Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate (AARE). This professional designation awarded by the National Auctioneers Association was created to provide Auctioneers with custom education and advanced training in the selling of real estate at auction. The AARE designation communicates to prospective clients and buyers that the Auctioneer is committed to continuing education and can ethically and professionally conduct the sale of real estate at auction.
Certified Estate Specialist (CES). A professional designation awarded by the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute designed to help professional auctioneers understand how to properly conduct and deal with the settling of estates.
Personal Property Appraiser, Certified Appraisers Guild of America (CAGA).
Graduate, Missouri Auction School 2004
National Association of Realtors
Ohio Association of Realtors
Warren County Board of Realtors
National Auctioneers Association
Ohio Auctioneers Association
Sole Owner, South Auctions & Associates, 2004 to Present. South Auctions & Associates specializes in real estate auctions, as well as, estate and personal property auctions.
Auctioneer for Warren County Sheriff's Office, 2007- Present
23 years self employed, small business owner
34 years in sales and new business development
Ohio National Guard, 1968-1974
Celebrity Auctioneer for community fundraisers and organizations, including Deerfield United Methodist Church, Boy Scouts, Historic Downtown Lebanon, Countryside YMCA, Warren County Child Advocacy Center, Springboro Chamber of Commerce, St Francis Desales Catholic Church, Lebanon Theater Company, Mason Intermediate School, "One to One Mentors", Operation "Thank You" and Warren County Community Services.
Member, Elk's Lodge #422, Lebanon, Ohio since 1992
Member, Masonic Lodge #26, Lebanon, Ohio since 1993
Board of Trustees and active Member, Lebanon Methodist Church
1958-1966 Warren County 4-H
Raised on a Warrren County Polled Shorthorn cattle farm.
Married to Pat Arnold South, Warren County Commissioner.
PROUD father of 2 daughters and grandfather of 4 grandsons and 1 granddaughter
My mother, Gwen South, taught school in the Lebanon system for 32 years.