Larry Makowski, CAI, Express Auctioneer
Over 30 years ago, Larry Makowski became a full time auctioneer and performed his first real estate auction in September 1974. It was both successful and unheard of in its time. This was the start of Express Auctioneers. From the beginning, Larry had high hopes and national desire for his company. Watching the auction industry resisting change, Larry took control of the future of the auction industry in America and ramped up Express Auctioneers to become one of the most “high tech” auction houses in the country.
Ever the innovator, Larry brought great minds onboard to assist in his rapid growth. To some, rapid growth means a more corporate approach to business. This has never been Larry’s vision. Even as his company grew to become a regional powerhouse, Larry kept full control of the future by ensuring that EVERY Express Auction received his personal and professional touch. When asked, he explains it like this. “In the old days of auctioneering, the auctioneer showed up spoke fast and drove off. Nowadays, the Express Auctioneer is an asset recovery manager. As an example, when we perform a foreclosure, the Express Auctioneer becomes a ‘foreclosure management specialist’ working hand in hand as the direct contact with the legal team in charge of the foreclosure. We manage the entire foreclosure process with them.
Whether we are creating a home, business or property sale for one or 100 properties, the Express Auctioneer is available to answer all questions, approve all advertising and organize the Express Auction Event. Our job doesn’t end when the gavel falls. We continue to work with all parties to ensure a smooth transition of the property and disbursement. I guess you could say that the Express Auctioneer is here to make all the problems go away and ease the pain of what can be a very emotional process. I’m glad that we are there to help.”
As auctioneering enters the 21st century, Express Auctioneers work to ensure that the best and most effective use of digital technology is utilized to ensure the most rapid and effective asset disposal management.
Larry likes to say, “Express Auctioneers are known for their knowledge, honesty and integrity. If we didn’t have our good name, we wouldn’t have much. Ask a current or past Express Auction client. They’ll tell you all about us. Good luck. Good bidding.”
Linda Newman Makowski, CAI, CES.
Express Auctioneers and Appraisers
6329 Burleigh Rd.
Gloucester, VA 23061
804-695-1220 Fax 804-695-1224
Linda Newman Makowski, Appraiser of Jewelry and Fine and Decorative Art
Professional Memberships: American Society of Appraisers
National Auctioneers Association Virginia Auctioneers Association
National Association of Real Estate Appraisers
Antique and Estate Jewelers Association Jewelers Board of Trade Courses and Examinations
Completed: Real Estate Appraising-American Appraisal Institute Chattel Appraising-Tidewater Community College Contract Law, Auditing, Financial Management and Accounting, etc. Christopher Newport College Personal Property
Appraising: Course 201-202-203-204, American Society of Appraisers Residential Contents Appraising: Course 205, American Society of Appraisers Appraisal of Fine and Decorative Arts: Course 207, Georgetown University Master Gemology appraiser’s Course: Course 206, Tucson, Arizona, American Society of Appraisers GIA, currently enrolled for Graduate Certificate Code of Ethics and Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice: American Society of Appraisers Florida Academy of Auctioneering: Certified and Licensed Auctioneer in Virginia (reciprocity in 14 states) Certified Auctioneers Institute, 3 year course, Indiana University of Maine, annual conference and seminars, Jewelry Historians and Jewelry Association American Marketing Institute: Estate Specialists classes and Designation Background:
Residential Contents, Personal Property and FF & E (Furniture, fixtures & equipment) Gems, Jewelry, Art
Appraisal Review for several banking firms
Real Estate and Chattel Appraiser Banking 22 years:
Underwriter and Secondary Marketing and portfolio management and Construction Inspector
Gems and Gemology: Appraiser, Consultant Staff Appraiser
Representative Clients: Department of Housing & Urban Development, U.S. Postal Service, Credit Unions, Banks, Attorneys, Homeowners, Corporations, Investors, Insurance Companies, Department of the Navy, RTC, FDIC. Police and Sheriff’s Departments, Postal Inspector, US Marshal Service, Police Departments.
Appraisal Assignments Include: FF & E (furniture, fixtures & equipment), Restaurant fixtures and Equipment, Medical facilities and equipment, Retail Store Inventories, Real Estate Residential and Commercial, household contents, Art, Jewelry, Personal Property.
Qualified Expert Witness
3646 Falls Road Baltimore, MD 21211
410-243-9999 Fax 410-243-1256
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