Auctioneers Michael & Rachel Hoffman of Michael Hoffman & Associates, joined their fellow auctioneers from across the world at the National Auctioneers Association’s (NAA) 64th International Auctioneers Conference and Show at the J.W. Mariott in downtown Indianapolis, July 16-20, 2013.

Michael Hoffman has been involved in the auction industry for over 13 years and specializes in real estate auctions.  The Hoffman’s attest that the Conference is a premier way that Auctioneers gain valuable education and business connections that help them to be successful leaders in their communities.

Among dozens of educational seminars, highlights included:  how to excel in any interview process with clients and companies; how to build a community of online buyers (growing trend of “online-only” auctions); how to be an expert witness in court cases; and more. Additionally, attendees took advantage of the opportunity to network with their fellow auctioneers from around the globe.

Along with industry-leading education, the annual Conference and Show also featured several exciting auction competitions. This year, the NAA celebrated the 25th anniversary of the International Auctioneer Championship (IAC) competition, which crowns the world’s top male and female bid callers. The annual conference also included the world’s largest auction tradeshow, which provided a large, engaged consumer base.  In fact, more than 900 auction professionals attended the 2013 event, making it the largest Conference and Show since 2009.

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About Michael Hoffman & Associates

Michael Hoffman & Associates offers real estate and auction services in Ohio, including traditional real estate listings & buyer representation, real estate auctions, estate auctions, business liquidations, personal property appraisals and fund raising auction events.