Alabama and Auction Public Relations

Public shaming on the Internet is a thing, and it can destroy your business

This article was published in the 2015 Auctioneer Magazine and used here by permission. By Carl Carter, APR You know the story, or some version of it. In the wake of the controversy over a new state law, a TV reporter asked a pizza store co-owner a hypothetical question that had nothing to do with […]

John Dixon & Associates Multi-Seller Auctions Continue to Draw Bidders

ATLANTA, Georgia (May 26, 2015) – Approximately 210 bidders turned out for a series of John Dixon & Associates auctions May 19-21, snapping up dozens of properties for a total of $2.86 million. The company began the series in Tallahassee, then moved on to Brunswick, Georgia, ending at its home offices in Marietta, Georgia. “Our […]

McDonough County farmland, grain storage set for June 23 auction

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois (May 21, 2015) – A 334-acre farm in west central Illinois will be offered at auction Tuesday, June 23, with Murray Wise & Associates marketing the land and managing the event. “Quality is everything in the current farmland market, and this is good, productive land with excellent soils. Better farmland consistently holds its […]

Schrader takes Auction Marketing Campaign of Year in international marketing competition

COLUMBIA CITY, Indiana (May 19, 2015) – Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company took the Auction Marketing Campaign of the Year award for its four-day series of farmland auctions resulting in combined sales of $46.3 million. It was the company’s fifth time to win the top award in the NAA/USA Today Marketing Competition. The winners […]

Spanky Assiter ready to take on National Auctioneers Association presidency

CANYON, Texas (May 15, 2015) — As the vice president of the National Auctioneers Association, Canyon’s Spanky Assiter has had one of the most demanding jobs in the industry. Now, the real work begins, as he accepts the gavel as president of the world’s largest organization of auctioneers. “Sometimes I joke about how I must […]

Appalachian Power Company to auction land on Smith Mountain Lake

ROANOKE, Virginia – Appalachian Power Company has decided to sell one of its prized tracts of land on Smith Mountain Lake at auction. Woltz & Associates will manage the auction, set for early October in cooperation with Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company and Murray Wise Associates. “Over the years, Appalachian Power has sold land […]

Podcast on John Dixon & Associates’ Multi-Seller Auctions

Missouri farmland and farm machinery auction tops $4 million

LEXINGTON, Missouri (April 29, 2015) — Approximately 1,238 acres of farmland in Missouri’s Carroll, Lafayette and Ray counties sold for $3,825,000 at auction on April 23, with Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company managing the sale. An equipment auction the same day added $221,100, for a total of $4,046,000. “We had a nice crowd, with […]

May Multi-Seller Auctions to Include Prime Land, Commercial Properties

ATLANTA, Georgia (April 29, 2015) — From prime waterfront land on the Gulf of Mexico to lakefront and commercial land in North Carolina, more than 300 properties are set to sell in a series of three May auctions in Tallahassee, Brunswick, Georgia, and Atlanta. John Dixon & Associates is managing all three Multi-Seller events, in […]

Douglas County, Illinois, farmland sells for $10,668 per acre

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois (April 15, 2015) – Tuesday’s auction of a farm that included 196 acres of tillable farmland attracted a crowd of more than 50 people – including 22 registered bidders – resulting in a sale price of $2,091,000, or $10,668 per acre, for the tillable land. Champaign-based Murray Wise Associates marketed the property and […]

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