Fredericksburg, January 19, 2016 (Newswire.com) - John Nicholls, president of the Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, has received the Virginia Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame Award for 2016. The association, which represents auction members in Virginia, presented the award at its 58th annual convention this month in Roanoke, Va.
The annual award recognizes outstanding service to Virginia Auctioneer Association and the auction industry.
As a second-generation championship auctioneer, Nicholls is a chip off the old auction block, attaining the same honor VAA awarded to his father Charles in 2006.
In comments after this seminal award John thanked his family, auction team and the association members for their guidance, support, and assistance.
Nicholls is licensed in 11 states and the District of Columbia. He amassed a number of professional achievements, which include being named 1994 Virginia State Champion Auctioneer; 2003 Virginia Auctioneer of the Year and 2003 World Automobile Auctioneer Champion; and the 2006-07 National Auctioneers Association Men’s Division Champion of the International Auctioneer’s Championship.
Today as president, Nicholls oversees all day-to-day operations of the full-service auction firm. Under his leadership, Nicholls Auction Marketing Group recently earned recognition as Business of the Year by the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Nicholls also takes a leadership role in professional organizations. He currently serves as the vice president of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) and on the board of the World Automobile Auctioneers Professional Association. He is a past president and chairman of the board of the Virginia Auctioneer Association and a past member of the NAA board of directors.
He travels around the country as a featured speaker at many other state auctioneer associations and has represented the profession on NBC’s TODAY Show, at the National Association of Realtors Convention and St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, in multiple news publications and on a real estate auction consulting trip to South Africa.
Residing in the Fredericksburg area with his family, Nicholls is involved in his community. He is an active member of the Spotswood Baptist Church and serves on the boards of the Virginia Community Bank and the Joe Gibbs Youth for Tomorrow Foundation. Nicholls applies his championship bid calling talents at charity auctions to benefit a variety of organizations, such as schools, colleges, and hospitals, as well as Rappahannock Goodwill, Ducks Unlimited, Trout Unlimited, and the National Wild Turkey Federation.
About Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc.
Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc., is a professional accelerated marketing firm specializing in the promotion and sale of real estate via the auction method of marketing. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, NAMG has been serving the needs of the Mid-Atlantic region since 1968. The Nicholls team comprises world and state champion auctioneers, an award winning marketing staff, and sales percentages unmatched in the industry. For more information about Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc., visit www.nichollsauction.com or call 540-898-0971.