Eight long but exihilarating days later and I am now a graduate of the Yankee School of Auctioneering. After passing the test, I have now fulfilled my requirements for the Massachesetts auctioneer license and only a December 8th exam away from my NH license. Did you know that it is traditional for an auctioneer to be dubbed “Colonel”? Well, Col. Lavoie sounds good to me!...lol
I want to personally thank Jay Daley from the Yankee School of Auctioneering and Maggie Rose from Classic Benefit Auctions and Classic Auction Service for a great school and education. They are true professionals and full of integrity. I am looking forward to using what I learned to assist my real estate clients. While not for everyone, I believe that a very well promoted auction is the perfect solution for many homeowners, estates, investors, private and public lenders. I plan on using a real estate “shot gun” approach by utilizing both MLS and auction services to market the heck out of my client’ properties. To give my auction business a jumpstart, I am planning on holding a “mock auction” next month to reherse/practice my systems and have some fun with it. I will keep you posted when I set the date as I will invite all my subscribers to the Mock Auction and reception (yes....adult refreshments will be served...lol).
I would like to say thank you to all my classmates this week for all I learned from you. I enjoyed your enthusiasm and questions as well as your friendships. I also want to congratulate Mary Scimemi for “Ace-ing” the exam (wink) and my buddy Bob "I'm gonna sell it" Wallace for conducting a very "interesting" benefit auction today. :)
So how does the “Colonel” get on TV? Well…it is true, I have been asked to co-host Monday 11/24’s “Demetri Live” show on Manchester Cable 23 TV. The show airs live from 9-Noon. “Dee” (Demetri) and I will discuss current events, conduct interviews and in the 3rd hour…talk real estate! I am looking forward to having lots of fun in my debut on the Manchester Cable station.
One last thing to my Yankee School friends…. The Pines 55, The Oaks 7. Sorry, but I think we kicked your ##s today!!!...lol