These competitors will be judged on their presentation, chant, voice quality, body language and other elements of effective auctioneering. There is also an interview segment of the competition that participants will be judged on. The finalists will compete on Friday, July 11, 2008 before over 1,000 of their peers at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel and Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, TN. The winners will receive a $10,000 cash prize, trophy and become the spokespersons for the National Auctioneers Association before the media and state auctioneer associations across the country. One of the highlights of their reign as IAC champions include auctioneering at the St. Jude Toy Auction for the patients of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. The IAC Champions sell toys donated by the National Auctioneers Association to patients who use play money to bid on the toys.
Rocky Mountain Estate Brokers Inc. and its sister company Rocky Mountain Estate Brokers Realty LLC provide quality auction and auctioneering services to the Rocky Mountain Region. Through its staff, they service Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska clients that desire professional auction services and sales for real estate and personal property. RMEB conducts many auctions at its 20,000 square foot Eaton Auction Center centrally located in downtown Eaton, CO. There they sell tools, machinery, cars, trucks, antiques, firearms, fine art and more. RMEB’s auction services extend beyond its main areas of Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland, Boulder, Longmont and Denver, Colorado into Wyoming, Nebraska and beyond.
They offer live, real-time internet bidding on most of their auctions and have sold items to buyers from all over the USA, Mexico, Canada, Germany and other countries. Auctioneers David P. Whitley, Catherine "Casey" L Giddings and Robert L. "Bob" Johnson are all graduates of the Certified Auctioneers Institute and maintain the prestigious CAI designation. RMEB can be contacted through its websites at www.whitleyauction.com or www.rmebrealty.com or by telephone at 970-454-1010.