Marvin E. Alexander



Alexander Auctions & Real Estate Sales offers a full-service auction company and a real estate company in the business of listing and selling commercial & industrial properties, residences, farms, land, lots and small acreage tracts to the general public on a commission basis.

Marvin Alexander is the owner of Alexander Auctions & Real Estate Sales.

Marvin's 47 years as a licensed auctioneer, real estate broker and real estate appraiser has earned him a reputation for tireless marketing efforts and top results for his clients. His knowledge of the auction business assures you of getting the highest price for your property.

Marvin Alexander has personally bought and sold farms, commercial and industrial real estate, residential properties and development land which he has developed into subdivisions, lots and acreage tracts since 1969 in numerous counties in Tennessee and Kentucky.

In addition to dividing his own property he has sold hundreds of farms, commercial, industrial and development acreage tracts and lots through the years both privately and at auction in Tennessee, Kentucky and Arkansas.

This experience has provided him the knowledge of how to divide and separate farms, acreage, and development land into different parcels to entice and leverage prospective purchasers into paying maximum prices for the property.

Alexander Auctions & Real Estate Sales has been a leader in the Auction Business.

Marvin was inducted into the National Auctioneers Hall of Fame in July, 2009 at Overland Park, Kansas.

Marvin was inducted into the Tennessee Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame in 1993.


•Tennessee Auctioneer Firm License #107
•Tennessee Auctioneer License #09
•Kentucky Auctioneer License # 7140.
•Arkansas Auctioneer License # 2012
•(Tennessee Auctioneer’s License is reciprocal with 16 other states; therefore licenses can be obtained by filing applications and paying fees. 14 States do not have auction license laws.)
•Tennessee Real Estate Brock License # 54268
•Kentucky Real Estate Broker License # RP168
•Tennessee Contractors License #00039308
•Arkansas Real Estate License # PB00072611


Alexander Auctions has always used professional auctioneers.

Marvin Alexander has competed in National and World Bid Calling Championships since 1973 and during that time Marvin has won the following championships.

1997 All Around World Champion Auctioneer, Calgary, Canada.

Marvin was inducted into the National Auctioneers Hall of Fame in July, 2009 at Overland Park, Kansas.

1989 International Auctioneer Champion, July 1989, at the National Auctioneers Association Convention, Cincinnati, Ohio.

1988 - 1 of 15 Finalists in the International Auctioneers Championship, Dallas, Texas.

1988 - Winner of the Tennessee Auctioneer Bid Calling Championship, Nashville Tennessee.

Competed in the World's Livestock Auctioneer Contest.

1983 - 1 of 15 Finalists in World Livestock Auctioneer Contest, Dickson, Tennessee.
1980 - Runner-up Champion of Eastern Region, Templeton, California.
1977 - Runner-up Champion of Eastern Region, Calgary, Canada.
1976 - World Champion of Eastern Region, New Holland, Pennsylvania.
1974 - World Champion of Eastern Region, Spokane, Washington.
1973 - Reserved Champion of Eastern Region, Norfolk, Nebraska.


Alexander Auctions & Real Estate Sales was founded in 1963 by Marvin Alexander.

The business office is located in the Alexander Building at 239 University Street, Martin, Tennessee. Alexander Auctions & Real Estate Sales is a full-time auction company managing, selling and conducting auctions in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Arkansas and surrounding states.

Alexander Auctions & Real Estate Sales is a diversified auction company selling real estate and personal property.

Alexander Auctions & Real Estate Sales has developed and cultivated a clientele that is interested in agricultural and development land, commercial and investment properties, residential properties, and industrial buildings.

Alexander Auctions is active in selling farm and construction equipment, industrial equipment, , business liquidation and inventories.

Alexander Auctions & Real Estate has conducted some of the largest estates auctions in the area including antiques, collectibles and personal property, plus specialty auctions including guns, coins, gold and silver.

Through the years, Alexander Auctions has helped set trends on the way auctions are conducted. Alexander Auctions keeps abreast of the latest technology and uses the newest computers and latest modes of high tech equipment.



Tennessee Auctioneer Commission – Current Board Member, November 2004 to Present
Tennessee Auctioneer Commission – Past Chairman, August 2008 to August 2009
Tennessee Auctioneer Commission, - Former Member, 1988 until September 1997 Past Chairman
Tennessee Auctioneer Association, Past President, 1976-77
National Auctioneer Association, Board of Directors, 1982-85
Masonic Lodge, Al Chymia Shrine Temple, Memphis, Tennessee,
Member Goodwill Shrine Club, Memphis, Tennessee
Reelfoot Regional Association of Realtors, Past President
Member of University of Tennessee Rodeo Booster Club
Involved with various high school, 4-H, and booster clubs
Auctioneer for Ducks Unlimited Banquets
Auctioneer for Wild Turkey Federation Banquets
Auctioneer for University of Tennessee Fund Raisers
Auctioneer for local Church Fund Raisers
Auctioneer for Obion & Weakley County Junior Livestock Fat Calf, Sheep and Hog Show Auction


*Certified Auctioneers Institute Member
*Tennessee Auctioneers Association Member
*National Auctioneers Association Member
*Reelfoot Regional of Realtors Association Member
*National Realtors Association Member

 CAI Degree, Certified Auctioneers Institute Graduate, Bloomington, Indiana
 Reisch American School of Auctioneering Graduate, 1961, Mason City, Iowa
 University of Tennessee at Martin, two years. Agricultural and Business Courses.
 United Standard of Professional Appraisal Practice and Certified General Real Estate Appraiser Courses, Retired Certified General Appraisers License in 2007
 National Auctioneer's Association and State Auctioneer's Association Seminar Instructor
 Conducted seminars across the United States for the National Auctioneers Association in the following states: Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Georgia, Minnesota, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, Nebraska, Illinois, Alabama, and Oregon.

731.587.4244 or 731.225.7368



Alexander Auctions & Real Estate Sales

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