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Bulloch auctioneer earns industry's highest certification
Alex Grovenstein

Bulloch County auctioneer Alex Grovenstein recently completed his training at the Certified Auctioneers Institute at Indiana University. 

The Institute is widely considered the industry’s premier training program developed by the National Auctioneers Association for auction professionals.

Grovenstein joins an exclusive group as there were approximately 860 current Certified Auctioneers designation holders in the world as of February 2018, only 5 percent of all auctioneers.

Earning the three-year Certified Auctioneers Institute designation requires an intensive, executive development program, providing professional auctioneers with instruction and coursework in business management, ethics, finance, communication, strategic planning and marketing.

“The best way to describe it is that if there were a ‘Master’s Degree’ for the auction profession, this would be it,” Grovenstein said. “It was an absolute honor to have been a part of the CAI program and I look forward to applying the skills learned to help consignors here in Southeast, Georgia.”

After a 14-year career in communications and non-profit development, Grovenstein entered the auction profession in 2014 and has since conducted auctions of all types all over the southeast. 

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southern University, is a current member of the Statesboro/Bulloch Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is past president of the Kiwanis Club of Statesboro. He is a regular volunteer with youth baseball, Cub Scout Pack 337 and Brooklet United Methodist Church.

Grovenstein resides in rural southern Bulloch County with his wife Angela and their two sons Davis and Murphy.

South Auction & Realty is a full-service auction and real estate firm based in Swainsboro, which serves clients all across the Southeast.

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