Motleys Welcomes Eric Sutter to the Team

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Eric graduated the Universiry of Colorado in 2009 with a degree in Communication. He got interested in real estate while working for a real estate technology firm in Denver. From there he was recruited to a highly successful Keller Williams team where he got his licenses and sold real estate in Colorado. After some success, he decided to move back to Richmond (where he attended Freeman High School while growing up) and worked with Joyner Fine Properties before joining the Motleys team. 

Eric specializes in real estate business development and advising on ways to best grow Motleys, while focusing on Fortis, the Motleys Foreclosure division. He's your go-to person for questions about what Real Estate services Motleys provides.

In his spare time, Eric enjoys surfing, basketball, and golfing - he got his first hole in one this year!

RAA’s 29th Anniversary Went off Without a Hitch

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Richmond Auto Auction's 29th Anniversary was another record-breaking sale for the team. 900+ vehicles rolled through RAA's lanes, including 80+ classic and exotic cars. Between multiple radio stations holding live events on the premesis, Mission BBQ catering the event,  the impressive car show, and $22,500 given away in cash giveaways, we know that we had a great time, and we hope you did too!

We're looking forward to their 30th Anniversary next year. If you thought this year was big, just wait till you see what we have in store for 2020.

Richmond Auto Auction Celebrates 29 Years

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Richmond Auto Auction, a subsidiary of Motleys Asset Disposition Group, is celebrating 29 years on Friday, September 20th in style. They'll be rolling 900+ vehicles through their lanes, including 80+ classics and exotics. As with all auctions, there's always something interesting. From a 2019 Porsche 911 Turbo to a 1940 Forde Deluxe, Richmond Auto Auction will have something for everyone. 

In addition to classic and exotic cars, they will also be serving food (from Mission Barbeque), beer, and will be giving away $22,500 in guaranteed cash giveaways to eligible dealers. RAA is also proud to partner with The Mix 98.1, The Fan, WRVA Talk Radio, and Big 98.5, who will host a silent charity auction, a VIP area, and will also give away prizes.

Richmond Auto Auction is proud to be open to both the public and dealers, and although some cars will not be available to the public, the Classics and Exotics auction is. You can view the public run list here and view the entire run list here

The Wigwam Moves to New Location

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The Wigwam, the landmark log-cabin building on Route One in Glen Allen has been an icon since the 1920s. Once a popular restaurant and nightclub, it was bought by the Motley family in 1972, and converted to Motleys Auction Gallery. On Monday, the Wigwam was moved to the back of the 7-acre property to make room for Wigwam Crossing, a 22,000 square foot multi-tenant retail site.

 

In its new location, the Wigwam will be extensively remodeled, including a 5,000 square foot ballroom expansion, and will become an event space for special occasions, receptions, meetings and more. But the log cabin exterior will be kept intact. “I look forward to giving the Wigwam new life as an upscale event center, said Mark Motley, President of Motleys Asset Disposition Group, and owner of the Wigwam property.

 

Plans for Wigwam Crossing include 2 phases of Class A multi-tenant retail space. The first phase will include up to 12,000 square feet, subdivided into several shops and restaurants. Pad sites are also available. Construction is slated to begin late 2019.

 

The Wigwam and Wigwam Crossing are located at 10392 Washington Highway, Glen Allen, VA, just north of Sliding Hill Road.

Motleys Voted Best Auctioneer 3rd Year In A Row

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For the third year in a row, the readers of Virginia Lawyers Weekly have voted Motleys Asset Disposition Group the Best Auctioneer in Virginia. This is the third year Virginia Lawyers Weekly has published their recognition program, Reader Rankings, and Motleys has earned this award all three years.

“We are so honored to have received this award. I accredit to our this to our team of results-driven, dedicated and knowledgeable advisors,” said CEO Mark Motley. 

We’d like to thank our customers and clients for your vote and support, and assure you we will continue to meet the highest professional standards for all of your auction, appraisal, brokerage, bankruptcy, liquidation and foreclosure needs.

August RVA Tax Sale Seminar a Big Success - See Video on Facebook

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We had a big crowd for the RVA Tax Sale Seminar on August 14. The seats were full! Thank you to everyone who attended.

If you missed the Seminar, don't worry!  We taped a Facebook Live video.  Watch it here

Reminder: the RVA Tax Sale is on Wednesday, August 21 at 2 pm. Please note the time change! Since we have 70+ properties we'll be starting early. This is one of the biggest sales to date from the City of Richmond. The Tax Sale will be followed by a multi-property consignment auction. See you at the sale! 

 

     

Motleys Hosts August RVA Tax Sale - One of the City of Richmond’s Largest Sales to Date

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Accelerated Tax Sales, a division of Motleys Asset Disposition Group, will host the one of the largest RVA Tax Sales to date later this month. The public real estate auction will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 2 PM and will feature 70+ tax delinquent properties from the City of Richmond. Immediately following the RVA Tax Sale, several consigned properties will be available in a multiple property auction. The property lists for both sales is available on motleys.com.

The public can register online or in person at Motleys headquarters prior to the sale. Brokers and agents are asked to register 24 hours before the event.

For those with questions about the sales or about how to bid live or online at a property auction, a Tax Sale Seminar will be held on Wednesday, August 14 at 4 PM at Motleys headquarters. The seminar will be also be shown live on Facebook.com/motleysassetdisposition.

Bidders can bid live at Motleys headquarters at 3600 Deepwater Terminal Rd., Richmond, VA 23234, or online after selecting the option for the August 21 RVA Tax Sale at motleys.com/rvataxsale. Please call 804-232-3300 with questions or for additional information.  

Motleys Contracted to Sell Historic Church in Richmond, VA

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SVN/Motleys is proud to partner with Tim Dudley of Keller Williams Commercial and Dudley Auctions to sell a historical church in the Fan district of Richmond, VA.

Built in 1910, the building is only one block from Monument Avenue and convenient to Virginia Commonwealth University, in an area that is now an excellent candidate for redevelopment and the development of restaurants and businesses. The church has been certified by the City of Richmond as a historic structure and is part of the Fan Area Historic District, making it eligible for state and federal tax credits. Adding a fourth floor is also a possibility. Featuring the wide spaces of a church and excellent light from it's corner lot, the building is a phenomenal opportunity for developers who want to get in on the redevelopment of Richmond, VA. 

A call for offers is officially out, with offers being due on Thursday, September 12th at 3 pm. For additional information, head over to the listing on Motleys.com or call Mark Motley at 804-822-3125 or Tim Dudley at 757-288-1854. The property is located at 1801 Park Ave., Richmond, VA 23230.

Multi-Million Dollar Home Under Contract through Motleys Masterpiece

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Motleys Masterpiece is pleased to announce that this 7,371 ± SF home in Gloucester, VA is officially under contract.

The home was custom-built to withstand any weather the Chesapeake Bay could throw at it, with a reinforced structure and features a chef's kitchen with multiple refigerators and ovens, eight beds, eight and a half baths, and a huge rear deck overlooking the pier that includes two boat lifts.

Carly Stratton, the listing agent for this home, said that the buyers found the home online and decided to make a move quickly. This is the first Masterpiece home Ms. Stratton has sold with Motleys, and we don't expect it to be the last.

 

Motleys Masterpiece features multuple ways to buy and sell real estate - all of them proven to work. Find out more about selling a Masterpiece home with us.

May 2019 Live Construction Equipment and Trucks Sale Wraps Up

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We had hundreds of bidders register for our live and online construction equipment and trucks auction that was held on May 19th, and want to thank everyone who bid online or in person. We couldn't be successful without you! Our next Construction Eqiipment and Trucks sale will be on June 25th, so save the date!

Click here to view the video!

Motleys Takes Home Five NAA Awards

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Photograph by Adrian Speller. Winner, Buyer Excited About Purchase

 

Motleys is proud to take home two first place and three runner-up National Auctioneer Association (NAA) Marketing Awards.

Our Marketing team received 1st place in the News Release and Buyer Excited About Purchase categories and second for our website, an industrial auction billboard, and the Summer 2018 Market Report. We're looking forward to bringing home even more in the future!

 

All Categories and Awards for the NAA 2019 Marketing Competition

Motleys Tax Sale Seminar a Success

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The regularly scheduled Motleys Tax Sale Seminar, held on May 15, 2019, was attended by roughly forty guests. Mark Motley led the seminar, explaing Accelerated Sales, buying real estate at auction, and what makes the Richmond Tax Sale different from regularly listed real estate. A tax sale seminar is held one week before every scheduled Richmond Tax Sale for any guests who would like additional information on buying real estate at auction.

Bid Live or Online! Video from Motleys Industrial March 21, 2019 Sale

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Check out just how exciting our Industrial Auctions can be! We hold several Construction Equipment & Trucks Auctions each year at our headquarters in Richmond, VA, and remember, we are always accepting consignments. We offer appraisals and many flexible solutions to get your equipment sold. Here is some footage from our March 21, 2019 sale. Can't make the sale? Bid online at motleys.com.
 

Thank you to Richard MacDonald and his team from New Media Systems for producing this video.

 

Click here to view video! 

March 19 Live and Online Auction

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We had a great turnout for the March 19 Construction Equipment and Trucks sale. The auction was held live at Motleys, as well as online. More than 450 assets were available at the sale from many quality consignors. 

 

We filmed a video during the sale that willl be released soon, and we were able to get a lot of great photos with a drone. Thank you to New Media Systems for the photography and videography work. 

 

     

Former Martin’s Grocery Store, Complete Liquidation of Like New Appliances & Equipment

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Online Bidding for LIKE NEW  A/C Units, Hoods, Walk-In Coolers, Shelving, Displays, Doors, Store Front and Much More!  Store was built in 2014 and is located in Midlothian, VA. 

This sale was featured in Richmond Bizsense today, and ends at 1 o'clock. Check out the article here

Meet Kyle Jeffreys, Operations Manager at Motleys Industrial

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Motleys Industrial welcomes Kyle Jeffreys to our team as Industrial Operations Manager. Kyle has spent the last 3 years working in operations for Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers. He traveled to many of their main sites along the East Coast and was a part of the 2 largest sales they ever had, before settling in the Fort Worth office. His expertise in customer service, inspections, inventory control and auction management make him a great addition to our team.  

Kyle Jeffreys| Industrial Operations Manager, Richmond Headquarters
804.822.3136 | kjeffreys@motleys.com

Motleys Industrial Opens NC Office and Welcomes Carl Cass

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Motleys Industrial is pleased to announce the opening of our Raleigh, North Carolina branch, and welcomes Carl Cass as Sales Manager.

After earning his Bachelors Degree in Business Management, Carl found his passion for the industrial auction business while working for Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers in Raleigh, where he gained extensive knowledge of both heavy equipment sales and the auction industry. He also developed invaluable connections in the area.

We are in the process of developing a North Carolina auction calendar and will be in touch with more information. In the meantime if you have equipment to sell or are looking for a particular piece of equipment, give Carl a call!

Carl Cass | Regional Sales Manager, North Carolina Office
919. 280.1573 | ccass@motleys.com

Motleys Real Estate Welcomes Henry Schechter

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Motleys Real Estate welcomes Henry Schechter to the team as the Residential Real Estate Manager. He will oversee the residential department for both accelerated and traditional sales.

Henry started his real estate career in 1994, and comes to Motleys from RE/MAX Commonwealth, where he earned honors as a Distinguished Achiever and  was inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the firm. Henry prides himself on smooth transactions, giving his clients peace of mind while he guides them through their real estate transactions.  He is firmly committed to his clients’ success throughout the process of buying or selling their home.  He is attentive to clients’ needs and understands their goals and desires.  He  goes above and beyond the status quo, assuring that those goals become reality. Whether it’s achieving the dream of homeownership, selling a current home for top dollar, or assisting with investment properties, Henry brings positive results through unparalleled professionalism and superior negotiation skills. 

Henry and his wife live in Midlothian and have three adult children.  He is also the varsity girls basketball coach at James River High School. 

 

Henry Schechter | Residential Real Estate Manager | 804.655.2423 | hschechter@motleys.com 

Great Turn Out for the January 23 Tax Sale

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The January 23 RVA Tax Sale was very well attended, and all 23 properties were sold. Bidders and interested parties filled the seats at Motleys, and we also had several online bidders. 

Stay turned for information about the next RVA Tax Sale: date and time coming soon! 

Check It Out! Mark Motley Interviewed on 804 Real Estate LIVE! 1/21/19 at 7 pm

Mark Motley, president and owner of Molteys Asset Disposition Group, will be interviewed on 804RealEstate LIVE! tonight, January 21 at 7 p.m., about the City of Richmond RVA Tax Sale. 


Motleys has been working witht the City of Richmond on RVA Tax Sales for 28 years, and manages 4 tax auctions a year. There has been a lot of interest in the sale coming up on Wednesday, January 23. We held a tax seminar about the sale on January 16 and had 115 people register, and website traffic has been at an all time high. 


If you missed the seminar and have an interest in bidding on this sale, be sure to tune in to tonight's interview. Mark will explain how the auction process works, what type of deposits are needed, take a look at the properties being auctioned and more. He will also be available to answer your questions LIVE! 


The RVA Tax Sale / Auction will be held live at Motleys Asset Dispotion Group on Wednesday, January 23. Registration starts at 2:30 pm and bidding begins at 4 p.m. You can bid live at 3600 Deepwater Terminal Road, Richmond, VA 23234 or bid online. For more information, click here. 

To watch Mark's interview on 804RealEstate LIVE!, visit thecompany's facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/804RealEstate. The interview will begin at 7 p.m. 

 

RVA Tax Seminar a Big Success

It was standing room only with over 115 people registered for our RVA Tax Sale Seminar for Buyers and Sellers, held Jan 16. Don't miss the RVA Tax Sale Auction on January 23! 28 Tax Delinquent properties will be auctioned both live, here at Motleys, and online at motleys.com. 

We'll have more room for everyone as the auction will be held in the Richmond Auto Auction Lanes. 

Click here to learn more, or call 1-877-MOTLEYS. 

         

Join the Team!

We're expanding! We are looking for an Office Manager for our Industrial Division. We are looking for an energetic individual who enjoys wearing multiple hats in a dynamic office environment. We look forward to hearing from you! 

See the full job description on Indeed.com.

RAA Gone Wild Sale

The RAA Gone Wild Sale held November 26 featured trucks and SUVs, a good crowd and of course, great food! The lanes are open to the public and to dealers until 10 a.m., and then Gone Wild is a Dealer Only sale from 10 until the auction ends. We hold this sale every year the Monday after Thanksgiving.  A big thank you to Jeremy Lehman for cooking up the delicious beer can chicken, fried venison, grilled venison, and elk. Yep  . . . elk! 

Check It Out! Motleys Selling a Richmond Home to be Featured on HGTV

 

Motleys is scheduled to auction this adorable home in Northside on November 29 at 3 p.m. On December 4, this home will be featured in HGTV's hit series House Hunters! 

This 3 bedroom charmer has been completely renovated from head to toe. As you enter, you will notice the refinished hard wood, new paint and the refinished original staircase. Upstairs, each bedroom has new carpet and fresh paint, and there is a ceiling fan in the Master. The dining room pops with 16" marble tile leading into the kitchen with new cabinets, granite countertops, a backsplash worthy of Southern Living Magazine and stainless appliances. Outside you can sip coffee on the all new custom front porch or the fenced-in rear yard with detached garage. A new roof and windows, new shutters and stone facade makes this the prettiest home on the street. Make it Yours! Make your offer on site or online! 

 

Click here to for photos, appraisal, inspection report, and more. As well as to MAKE YOUR OFFER! 

Click here to learn more about the segment on HGTV. 

Church Hill Lot has Potential for 200 New Apartments

Richmond Times Dispatch

Mark Robinson

 

More than 200 apartments could rise on the back side of Church Hill if an undeveloped property that’s for sale changes hands.

A 4.76-acre lot at 401 N. 35th St., in the Chimborazo neighborhood of Church Hill, is listed for $3.11 million. The property, bounded by East Marshall Street, North 35th Street and Glenwood Avenue, is zoned for multifamily residential development and could take up to 207 units.

The property went on the market in July. It contains two parcels that are assessed by the city at a combined $670,000.

Tim Dudley, a Motleys vice president who’s handling the sale, said he had fielded more than 50 inquiries from local multifamily developers and out-of-state buyers .

“We’re probably pretty close to getting an offer in the next week or two,” Dudley said Tuesday.

If an offer is made, it could mark the second undeveloped parcel in the vicinity set for new apartments.

 

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SVN | Motleys Deal Featured in BizSense Top Sales

SVN | Motleys' Tim Dudley and Richard Bryan are next with a land deal in Short Pump, as they represented the sellers in NASA Holdings LLC's purchase of 12855 Broad Street Road for $2.1 million.

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Masterpiece Launches Radio Campaign

Auctioneer’s inside track lands $1.3M Riverside buy

Richmond BizSense
Jonathan Spiers

After selling his own home through an accelerated sale to help promote his auction house’s high-end real estate division, a local auctioneer has landed his next Richmond-area residence in an off-market sale that resulted from another fast-tracked transaction.

Mark Motley, president of Motley’s Asset Disposition Group, closed last week on his purchase of 5109 Riverside Drive, a nearly 80-year-old house overlooking the river that sold June 12 for $1.37 million.

Motley, whose Masterpiece by Motleys real estate division launched last year with the sale of his personal residence in Henrico’s Barrington West neighborhood, got an inside track on the Riverside property through another accelerated sale the division was coordinating in Henrico’s Grayson Hill, where he had bought a townhome after selling the Barrington West house for $1.3 million last fall.

Craige Pelouze, the seller of the Riverside house along with his wife Sandi, attended an open house for Motley’s Grayson Hill townhome, which Motley likewise listed through an accelerated sale. Pelouze told the hostess that he and Sandi needed to sell their house before they could buy their next home, and word got back to Motley, who made an offer on the house the day before they planned to list it.

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WRIC Covers Upcoming City of Richmond Tax Sale

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The City of Richmond is auctioning off another 61 tax delinquent properties this week. Also on the auction block are 25 bank-owned homes in Petersburg.

The auction will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Motley's in Richmond.

The tax delinquent sales in Richmond are part of an effort to clear the City's backlog of delinquent properties.

If you're interested in a property, you'll need cash or a cashier's check for the deposit the day of the auction.

You can view all of the properties up for auction and terms of the sale here.

SVN | Motleys Upcoming Auction Featured in BizSense

Design firm leaves Jackson Ward as two buildings head to auction

A pair of side-by-side Jackson Ward storefronts is hitting the auction block weeks after their lone commercial tenant packed its bags for Hanover County.

Print design firm BigTree has moved out of its space at 320 Brook Road, one of dozens of properties included in a public sale scheduled May 16, along with next-door property 318 Brook Road. SVN/Motleys is handling the auction.

The two-story Brook Road buildings, between Adams and Marshall streets, were acquired last June in a transaction valued at $500,000, according to city property records. The properties are owned by Baptiste Development LLC, an entity registered by Leon Baptiste, principal broker of Chesterfield-based Cr8tive Realty.

Attempts to reach Baptiste were unsuccessful Thursday. SVN/Motleys’ Richard Bryan said the company was approached about selling the properties on consignment. 

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SVN | Motley Commercial Real Estate Featured in BizSense

SVN | Motleys reports the following deals:

CMF Property and Leasing LLC purchased 1424-1426 Bainbridge St. in Richmond for $308,000. Tim Dudley and Richard Bryan completed the transaction.

TDZ Properties LLC purchased 2110-2112 Redd St. in Richmond for $451,000. Tim Dudley and Richard Bryan completed the transaction.

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Auto Remarketing Features New RAA GM Wyatt Carter

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An auction executive who gained experience in Florida now is overseeing an operation in Virginia

Auction Management Solutions client Richmond Auto Auction recently announced that Wyatt Carter has been promoted from assistant general manager to general manager, effective immediately. 


Carter has been with Richmond AA since the beginning of 2017, previously working for ADESA Orlando and Sanford Auto Exchange in Florida.  He has been in the auction business for 13 years, holding many auction positions including fleet lease manager and assistant general manager. 

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LOTS of Tax Delinquent Properties going up for Auction

Church Hill People News

Motleys is helping to auction off a whole host of tax delinquent properties for the City of Richmond on Wednesday.  You can visit their site HERE for more information.

If you’re looking for an opportunity for an investment you can often-times pick up these tax sales for cheap.  There’s even online bidding!

For more information on these properties or any property inside the City of Richmond, you can visit the Tax Assessor’s Website to do a property search.  This great resource will allow you to pull registered plans, see the tax assessment, ownership history, etc.

WRIC Covers Upcoming City of Richmond Tax Sale

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The City of Richmond is once again putting dozens off tax-delinquent homes up for auction — and this event is shaping up to be its biggest yet.

Next Wednesday, February 21, the city will put 61 total properties up for auction, including single-family homes, 14 residential lots, three multi-family buildings, a pair of commercial lots and one duplex.

Click here to view a list of the properties up for auction and more details regarding next week’s event.

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City of Richmond auctions more tax delinquent properties

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By Kerri O'Brien

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -  The City of Richmond held another auction Wednesday night to recoup income lost from property owners not paying taxes for years.

For months now, 8News investigator Kerri O’Brien has been shedding light on the issue. This summer, she found that more than 8,500 properties were tax delinquent in Richmond.

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SVN/Motleys to conduct accelerated sale of 56 properties in Richmond

Richmond, VA  – SVN/Motleys, a founding partner of SVN Accelerated Sales – in conjunction with the City of Richmond – will conduct the accelerated sale of 53 city-owned and 3 consignment properties. The sale comprises 28 homes, 20 residential building lots, 3 commercial building lots, 1 multifamily building and 1 specialty property (school), in addition to the 3 consignment listings (1 condo and 2 lots).

Offers may be made starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the offices of SVN/Motleys at 3600 Deepwater Terminal Road in Richmond. Online offers can be submitted now at svnmotleys.com.

One property pointed out by Tim Dudley, CAI, AARE, senior advisor for SVN/Motleys, is the two-story building that housed the former Crawley’s Nursing Home in the historic Chestnut Hill District of Richmond.

“This landmark property is an excellent investment opportunity,” said Dudley, noting the site is within walking distance to retail stores and parks. “It’s ideal for an apartment complex, and the real estate market in the district has been vibrant lately. That’s likely to continue.”

The 14,576-square-foot structure sits on a 1.24-acre lot and its 2017 tax assessment was $360,000. It was built in 1953.

Details on the properties are available now and registration to participate in the accelerated sale is underway.

About SVN Accelerated Sales

SVN Accelerated Sales is a provider of date-specific sales and special asset solutions. It encompasses an elite group of local and regional accelerated marketing advisors throughout the United States who specialize in accelerated marketing services for commercial real estate assets. SVN Accelerated Sales offers the industry’s most comprehensive spectrum of auction solutions — from rapid asset resolution and 30-day countdown asset sales to wide area and high impact/high promotion events. As part of one of the most recognized and reputable commercial real estate firms in the industry, SVN Accelerated Sales is supported by SVN International, which features 200 locations serving more than 500 markets. This relationship provides outstanding opportunities for SVN Accelerated Sales to serve clients needing to move assets in accelerated timeframes and creates significant value for buyers and sellers.  For more information, visit SVN Accelerate Sales.

Contacts

Tim Dudley, CAI, AARE, senior advisor, SVN/Motleys / 804-822-3131 tdudley@svn.com

Ken Zeszutko, Z-Corp PR / 321-213-1818 

SVN Accelerated Sales teams with SVN Florida land expert on sale of 9 waterfront properties

Port Charlotte, Fla. – SVN Accelerated Sales in collaboration with the SVN land expert will conduct the sale of nine large waterfront properties totaling more than 41 acres on the Apollo Waterway in Port Charlotte, Fla. The lots, zoned for residential, offer access to picturesque Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico.  

The accelerated sale begins online at 3 p.m. Nov. 2 and concludes onsite at 3 p.m. Nov. 9. Details about the properties and registration, and to make an offer are available now.

“This is truly a rare opportunity to buy waterfront property in one of Florida’s fastest-growing areas,” said Ashley Barrett Bloom, who represents the seller and is the National Land & Development Services Product Council Chairman for SVN. “Direct-to-Gulf-access tracts of this size aren’t often available on the market. We’re already experiencing much interest and activity related to the properties.”

The Apollo Enclave lots range from 1.5 to 10.47 acres and are available individually – with opening offers as low as $49,000 –  or in combinations or entirety. There is an opportunity to assemble lots into a one-of-a-kind, 31-plus-acre peninsula, said Bloom, who has extensive knowledge of the Charlotte County commercial real estate market. He also noted that while the lots offer waterfront living, they are close to area amenities and commercial development. It is also a rare development opportunity for a qualified custom-home builder, Bloom said.

“An accelerated sale was the best option on these properties because it’s efficient and eliminates prolonged negotiations,” Bloom said. “We are exposing the properties to the largest group of buyers possible through the massive accelerated-sales marketing platform.”

Tim Dudley, CAI, AARE, senior advisor for SVN Accelerated Sales, agreed.

“Any accelerated sale eliminates the guesswork on true property values,” he said. “This is a win-win for the buyer or buyers and the seller.”

Dudley also said owner financing is available for the Apollo Enclave, with terms at 30 percent down with 20-year amortization at 6 percent interest and a 5-year balloon payment. No points are charged, and no appraisal is needed.

Lot sizes and opening offers:

1.6 acres, $49,000
1.5 acres, $49,000
1.5 acres, $49,000
1.5 acres, $49,000
3.7 acres, $59,000
6.08 acres, $99,000
7.32 acres, $89,000
10.47 acres, $89,000
7.41 acres, $79,000
(lots 6-9 combined) 31.28 acres, $356,000
(lots 1-9 combined) 41.08 acres, $611,000

Private showings and water tours are available by contacting Richard Byran, MBA, director of operations for SVN/Motleys, at rbryan@svn.com. Advisors will be onsite at noon Nov. 9 at 12477 Eisenhower Drive, Port Charlotte. For more information or to make an offer, call 941-822-0586.

About SVN Accelerated Sales

SVN Accelerated Sales is a provider of date-specific sales and special asset solutions. It encompasses an elite group of local and regional accelerated marketing advisors throughout the United States who specialize in accelerated marketing services for commercial real estate assets. SVN Accelerated Sales offers the industry’s most comprehensive spectrum of auction solutions — from rapid asset resolution and 30-day countdown asset sales to wide area and high impact/high promotion events. As part of one of the most recognized and reputable commercial real estate firms in the industry, SVN Accelerated Sales is supported by SVN International, which features 200 locations serving more than 500 markets. This relationship provides outstanding opportunities for SVN Accelerated Sales to serve clients needing to move assets in accelerated timeframes and creates significant value for buyers and sellers.  For more information, visit SVN Accelerated Sales.

Contacts

Ashley Barrett Bloom LLC, National Land & Development Services Product Council Chairman, SVN Florida, 941-366-1136 / ashley.bloom@svn.com

Tim Dudley, CAI, AARE, senior advisor, SVN Accelerated Sales / 804-822-3131 tdudley@svn.com

Ken Zeszutko, Z-Corp PR / 321-213-1818 

Masterpiece by Motleys Sale Featured in BizSense

Richmond BizSense
Jonathan Spiers

An alternative approach to selling higher-end homes has paid off for the head of a local auction house.

The Henrico County home of auctioneer Mark Motley landed a buyer last month through an accelerated sale that attracted offers from eight interested parties.

The winning offer, $1.3 million, was above the sale’s asking price of $1.1 million as well as the county’s latest assessment, which valued the 7,000-square-foot house in the Barrington West neighborhood at $1.17 million.

Motley, president of Motley’s Asset Disposition Group, had put up the lakefront, French Tudor-style house at 11801 Oak Point Court to kick off his company’s new high-end real estate division, Masterpiece by Motleys. The division has two other homes outside Richmond that are slated for accelerated sales.

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SVN | Motley $3.1 million Northside Sale Featured in BizSense

BizSense
J. Elias O’Neal

Following a streak of developers and commercial tenants into Brookland Park, a local lawyer and his wife have placed their bet on the Northside neighborhood.

TJC Realty, a company comprised of Tom and Jill Voekler, earlier this month purchased a 26-unit apartment building at 401 E. Brookland Park Blvd., and a 28-unit complex 2 miles north at 4301-4313 North Ave.

They paid a combined $3.1 million for the 54-unit portfolio in a deal that closed Sept. 1, said SVN | Motley’s broker Seth Marinoff, who handled the transaction.

“We’ve been watching the properties for quite a while,” said Voekler, an attorney with Shockoe Slip law firm Kaplan Voekler Cunningham & Frank. “The location of the property … especially being in Brookland Park, really appealed to us.”

Combined, the properties were valued by a city assessment at $3.13 million.

Both apartment buildings are 90 percent occupied and generating income, Voekler said, with plans to rehab the units as needed once leases come up for renewal – a process that could take six to 12 months and cost $50,000 to $100,000.

 

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BizSense Names Motleys Among Top Real Estate Deals

Richmond BizSense
By Kerri O'Brien 

Rounding out the top sales is SVN | Motley's Seth Marinoff, who brokered Thomas Voekler's purchase of an apartment property at 401 E. Brookland Park Blvd. and 4301 North Ave. in the city for $3.1 million. Stay tuned to BizSense next week for more about this deal. 

More than 100 show up as city auctions off tax delinquent properties

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By Kerri O'Brien

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The City of Richmond is trying to curb the blight in the community with an auction.

Thirty-three tax delinquent properties were on the auction block at Motley’s in Richmond on Wednesday. More than 100 people turned out, with 40 more bidding online. Nearly all of them have plans to rebuild or revitalize.

 

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Richmond tax delinquent properties to be put up for auction

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By Kerri O'Brien

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The City of Richmond is attempting to clean up the blight and get through its backlog of tax delinquent properties. 33 tax delinquent properties in Richmond will be put up for auction on August 23.

“We have commercial properties, residential properties, approximately 22 lots and 14 houses,” explains Mark Motley President and CEO of Motleys Asset Disposition Group. Motleys will hold the auction at its Richmond headquarters.

 

 

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Motleys Asset Disposition Group Launches New Division with VIP Inaugural Client


Motleys announced the launch of a new division, Masterpiece by Motleys, specializing in the sale of luxury homes.

Masterpiece’s initial listing is the million-dollar home of company president, Mark Motley. The 7,000+/- square foot custom-built French Tudor is on a private cul-de-sac in the exclusive Barrington West neighborhood. The lakefront home features 5 bedrooms, including first floor master suite, 5 full baths and 2 half baths, including 4 private suites, 5 fireplaces, attached 4 car garage, walk-out basement and custom wine cellar.

Leading the Masterpiece team of seasoned sales professionals and real estate experts, is regional real estate veteran Tim Dudley, Vice President of Motleys Real Estate Division.

“Sure there’s pressure when the president of the company is your client, but that won’t change how we operate,” said Dudley. “Our team is giving Mark the same stellar, award-winning marketing and results-driven service we provide all of our clients.”

“The Richmond real estate market is so hot right now that competitive offers began coming in as soon as we listed the property,” said Dudley. “Our sales strategies maximize the price for our clients by actively orchestrating competition through the positive influence of group dynamics. Mark believes in our marketing and sales programs so much, he’s literally putting his money where his mouth is.”

Masterpiece’s approach to selling high end residential real estate is more proactive than the way homes are traditionally sold. Most of the tasks required in these sales, like appraisals and home inspections, are completed before the home is listed and put on the market. Removing contingencies around value, condition and financing, and having all of this information established from the beginning brings only interested, qualified offers. Offers on Masterpiece homes are accepted for a period of one week.

“We’ve taken this approach at selling multimillion-dollar properties for years,” said Motley. “Our strategies have been so successful, that we decided to introduce it as our Masterpiece product, garnering top dollar for our clients in this booming market.”

Offers on the home will be accepted beginning Thursday August 3, until Thursday August 10 at 7:00 p.m. More information on the home is available at www.motleysmasterpiece.com.
 

Auctioneer lists own house to launch high-end homes division

Richmond BizSense
Jonathan Spiers

The head of a local auction house is putting his own home up for grabs to help launch, and promote, his company’s new high-end real estate division.

Mark Motley, president of Motley’s Asset Disposition Group, is offering his 7,000-square-foot house in western Henrico as the first listing for the division, called Masterpiece by Motleys.

The lakefront, French Tudor-style house at 11801 Oak Point Court, on a cul-de-sac in the Barrington West neighborhood, is being offered through an accelerated sale with an asking price of $1.1 million. Offers on the home, at $10,000 increments, will be accepted for one week starting Thursday.

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Motleys earns top award in NAA National Marketing Competition

Winners of the 2017 National Auctioneers Association Marketing Competition, presented in partnership with USA TODAY, have been announced. 

Motleys is proud to be recognized for outstanding work in Public Relations and Marketing, and Photography.  

In the Public Relations & Marketing category for Company Newsletters, Mark Motely was awarded first place for our quarterly Market Reports. See the latest version of the online edition here.  In the Auction Promotion competition of the same category, Motley was honored with second place for the innovative tractor-trailer digital billboard that towers over I-95.   

Chip Jones, CAI, stood out in the Photography division, taking home first place honors in Farm Auction category for Rustic barn.

Tax delinquent for 2 decades and getting away with it

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By Kerri O'Brien

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The City of Richmond is owed more than $20 million dollars from people who haven’t paid their property taxes.

8News has uncovered the fact that some of those tax delinquents have been getting away without paying taxes for decades.

286 properties in Richmond have been tax delinquent for 20 years or more.

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Bidders offer $1.4 million for 26 homes owned by Richmond housing authority

Now-vacant homes once intended as alternatives to Richmond’s large-scale public housing complexes were snatched up by private bidders on Thursday beneath the fluorescent lights of the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

One by one, pictures of the 26 houses scattered across the city flashed on a screen as auctioneers evangelized to a business-savvy crowd the potential revenue to be gained from flipping or renting.

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Motleys Takes Top Honors at the 59th Annual Virginia Auctioneers Association Convention

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Motleys Asset Disposition Group announces awards it was presented for advertising and photography by the Virginia Auctioneers Association. The VAA recognizes excellence in auction advertising every year at its state-wide convention. This year, Tim Dudley, Chip Jones and Jaime Marshall each received awards, totaling nine out of the 16 awards at the convention. The awards received were:

  • Best in show for its waterfront on the James accelerated sale
  • Best auction catalog for its industrial division
  • Best four-color brochure for Sylvania historical estate and farm
  • Best one-color advertisement for its industrial division
  • Best two to three-color advertisement for its industrial division
  • Best four-color brochure for its industrial division
  • Best photography for Sylvania historical estate and farm brochure
  • Wildcard best photography for auctioneer Jaime Marshall with Nutzy the Flying Squirrels mascot

“We’re very honored to receive these awards,” said Tim Dudley, auctioneer and head of the Motleys’ real estate division. “Our entire company looks forward to this annual event. It’s great to have your hard work recognized by your peers.”                

Motleys Asset Disposition has a storied history. In 1967, Dick and Pokey Motley began Motleys Auctions in a Chester, Virginia dairy barn. Operations continued over the years at several locations, including the renowned “Wigwam” in Glen Allen, Virginia. Motleys has grown to be one of the largest auction companies of its kind in on the east coast, employing more than 100 professionals dedicated to the auction and brokerage industries. The company offers a full array of asset sales, valuations, and management services for real estate, industrial equipment, vehicles and more. More information available at motleys.com.

Contact a disposition advisor at Motleys if we can help you with our award-winning services! 
info@motleys.com - 804.232.3300.

Motleys Helps City of Richmond Increase Tax Revenue Through Real Estate Auctions

Richmond puts blighted properties back on the tax rolls as entrepreneurs renovate dilapidated houses

Posted: Saturday, December 17, 2016 10:00 pm

By CAROL HAZARD Richmond Times-Dispatch

Garrett Augustine picked up a small, rundown house on Q Street in Richmond’s Church Hill neighborhood for $16,500 in February at a city-sponsored auction of tax delinquent properties.

He considered bulldozing it. “Old homes like this have no insulation, no air conditioning and all the systems are out of date. This one had roof leaks and needed major structural work.”

But it was in the middle of three identical houses, one still occupied and the other empty but recently occupied.

Demolishing this house, built in 1910, and replacing it would not have fit with the historic character of the block, said Augustine, owner of Augustine Construction.

He gutted the approximate 1,000-square-foot house, spent the next eight months rebuilding it, adding modern touches including an open floor plan and granite counter tops — and recently sold it for $159,000.

“These old properties take a lot of work,” he said. “I live in Church Hill and only do projects within a mile of my house.”

Over the past five or six years, Augustine has bought about 10 houses and empty lots at auctions of city-foreclosed properties with at least two years of unpaid property taxes.

“I’m not rich, but I am making a living off it,” Augustine said.

He also is reducing the city’s long list of neglected properties, repurposing dilapidated houses — in some cases, building new — and putting them back on the tax rolls.

He is among a growing group of entrepreneurs who see opportunity as more people choose to live in Richmond or move back to the city. The city, for the same reason, is gearing up to deal more effectively with these blighted properties and bring more revenue to its coffers.

The catalyst for private investments sprung from nonprofits like the Better Housing Coalition, generally the first one into neglected areas in Church Hill and other neighborhoods — where it took on not one house at a time, but whole city blocks to develop quality, affordable housing.

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Richmond faces a backlog of nearly 5,800 properties whose owners have not paid real estate taxes. The total amount of outstanding delinquent real estate taxes was $27.7 million, according to the city’s monthly finance report as of Oct. 31.

Taxes on 45 percent are more than two years delinquent, said Nick Feucht, assistant to the deputy chief administrative officer for the city’s economic development and planning office. Virginia law requires that two years of property tax payments be in arrears before a locality can initiate a tax delinquent foreclosure and eventually sell a property at auction.

The city auctioned off 22 parcels — a mixture of houses and empty lots where crumbling houses once stood — last month. The auction was conducted by SVN/Motleys.

“Everything sold,” Feucht said about the Nov. 15 auction at the Richmond Auto Auction facility, 3600 Deepwater Terminal Road.

It’s too early to say how much the city will recoup in back taxes from the auction, since the final amount of revenue will not be known until the sales are confirmed by the Richmond District Court in January.

Buyers who fail to pay for the properties within 30 days of the auction forfeit their deposits — and those properties will be offered for sale at the next auction.

Winning bidders must provide a deposit of $2,500 or 20 percent of the winning bid plus 20 percent of a buyer’s premium, whichever is greater. Motley’s charges a buyer’s premium of 10 percent of the winning bid.

To read the article in its entirety, please visit Richmond.com. 

Motleys Expands into Metro DC Market

Motleys Asset Disposition is pleased to announce our new office in Northern Virginia with the addition of advisor Brad Ross. This news was covered by the Richmond Times Dispatch/Richmond.com.

Motleys Asset Disposition Group, a Richmond-based auction and brokerage services company, has expanded its reach to the Washington region, including Northern Virginia and Maryland. The company opened a new office and hired Brad Ross as a senior advisor. Ross’ specialties include commercial real estate, industrial, and business asset disposition services. “He knows the D.C. market extremely well and embraces the opportunities it offers,” said Mark Motley, owner of Motleys Asset Disposition. Ross recently managed the auction of Flooring Solutions warehouse in Sterling, where the property and business assets sold for $5,276,250. Motley’s, which was founded in 1967, is one of the largest auction companies of its kind on the East Coast. It employs more than 100 professionals. - Via Richmond.com 

Motleys’ Tractor Trailer Landmark Gets Digital Facelift

Motleys' big rig in the sky is getting a lot of attention. The tractor trailer was recently updated with a digital billboard that is used to advertise auctions and brokerage items for our clients. Both the Richmond Times Dispatch along with its digital property, Richmond.com, and BizSense featured the story. We're thrilled our Richmond landmark parked above 95N at our corporate headquarters and auction complex is a well-known feature of our community.

To read more, see the articles below.

Motley's tractor-trailer in the sky gets digital display - RTD/Richmond.com

Big rig in the sky goes digital - BizSense

Motleys Wins Again in NAA 2016 Auction Marketing Competition

Motleys Asset Disposition Group is a winner again in The National Auctioneers Association/USA TODAY 2016 Marketing Competition. Motleys has won (1) first place and (7) runner-up awards for their efforts in marketing the Richmond Auto Auction, Motleys Real Estate Division (SVN®/Motleys) and corporate branding. Overall, 107 first and second place awards were chosen out of more than 880 entries submitted. All award recipients in the 2016 contest will be formally recognized during the NAA Marketing Competition Awards Reception in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at the 67th International Auctioneers Conference and Show, July 19-23, 2016. 

Calling All Bidders - Property Auctions Bring the Market to Sellers

Virginia Business

April 29, 2016
by Richard Foster

“Let’s start at a million! One million dollars! One bidder, one bidder, one …” 

“400!” “We have $400,000! Now five!”

On a warm March day, auctioneer Tim Dudley’s rapid-fire patter rings out over a loudspeaker to a small crowd of about 50 people gathered on a grassy meadow in front of a clapboard 19th-century farmhouse. 

At one time, the house was a pristine white. Now, after years of disrepair, large swaths of bare, weathered gray wood peek through  the home’s peeling paint. 

Still, 25 people have registered to bid on this sprawling, 288-acre historic farm in Gordonsville that has fallen into bankruptcy. It’s being sold at auction by Richmond-based Motleys Asset Group on behalf of the loan holder, Colonial Farm Credit of Mechanicsville. A private buyer originally purchased the farm estate for $900,000 in 2006 but couldn’t keep up the payments so Colonial Farm foreclosed on the property, necessitating the auction. (The property owner in the foreclosure must consent to holding the auction on the property site, otherwise the auction is held at the local courthouse.)

After six minutes of steady, incremental bidding, the auction slows to a stop. Dudley exclaims, “It’s been sold for $755,000!”

The winning bidder is cattle and hog farmer Charles S. Rosson, who bought the property with his son, Charles A. Rosson. He has been eyeing the property for years.  “I’ve got cattle across the road here,” he says. “We just need extra land for livestock.”

Like other registered bidders, the Rossons had to bring a $25,000 certified check as an initial deposit to qualify for the bidding. A 10 percent deposit is due within 10 days after the auction, and the deal must close within 30 days. In addition to the Rossons’ bid of $755,000, they also must pay a mandatory 10 percent buyer’s fee of $75,500 to Motleys. As the trustee selling the property, Colonial Farm Credit had already paid all delinquent taxes on the farm prior to the auction.

“You have 25 registered bidders looking to buy a farm that’s [valued] almost at a million dollars. That’s good for all of us,” says Dudley, vice president of SVN Motleys, the commercial real estate brokerage division of Motleys. “That’s letting people know that the economy is starting to turn back again.”

Increasingly, auctions are being used to sell not only residential properties in Virginia but also commercial and agricultural real estate and high-end historic properties.

“We’ve seen a big increase [in commercial sales] over the last, I’d say, 10 years,” says Motleys CEO Mark Motley. In his industry, he adds, the preferred term for auctions is “accelerated sales.”

Though real estate auctions are a popular and accepted sales tool in nations such as Australia and New Zealand, people in the U.S. have long attached a stigma to auctions — largely a holdover from foreclosure auctions in the Great Depression. In the past, buyers might think an auction signaled that a property was distressed or damaged. Now buyers and sellers are becoming more educated about the auction process and are more willing to participate, Motley says.

Marketing and advertising
For sellers, full-service real estate marketing and auction firms such as Motleys offer more than just auctioneering; they conduct targeted marketing campaigns, create slick advertising and actively seek out buyers they believe would make a good match for the property.

For instance, when Motleys sold Meadow Event Park, the Caroline County home of the State Fair of Virginia, in 2012, it found a winning bidder in Memphis, Tenn.-based fairground management company Universal Fairs. Two weeks after buying the park and the rights to the State Fair for $5.45 million, Universal Fairs turned around and sold Meadow Farm Event Park and the State Fair to its current owner, the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.

Last year when Motleys oversaw the foreclosure auctions of Salem-based Old Virginia Brick, it sold the company’s corporate headquarters site to a Roanoke attorney and shopping center developer for $1.7 million; a competing brick manufacturer purchased the defunct Old Virginia Brick’s Madison Heights manufacturing facility for $687,500.

Motleys Auctioneer One Final Step from Industry’s Top Designation

Richmond, VA; April 7, 2016 – Richmond auctioneer Chip Jones, of Motleys Asset Disposition Group, recently completed his second year of courses at the prestigious Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI). The CAI program is the industry’s premier training program developed by the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) for auction professionals.

The three-year CAI designation program provides auction professionals the opportunity to earn the auction industry’s most respected professional designation. CAI is an intensive, executive development program offering professional auctioneers instruction and coursework in business management, ethics, communication, finance, strategic planning and marketing.

The NAA conducts CAI every year in March at Indiana University in Bloomington. CAI candidates join auction professionals from across the world to learn from some of the nation’s most distinguished and respected leaders in the auction industry.

As of February 2016, there were approximately 900 current CAI designation holders in the world.

Chip acts as a senior advisor for SVN/Motleys, the commercial real estate division of Motleys Asset Disposition Group, as well as an agent for Fortis Foreclosure Services and sales manager for Motleys’ bankruptcy division. Chip’s high level of training and experience provide new and existing clients with an array of asset sale, valuation, and management services.

Chip resides in Hanover County with his wife, Holly, and their two children.

For more information on CAI, its history and its standing as the premiere training program for auction professionals, contact the NAA at (913) 541-8084 or visit www.auctioneers.org.


About the National Auctioneers Association
The National Auctioneers Association represents thousands of Auctioneers from the U.S. and across the world. The mission of the NAA is to provide critical resources to auction professionals that will enhance their skills and successes. The NAA’s headquarters are in Overland Park, Kan., and it was founded in 1949. To learn more about the auction method of marketing or to access the Auctioneers database to find an NAA auction professional in your area, please visit www.auctioneers.org.

SVN Motleys Coordinating Foreclosure Sale of 288-Acre “Sylvania” Property in Virginia

Gordonsville, Virginia — SVN Motleys—a founding member of SVN Auction Services, a national provider of date-specific sales and special asset solutions—is coordinating the foreclosure sale of 288 acres of farmland and several structures just south of the Town of Gordonsville, Va. An onsite sale of the property, located at 6729 James Madison Highway, is scheduled for March 9 at 11 a.m.

The property, located 30 minutes from Charlottesville, will be sold to the highest bidder. Interested parties may tour the property on March 2 at 11 a.m. For more information, visit the auction website.

“This property, known as ‘Sylvania,’ is historically significant in the area as the residence has remained essentially unchanged for more than 150 years,” said Tim Dudley, CAI, AARE, SVN Motleys. “The main residence sits aloft a scenic rise and provides a 360 degree view of the area. With its many mature and stately trees circling the home, and small stream and pond, it truly is a picturesque property.”

Sylvania is located within the 14,000 acres of the Green Springs National Historic Landmark District and includes a conservation easement in order to preserve the historic significance of the property and several of its structures. These include the main manor house, the Creek Willy House, the out kitchen and the garage.

The Sylvania property includes more than a quarter mile of frontage on State Route 15 James Madison Scenic Highway. The main residence is 4,300 square-feet of living space at the top of a slope that offers scenic vistas. A second structure, the completely restored Creek Willy House, is 1,275 square-feet with three bedrooms and two baths. The property is fenced for cattle or other livestock. Farm buildings on the property are designed to store machinery, horses and cattle.

“This could really be someone’s dream estate–the scenery is spectacular,” Dudley said. “The structures convey a depth of history. It’s a property where someone can enjoy tranquility and an entirely new pace of life.”

Motleys Wins Big Again in 2016 Virginia Auctioneers Association Advertising & Photo Competition

The Virginia Auctioneers Association (VAA) Advertising & Photo Awards Reception took place in Roanoke, VA on January 9, 2016 as part of the 58th Annual VAA Convention. Motleys Asset Disposition Group of Richmond took home three first place awards in the photo competition as well as seven additional first place awards in the advertising category. Motleys received the ten total awards for their efforts in marketing the Richmond Auto Auction, Motleys Real Estate Division (SVN®/Motleys) and Motleys Industrial Division. Motleys has proven to be a strong contender in the competition receiving multiple awards over the last 16+ years of participation. The competition featured 24 categories in eight divisions: Printed Advertisements, Apparel, Postcards, Stationary, Audio/Visual Promotion, Road Sign, Website & Photography.

Motleys Facilitates Donation of 9/11 Monument to the City of Salem

You can listen to the radio interview HERE.

Motleys Wins Multiple Awards in NAA 2015 Marketing Competition

The National Auctioneers Association/USA TODAY Marketing Competition Awards Reception in Addison, Texas, took place July 14-18 as part of the 66th International Auctioneers Conference and Show. Motleys Asset Disposition Group took home (3) first place and (2) runner-up awards for their efforts in marketing the Richmond Auto Auction, Motleys Real Estate Division (Sperry Van Ness®/Motleys) and corporate branding.

Overall, the annual NAA Marketing Competition, presented in partnership with USA TODAY, continues its rise as the premier contest for NAA members to showcase their marketing efforts. This year’s contest highlighted coast-to-coast, top-level marketing efforts as winners from 18 states and South Africa emerged. The competition featured 56 categories in seven divisions: Postcards, Brochures & Catalogs, Newspaper/Magazine Print Ads, Public Relations & Marketing, Digital & Social Media, Photography and Auction Marketing Campaign of the Year. 120 first and second place awards were chosen out of more than 3,000 entries submitted.

The task of determining winners was given to a panel of marketing and advertising professionals, all of which have backgrounds in branding, promotion, public relations and graphic design. Judging criteria included considerations such as creativity, effectiveness, clarity and visual appeal.