Last night my mom and I called our first benefit auction for the Immaculate Conception Church in Albuquerque. It was a lot of fun, a lot of work and very rewarding. It put into action what we learned at the Texas Auction Academy. One down and many more to go...special thanks to Mike Jones, Montie Davis, Brent Graves, Doak Lambert, Brad H. Wooley, Shawn Terrel and all the other instructors at the academy for helping us!
— Matthew Clark, November 2012 Graduate
The Texas Auction Academy is the best place to learn the basics and fundamentals along with getting an in depth view of the auction business and introducing you to the many different career opportunities you can find work in.
— Philip Gableman, Pleasant Valley, NY
The curriculum was outstanding and the instructors were all the top people in their profession. I was encouraged from the first moment in the classroom.
— Renee E. Zorn, Baltimore, MD
“I have been in the commercial real estate auction business for over 20 years and believe that the school is excellent. I have not called my auctions and I enjoyed learning bid calling and how to perform the chant. Thank you for a wonderful experience. I plan on sending others from my company to the Texas Auction Academy.”
— Timothy K. Clay, Houston, TX
“Thank you so much! The class boosted my self confidence, public speaking and general business knowledge. I loved this even more than I imagined I would. This will be so helpful to many of my real estate clients. I’ll be creating skin in the game all over the place. Commitment is the key! SOLD!”
— Paula Marlett, Ridgeway, CO
I went from a very basic understanding of the auction industry to a graduate level in 8 days! I have a new appreciation and respect for the auction industry as a whole and the Texas Auction Academy in particular. Well done!
— J.R. McCaskill, McKinney, TX
“My overall view of the school is excellent! I like the whip & ride pace, time passes quickly. This has been pleasure, I am impressed!”
— Sandy Stevenson, Alturas, CA
Thank you so much for giving me the tools to go home and be ready for a new career.
— Dave Varshock, McKinleyville, CA
Burley Auction Gallery is conducting a spectacular liquidation of The Roy Rogers- Dale Evans Museum, Sat. April 9th. Here is what Robb Burley says about TAA "Mike, you and your crew at Texas Auction Academy provided me with the tools required to be a success in the auction business. I cannot thank you enough. Best regards!
— Robb Burley, New Braunfels TX
This is a great business class. I believe the Texas Auction Academy should be marketed to high school graduates, college students and graduates as well as other business professionals.
— Antonio Hill, Denton, TX
The school was absolutely great! Love the special time spent with the different auctioneers and instructors that came in to teach.
— Tracie Davis, Keller, TX
“I enjoyed the sense of community, that we’re all in this together and the many professional auctioneers who taught the classes. Keep up the great work, my experience was 100% positive!”
— Clay Potter, Nevada, TX
Dear Mike & Lori: I attended the Texas Auction Academy in March 2011 and wanted to follow up now as it has almost been a year! Your school was truly fantastic and was a tremendous value. I felt fortunate to have had so many industry leaders as part of the line up of instructors during the training and felt the days were very well organized, maximizing the amount of information we took from each day and the experience as a whole. I personally enjoyed meeting you both and realize even more since graduation the wonderful reputation you both have along with the school in the industry. Keep up the great work! Thank you for offering me the tools and resources which have extended beyond the classroom to be a well educated Auctioneer! I recommend to anyone evaluating auction schools to choose the Texas Auction Academy and I am confident they will be as pleased with their decision as I have been.
— Justin Swisher, Richmond, VA
“I have been thru schools in many different industries and have never been treated the way I was the last ten days. In the times we live, most people are only interested in what personally benefits them, even people in the business of educating others. That was not the case I found at the Texas Auction Academy. Every person involved with your program is very kind, warm, and what I felt to be true of heart. The single biggest impressive factor was that every instructor I encountered seemed to care about the future of mine and every other individual’s future in this business. That is something I have never seen before. Other than the rodeo industry I have never met people who will offer there time and knowledge to help someone who is in fact competing against you. In my opinion that has be one of the strongest testaments to what you have created. It takes a special breed of people to give that kind of gift. Of all the educational programs I have been acquainted with, this course is at the lead of all others when it comes down to leaving class and feeling like I could enter right into the business. I don’t think I could ever put into words how much you folks have helped me.”
— Shawn D. Saunders, Shamrock, TX
The Texas Auction Academy provided one of the best experiences of my life. Thank you for what you do for the auction industry and the NAA. Your school helped broaden my understanding of the profession while it also helped increase my self confidence. Thank you for the opportunity. It’s an experience I will never forget. (Bryan Scribner, Director of Publications & Trade Shows, National Auctioneers Association)
— Bryan Scribner, Kansas City, MO
Just the right size classes for individual attention and interaction, a fantastic experience.
— Donna Strickland, Italy, TX
I loved my time here! I met great people and grew as a person. I feel confident I can go have an auction!!
— Todd Bramlett, Denton, TX
Dear Mike and Lori: I just wanted to take a moment to write and let you know how much I enjoyed the Texas Auction Academy. You tow have done a tremendous job putting together an outstanding, exciting and educational program. All of the instructors did a wonderful job and not only fit their subject areas, but shared a wealth of information. I was serious when I said that you had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I couldn’t have picked a better time to come into the family business and I also couldn’t have been so fortunate as to attend the March 2011 auction academy and meet the both of you. Thank you so much for all you do and I hope to stay in touch.
— Brian Bendele, Chandler, Oklahoma
I have been to a lot of training classes over the years but this one ranks right at the top. For anyone going into the real estate auction business, this school is a must, the total package for the new auctioneer. It not only teaches you about real estate auctions but opens your eyes to the entire auction world.
— Dennis Nissen, Emmett, ID
“The Texas Auction Academy is a 1st class operation! I especially enjoyed the one-on-one time with the instructors. It will definitely help me in my real estate business and I recommend it to anyone!”
— Jim Dunn, Las Vegas, NV
I really believe the decision I made to come to the Texas Auction Academy will change the course of my life and my family’s lives for the better. Thank you!
— Terry Waters, Haslet, TX
Friendly, light hearted environment with great Auctioneer instructors!
— Taylor Green, Ft. Worth, TX
The Texas Auction Academy is the jewel on my resume.
— John M. Willis, Grass Valley, CA
The networking opportunities were amazing and the experience was unforgettable. I could not have picked a better school with the one-on-one interaction, technology information and most up to date curriculum.
— Jenn Metzler, Pleasant Valley, NY
The Texas Auction Academy, for me was a life-changing experience. It is difficult to eloquently express the impact I believe this class will have on my future business dealings. The confidence to speak in front of a group is priceless.
— Jason Downs, Helotes, TX