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About Motleys

In 1967, Dick and Pokey Motley began Motley’s Auctions in a Chester, Virginia dairy barn. They continued operations over the years at several locations, including the renowned U.S. Route 1 “Wigwam” in Glen Allen, Virginia, just north of Richmond. The Wigwam auctions continue to be remembered for both the unique items sold and the entertainment value the auctions provided.


Motleys now employs over 60 full & part time professionals, dedicated to the auction and appraisal industry, and offers a full array of asset sales, valuations, and management services.

Motleys has a truly global reach through its investment into internet bidding technologies. International buyers now frequently register, participate, and buy various items of interest and our clients reap the benefits the additional competitive bidding creates. With specialized divisions including Real Estate, Industrial, Appraisals, Business & Estate Liquidations and its sister company, Motleys Richmond Auto Auction we are a company that can provide you with solutions for all of your buying or selling needs.

Each division is accomplished in providing professional, top-level auctions, sales, and valuation services. Motleys is family-owned and operated by second-generation Mark T. Motley, President, and is a Certified Virginia Small Business.

From its Richmond, Virginia Corporate Headquarters & Auction Complex located just off I-95, Motleys serves thousands of federal and local governments, public utilities, corporations, financial institutions, the legal community, executors, and business owners located throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Motleys professional staff includes members of the National and Virginia Auctioneers Associations who have earned various designations and certifications.

Our experience enables Motleys to serve our clients each year with national award winning advertising and consistent above average global results whether one item or property, a household, or an entire company fleet.

Motleys Asset Disposition Group has become the vision originally seen by Mark Motley. The company has achieved this by:

  • Having an unmatched team of industry specialized professionals
  • Providing consistent above market results
  • Conducting business with honesty & integrity
  • Large enough to deliver superior service to our clients
  • Being small enough to care for all our customers and clients regardless of size

“Our mission is to provide our clients innovative and professional remarketing and appraisal services in our real estate, industrial, business & estate liquidations, and automotive divisions.”