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2013 – Starting the year off with 14 new graduates!

Feb 2013 Graduating Class

Our February, 2013 winter session of school concluded with a packed house for the student auction.  14 students completed the week long course and are well on their way to become auction professionals.

Graduates were:  Kathy Carroll, Jacqueline Clark, Lenell Dean, Samuel Durante, III, Steven Elliott, John Epperly, Lee Fersner, Eric Garcia, James Ginnery, Brian Harrell, Lloyd Johnson, Justin Pye, James Thorpe, Lloyd Williams.

Our most sincere best wishes go to these students as they pursue their new career.


2012 Session 3 Graduates!

Congratulations to the following 2012 SSA Session 3 Graduates!

Josh Barfield, Waylon Fortener, Manning Garrett, Damon Hylton, Chris Livingston, Theresa Mann, Beverly Rich, Joshua Ruiz, Joseph Santora, Preston Shipman,III

We wish you luck and success with your auction profession!


Summer Class – 2012 Student Comments

~ I needed a change in my life.  Auctioneering will be my vehicle to a better life.  As to why I chose this school, it is my firm belief that if you want to be the best, you need to be trained by the best.
~ This has been the greatest course I have ever taken. The instructors are great and the courses were great.  I really enjoyed this and the education I learned for the auction profession.
~ Yes, I would refer others….the overall school, etc. provides maximum education for forward/upward movement in the real world.
~ I feel privileged to have come into contact with such a wealth of knowledge.


Testimonial from May 2011 Graduate

I had the pleasure and privilege to attend the Southeastern School of Auctioneering May session of2011. Before I attended, I thought I understood the auction industry and honestly had concerns about the tuition fee. After graduating, I had gained the knowledge to pass the state exam which I expected to have.  What I had not expected but did gain was a clear prospective about the auction industry.   During my week of study, I found EVERY instructor to have a true passion for auctioneering and knowledge that I hope I gather over my career.   My classmates were motivated and very professional, and we learned many life lessons from each other.  I consider all instructors and classmates my personal friends now. To me the time and money invested into the Southeastern School of Auctioneering are PRICELESS and are minuscule compared to the rewards and success I will receive in my future career. Thank you Larry and all who set me free from my bondage as a production worker (mindless robot).



SSA Graduate elected President of SCAA for 2010

Jennifer Moore was elected President of the South Carolina Auctioneers Association at their annual convention held January, 2010. Jennifer is a  graduate of Southeastern School of Auctioneering and has been involved in Real Estate 11 years and a licensed auctioneer for 5 years. Jennifer is currently the Corporate Home Relocation Specialist for the Irmo Office Of ERA Wilder Realty in Lexington, South Carolina.  Previously, she has served as the Broker in Charge, Corporate Homes Manager, Director of the Auction Division , and sold general real estate for a major real estate franchise in Columbia, SC.  She is active in the South Carolina Auctioneers Association, currently serving a 4 year term on the Board of Directors. She is also a member of the National Auctioneers Association and the National Association of Realtors. She has served on numerous committees for the local board of Realtors. Jennifer loves working with people and being involved in her community.  Southeastern School of Auctioneering would like to congratulate Jennifer in being elected President of SCAA.

Other Southeastern School of Auctioneeing graduates elected officers and directors were: Mike Harper, Vice President; Pete Jenkinson, Julio Avendano, Micheal Moore, and  David L. Watson, Directors; Linda Page, Past President; Darron Meares and Hope Meares, Executive Services.  David Meares who is an Instructor for Southeastern School of Auctioneering was elected as a Director to the board.  Congratulations to all!

Larry Meares, President of Southeastern School of Auctioneering has served twice as President of the South Carolina Auctioneers Association and is a member of the SC Hall of Fame.

SCAA Bid Calling Championship

David Meares won the 2011 South Carolina Bid Calling Championship.  David is a graduate and instructor for the Southeastern School of Auctioneering.

Coby McGuire, recent graduate of the Southeastern School of Auctioneering was awarded the title of Bid Calling Champion at the 2009  South Carolina Auctioneers Association convention held January 9-11 in Greenville, South Carolina. Coby attended the school to fulfill South Carolina Auction Law requirements of 80 hours of approved instruction prior to testing for his SC Auctioneers License.

For more information about the Southeastern School of Auctioneering or for interview contacts for this article, please call Larry Meares at 864-444-1321 or visit the website at: