THE BEST TEAM FOR YOUR DAY
The Auction Group founder is Gordon Macdonald. For all who know him, Gordon is a true craftsman. He brings showmanship and energy, without the slick. He makes negotiation an art form, without any need for underhand tactics.
With almost a decade of agency sales experience preceding a six-year career as a dedicated auctioneer, Gordon has a reputation for patiently but tenaciously putting together seemingly impossible deals. As a trusted and independent third party, Gordon’s honesty and straightforwardness help to instantly build rapport with all parties.
Gordon has a clear and proven track record for making significant impact within partner agencies, via high impact training and ongoing coaching for agents on effective auction practice. With his partner agents generating the maximum level of buyer interest throughout the campaign, he skilfully guides all parties through to the best possible conclusion on auction day.
Gordon is assertive yet approachable, friendly yet professional. Critically, his relaxed nature belies a quiet determination to succeed.
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Tony Illing is a seasoned negotiator who combines a driven, strategic approach with a genuine passion for the auction process.
With more than 25 years’ experience in international sales and management, Tony prides himself on his ability to understand people’s needs and to deliver first-class outcomes. Having owned and operated two businesses of his own, he intuitively understands the unique challenges and nuances that accompany every transaction.
Tony’s love of the auction call was sparked while growing up on a sheep and cattle station in southwestern Queensland, where livestock auctions were a part of his daily life. An experienced residential, commercial and lifestyle auctioneer, he has a proven reputation for honesty, professionalism and down-to-earth service.
Tony sees every auction as an opportunity to bring buyer and seller together, and to negotiate the best possible outcome for all parties.
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Commencing work for a family-owned real estate business at the age of 18 and quickly progressing to principal by 21, Tony has over 30 years experience in sales and auctioneering.
Formally trained at the Real Estate Institute of SA’s Auction School - Tony has called in excess of 1000 auctions across both Adelaide and Queensland. On auction day Tony brings a natural calm to a traditionally emotional environment, effortlessly providing confidence to both buyer and seller.
Tony is now an integral member of The Auction Group, bringing a wealth of experience and a desire to greatly impact our partner offices.
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