information

(Again, this is how some other Associations handle this ... you don't even need to have this page on the site. Just wanted to show an example. The online form makes it easier for applicants to submit their information.)

Procedures for Board of Directors Candidacy Applications

  1. Applicants may submit an ad to the association magazine prior to elections.
  2. Applicants will be interviewed by the nominating committee which consists of past presidents. The interviews will be held yearly at the annual conference. Location and time will be listed in the Conference Agenda prior to each conference.

Board & Directors

For Consumers

When you arrive at the auction site you may need to register with the auctioneers in order to obtain a bidding number, the information required is usually your name and address and you may also need to pay a returnable deposit. You should be familiar with the registration requirements for the particular auction before you arrive in case a large deposit is required.

If you have not viewed the lots for auction prior to the auction day you will need to allow yourself time to inspect your prospective purchases before the auction starts if this is allowed, some auctions may not allow you to view the lots other than in the specified viewing dates and times, with some “catalogue” auctions you may not be allowed to view the lots after the auction has started. You should confirm these details with the auctioneers prior to the auction date.

When a lot you are interested in bidding on comes up for sale the auctioneer will announce the lot number ( either found in the catalogue next to the item or placed on the item during the viewing period ) and give a brief description of the item usually tied to the description given in the catalogue.

A starting bid will be suggested by the auctioneer and usually bidding will start below this price so do not assume the auctioneers starting bid is the lowest price available. If the item has a reserve price the auctioneer will often start the bidding above this price and reduce the start bid towards the reserve price until a bid is made. The auction catalogue will usually display a guide price for the item which is above the items reserve price.

You are free to start bidding at any time after the auctioneer has announced the starting bid. Some auctions especially liquidations, bankruptcies and receiverships have no reserve prices so give it a little time before you start your bidding, if there are no other bidders your first bid may be the price you pay.

If similar lots are listed together in the catalogue and you are the buyer of the first lot you may then have the option to purchase the similar lots at the same price as the first. When bidding it is usual to get the auctioneers attention by raising your hand or making some other clear gesture to the auctioneer followed by the amount you wish to bid if different to the auctioneers announced price. Now you have started bidding the auctioneer will return to you every time the bid is against you to see if you wish to raise your offer, a clear shake of the head will indicate to the auctioneer that you do not wish to continue bidding

Bids go up in steps controlled by the auctioneer and until the bid nears the assumed final price a bid of less than this amount will not usually be taken.

If your bid is the final bid and the price reached is above the items reserve price you have been successful in your purchase.

After you have won the bid you will have to pay an immediate deposit, the amount of deposit will be stated in the terms and conditions of the auction catalogue. The type of payment method i.e. cash, bank drafts, credit cards will be stipulated in the catalogue.

The amount of time given to pay fully for the purchase and clear the goods from the auction house will also be given in the catalogue.

Remember it is usual for the goods to be the responsibility of the purchaser after the hammer has fallen.

If the items for auction are large, heavy or difficult to move, representatives of removal companies will usually be present, but this is worth checking with the auctioneers before you make your purchase.

(Information supplied by the National Auctioneers Association)

Membership & Benefits

Join the IAA

Click here to fill out an application to join the Iowa Auctioneers Association. Print and fill out the member application. Mail the application to the IAA office with your payment.


Educational Programs

Educational programs, offered at the annual convention in January, Mid-year Seminar in August, and one-day workshops in the spring and fall are guaranteed to educate, inform and entertain.

These programs draw on the experience and knowledge of the best auctioneers in the area as well as nationally known speakers and experts in the auction industry.


Annual State Champion Auctioneer Contest

The annual State Champion Auctioneer Contest is held in conjunction with the mid-year seminar in August. The finals are held on the Anne & Bill Riley Stage annually on the first Tuesday of the Iowa State Fair. This event is a public relations asset to the auctioneers, and for the past 20 years has proven to be a showcase of some of the area's best auctioneering skills. Each contestant is rated for the First Place prize Championship Ring, trophy, and the title “Iowa State Champion Auctioneer”.


Quarterly Newsletter

The Hawkeye Auctioneer, the quarterly newsletter of our association, keeps the membership informed of upcoming events, highlights association activities, contains articles on various aspects of the auction profession by noted auction professionals within the state and across the nation and keeps our association members abreast of important legislative updates.


Association Logos

In 2017, the association released an update to the official logo. You can download the 2018 branding package HERE

Awards & Honors

We're proud of our Hall of Fame inductees as well as all of Iowa's bid calling champions. The IAA would like to honor all of these special auctioneers.

Bid Calling Champions
Hall of Fame Inductees
Ring Person Champions
Rookie Bid Calling Champions

The IAA

The Iowa Auctioneers Association was established in 1949 to enhance the skills, knowledge, professionalism, and image of all Iowa auctioneers; while seeking to elevate the standards of the auction industry. The IAA is a community of peers and competitors built to promote friendship, networking and best practices. Membership is open to active, semi-retired, and retired Iowa and out-of-state auctioneers.  

Mission Statement

  • To enhance the skills, knowledge, professionalism and image of all Iowa Auctioneers
  • To encourage new auctioneers
  • To promote the auction method of marketing for sale of real and personal properties
  • To protect the auction method of marketing
  • Seek to elevate the standards of the auction industry and promote a good public image thereof
  • Seek to establish in members a high regard for competence and fair dealing

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Iowa Auctioneers Association

900 Des Moines Street
Des Moines, IA  50309

phone: 515-262-8323*
fax: 515-262-8960
email: IAA@agribiz.org

* Note: Iowa Auctioneers Association is managed by Agribusiness Association of Iowa. When you call the main office (515-262-8323) the phones will be answered “Agribusiness Association of Iowa." Ask for the Iowa Auctioneers Association and you will be transferred to the appropriate person. 

The IAA

The Iowa Auctioneers Association was established in 1949 to enhance the skills, knowledge, professionalism, and image of all Iowa auctioneers; while seeking to elevate the standards of the auction industry. The IAA is a community of peers and competitors built to promote friendship, networking and best practices. Membership is open to active, semi-retired, and retired Iowa and out-of-state auctioneers.  

Click here to learn more about joining IAA.
Tyler Adams tyler@adamsandadams.com
Tom Adler tcadler@icloud.com
Ryder Allen 660-748-3763
Jerry  D. Allen jerry07291973@icloud.com 660-748-0346
Matt Amhof amhofenterprises@gmail.com
Demo Auctioneer
Orin Ayers ayersorin@gmail.com 417-884-4581
Rodney Allen Backes backes@forbin.net
Randy Backes backes@forbin.net
Tim Baier
Joseph Bair jwbair07@gmail.com
Mark Beacom mark@auctionsolutionsinc.com
Paul C. Behr paulc.behr@comcast.net
John Berner jberner25@yahoo.com
Del Beyer dbeyer@mtcnet.net
Test Bidder
Randy Binns randybinns@outlook.com 6412953655
David Boldt spankysauction@hotmail.com
Marty Boyle mboyle@unitedbk.com
Martha Boyle mcguireauction1@gmail.com
Justin Brant jlbrant95@gmail.com
Trisha Brauer trisha@takingbidsbenefitauctions.com 913-481-8280
Andrew Britt andrewbritt@rocketmail.com
Bruce R. Brock bruce@brockauction.com
Jennifer Broders arpjen@hotmail.com
Shawn Bruders shawnbrudersceslocation@gmail.com
Steve Bruere steve@peoplescompany.com
Julius Bryant juliusbryant13@gmail.com 6413308013
Darrell Cannon, CAI, CES, BAS cannonauction@aol.com Visit Online!
Ray Caruso ray.caruso@k-bidmail.com
Tyler Casady tycasady430@gmail.com
Jared Chambers Jared@PeoplesCompany.com 641.414.0234 Visit Online!
Jerry Clark jaclark@bevcomm.net
Josiah Coblentz joecoblentz91@gmail.com 5734662300
Kevin Cone cone62@q.com
Allen K. Conover conover@conoverauction.com
Scott Courtney courtneysalesllc@gmail.com
Todd Crill todd@toddcrillauctions.com
Bob Crittenden
Larry Crow ljcrow@iowatelecom.net
Adam Curran adam@peoplescompany.com Visit Online!
Robert A. Daily
Justin Dean justin@santel.net 605-999-4239 Visit Online!
Jake Decker jakedecker1486@yahoo.com
Darren DeGroot darren@dreamdirt.com
TJ DeMoss tjdemoss2013@hotmail.com
Tom R. Demry demryauctions@gmail.com
Jason Denning jason@richardrealtyauction.com
George DeWitt dewittzz@aol.com
Wesley John Dietrich wes@smithmarchinery.com Visit Online!
Barbara Doering bdoering@grandview.com
Danny L. Donlan dannydonlan@gmail.com
Emmett Donnelly dedonn@hotmail.com
Curtis Dosland doslandtrucking@gmail.com
Heath Downing heath.downing14@gmail.com
Mary Dufelmeier dufelmei@tdsi.net
Bobby Duncalf rlduncalf@gmail.com
Uyntha Duncan uynthad@cfu.net
Brandon Eaton oeatonb@gmail.com
Bruce Eisenbacher bruceeisenbacher@yahoo.com
James Fahey hutch@faheysales.com
Craig Fawcett digsrodshop62@gmail.com
Gary Fett fettauc@windstream.net
Randell Fields pcfnow@hotmail.com
Shayne Fili shayne@auctionsolutionsinc.com
Randy L. Fleming, CAI auctioneer_32@msn.com
Rodney Foutch rodf@ucloesshills.com
Frank Fox frank@foxauctioncompany.com
Corey Fraise cfraise@mchsi.com
Jeremy Garber
Jeff Garber jeffgarberauctioneer@gmail.com
Jenny Gehl jennygehl@gmail.com
Randy Gilbert gilbertsaleyd@myomnitel.com
Brooke Gillespie b_gillespie99@hotmail.com
Vicky Ginder wwca@netconx.net
Alan Good asgood@mchsi.com
Mike J. Green greenauctioninc@gmail.com
Jim Green greenauctionco@gmail.com
Myron Greiner myron@greinerrealestate.com 319-694-4522 Visit Online!
Nolan Grimm nrgrimm37@gmail.com
Jason Hallberg jason@hallbergauction.com
Beth Hallberg, ATS beth@hallbergauction.com
Jim Haman jmhaman@globalccs.net
Si Harbottle siharbottle@gmail.com
Chuck Hardie hardieoffice@wiatel.net
Kam Hartstack kamhartstack@hotmail.com
Todd J. Hattermann todd@tcaexpress.net
Douglas B Head douglasbhead.hotmail.com
Benjamin K Heaton heatonben@icloud.com
Lee Hefty ice932@hotmail.com
Raymond Helmuth helmuthEquine2014@gmail.com
Dan Hershberger 1dcauction@gmail.com
Merv Hilpipre merv@hilpipre.com
Craig Hilpipre craig@equipmentmarketers.com
Jack Hines, CAI, AARE, GPPA letjackdoit@gmail.com
Jon Hjelm
Lee Hoeft hoeftranch@gmail.com
Leroy Hoffman hoffmanauctions@netins.net
Andy Hoge ahogeauction@gmail.com
Ben Hollesen benhollesen@gmail.com
Don Horn
Abby Hoskins 5155772850
Douglas Houlton dshoulton@hotmail.com
Jeffrey J. Hoyer sold@sullivanauctioneers.com
Mark Hudson dandmfarms@iowatelecom.net
Jim Huff jimhuff@hotmail.com
Allan Hughes allanjhughes@aol.com
Robert J. Humpal humpalauction@hotmail.com
Reggie Humpal rjhumpal@hotmail.com
Tom Hundertmark tshund@ncn.net
David Hundertmark dsctc@ncn.net
Chris Husak thehusaks@yahoo.com
Samuel J Ingram singram0931@gmail.com
James L. Jackson auctionservices@jacksonsauction.com
Carl J. Jackson carljauctionit@gmail.com
Pete James cts@petejamesoffice.com
Anita Jeppesen anitajeppe@gmail.com
Rod Johnson rod@johnsonauctioneering.com
Kurt Johnson kurt@kurtjohnsonauctioneering.com
Gerald Johnston
Clinton Jones coljones@smunet.net
Gary Juranek juranek@cox.net
Danny Kaestner dkaestner@iowarealty.com
Dylan Kallemeyn d.kallemeyn51@gmail.com
Tricia Karpiuk karpiuk@tews.net
Greg Kastli
Kevin Klaassen ktk3500@hickorytech.net
Jim Klein jaklein@midlands.net
Gregory L. Koch kdiamondklivestock@yahoo.com
Jason Kohorst jrkohorst@gmail.com
Jeff Kool jkool78@gmail.com 515-669-3714
James Kosman
Edward Kotz edkotz@netins.net
Stan Mason Ladd Montegna info@hawkeyetrader.com
Russell Lamp russ.lamp@steffesgrup.com
Dennis Lauer
Kenneth Leonard kenpenni@alpinecom.net
Gary A. Littrel galauctionservices@gmail.com
Frank Lonning
Dan Low coldanlow@msn.com
Jim Malecek jimandwendi@hotmail.com
Daren Manternach dagwoodspub@netins.net
Matt Maring mmaring@citlink.net 507-7895421
Tim Markham tim@markhamauction.com
Jim Markham
Adam Marshall adam@adammarshallauction.com
Justin R. Mason masonfarms@gmail.com
Christopher Lee Mason gbfcmason@gmail.com
Steve Maynes stevenmaynes@yahoo.com
Brent McCall bmccall@mccallauctions.com
Paul McCartan paul@grafeauction.com
Gale McKinney, II gale@twinriversmedia.com
Kyle McMahon kmcmahon@tractorzoom.com 641-919-5953 Visit Online!
Matt McWhirter mcwhirterinc@gmail.com
Byron Menke byron@menkeauction.com 712-487-3542 Visit Online!
Kelly M. Meyer
Kyle Miller millersauctineerservices1@gmail.com 515-710-9491 Visit Online!
Jerick T. Miller jericko91@gmail.com
Jared Miller jared.miller@steffesgroup.com
Gregory Miller grmill89@gmail.com
Greg Millikin remaxatthedepot@iowatelecom.net
Cory Minkler minkler-c97@gmail.com
Mike Monroe
Annie Jo Muell auctionsbyAnnie@gmail.com
Joe Nebel joenebel@hotmail.com
Randy Nefzger nefzgerkris@windstream.net
Dave Neville dgnevs70@hotmail.com 7122696005
Larry Newman
Kendall Nisly kendallnisly@icloud.com 6609886978
Jay D. Nitz, CAI, GPPA jaynitz@omni-tech.net
Jack R. Nitz jacknitz@omni-tech.net
Courtney Nitz-Mensik, CAI courtney@omni-tech.net
Laramie Ogden laramie@jpettiecord.com Visit Online!
David Omdahl omdahl@sio.midco.net
Mitch Osborn mosborn@harlannet.com
Dennis O’Bryan
Matt Paglia mmpaglia@gmail.com
Jimmy Parnell lparnell.jp@gmail.com
Steve Peasley stevepeasley@gmail.com
Brittany Peiffer brittpeiffer@hotmail.com
Rich Penn richpennauctions@aol.com
Gabriel  Kent Petersen kentandgabe@hotmail.com 402-456-7445
Jeff Pettiecord melissa@jpettiecord.com Visit Online!
Eddie Pickett klp39@yahoo.com
Burton Prunty pruntyre@grm.net; blpauc@grm.net
Mark Putney markputney@hotmail.com
Shawna Pyfrom shawnapyfrom@gmail.com
Rob Reed robreed@q.com
Bobbi Jo Reed reedauctionservice_bobbijo@live.com
Christopher L. Richard chris.richard@steffesgroup.com 319-385-2000 Visit Online!
Chris Rime christopherrime@gmail.com
Chris Rime christopherrime@gmail.com
Adam Ross aross@hometowninsurance.biz
Robert Rossmanith rossban@wccta.net
Clint Rubey clintrubey@rubeyrealty.com
Dakota Rundlett dakota.rundlett@gmail.com
Clay Schaardt clayschaardt@yahoo.com
Jim Schaben
Paul W. Scheer info@posnik.com
Alex J Schomers alexschomers1@gmail.com
Ben Schueller ben@schuellerauction.com
Larry Sears larrysears36@gmail.com
Steve Seidl stevesueseidl@gmail.com
Jack Seuntjens iowaland@longlines.com 712-882-2406 Visit Online!
Tim Shanks shanks.auctiontime@gmail.com
Chad Shepard chad@chadshepard.com
Evan Shike info@hallbergauction.com 641-561-2255
Richard Shindelar
Wilson Martin Shirk wshirk@agribiz.org
Linford Shirk
Carl Shirk forthay@acegroup.com
Ed Shover eshover@hotmail.com
Chris Shover millerlite0002@gmail.com
Riley Sieren rileysieren@gmail.com
AJ Sieren sierenaj@gmail.com
Luke Skinner luke@iowalandcompany.com
Susan Smith ads@exchangeline.com
Ryan Smith ryan@smccompany.com
Christopher J. Smith, ALC chriss@hertz.ag
Rick Spees rickspees@yahoo.com
Chad Spellman spellmanc@hotmail.com
Mike Spoerl ssauction@qwestoffice.net
Randy Stabe auction@frontiernet.net
Dennis Starling vanstar@fmcom.net
Kody Ray Steele kodyraysteele53@gmail.com
Kole Steiner kolesteiner13@gmail.com
Ronald Sterk rcsterk@iowatelecom.net
Justin Steward coljjtsteward@gmail.com (319) 480-3726
Daniel Stoolman squeest@hotmail.com
Dan Sullivan sullivanauctioneers@frontiernet.net
Jeff L. Sweeney sweeneyauction@q.com
Jodi Sweeney-Egeland sweeney.jodi@gmail.com
Thomas L Terwillger tom@proauctionusa.com Visit Online!
Frank Tipton ftipton@grics.net
Brian Tompkins brian@wearsauctioneering.com
Darrell Vande Vegte darbev@hotmail.com
Richard Vander Werff, CAI rich@tcaexpress.net
Todd VanZuiden toddvanzuiden@gmail.com
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Richard Winegarden salebarn@evertek.net
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