Your Auction Team

For all reasons and all seasons, trust us to be your go-to auction team. With our unparalleled expertise and dedication, we bring excitement, professionalism, and success to every auction we oversee. Whether you are selling rare collectibles, organizing a charity event, or looking to maximize profits for your business, our team is here to ensure a seamless and profitable auction experience. Our extensive network of bidders, attention to detail, and extensive marketing strategies guarantee that your items will reach the right audience and fetch top dollar. Choose us as your auction team and let us exceed your expectations with our exceptional service and results.

Bio for Michael Hoffman

Bio for Michael Hoffman


Michael Hoffman is a licensed and insured auctioneer, personal property appraiser, and real estate agent with Ohio Real Estate Auctions. He is the president and lead auctioneer for Hoffman Auctions. He has over twenty years of experience in identifying assets, conducting successful auctions, and preparing appraisals for a variety of assets. His specialties include premier real estate and asset sales at live and online auction.

Professional Qualifications & Experience:

  • Holds various designations, including Certified Auctioneer Institute, Graduate Personal Property Appraisal, Certified Estate Specialist, and Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate.
  • Education and experience handling antiques and collectibles have served him well as an auctioneer in identifying the value and market for such items.
  • Continuing professional education is the cornerstone of his auctioneer and appraiser background.
  • Shared his knowledge and experience with new, up and coming auctioneers by teaching at Reppert Auction School.
  • Evaluating collections, conducting live and online auctions, preparing USPAP compliant estate, divorce, donation, and insurance appraisals.
  • Providing fundraising and special events consulting services to a variety of clients.
  • Freelance auctioneer services to various auction companies across the United States.

Additional Qualifications and Services Provided:

  • Approved auctioneer and appraiser for various Ohio courts, including the Franklin County Probate and Municipal Courts.
  • Approved Private Selling Officer.
  • Experienced in estate resolution, foreclosure, loss mitigation, and business liquidation auctions.
  • State-of-the-art online and live auction services for both on- and off-site situations.
  • Proven performance – hundreds of real properties successfully SOLD.
  • Provides reports tailored to your needs and those of the various courts.
  • Experienced in receiverships, special master auctions and court-appointed auctions.
  • Provides time-defined and contingency-free sale of assets and real property.
  • Affordable consultation and evaluations.
  • One company. One call. We handle it all!

Michael Hoffman’s auctioneer and appraiser services cover a wide range of specialties, including:


  • Benefit and charity auction events.
  • Live and online auctions for personal property and real estate (residential, commercial, industrial).
  • Real estate foreclosures, bank-owned real estate, and judicial auctions.
  • Ohio police, sheriff, and municipal auctions.
  • Antiques, collectibles, toys, and memorabilia auctions.
  • Collector cars and general-purpose vehicle auctions.
  • Home furnishings, decorative arts, works of art, and electronic auctions.
  • Bankruptcy liquidations and office furnishings auctions.
  • Hand and power tools auctions.
  • Firearms and ammunition auctions.
  • Downsizing and job transfers.
  • Premier properties and luxury asset auctions.
  • Jewelry, coins, gold, and silver auctions.
  • Fine art and collectibles auctions.
  • Commercial and industrial equipment auctions.
  • Land, farm, and agricultural equipment auctions.


  • Business asset liquidations and inventory appraisals.
  • Estate appraisals and auctions for personal property.
  • Insurance appraisals.

Professional Education & Designations:

Professional Memberships:

Professional Licenses and Industry Involvement:

  • Licensed Auctioneer in Ohio #2002000102.
  • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Ohio #2003010213.
  • Past Member of the NAA President’s Advisory Council.
  • Past Member of the NAA Technology Committee.

Schedule a free consultation today for your next auction or appraisal project – contact Michael Hoffman at 614-314-0298 or visit

Our team of auctioneers are highly skilled and experienced in conducting live and online auctions. We are passionate
about our work and we are committed to providing our clients with the best possible auction experience.

Jerry Scott, CAI, CAGA

Associate Auctioneer & Appraiser

Ron Denney, CAI, AARE

Associate Auctioneer

Jerry Hall, CAI, GPPA

Associate Auctioneer & Appraiser

Tim Lile, CAI, AARE

Associate Auctioneer

John Ruckman, Jr, CAI

Associate Auctioneer

Profesional Designations Awarded By The National Auctioneers Association

Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI)

CAI is different from NAA’s other designations. It’s a three-year program in which attendees spend a week each year onsite at Indiana University. It’s an intensive program involving late nights working on proposals and other projects that happen in the time between classes.

CAI, unlike other designations, focuses on the business of the auction industry rather than on a particular asset class. While attendees learn about different types of auctions, the focus is on business planning, development and structure. Attendees register for CAI I, CAI II, and CAI III in successive years. Gaps between CAI I, II and III of more than two years require approval of the Education Director, and often are addressed by having attendees audit CAI classes for a year before returning to the program.

Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate (AARE)

A professional designation awarded by the NAA Education Institute designed to take your business to a marketing level beyond a simple website to implementing effective targeted marketing strategies using various channels. You will learn how to improve marketing campaigns, digital ads, audience targeting, brand identity and search engine optimization (SEO), as well as manage your reputation, conduct data-based market research and effectively utilize dynamic digital tools. 

Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA)

The professional designation awarded by the NAA Education Institute designed to give auctioneers both more skill and acumen in appraising personal property and also another potential revenue stream as a professional appraiser. You will learn to appraise all types of personal property, from art to antiques, heavy equipment to general household goods, vehicles to collectibles. The class teaches you to appraise according to USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice).

Benefit Auction Specialist (BAS)

A professional designation awarded by the NAA Education Institute designed to teach you the advanced benefits of in-person, virtual, and hybrid fundraising or benefit auction events; client consultation skills and practices; and best practices for conducting a successful benefit auction and fundraising event to enhance revenue and engage the audience.

Certified Estate Specialist (CES)

A professional designation awarded by the NAA Education Institute designed to teach you how to recognize the various needs of your client, the comprehensive and complex process of estate liquidation, how to market and sell the assets, and how you can best profit from providing exemplary estate and transitional services.

One Company. One Call. We Sell It All.
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