HENDERSONVILLE, TN (Diamond Ochs Enterprises) – Diamond Ochs Enterprises LLC ( www . tennesseeauctioneer .com ) is pleased to announce that Justin Ochs, recently won the title of International Auctioneer Champion (IAC) during a competition at the 63rd International Auctioneers Conference and Show in Spokane, Wash.
“I am humbled at the opportunity to compete with such poised and talented auction
professionals,” said Ochs. “It is truly my honor to represent the auction industry as IAC
Seventy-nine of the world’s top male and female bid-calling auctioneers competed and were judged on their presentation, chant, voice timbre, body language, interview answers and other performance elements of effective auctioneering. Since the competition was created in 1988, IAC champions have been considered by industry professionals to be the best bid-calling auctioneers in the world.
Although Ochs attended many farm and livestock auctions with his family during his childhood in Kansas, his ambition early on was to be a veterinarian, which sent him on a pre-vet track in high school and college. Ochs also holds a Master’s Degree in Event Management.
In 2004, he started an announcing business which led him to announce some of the largest equine events in the nation including the AQHA World Championships, APHA World Championships, NRHA Futurity and Extreme Mustang Makeover. Eventually Justin enrolled at Missouri Auction School. Following auction school, Ochs’s career gained momentum rapidly as some of the largest auction companies in the world contracted his services.
In 2009, Ochs was presented an opportunity to try out for the esteemed Barrett-Jackson, “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction”, and secured a position on the auction team during the live-broadcast on the SPEED channel.
“I believe auctioneers will continue to play a vital role in the economy in the next five years, especially in real estate,” Ochs noted. “There are a ton of vacant properties on the books that haven’t even hit the market yet, and the auction method of accelerated marketing will realize fair market value for these properties.”
Along with the women’s division champion, Lynne Zink, Ochs will serve as a spokesperson and ambassador for the quarter-trillion dollar auction industry. He lives in Hendersonville, Tenn., with Kelly, his wife, and their son, Weston.
Ochs currently serves as a director on the Tennessee Auctioneer’s Association board and is the 2010 Tennessee Bid Calling Champion. He has also been a member of the auction staff for the All American Quarter Horse Congress Super Sale in Columbus, Ohio, the AQHA World Championship Sale in Oklahoma City, Okla. and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in Nashville.
Diamond Ochs Enterprises LLC specializes in auction marketing and sale of Middle
Tennessee residential and commercial real estate, farms and land, along with farm machinery, heavy equipment and other assets. For more information, call 615-507-5984 or visit www.tennesseeauctioneer.com .