Well, I just wanted to let you know that I have done at least one sale a week, and just lat week I had a 3 day sale with real estate and personal property that totaled over 1.5 million. Thanks again for letting me in the College. It was the single best decision I ever made in my life.
Thank you for helping me hone my bid-calling skills and to get rid of my many bad habits. After attending WCCA and practicing hard at the methods I was taught, I feel I am vastly improved as a bid-caller. Last fall, I placed fourth in the Pacific Open Bid Calling Championship and recently won the first ever National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Livestock Auctioneer Championship in Nashville. I know that hard work and practice has made me better, but you guys are the ones who started me on the right path. Your excellent instruction and attention to detail are the keys to your students’ success.
Gene Klaft, WCCA Class of 2006
With no question this class is the best investments I have made in my career as an auctioneer for over twenty years. I have come away with bid calling skills that will bring me to the next level as a professional auctioneer.
As I attended the February 2007 class, I couldn’t believe what I was witnessing. I watched four world champion auctioneers transform auctioneers from around the country, from the first time bid callers to twenty year veterans, into something they never expected. Whether you are a first time bid caller or a veteran of the industry, this school is for you. If you come with an open mind, desire for the business, and the drive to improve yourself, you will leave with more confidence and the right mindset to be the best auctioneer you can be. Thank you to all the instructors, you all helped me more than you’ll ever know!
Well, first off I must say I’m amazed at how much I’ve gotten from the class. I came into your school without ever being to an auction. Now that the class is coming to an end, I feel like I’ve learned more in 3 days than I ever will again. The instructors really care about your progress and were always trying to help me the best they could. I’d also like to mention the accommodations were spectacular…ie: the food! Even though the classes were about 11 hours long, they flew by! Another thing the school has given me is a need to continue practicing my drills and to be the best bid caller I can. In closing, this was a great experience and another accomplishment that I’ve fulfilled in my life.
I really enjoyed this course. I received more constructive chant work from these guys than I have ever received from anyone in the industry. Thanks for all your hard work!
Before this week, I knew very little about auctioneering. I have never talked on a microphone, and was terrified to get up in front of people and speak, let alone do an auctioneering chant! I had zero experience and did not even know what a chant was prior to this week. After this course, I’m able to say I can chant pretty well. I’m a long way from an expert, but I can grow on what I have learned with the tools the instructors have taught me. With a lot of practice there is no limit to how far you can go as an auctioneer. The school is first class, the teachers are outstanding, and even the food is great!
The WCCA truly provided me with the best possible training on the bid chant. It was truly an honor to be instructed by the best auctioneers in the world. I now have the tools needed to make myself a superb bid caller!
This was a great school! I have auction experience already and my goal was to learn a good chant and be able to make the step up to an auctioneer. This school did not spend time explaining how to book an auction and other things I was not looking for. I appreciate the time spent on building a solid chant that can be altered to fit the individual student.
Santa Maria, CA
I just wanted to thank you for all your advice. My first bid calling auction went very well. We sold 20 acres in Agunga for $143,000. We had 4 bidders and only 2 were active. it was a great experience, and i couldn’t have done it without the World Vhampion College of Auctioneering.
The World Champion College of Auctioneering is the best thing I have ever done in this business. The first day, everything I had been groping in the darkness for came together like flipping on a light switch. It was amazing. Your group made it simple and gave me a foundation so that everything after that is practice and time. I can do it. I never was quite sure I could before the school. The most difficult transition in my life has been changing from speaking slowly and distinctly and deliberately to speaking fast and rhymically…
The sale that mde me come to the school went off on June 2, 2005, absolutely flawlessly. I made the announcements and sold half the real estate. The total sale was $10,845,635.00. We sold 44 tracts of timber, plus farming equipment, plus an historical railroad depot. It was the biggest sale this county has ever seen. We had a large crowd and in addition about 15-20 auctioneers observing. With a lot of luck and a tremendous amount of work and preparation, it was the sale you would like everyone to see.
I feel really lucky I came to your school. At first, I thought it was too expensive, but it was the best money and time I have spent.
Calvin P. Turner
I want to thank you and all the other teachers at WCCA, Inc. I attended your class in March of ’04. All the instructors and staff were a big help in helping me obtain my goal. I have been calling bids (on call) in our local area. Having a lot of fun and making a little money.
I want to give Max a special thanks. I have a learning disability and it always puts me behind in most classes that I attend. Max took extra time and patience with me. I really appreciate that extra effort on his part.
Last night I did an auction for the Sheriff’s Council in Santa Barbara. There were 800 people in the audience. Andy Granatelli ran the show and Jay Leno entertained; Rob Lowe was there and the Governor himself showed up!
I did the live auction…16 items (although we doubled and tripled some of them) and we raised $513,000 in the live auction!!! Damn…I just had to let you know that! What a night!! I bet if the folks running it had left me and the bidspotters alone we would have made more!! But a half a million isn’t bad for someone who had no rhythm and no “count” abilities in April of 1998!
Jim Glines, former WCCA student
I just wanted to thank you for your support and guidance. Thanks to the auctioneer training that I learned from WCCA, I’ve sold in the neighborhood of 3 million dollars in Real Estate! WCCA has put me on a career path that has changed my life; I have also done many charity auctions that have brought hundreds of thousands of dollars to my community.
Thanks again Jim, and WCCA!
Noe Castillo, former WCCA student 2002