The promotions cornerstone is responsible for encouraging the auction methodology of competitive bidding to the public and the value added to the auction professional.

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The advocacy cornerstone looks for opportunities to advocate for the auction industry, whether that be in a governmental space or the private sector.

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The community cornerstone provides opportunities for members to engage and support one another throughout social media, events and virtual conversations.

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The education cornerstone is dedicated to providing members with the latest in auction continuing education such as seminars and professional designation programs.

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Auctions Work Blog

  • Gen Z Plugs In To Auctions

    Ever wonder how Generation Z, aka Gen Z, plugs into auctions? Born between the mid-1990s to the early 2010s, this demographic group probably have a different...

  • Calif. Truckers Need Auctions Now

    If you own and operate on-road commercial trucks in California, you may need an auctioneer, and you don't even know it! Recently, the California Air Resources...

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The Auctioneer  Magazine

From the President:
Lance Walker

The last few weeks have been a great ride on the NAA train. I have been to 10 states in 10 weeks, speaking on behalf of the NAA and listening to the membership address what they are experiencing in our “auction world.” The one constant I am hearing is the word “change.” Our profession is changing so fast with the onset of AI, expansion of online auctions, more company alliances and mergers, increased number of auction bidding platforms, a renewed desire for the art of bid calling, the increasing opportunities to promote our auction method through TikTok, Facebook, Google, and many other internet-based platforms.One of my stops was the NAA Executive Symposium. There was a great exchange of...

Communities of Practice: General Interest

Auction businesses are often built from the ground up and sometimes passed on to younger generations. Unless the company fades away with its founder, it will go through a complex process of being appraised, researched, negotiated, and sold to new owners, either within the family or outside of it. Three auctioneers with experience in buying and selling auction businesses recently shared professional advice with anyone considering buying or selling. Jim Fahey, BAS, was the youngest partner in his Minnesota-based auction firm, which had been owned and operated by his family for 75 years. During his time with the company, he bought out family partners and ran the operation for...