Chris Rasmus, CAI
Chris Rasmus is CEO of R. L. Rasmus Auctioneers, Rasmus Asset Advisors and Rasmus Online Auctions. He is a 1977 graduate of Mendenhall Auction School, 1983 Graduate of Virginia Tech, 1996 VAA president, 2000 NAA Conference and Show chairman and 2010 VAA Hall of fame recipient.
Chris is a past member of the CAI board of governors and CAI technology technology instructor.In 1999 Rasmus Auctioneers moved their auction model from traditional outcry auctions to internet only auctions. In 2011 rasmus.com completed 380 auctions and the it is on track for 450 auctions in 2012. In the face of increased competition, shrinking attendance and rising advertising costs, it is more important than ever to maximize efficiencies to improve your bottom line. Chris will show you how to utilize the tools and techniques of the 21st century to create new business opportunities, higher gross sales and net profits.
Chris will explain the straight forward processes and simple steps to reenergize your auction business in the face of competition from tag sales, craigslist, ebay and internet sales This half day session will show you how to harnessed the power of the internet and technology to work smarter, not harder.