RESUME

JAMES LEE JOHNSTON

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14474 ROUTE K

MADISON, MISSOURI 65263

660-291-5921

 

SUMMARY

Good leadership abilities; strong negotiator, able to read people and work with them for a common goal that will work for all sides; good economic sense, able to evaluate property very close to market value; salesperson, communicator, promoter, versatile, hard working, honest.

 

WORK HISTORY

1974-Present JOHNSTON AUCTION AND REAL ESTATE – AUCTIONEER AND REAL ESTATE SALES

Own and operate Johnston Auction Center in Madison, Missouri. Conduct and complete planning of as many as 100 auctions a year, including business liquidations, machinery, real estate, household, antiques, and monthly consignment auctions.  Also owned and operated Montgomery Auction, Inc. in Montgomery City, Missouri (1992-2000), selling weekly livestock and miscellaneous consignment auctions, horse and tack auctions.  Sell real estate in Missouri including residential, agricultural, and commercial property.  Have conducted auctions for   FDIC, FmHA, SBA, State of Missouri Surplus, Missouri Department of Transportation, Unclaimed Property for Missouri State Treasurer’s Office, as well as for individuals.  Appraised personal property for estates and for tax purposes.

 

1969-1977 STAMPER FEED MILL, MOBERLY, MO – REGIONAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE.

Dealer recruitment, sales training, credit supervision, sales in Northeastern Missouri and Western Illinois.

 

1969-2010 FARMER, MADISON, MISSOURI

Owned and operated row crop/livestock farm; including cattle and hogs;           crops of soybeans, corn, milo, wheat, oats.

 

EDUCATION

1965-1969 University of Missouri, Columbia, MO – B.S. Degree in Agricultural Economics with honors.

 

1989-1991 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN – graduate of Certified Auctioneers Institute, CAI professional designation.

 

1973 Missouri Auction School, Kansas City, MO – General Auctioneer Degree

 

1987 International College of Real Estate Appraisal, Nashville, TN – Graduate

 

1974-Present Licensed Real Estate Broker – Missouri Real Estate Commission

 

1973-Present Many continuing education classes on real estate and auction subjects.

 

LICENSES

Licensed Auctioneer in Missouri and Illinois, and selling in the open states of Kansas and Iowa.

Licensed Real Estate Broker in Missouri

A Notary Public for the State of Missouri

 

AWARDS /MEMBERSHIPS

2006 Inducted into the Missouri Professional Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame.

 

2001 Awarded Reserve Grand Champion of the Missouri State Bid Calling Contest at the Missouri State Fair.

 

1969-2008 Member of the Missouri Association of Realtors (MAR), and the National Association of Realtors (NAR)

 

2008-Present Member of Mutual Association of Real Estate Practitioners

1972-Present Member of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) and the Missouri Professional Auctioneers Association (MPAA)

Elected to these positions for Missouri Professional Auctioneers Association:  1992, President; 1991, President Elect; 1990, Vice- President; 2004-2005 & 1988-1990, Board of Directors; 1991, Chairman of the Missouri State Bid Calling Contest; 1989, 1990, 2002 MPAA Convention Chairman; Various other committees.

 

Elected to the Monroe County Water District #2 Board of Directors

 

Elected to the Madison C-3 School Board

 

Member of Alpha Zeta Honorary Fraternity.

 

Member, Deacon, Bible Teacher, Business Moderator of Cairo Baptist Church

 

Member of Gideon’s International; Designated Gideon report speaker for presentation at churches.

 

Friend of 4-H Award; 10 year 4-H member; Key Award; Danforth Award; State & National Public Speaker Awards in 4-H and FFA; 4 year FFA member; many offices in 4-H and FFA; Adult 4-H Project Leader

 

Missouri Army National Guard, Honorable Discharge.