Garrett Allen of Mason has just returned from Dallas, TX where he graduated from the Texas Auction Academy on June 12, 2010.
While in Dallas he completed 83 hours of intensive auctioneer training. Classes covered during the nine day course included auctioning real estate, estates, antiques, heavy equipment, purebred and market livestock, automobiles, government sales, farm sales and fundraising events. Students were taught the rapid fire chant of the auctioneer, how to contract auctions, public speaking, ethics, auction bookkeeping, sales tax regulations, community involvement, state & federal laws, auction technology and the importance of the internet in today's auction world. Students were instructed by and interacted with some of the world's most successful auctioneers including past presidents of the National Auctioneers Association, state organizations and past international, world and state champion auctioneers.
Known as "America's Auction Academy", the Texas Auction Academy was established in 1993 and has provided professional training for some of America's and Canada's most successful and well known auctioneers. The school is internationally recognized and approved by most license law states. Texas Auction Academy is Texas Workforce Commission approved and conducts classes four times a year. Anyone interested in becoming an auctioneer should call 972-387-4200 or go to www.texasauctionacademy.com.