Hall and Hall Affiliates with World Champion Auctioneer John Nicholls

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Hall and Hall, the leading full-service national rural real estate and auction firm, recently agreed to an affiliation agreement with John and Charles Nicholls of Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc.

John Nicholls serves as President and oversees all day to day operations of the company.

John and Charles run a topnotch organization but more importantly are ambassadors to our profession and the community.

Hall and Hall, the leading full-service national rural real estate and auction firm, recently agreed to an affiliation agreement with John and Charles Nicholls of Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, Inc. Nicholls is a family-owned real estate Auction Company that has been successfully servicing the East Coast for more than four decades. The new affiliation solidifies a long-standing friendship between the firms and strengthens Hall and Hall’s presence on the East Coast. Nicholls and Hall and Hall recently teamed up for the auction of Clifton, George Washington’s family farm, for $4.3 million in Berryville, VA.

“John and Charles run a topnotch organization but more importantly are ambassadors to our profession and the community,” said Scott Shuman, Partner of Hall and Hall. “They are a walking example of the values we hold dear.”

John Nicholls serves as President and oversees all day to day operations of the company. He is a past Board Member of the National Auctioneers Association and has served as President and Chairman of the Board of the Virginia Auctioneers Association. He is a graduate and featured instructor at the World Wide College of Auctioneering. John is a lead auctioneer at the prestigious Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction where hundreds of millions of dollars of cars are sold annually on live TV. He serves on the Boards of many companies and non-profit organizations. Some of John's professional accomplishments include: 1990 Virginia Auctioneers Association Rookie of the Year, 1994 Virginia State Champion Auctioneer, 2003 Virginia Auctioneer of the Year, 2003 World Automobile Auctioneer Champion and the winner of the 2006-07 International Auctioneer's Championship.

"We are thrilled and honored to team up with the amazing folks at Hall and Hall,” said John Nicholls. “Their real estate prowess and professionalism is taking the country by storm, and we are looking forward to being part of their stellar team."

Charles Nicholls is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Nicholls Auction Marketing Group. He, along with his wife Jean founded the company in 1968 and dedicated their professional lives to the auction industry. Charles is a member of the National Auctioneers Association and the Virginia Auctioneers Association where he has served on the Board of Directors and numerous committees. Charles spent 30 years as the head auctioneer at the two largest auto auctions in Virginia. He is a licensed realtor and a certified appraiser. Charles is very active in the Fredericksburg, VA community and serves many non-profit organizations. He was awarded the Bernie Hart Memorial Award by the National Automobile Auction Association. This award recognizes a lifetime of superior achievement, leadership, and overall professionalism in the industry. Charles has been honored by being named to the Virginia Auctioneer's Hall of Fame.

Hall and Hall was formed in 1946 as an agricultural mortgage company, and has since branched out into farm and ranch brokerage, appraisals, resource management and enhancement, retained search, auctions, and consultation on conservation easements and stewardship plans. Hall and Hall has emerged as the largest full service rural real estate firm in the Rocky Mountain West and Great Plains regions, managing more than one million acres of land, and servicing a loan portfolio of more than $500 million. A unique partnership between its seven offices and multiple affiliates ensures that the client receives local knowledge and personal service as well as the international perspective needed to make informed acquisition and management decisions. hallhall.com

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