Evening of Spectacles Raises $240,000


Amy Martin and George Franco were the auctioneers and masters of ceremony for the Evening of Spectacles held at the Buckhead Theatre this year on April 27, 2013 sponsored by the Georgia Lighthouse Lion’s Club. This spectacular event raised $240,000 for an organization that is able  to provide $5 worth of eyeglasses, eye surgeries and hearing aids to Georgians in financial need for every $1 raised.

The Evening of Spectacles is a benefit event that, in addition to a live and silent auction, includes a  fashion show in which students across Georgia, from Atlanta to Savannah, created clothing from used eyeglasses. The winner of the fashion show was presented with a $1000 check form McGee Eyegroup.

For more information about the Evening of Spectacles, please visit http://www.nightofspectacles.org/


Down Home Derby – May 4, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-04-29 at 2.40.36 PMThis year we are doing the Down Home Derby again for the fourth year. They  have another exciting event lined up for 2013, with live music, fabulous food and drink, live and silent auctions. Hats are a tradition at the Kentucky Derby and this year we are holding our second Blue Ribbon Hat Parade. Mark your calendars for the event, always the first Saturday in May.


Benefit Auctions

Amy Martin will work with your non-profit organizations to captivate and inspire your audience so that they truly have fun giving their donations during your fundraising benefit. Amy knows how important every dollar raised is to your charity. She will devote her passion and enthusiasm to your event, adding entertainment and gamesmanship with the goal of maximizing revenues for your efforts.

Amy is available as a full-service auctioneer and consultant to help you design, develop and implement your next benefit auction. She may also be hired as a live auctioneer for “one-night only”, bringing her memorable flair to your special event.

Amy provides charity auction services for schools, private organizations, healthcare providers, arts and culture organizations, and more.  Contact her today to discuss your benefit auction goals.

Estate Auctions, Business Liquidations & Appraisals

If you have a small business or family estate that you wish to liquidate, we offer full service appraisals and auction services.

We can also do complete business liquidation and personal property auction services for banks, trustees, and estate executors. Amy Martin’s team is expert at handling both online and live auctions to reach the largest, targeted audience of potential buyers.

She brings year of experience liquidating retail and wholesale stores, professional offices, medical facilities, industrial enterprises, and agricultural concerns to your auction. For the liquidation of larger commercial and industrial enterprises, Amy Martin partners with Auction Management Corporation, a larger auction group with in-depth experience and extensive resources. Auction Management Corporation is a premier auction company that specializes in the liquidation of real estate as well as being a knowledgeable, trusted liquidator of technology assets, equipment, and other business liquidations. No matter the size of the auction, Amy Martin utilizes the best technology, equipment, marketing and selling techniques while always retaining the core “small-town” values of high quality customer service and care.

Amy Martin can be trusted to handle estate liquidations with both sensitivity and efficiency.

In addition, Amy Martin can provide accurate appraisals prior to business or personal property liquidations. For banks handling small business foreclosures and/or refinancing, divorce and bankruptcy trustees and attorneys, and government agencies, Amy Martin can provide expert valuations based on years of auction experience and knowledge of the marketplace.  To determine the value of a single item, or to gain a total picture of the value of your business assets, please call now.

Real Estate Auctions

The adage that “time equals money” certainly applies to the real estate auction business.

Although real estate auctions traditionally have been reserved to sell distressed properties or for foreclosure sales, more and more property is coming to auction because it is the most cost-effective and time-sensitive method to sell real estate.

In 1999, as a newly licensed auctioneer, Amy Martin met with Jeb and Marsha Howell, and Scott Schwartz of Auction Management Corporation, a real estate auction company headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Amy admired their gracious style and professional approach to clients. The Auction Management Corporation team had a great depth of understanding about the auction marketplace and particularly real estate.

Today, Amy Martin is proud to be part of the Auction Management Corporation team. To discuss the liquidation of commercial or residential real estate at auction with Auction Management Corporation, please contact Amy Martin today.