Granger, Thagard & Associates, Inc., is an auction marketing firm specializing in real estate and other significant assets. The GTA team has a diverse background
capable of serving clients' needs with education, experience and service.
Jack F. Granger, president, brings to his role a background of sales, business, communications, public relations, real estate and auction
G. W.(Bill) Thagard, vice president, has a background in the military, conventional real estate brokerage, appraising, auction marketing and construction. This knowledge is instrumental in achieving successful
results for his clients.
Since 1987, Kay Granger Thagard, Marketing Director, has managed the creative tailor-made marketing efforts for the firm's clients.
Patsy B. (Pat) Mitchell has joined Granger Thagard & Associates, Inc. as Regional Sales Manager. Mrs. Mitchell, the 2009 Birmingham Association of Realtors Broker of the Year, has for the past 18 years served as the qualifying broker for RealtySouth?s Oak Mountain and Hoover offices. She was the owner/broker of Landmark Realty Services & Development, after leaving a rewarding career at BellSouth. Mrs. Mitchell will serve to coordinate hiring, training and sales efforts for Granger Thagard & Associates, Inc.
Candace Rayfield has joined Granger Thagard & Associates, Inc. as a Sales Associate/Auction Apprentice. Candace began her real estate career with RealtySouth in Birmingham and was Associate Broker for Coastal Properties in Orange Beach, AL. She was the top listing and sales producer consistently for over two years. She has worked in Sales and marketing for over 15 years and served as Vice President of Marketing for two different companies. Candace utilizes all of her creative and professional talents to create a unique partnership for Granger Thagard & Associates that will be beneficial to all of her clients as well as rewarding and profitable
Granger, Thagard & Associates, Inc. adds Auctioneer Apprentice Christy Hotz to its sales team. Miss Hotz has been a successful Realtor in the Greater Birmingham area since 1997, working with LAH, RealtySouth and House of Style. With degrees in education, experience with marketing and sales, Christy will parlay her traditional real estate skills into accelerating sales utilizing the auction method
GTA is pleased to announce Mary S. Richmond's association with their company
as an Auctioneer Apprentice. Mary is a long time Realtor and, most recently, an award winning Managing Broker for RealtySouth in the
Tony Thagard is the first of the second generation of
auctioneers at Granger, Thagard & Associates, Inc. Tony has a background in web and other multimedia development. He also manages computer operations and target marketing activities. Tony graduated from Auburn
University with a degree in Business Administration (Finance).
Both Jack and Bill
have their CAI designation from the Auction Marketing Institute. The CAI designation is awarded to those individuals who qualify as professionals within the auction industry. AMI is the national organization for professional
auctioneers located in Overland park, Kansas. Both Jack and Bill are also members of local, state and national real estate and auctioneer organizations.
All GTA auction marketing associates are either real estate
brokers, real estate salespersons, auctioneers or auctioneer apprentices. Granger, Thagard & Associates, Inc. has a network of real estate brokers and auctioneer professionals, across the nation, who can be called upon for
a specific "experience curve" for each special client's situation.
Granger and Thagard began their professional career with antique auctions, farm auctions and business liquidations. Marketing varied real
estate properties and other significant personal property assets in the Southeast has been their focus since the mid 1990's.
GTA has sold millions of dollars worth of real estate and significant personal property assets.
They have become immensely familiar with necessary steps of auction marketing to satisfy their clients. They realize the importance of quality marketing and take pride in their attention to detail. Their willingness to go the
extra mile insures a successful auction.