A Sense of Community

Community has never been more important than it is now.

I just attended the 56th National Auctioneers Association Conference and Show, which was hosted in San Diego. My wife, who enjoys it, too, does remind me it’s not a “true vacation.”

We reunited as a community and renewed our common bonds; we were blessed to have that time. There are many wonderful people we know because we go to these events. There are new, young businessmen and women, exciting updates on technology, and certified skills to better represent our clients. With the worldwide reach, it’s enough to make our heads spin.

My favorite part is the kickoff speaker, and this year, it was a powerful young man who did not disappoint. He began with his love of his career life, coaching as a player.

Let me offer a bit of my own Real Estate 101 coaching here today. As a community, if you like it, get in the game. It’s up to you to be participating in the maintenance of common goals that reward your family and community. Invest in your future and your grandchildren’s future. Buy land, and get to know your neighbors.

You can get a preview of the Crutchfield Estate Land Distribution at 2 p.m. on August 21. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this auction at 10 a.m. on August 27 at The Circle Theatre in Sebring.

We also have a firearm auction coming up on September 24 at Rocking H Ranch in Lakeland. We are currently taking consignments. Give us a call! 

See you at the auction!

This column is sponsored by Higgenbotham Auctioneers International, Ltd., and the opinions expressed herein may not reflect those of CFAN or of its advertisers.

BIO: Marty Higgenbotham, founder and president of Higgenbotham Auctioneers International, Ltd., has conducted approximately 12,000 auctions, selling everything from cemetery lots to shopping centers. He graduated from Reisch Auction College in 1959. Since then,  he has sold in 49 states and five foreign countries. Clients include Wal-Mart, AutoZone, HUD, and the states of Kansas, Missouri, Texas, and Florida.

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