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Sales Communications
The auction industry, like any business, is the business of people. This class will help you polish you talents and skills in communicating with clients, potential sellers, sellers, and everyone else you'll encounter in your work.

About the instructor
Tim Luke, CAI, BAS, MPPA
Tim Luke has 29 years of experience in the auction and appraisal industry, beginning his career at Christie’s in New York where he became a Director and Auctioneer.  After leaving Christie’s, Tim established and is president of his own auction/appraisal/events business, TreasureQuest Group, Inc., for twenty years located in South Florida providing appraisals for divorce, insurance, donations, and estates, along with providing auction and brokerage services of Fine & Decorative arts.  Tim works with non-profits and serves as benefit auctioneer for many high profile charities across the United States.  He has appeared as a participating appraiser on the first nine seasons of Antiques Roadshow, on HGTV’s Cash its the Attic and Strange Inheritance. 


He is an active member of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) and is an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers.  He is an instructor for both organizations and serves on the Graduate Personal Property Appraiser committee for the NAA and was awarded the Pat Massert Leadership Award from the Certified Auctioneer Institute.  He is also an AQB Certified USPAP Instructor.  Tim recently joined Gurr Johns, Inc. as Executive Vice President, Senior Appraiser doing appraisals, brokerage and business development for the company.