By Justin Ochs | www.

Lebanon, TN – Compass Auctions & Real Estate is excited to announce that local Auctioneer and Realtor, Ray Hubner, claimed the 2016 State Bid Calling Championship title for the Tennessee Auctioneers Association.

Auctioneers from all over the state gathered to compete for the coveted title during the annual Tennessee Auctioneers Association state meeting held on December 6th at the Inn at Opryland. Hubner was chosen as the winner based on his bid calling ability and a personal interview. Judges included business professionals in the automobile, real estate, and personal property auction industry.

“It is truly an honor and a humbling experience to have been selected as the state champion,” stated Hubner. ” The competition included some of the best auctioneers across the state, and I feel blessed to be able to share the stage with them.”

This past June, Hubner was named the Tennessee Rookie Bid Calling Champion making this Hubner’s second state auctioneer title in 2015. A graduate of Nashville Auction School, Ray places his license with Compass Auctions & Real Estate. This spring, Hubner will complete his designation with the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI), the most prestigious professional designation achieved by auctioneers that emphasizes the importance of continued education, excellence, and outstanding service.

Hubner makes the 4th auctioneer from Compass to claim the Tennessee State Championship.  Justin Ochs, Vice President of National Development for Compass claimed the title in 2010 along with the 2012 International Auctioneer Championship.  Steven Holt, Vice President of Compass earned the Tennessee Title in 2012, as well as the World Champion Automobile Team Championship in 1995.  They are also joined by Justin “Doc” Rhinehart, Director of Data Analysis for Compass who won Tennessee State Champion in 2014.

“I am so thankful to be surrounded by such amazing talent,” commented Hubner. ” The apprenticeship program with Compass has been second to none, and I feel so fortunate to have learned from the best in the auction industry.”

Compass is a full service auction and real estate firm specializing in live and online webcast auctions including industrial, farm and construction equipment, charity, real estate, personal property and more.

In addition to holding his auctioneer license with Compass Auctions & Real Estate, Hubner and his wife, Stephanie, are realtors leading the Lebanon Division of Compass.  The Hubners serve clients in Lebanon and surrounding communities by providing several different avenues of sale for real property and other assets.

Hubner will represent Tennessee at the International Auctioneer Championship competition hosted by the National Auctioneer’s Association to be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan this upcoming July.

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