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Auction company news for Michael Hoffman being elected to Ohio Auctioneers Association Board of Directors:

January 15, 2012

Dublin, OH – The Ohio Auctioneers Association (OAA) is pleased to announce that Auctioneer Michael Hoffman of Pickerington, Ohio has been elected as a member of the Association’s Board of Directors at the OAA Winter Convention held in Dublin, Ohio.

Approximately 200 auctioneers and guests turned out for the OAA Annual Convention, January 14-16, 2012, in Dublin, Ohio. Highlights of the convention included auction and real estate educational sessions, the annual election of the OAA officer’s and directors and the induction of newly named members to OAA’s Hall of Fame.

“I am happy to be back on the Board of Directors of OAA as the Southeast Director,” Hoffman said.  Hoffman previously served as Director-at-Large from 2007 to 2010.

Hoffman is president of Michael Hoffman, Auctioneer a company that offers a variety of real estate and auction services in Ohio, including traditional real estate listings and buyer representation, real estate auctions, estate auctions, business liquidations, personal property appraisals and fund-raising auction events.

The OAA is a non-profit organization, founded in 1942. Since then, it has continued to grow in strength and fellowship, and is committed to improving and promoting higher standards in the auction profession. Celebrating 65 years of industry service this year, OAA continues to be an integral part of the auction industry success story through its annual convention and trade show, and through education, information and seminars.

Advertising award for promotional video:

Auctioneer Michael Hoffman received an advertising award from the Ohio Auctioneers Association for his auction services promotional video during their annual Winter Conference in January, 2012.

Complete website re-design to better serve our clients:

July 27, 2011

Auctioneer Michael Hoffman has announced that a completely new website design is in the process of being launched to better serve both our clients and our customers.  The new design should allow for easier auction searches and faster results.

Michael Hoffman joins Ohio Real Estate Auctions:

January 1, 2009

Hoffman has been an auctioneer for more than seven years, and has conducted hundreds of real estate and personal property in Ohio and Michigan.  He has earned professional designations granted by The National Auctioneers Association Education Institute including Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI – one of 2,500 designees nationwide)Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate (AARE – one of fewer than 350 designees nationwide), Certified Estate Specialist (CES) and Benefit Auction Specialist (BAS).

Ohio Real Estate Auctions is the largest real estate auction firm in Ohio.

Michael Hoffman Joins Gryphon Realty Advisors:

May 03, 2008

Columbus, OH – Gryphon USA announces that auctioneer Michael Hoffman has joined the company to manage subsidiary Gryphon Realty Advisors – Gryphon Auction Group.  Hoffman will focus on real estate and personal property auctions and appraisals, with special attention to clients in the corporate, banking and insolvency communities.  He also will continue his efforts in real estate brokerage as a valued member of the Gryphon Realty professional staff.

“Michael’s involvement with Gryphon will increase the companies capacity to undertake multiple auction opportunities at once throughout Ohio and, under his direction, we will soon be offering regional multi-property auctions through both live and online venues,” stated Gryphon’s president Richard Kruse.

Hoffman has been an auctioneer for more than six years, and has conducted hundreds of real estate and personal property in Ohio and Michigan.  He has earned professional designations granted by The National Auctioneers Association Education Institute including Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI – one of 2,500 designees nationwide)Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate (AARE – one of fewer than 350 designees nationwide), Certified Estate Specialist (CES) and Benefit Auction Specialist (BAS).  Hoffman also is an approved auctioneer for the Franklin and Licking counties probate courts, and is an approved auctioneer for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio.  He has recently been elected to the Board of Directors of the Ohio Auctioneers Association and is an active member of the National Auctioneers Association.

Michael Hoffman added to US Trustees Approved Auctioneer List:

February 11, 2008

Columbus, OH – Michael Hoffman of Michael Hoffman & Associates, Pickerington, OH has been added to the list of auctioneers approved by the Office of the United States Trustee covering the Southern District of Ohio (Region 9).

The United States Trustee Program is the component of the Department of Justice responsible for overseeing the administration of bankruptcy cases and private trustees.

Michael Hoffman & Associates offers a variety of real estate and auction services in Ohio and Michigan, including traditional real estate listings and buyer representation, real estate auctions, estate auctions, business liquidations, personal property appraisals and fund-raising auctions.

Auctioneer Michael Hoffman earns BAS designation:

May 01, 2007

Overland Park, KS - The National Auctioneers Association Education Institute announces that Michael Hoffman, of Michael Hoffman & Associates, Pickerington, OH, has earned the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist(BAS) designation.

The BAS program trains auctioneers to enhance their benefit auction services.  Coursework focuses on the fund-raising components of the benefit auction event, item acquisition, audience development, additional revenue items, contractual agreements and public relations.

Nationally recognized auctioneers and professionals who serve the benefit auction industry teach the BAS program.  Completion of a three-day course and submission of an auction summary report are required to earn the designation.

According to a recent MORPACE International study, benefit auctions have been on the rise, with a 16.3 percent increase since 2003.  Hoffman said, “Because I conduct many benefit auctions in Ohio, I want to be more prepared to best serve the needs of my clients and be up to date on all of the tools of the fund-raising industry”.

In addition to BAS, Hoffman holds the Certified Auctioneers Institute CAI,Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate AARE and Certified Estate SpecialistCES designations and is a director of the Ohio Auctioneers Association.  Hoffman has also completed coursework in personal property appraisal and USPAP certification.

For more information, you may contact Michael Hoffman, Auctioneer at www.spiffyauctions.com or by calling (614) 314-0298

Auctioneer Michael Hoffman Earns CAI Designation:

April 01, 2007

Overland Park, KS - The National Auctioneers Association Education Institute (NAAEI) announces that Michael Hoffman, of Michael Hoffman & Associations, Pickerington, OH, has earned the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) designation, the most highly respected education designation in the auction industry.

Fewer than 5 percent of auctioneers nationwide achieve CAI status.

Designed for leaders in the auction industry and auction firm decision-makers, CAI is a three-year executive development program offered at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.  Enrollment is limited to professional auctioneers with several years of experience, and is focused on developing the skills and providing the tools required to run a top-notch auction firm.

CAI graduates have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide high-quality services to all types of clients.

A CAI designation informs attorneys, trust officers, government officials, financial planners, accountants, real estate professionals and others that the CAI designation holder is an astute business person who upholds the highest professional standards.

CAI courses are taught by some of the most distinguished auction professionals in the country, and include courses in management skills, business ethics, finance, strategic planning, marketing and more.

CAI designees must adhere to a strict code of ethics and standards of practice, and complete a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education courses every three years.

In addition to CAI, Hoffman holds Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate(AARE) and Certified Estate Specialist (CES) designations.  He has also recently completed coursework in personal property appraisal and benefit auctions.

Michael Hoffman Conferred With AARE Designation:

March 12, 2007

The National Auctioneers Association Education Institute (NAAEI) announces that Michael Hoffman, of Michael Hoffman & Associates, Pickerington, OH, has received the prestigious designation of Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate (AARE).

The Institute’s AARE program educates and trains real estate and auction marketing professionals in ways that enhance their client services. Course topics include legal issues, financial analysis, property transfer, as well as case studies on the sale of agricultural, residential, commercial and industrial real estate using the auction method of marketing. There are currently fewer than 350 designees – fewer than 1 percent of all North American auctioneers – who hold the AARE designation.

“I recognize that there is an ever-increasing number of real estate auctions and I want to be on the crest of this expanding industry,” Hoffman said.

According to the National Auctioneers Association, residential real estate auctions, the fastest-growing sector of the auction industry, grew by 4.4 percent in the first half of 2006, up slightly from the 4.0 percent at the same time last year. Residential real estate grew at 8.4 percent overall in 2005, and has been the topic of widespread media coverage as a growing business niche.

Earning the Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate (AARE) designation requires successful completion of a three-part educational program, which includes six days of instruction on selling real estate at auction, a comprehensive examination, submission of an acceptable auction summary report and proof of conducting a minimum of 10 real estate auctions.  AARE designees must adhere to a strict code of ethics and standards of practice, and complete a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education courses every three years.

An auctioneer with the AARE designation has gone the “extra mile” to ensure that he or she offers the highest level of professionalism and most up-to-date information when it comes to selling real estate at auction. Whether selling residential, agricultural, commercial or industrial properties, AARE auctioneers have enhanced knowledge in all pertinent areas, such as:

  • Real estate auction marketing techniques
  • Financial/investment calculations and decisions
  • Evaluating cash flow
  • Holding-period analysis and problems
  • Tax consequences of buying and selling properties
  • Multi-parcel real estate auctions

Headquartered in Overland Park, KS, the NAAEI has provided higher education programs to auctioneers and other professionals for more than 26 years. The faculty is comprised of nationally recognized auctioneers and professionals who serve the real estate auction industry. In addition to the AARE designation, the NAAEI offers the Certified Auctioneers Institute CAI designation, specialized programs in personal property appraisal, handling estates, real estate auctions, benefit auctions and courses for administrative auction personnel.

Michael Hoffman Elected to Ohio Auctioneers Association Board of Directors:

January 14, 2007

Dublin, OH – The Ohio Auctioneers Association (OAA) is pleased to announce that Auctioneer Michael Hoffman of Pickerington, Ohio has been elected as a member of the Association’s Board of Directors at the OAA Winter Convention held in Dublin, Ohio.

Approximately 200 auctioneers and guests turned out for the OAA Annual Convention, January 13-15, 2007, in Dublin, Ohio. Highlights of the convention included auction and real estate educational sessions, the annual election of the OAA officer’s and directors and the induction of newly named members to OAA’s Hall of Fame.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to join the Board of Directors of OAA,” Hoffman said. “It’s always great to be recognized by your peers, and I will do everything I can to be a good steward of the trust that has been placed in me.”

Hoffman went on to say that he was grateful for the opportunity to serve on the board of directors, and hopes to be able to connect with even more auctioneers throughout his term.

The board of directors exercises governing authority over the Association and consists of 13 elected members. Under direction of the newly elected president Doug Walton, the OAA will follow the theme “A Quest for Excellence.”

Hoffman is president of Michael Hoffman & Associates, a company that offers a variety of real estate and auction services in Ohio, including traditional real estate listings and buyer representation, real estate auctions, estate auctions, business liquidations, personal property appraisals and fund-raising auction events.

The OAA is a non-profit organization, founded in 1942. Since then, it has continued to grow in strength and fellowship, and is committed to improving and promoting higher standards in the auction profession. Celebrating 65 years of industry service this year, OAA continues to be an integral part of the auction industry success story through its annual convention and trade show, and through education, information and seminars.

Michael Hoffman now a Reppert’s Auction School Instructor:

December 15, 2006

Auburn, IN * Michael Hoffman, Pickerington, OH, recently joined the instructional staff at the Reppert School of Auctioneering, located in Auburn, Indiana.

A respected auctioneer, Hoffman brings several years of experience to the classroom. He will provide general auction instruction, with an emphasis on using technology to aid auctioneers in their business. Hoffman also will teach Ohio auction law.

Dennis Kruse, a 1964 Reppert graduate and past president of the National Auctioneer’s Association, serves as the auction school’s president. Kruse said the school has received a lot of positive feedback about adding Hoffman to its teaching staff, as well as a number of comments about how well Hoffman’s courses are planned and presented.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be hired as an instructor by the world’s oldest auction school,” Hoffman said. “Reppert’s has provided premier training to auctioneers since 1921. I’m glad to be associated with them.”

For more information about the Reppert School, auctioneering or auction services, Hoffman can be contacted at (614) 314-0298 or by visiting him on the Web at www.spiffyauctions.com.

Hoffman’s Conferred As Certified Estate Specialists:

November 9, 2006

The National Auctioneers Association Education Institute (NAAEI) announced that Michael and Rachel Hoffman, of Michael Hoffman & Associates, Pickerington, Ohio, have been awarded the designation of “Certified Estate Specialist” by the Institute. The husband and wife team attended the Institute’s Certified Estate Specialist (CES) designation program, and have gained entry to a select circle of 318 U.S. designees. Achieving the designation involves an intensive 21 hours of instruction and a comprehensive examination.

Designed to help auctioneers network with other professionals in the financial, business and legal community, this specialized program provides CES designated professionals to meet your estate-related needs. Certified Estate Specialists are experts in both the legal and financial aspects of estate-related issues, including the responsibilities and relationships of those involved in estate planning and settlement.

Headquartered in Overland Park, KS, the NAAEI has provided higher education programs to auctioneers and other professionals for more than 26 years. In addition to the CES designation, the NAAEI offers the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) designation, specialized programs in personal property appraisal, real estate auctions, benefit auctions and courses for administrative auction personnel.

What is the “CES” Designation?

Thousands of decedents are expected to leave estates worth $1 million or more, according to Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D. and William D. Danko, Ph.D., co-authors of the best seller The Millionaire Next Door. They predict that much of this property will be appraised and sold – creating great opportunities for auctioneers and appraisers.

Certified Estate Specialist has an advanced education about how to handle settling estates, from working with family members to dealing with lawyers and accountants. Families take a lifetime to acquire and maintain their assets; it can take just hours to dispose of those assets. A Certified Estate Specialist can ensure that all aspects of settling an estate can be handled appropriately by estate executors.

Certified Estate Specialists are highly trained professionals who are accustomed to dealing with other professionals, such as certified public accountants, trustees, tax attorneys, financial planners and family lawyers. They are familiar with the legal requirements and restrictions in their geographic areas, and will use their knowledge to bring the greatest return to those involved in the sale.

Michael Hoffman, Auctioneer awarded contract by ODOT:

August 09, 2006

Auctioneer Michael Hoffman has been awarded the auction services contract by the Ohio Department of Transportation‘s Real Estate Division to sell O.D.O.T.’s surplus real estate at public auction.

Auctioneer Michael Hoffman said “this is a tremendous opportunity and we are very happy to have been awarded this important contract and to be recognized for our work within the auction industry”.  Auctions will be scheduled in the near future and will be available on Hoffman’s website: www.spiffyauctions.com.

Local Auctioneers attend International Auctioneers Conference in Orlando, Fl:

July 15, 2006

Orlando, FL – Auctioneers Michael & Rachel Hoffman, of Michael Hoffman & Associates, attended the largest conference of Auctioneers in the world in July to attend educational seminars and network with colleagues from across the U.S. and around the world.

The National Auctioneers Association hosted the 57th International Auctioneers Conference and Show July 10-15th, 2006 in Orlando, FL. It featured more than 70 educational seminars, including those on technology, Internet auctions, selling real estate at auction, building a work team, and more. The Conference also featured marketing awards events, an International Auctioneer Championship contest and other highlights.

The Conference is a premier way that Auctioneers gain valuable education and business connections that help them be successful and leaders in their business communities.

Auctions are a growing part of the U.S. economy. Gross sales revenues from auctions by NAA members in the first quarter of 2006 increased 5.7% over the same time period one year ago, a study by the NAA has found. If this trend continues, this will translate into approximately $254.1 billion total revenue for 2006 for the entire auction industry, up from $240.2 billion in 2005, a 5.8% increase.

For Immediate Release:

March, 01, 2006

Auctioneer Michael Hoffman of Michael Hoffman & Associates appears on stage with Harry Rinker “The Collector Inspector” during the annual Home & Garden Show in Columbus, Ohio. Attendees were allowed to bring an item in to be evaluated and appraised by Rinker and Hoffman. Over 50 people brought items into to be appraised with prices ranging from as low as $2 to as high as $500.

Planning for the Future!

December 19, 2005

AUBURN, IND. – Sixteen auctioneers from across the United States gathered last week in Auburn, Ind., to discuss the auction profession and brainstorm strategies to build on the future.

Michael Hoffman, Auctioneer of Pickerington, Ohio was among a select group invited to attend the first ever “Think Tank” session sponsored by the National Auctioneers Association (NAA). Attendees were the “cream of the crop” from across the United States and Canada, including 2 past presidents of NAA (Rob Doyle & John Roebuck), the current president (Dennis Kruse), the president-elect (Bill Sheridan), and the vice president (Tommy Williams).

“Our goal in conducting this Think Tank session was to garner information from some of our professionals to help pave a bright future for the next generation of auctioneers,” said Dennis Kruse, CAI, NAA president, who planned and coordinated the event.

“It was a distinct pleasure and honor to be selected to participate in such a ground breaking event. The wealth of knowledge shared in our sessions, such as real estate auction techniques and technology usage, will hopefully help blaze a trail for future auctioneers to follow as a guide to having more successful auctions and promoting a positive image of our profession,” said Michael Hoffman, Auctioneer.

One of the topics explored by the Think Tank group was “If NAA was to develop and host an ‘Innovation Center,’ what should be considered and what would it look like?” Other topics included real estate auctions, benefit auctions, and live Internet auctions – all of which are growing segments in the auction industry.

Results of the meeting will be shared with the NAA Board of Directors and with NAA committees for future input and work.

Auctions are one of the most historic and popular forms of buying and selling goods, and the industry continues to grow each year. An ongoing research study overseen by the NAA shows that gross revenues during the first three quarters of 2005 increased 4.75 percent from the same period in 2004. If this trend continues, the auction industry will contribute nearly $227.5 billion to the 2005 economy.

This study has also found that auctioneers are finding even more opportunities in real estate. Gross revenue from residential real estate auctions grew 8.2 percent compared to the same time last year. The value of all residential real estate sold at auction in 2005 is estimated at $13.1 billion. While revenue from commercial and industrial real estate auctions and vacant land and agricultural real estate auctions remained largely unchanged, real estate auctions remain on pace to top $48 billion in gross revenue for 2005.

For more information, you may contact Michael Hoffman, Auctioneer at www.spiffyauctions.com or by calling (614) 314-0298

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