Marc Gravitt Named President Of Tennessee Auctioneers Association

Sunday, December 15, 2013
Marc Gravitt
Marc Gravitt

The Tennessee Auctioneers Association, at its Winter Convention in Nashville last week, elected Marc Gravitt from East Ridge as president.

Mr. Bear Stephenson, past president, Tennessee Auctioneers Hall of Fame and member of the Tennessee Real Estate Commission said, “I’ve known Marc for 20 plus years and he serves not only our association, but profession and the public with the utmost integrity, morales and ethics, and will do a great job”.  Mr. Gravitt has been a member since 1990 and has previously served as vice president and many years as a member of the Board of Directors.

“I am humbled that the membership has placed its trust in me, helping to promote the auction method of marketing.  Associations such as the “TAA” help promote honest, ethical and professional business practices,” Mr. Gravitt said.

Mr. Gravitt is the managing member of Gravitt Auctions & Appraisals LLC.  The Gravitt family has conducted real estate and business liquidation auctions throughout the southeast for more than thirty years.

Mr. Gravitt also said, “The Tennessee Auctioneers Association hasn’t held a convention is Chattanooga since 1999, and I’m extremely excited about bringing it back in June 2014 during the Riverbend Festival which will help showcase the area”.

Founded in 1958, the TAA was organized to protect, promote and represent the interest of the auctioneering profession in Tennessee.  The concept of team work and group unity are the essential tools used to build a productive and influential association.  To the end, TAA is working to build a stronger more unified association in promoting the auction method.

The TAA promotes high professional standards and encourages members to practice the highest principles of integrity in their auctioneering profession.

According to the Tennessee Auctioneers Commission, there are 1,709 licensed auctioneers in the State of Tennessee. 


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