Mississippi auctioneers hold annual convention

May 2, 2018

            There was a lot of fast talking going on at the Mississippi Auctioneers Association’s annual convention held April 29 in D’Iberville.

            The annual conference is the most anticipated event of the MAA’s year, as auction professionals from across the state gather together to hear world class guest speakers, network with like-minded professionals, elect officers and board members, and attend and compete in the spectacular bid-calling competition known as the Mississippi State Auctioneer Championship.

            This year, about two dozen industry leaders were in attendance. The meeting was opened by President Courtney Weaver with a prayer from Secretary/Treasurer Brett Hollingsworth, both of Hollingsworth Enterprises, Inc. in Forest. The convention focused on a variety of topics affecting the auction industry and featured guest speaker Will McLemore, CAI, of Nashville, Tenn., who educated members how to focus to make more money. Members also voted for new officers. Forest native and Nanih Waiya resident Courtney Jo Weaver was re-elected as president to serve a third term. Henry Redmond of Poplarville and Brett Hollingsworth of Forest, were also named to third terms as vice president and secretary/treasurer, respectively. Eric Rogers was elected to the Association’s Board of Directors.

            The MAA holds bid calling contests annually auctioning donated items to raise money for a charity chosen by the attending members. When the final gavel fell, Courtney Jo Weaver took home the top honor as the 2018 Mississippi State Champion Auctioneer, after a tie run-off with Henry Redmond who finished as Reserve Champion. Eric Rogers of Perkinston was awarded the distinction of Mississippi Rookie Auctioneer Champion. Bidders helped to raise hundreds of dollars to be donated to the Blaire E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson.

            For more information about the Mississippi Auctioneers Association, visit www.mississippiauctioneers.org

 

  

   

      

2018 Mississippi Auctioneers Association Conference

April 26, 2018

Make Plans to Attend!

2018 Mississippi Auctioneers Association Conference
WHEN: Sunday, April 29, 2018 (THIS WEEKEND!)
WHERE: Comfort Inn & Suites Biloxi-D’Iberville
Call now to book your room with group code MS Auctioneers, limited rooms available! 228-396-0036
12009 Indian River Rd., D’Iberville, MS 39540

8 a.m. Meet & Greet
9 a.m Conference
11 a.m. “Dutch” Lunch

HIGHLIGHTS:
Guest Speaker: Will McClemore- “Focus and Make More Money”
2018 MAA State Champion Auctioneer & Rookie Auctioneer Championships- ***Please bring 2-3 items to donate to the auction.***
Members-Only Benefits
Upcoming Events
South Dakota vs Wayfair- What it means for you!
Officer Elections
Roundtable Discussion
Continuing Education

Hotel block requested for night of April 28. Hotel should extend discount to Friday or Sunday night if needed. Please call me or email me if you have any problems booking with the hotel. Please call and book with the hotel directly to receive group discount.

***Please bring 2-3 items to donate to the auction.***
Bring your auction industry friends!

**Membership dues are due. You may send checks to 2749 Highway 21, Forest, MS 39074 or bring your check to Conference. Invoices will be coming soon. Membership Dues: $100, Optional Scholarship Donation: $25. Please let us know if you have any questions. 601-469-2705/601-564-8414

Henderson receives George W. Martin Memorial Auctioneer Scholarship

June 8, 2017

June 8, 2017

The Mississippi Auctioneers Association and Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc. recently announced Grady Henderson, French Camp, as this year’s George W. Martin Memorial Auctioneer Scholarship recipient. Henderson was chosen from a talented pool of applicants seeking to gain their Mississippi auctioneer license. Henderson will be attending Nashville Auctioneers School in Tullahoma, Tenn. on a full tuition paid scholarship. Upon completion of the required auction class hours, Henderson will be able to register to take the Mississippi auctioneer’s licensing exam. Nashville Auction School has been training auctioneers from across the world for more than 50 years with innovative classes, state-of-the-art technologies, and some of the most qualified instructors in the industry. Many of Mississippi’s most successful auctioneers are alumnus of Nashville Auction School.

Henderson is currently seeking his Bachelor of Science degree in business and education and is expected to complete his degree later this summer.

MAA established a scholarship in 2016 to encourage qualified individuals to become successful auctioneers in an effort to ensure the integrity of the auction industry. This year’s scholarship was made possible by donations from members of the MAA and particularly by the donation of Jeff Martin Auctioneers of Brooklyn, MS. Jeff Martin established the George W. Martin Memorial Auctioneer Scholarship in memory of his father, George W. Martin, who was a successful auctioneer for more than 40 years as well as a distinguished member of the auction community.

“George loved the auction industry and always provided young auctioneers the time to help them in any way,”said Jeff Martin, President/CEO of Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc. “George believed in helping others. This scholarship was established in order to allow young adults the opportunity to attend auction school and to carry on George’s tradition of helping others.”

Applications for the George W. Martin Memorial Auctioneer Scholarship are available through the Mississippi Auctioneers Association’s website at www.MississippiAuctioneers.org. Deadline for applications is December 1.

Continuing education class open to auctioneers

April 20, 2017

Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Brooklyn, will be hosting a continuing education class open to all interested auctioneers. The class will be taught by Nashville Auction School on Sunday, April 30, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Jeff Martin Auction facility south of Hattiesburg at 2239 Highway 49, Brooklyn, MS 39425 . The class will cover content satisfactory for continuing education requirements by most licensing states. While Mississippi does not currently require continuing education for auctioneer licensees, many auctioneers hold licenses in neighboring states that do require continued education. The cost of the class is $150 per person and will include lunch.

To register, or for more information, please contact Jeff Martin or Steve Ryals at 601-450-6200.

Please note this class is not a prerequisite to obtaining an auctioneers license and does not fulfill any requirements to obtain an auctioneers license in the state of Mississippi.

Mississippi auctioneers hold annual convention

April 19, 2017

It was a lot of fast talking going on at the Mississippi Auctioneers Association annual convention April 3 at the Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association in Jackson.

The annual conference is the most anticipated event of the MAA’s year, as members and non-members alike gather together to hear world class guest speakers, network with like-minded professionals, elect officers and board members, and attend the spectacular bid-calling competition known as the Mississippi State Auctioneer Championship.

This year, about two dozen industry leaders were in attendance. The meeting was opened by President Courtney Weaver with a prayer from Secretary/Treasurer Brett Hollingsworth, both of Hollingsworth Enterprises, Inc. in Forest. The convention focused on a variety of topics affecting the auction industry. New officers were elected for 2017 after a brief lunch catered by Chimneyville of Jackson. Forest native and Nanih Waiya resident Courtney Jo Weaver was again elected as president to serve a second term. Henry Redmond of Poplarville and Brett Hollingsworth of Forest, were also named to second terms as vice president and secretary/treasurer respectively. Nick Clark of Madison was elected to the Association’s Board of Directors.

The MAA holds bid calling contests annually auctioning donated items to raise money for a charity voted on by the attending members. When the final gavel fell, Jeff Martin took home the top honor as the 2017 Mississippi State Champion Auctioneer. Martin is President and CEO of Jeff Martin Auctioneers in Brooklyn. David Hegwood of Brandon was awarded the distinction of Mississippi State Rookie Auctioneer Champion. Hegwood is an auctioneer and real estate agent for Nick Clark Auctions in Madison. Bidders raised money to be donated to the Blaire E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson.

For more information about the Mississippi Auctioneers Association, visit mississippiauctioneers.org.

Annual Conference Scheduled in Jackson on April 3

March 31, 2017

Annual Conference

 

When: Monday, April 3, 2017

Where: Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association Convention Center

680 Monroe St A, Jackson, MS 39202

Time: 8 a.m.

 

Please join us for the MAA Annual Conference on April 3 at the Mississippi Cattlemen’s

Association Convention Center at 680 Monroe St A, Jackson, MS 39202- near the Mississippi

Coliseum. Registration, coffee and networking begin at 8 a.m. with Conference schedule beginning at 9 a.m. Your membership includes Conference registration, a free meal, educational sessions, roundtable discussion, and the chance to compete in the State/Rookie

Bid Calling Championship! Please remember to bring 3 to 4 items to donate to our annual Bid

Calling Championships and Charity Auction fundraiser. PLEASE BRING AN AUCTION INDUSTRY-RELATED GUEST with you!

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to give us call at (601) 469-2705, or send us an email at msauctioneers@hotmail.com. We hope to see you there!

Auctioneer Scholarship Available

July 26, 2016

 

The Mississippi Auctioneers Association (MAA) is currently accepting applications for the 2017 George W. Martin Memorial Auctioneer Scholarship through December 1. The scholarship awards tuition and/or fees credit of a select auction school to a qualified future auctioneer.

MAA established a scholarship in 2016 to encourage qualified individuals to become successful auctioneers in an effort to ensure the integrity of the auction industry. This year’s scholarship was made possible by donations from members of the MAA and particularly by the donation of Jeff Martin Auctioneers of Brooklyn, MS. Jeff Martin established the George W. Martin Memorial Auctioneer Scholarship in memory of his father, George W. Martin, who was a successful auctioneer for more than 40 years as well as a distinguished member of the auction community.

The scholarship will be awarded to an individual or individuals who demonstrate a financial need, a sincere interest in becoming a licensed auctioneer and plans to participate in the auction industry as an auctioneer. Applicants must meet certain requirements and recipients will be chosen by the MAA.

The state of Mississippi currently requires 80 hours of education at an auction school approved by the Mississippi Auctioneer Commission. Currently, there is not an approved auctioneer school in Mississippi. As a result, the cost to attend such a school is often a setback for many individuals who wish to pursue a career as an auctioneer. Applications for the George W. Martin Memorial Auctioneer Scholarship may be obtained through the MAA’s web site at www.mississippiauctioneers.org.

MAA members Head, Weaver complete NAA designation courses

July 26, 2016

William Head, left, and Courtney Jo Weaver, right, completed coursework towards auctioneer designations at NAA conference in Michigan in July.

William Head, left, and Courtney Jo Weaver, right, completed coursework towards auctioneer designations at NAA conference in Michigan in July.

Mississippi Auctioneers Association (MAA) members William L. Head, Madison, and Courtney Jo Weaver, Forest, recently completed designation courses offered July 17-19 prior to the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) International Conference and Show held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Head, who already holds designations of Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate (AARE), Certified Estate Specialist (CES), Benefit Auction Specialist (BAS), Certified Appraisers Guild of America (CAGA), and Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI)- the most highly respected educational designation in the auction industry- completed coursework toward his sixth designation, Auction Marketing Management (AMM). The AMM designation focuses on branding, marketing, audience and messaging, technology applications, Facebook marketing, online metrics and Google analytics, as well as traditional marketing.

Weaver completed coursework toward her first designation, Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate (AARE). AARE is NAA’s premier real estate designation which takes attendees through conducting a real estate auction from prospecting to closing after the auction. The three-day class also explores opportunities for real estate outside of the auction method of marketing.

Both designations require special reports of auction events, passing an exam, and continuing education to complete designation.

For more information on designation academies offered through NAA, visit www.auctioneers.org.

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