News & Announcements

​Martha Boyle Inducted into the Iowa Auctioneers Hall of Fame


Des Moines, IA – On February 3, 2018 the Iowa Auctioneers Association (IAA) inducted Martha Boyle, Holstein, IA into the Iowa Auctioneers Hall of Fame. Martha is the 50th member and second ever female to be inducted into the IAA hall of fame since inception in 1974. The first female inductee was Jerilyn Ann Bergthold of Hannibal, MO in 2004.

Martha grew up in an auctioneer family with generations of commitment to the industry. After graduation from the University of Notre Dame, Martha moved back to her hometown in 1992. Soon after began to work for the family business where she eventually became business partner with her father. Martha received her real estate license in 1999 and attended the Reppert School of Auctioneering in 2003.

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Highlights: 2018 IAA Convention Winners & More!

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Congrats to all that came and participated! The Iowa Auctioneers Association annual convention attracts not only Iowa auction professionals, as well as professional auctioneers from across the country. The three-day event includes seminars from a variety of national speakers. Saturday, Feb. 3 contest where held to name the 2018 Ring Person Champion, the 2018 Rookie Champion, and determine the 2018 Iowa Auctioneer Contest finalists that will go on to compete at the Iowa State Fair in August. 

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Join Us! Benefit Auctions 101: Crash Course for Non-Benefit Auctioneers

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It’s never too early to save the date! Chad Carvey “The Principal Auctioneer” is giving us a crash course on being a benefit auctioneer! Add February 1, 2018, to your calendar to join us for a full day of pre-convention education "Benefit Auctions 101: Crash Course for Non-Benefit Auctioneers" starting at 8 AM at the Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport Conference Center here in Des Moines, IA. Click to Register!

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2018 IAA Convention Speaker Highlights

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The 2018 IAA Annual Convention has a great line up of speakers for our attendees. You will not want to miss the pre-convention education with Chad Carvey, Benefit Auctioneer, on Feb 1 at 8:00 AM at the Holiday Inn Des Moines. You will also see heavy hitters Brad Baier, Professional Trainer; Darron Meares, Meares Auction Group; and Jimmy Dean Coffey, CAI, AARE, AMM, BAS, CES, MPPA. 

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2018 Annual Convention Contest Rules

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2018 IAA annual convention contest rules and agenda have been updated and are available for download. 

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IAA Annual Convention Information & Schedule of Events


February 2-4, 2018 | Des Moines, IA | Airport Holiday Inn

The three-day event includes seminars from a variety of national speakers. The continuing education seminars are only a small part of the IAA Convention. On Saturday afternoon, there will be a preliminary round of the Iowa Auctioneer contest with the audience bidding on the items and 3 judges scoring the auctioneers. The auctioneers will be competing to fill the top 20 spots to advance on to the finals held at the Iowa State Fair in August, as well as who will be named Rookie Auctioneer Champion.  

“Auctions are fun an exciting and we invite the public to come enjoy the Auctioneer contest on Saturday afternoon,” said Chris Richard, IAA President. “Just like any auction, you never know what auction finds may be waiting for you.” The Saturday afternoon auctioneer contests are free to watch and are open to the public to come bid and buy the items the auctioneers will be selling. Other contests including the advertising and ring person contests will be held during the convention.

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Help Us Welcome Steve Greenfield as our 2017 Grand Marshall

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Twice an Iowa State Auctioneer Champion, Army Veteran, Respected Auctioneer Professional, Meet Steve Greenfield.

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David Whitley Presents at IAA Seminar August 14

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Join us August 14 to learn from David Whitley! This August workshop is free to IAA Members - LEARN MORE

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