We'd like to introduce you to September 2013 World Wide College of Auctioneering Graduate Richard Morton.
"If it were not for social media, primarily Facebook and YouTube, I would not have been able to turn my lifelong dream of becoming an auctioneer into reality. Social Media is paramount in today's techno-world of becoming and staying what you want to be. Learn it, embrace it, and take care of it-it is not only an essential tool, but it is the vehicle that will take you where you want to go in today's world." Richard Morton- Auctioneer (Amarillo, Texas)
1. Why did you decide to attend World Wide College of Auctioneering?
I have always wanted to be (an always want to be) the best, most successful Auctioneer that I can possibly be. Therefore, after much research, prayer and observing successful Auctioneers in the Profession, I knew hands down that WWCA would provide the start to my career as an Auctioneer.
2. What one things surprised you the most about auction school?
That WWCA is NOT a one-time experience unless You choose for it to be. The lifetime tuition and the # of past students that return just to "see what they can do "blew me away!! It is truly a family.
3. What state do you live in?
I don't live in a State, I live in the Nation of Texas- LOL!
4. How many auctions have you attended this past year?
Uhhhh? A bunch! Several each week.
5. Tell us about your family.
My wife Donna and I have been happily married since February 5, 1994. We have an "Only Child" Aubrey "Aubz is a multi-instrument musician laying both Piano and Violin in the Amarillo High School Symphony Orchestra and Church. She is mine and Donna's world. She and Donna are my "Auctioneer" inspiration. When I work an Auction, I love to have Aubz ring for me, she's amazing. She has agree to attend WWCA hopefully in Mason City since I attended in Denver.
6. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose to live?
Probably right here in my ole Hometown of Amarillo America, it's a great safe place to come home to when you've been traveling. But I do have aspirations of a nice Ranch someday (a second or vacation home), probably in Colorado, Wyoming or Montana.
7. Tell us about one "aha" moment while attending auction school.
Do you mean "Auctioneers Helping Auctioneers?" Or an epiphany? No, seriously, it was the fact that EVERYONE associated with WWCA from Paul C. Behr, Vicky Flickinger and ALL the instructors really do want the Students to become successful in the Auction Profession. It is evident by their conduct when you enroll, during Class and post-graduation. They ARE my "Auction Family" as are all my fellow classmates and fellow Alumni. "AHA"!
8. Do you have a favorite quote that motivates you each day?
1. "My pay- raise is effective when I am." 2. "Obstacles are what you see when you lose focus of your goals."
9. How many siblings do you have?
Just one Sister, she isn't in the Auction Profession, nor is any of my family. I'm a first generation Auctioneer.
10. Do you have a favorite auction company, if so, which one and why?
Man, I'm from Amarillo, Texas, home of "SPANKY" and AMY ASSITER! My favorite auction company is ASSITER AUCTIONEERS- Official Auction Team of the BARRETT-JACKSON CLASSIC CAR AUCTION! Why? Because they're them! "YUP!"