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About Us

Bobby Hutchison  •  Rick Hurst  
George Sutherland  •   Sam Belcher  •  Blake Hutchison   •  Chris Boden 

BOBBY HUTCHISON
President

Bobby brings more than thirty-five years of real estate brokerage, auction and appraisal experience to the company. While maintaining a full course schedule at the University of West Florida under a scholarship grant from the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers (AIREA) in pursuit of a BS in Finance and Accounting, Hutchison earned the distinguished honor of the “youngest” licensed agent in the State of Florida at the age of 18. He soon became the youngest Broker at the age of 19.

Extensive specialized training in real estate appraising at Tulane University and the University of Georgia through the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers (AIREA), provided his educational basis to become one of the first Florida State Certified Appraisers in 1990. He is a graduate from the nation’s most prestigious Auctioneering Schools, Worldwide College of Auctioneering, located in Denver, CO, earning the distinguished honor of “Colonel”.

His extensive list of professional accomplishments in real estate auction, franchise ownership, development, management and appraising provide a solid and broad basis for the Company. His licensure in multiple states further demonstrates his commitment to the auction profession.

Bobby’s favorite hobby’s include flying his personal aircraft throughout the U.S. and “organic cattle farming” at his ranch in Florida.

Florida Auctioneer Lic # AU 3871

Alabama Auctioneer Lic # A 5195

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Rick Hurst
Sales Associate
Rick Hurst brings a wide range of experience to the National Real Estate Auction Group.

He is well known throughout Northwest Florida after working some 20 years as a television journalist, anchorman and weather forecaster in Pensacola and Panama City.

Rick served in the 1990s as County Commissioner for Bay County’s District 5, which includes the Panama City Beach area. He rose to leadership as chairman of the Tourist Development Council’s Marketing Committee, helping to design and implement the agency’s multi-million dollar marketing plans.

Rick has been working in the Real Estate business since 1997, with licenses in Florida and Alabama. He has specialized in working with sellers of waterfront and commercial properties.

Now in the 21st Century, Rick has accumulated years of experience in the Auction Method of marketing Real Estate and stands ready to assist NREAG clients in getting the most money for their properties in the shortest amount of time.

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George Sutherland
Sales Associate

George Sutherland moved to the US from Eastern Canada in 1981 with his wife Sharon and sons Scott and Chris. He has a general management background with expertise in manufacturing, transportation and distribution industries. Since the late 80’s George has been involved in development and home building.

After visiting Destin 4 winters in a row he decided it was time to move and enjoy the beaches year-round. “I really take pleasure in working with people and the real estate industry has provided me with an opportunity to do what I enjoy most.” Once aware of this industry he immediately knew that auctions were the future of real estate and was eager to be a part of such an exciting time of growth and expansion. Since that time George has helped many buyers and sellers in the auction process including being part of a national auction team that sold 257 condos, drew over 700 bidders and recently earned Grand Prize Auction of the Year for 2010 at the National Auctioneers Convention.

In his spare time George donates his time to charitable organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and is a founder of The Fuller Center for Housing of South Walton, a non-profit organization that builds affordable housing for those in need. He also enjoys golfing, biking and fishing.

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Sam Belcher
Auctioneer
Sam Belcher is an accomplished auctioneer of many years receiving training early on at the world’s largest and oldest institutions, the Missouri Auction School, with further studies accomplished at the Florida Auctioneer Academy. He is a licensed auctioneer in many states throughout the U.S.

He has completed the academic requirements for AARE (Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate) and CES (Certified Estate Specialist) offered through the National Auctioneer Association. Mr. Belcher serves as a distinguished Auctioneer and Real Estate Instructor in multiple states as well.

His vast experience includes a wide range of auctioneering in real estate, bankruptcy, estate, personal property and fundraising activities.

Sam spends most of his personal time with his family timber business and beautiful wife, Carol.

Auction License #1886

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Blake Hutchison
Chief Financial Officer

Blake Hutchison brings an extensive range of financial and management knowledge to NREAG.

He was born and raised in the panhandle of Florida and is proud to call it home. Blake has been involved in different aspects of real estate auctions since the tender age of 14, bringing a cutting edge approach to the wealth of experience now serving the NREAG team.

His BS degree in Finance and minor in Management at the University of West Florida further insures a steady approach to success and direction to NREAG clients. Blake demonstrated exceptional understanding of both finance and management concepts with his placement on the University's prestigious Dean’s list.

In his spare time, he enjoys cross country running and racing sports cars. Blake placed 6th in the nation in the 3000 meters at the 2002 Knoxville Junior Olympic games. Furthermore, he is a graduate of the Panoz racing school, placing first in his class in a Solo autocross event. Blake's life philosophy of achieving excellence is a common thread throughout the NREAG team.

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Chris Boden
Broker Associate

Mr. Boden brings a broad range of traditional real estate brokerage knowledge and sales experience to the exciting, fast paced world of real estate auctions. After years of participation in the passive traditional brokerage arena, Chris is excited to now bring the aggressive auction marketing tools to his clients.

He received his Florida Real Estate License in 2004 and Broker's License in 2005.

Chris will be working in the Central Florida area expanding NREAG’s reach into the exciting world of auction. He looks forward to assisting owners in selling their residential, commercial property or land at auction.

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Specializing in the rapid liquidation of real estate utilizing the auction method, our team creates an aggressive marketing plan featuring a blend of online, direct mail and targeted media to maximize a property's exposure. National Real Estate Auction Group is set up to provide clients the highest possible level of service by focusing on details to guarantee each aspect of the auction is conducted professionally, ensuring the best chance of success at the highest possible price on auction day.

12598 Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite 201 • Miramar Beach, FL 32550 • 850-269-SOLD (7653)