Linda Makowski, auctioneer and appraiser with Express Auctioneers & Appraisers, 6329 Burleigh Road, Gloucester, went from a background in finance and mortgage lending to the auction house. She said the transition was easy in the concept: “It is all about numbers and results.”
She grew up in southwest Virginia where she said auctions were the main avenue to sell real estate; in fact, “My family bought and sold several farms at auction when I was young and constantly attended auctions. Auctions then and now are an excellent source for opportunity for seller or buyer.”
From working with an auctioneer in financing real estate liquidation, Linda eventually started Express Auctioneers with her now-husband Larry Makowski. In addition to its Gloucester headquarters, Express also has an auction gallery in Williamsburg.
The company offers marketing for real estate, personal property, and equipment, onsite or online, for individuals, estates, guardian, courts and other entities, she...
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