Sam Williamson, REALTOR®, Auctioneer, Owner & CEO of Williamson Bros. Realty & Auction Co., Inc., in Athens, Georgia, was inducted into the Georgia Auctioneers Hall of Fame. This is an award of distinction determined by his peers and decided by the Georgia Auctioneers Association’s Hall of Fame Committee.

The awards ceremony took place during the Association’s Summer Conference and awards banquet in Helen, Georgia on August 18, 2018 and came as a complete surprise to Williamson.

Williamson is a veteran Auctioneer with over 23 years of experience. His expertise as a REALTOR® & Auctioneer is evident in his clear upbeat bid-calling, interspersed with entertaining commentary that keeps the audience alert. His events are effective for seller goals of obtaining top market value, as well as relaxing, informative, & even fun for the crowd.

His professional career began at 21 years of age, after attending UGA & teaching at a local middle school, Sam founded his Lock & Key business in Athens, Georgia which is now celebrating over 45 years in business. After becoming a REALTOR® & Auctioneer, he turned over operations of Clarke County Lock & Key, Inc. to his brother Allen in 1995 in order to devote his knowledge & expertise full time in his Real Estate & Auctioning career.

Being inducted into the Georgia Auctioneers Hall of Fame is a very significant honor,” said Col. Chuck Beam, Georgia Auctioneers Association, Hall of Fame Committee Chair.

Williamson is a worthy recipient of this award, his additional achievements and certifications include:
Certified Auctioneers Institute, CAI, Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate, AARE, Graduate Personal Property Appraiser, GPPA, USPAP certified (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) Expert Witness in the Courts, National Auctioneers Association ● Georgia Auctioneers Association 2009, GA Bid Calling Champion, Athens Area Association of REALTORS® Inaugural Hometown Hero – August, 2014, Athens Area Association of REALTORS® Good Neighbor Award – 2013, Chairman of the Board 2003 – 2004, President 2002 – 2003, Georgia Auctioneers Association, served on Board of Directors total of 10 years

Sam Williamson and his team can be contacted by phone at 706.202.2685 or visit his website at for additional information.

About Georgia Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame Committee

Georgia Auctioneers Association– Hall of Fame Committee reviews nominations made by GAA Members and Georgia Auctioneers for induction into the Hall of Fame. Many Hall of Fame Members were Past Presidents and GAA Members who dedicated time and energy to the auction industry in the State of Georgia. Contact us if you have a Hall of Fame Member and our Committee can provide information about the nomination process. Any new Hall of Fame members voted and agreed upon by our Hall of Fame Committee are introduced at our Summer Conference which is generally in August.

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