To be considered for the honor, an auctioneer must be nominated by a fellow auctioneer member and must meet specific criteria. Criteria considered by the committee in selecting the honoree are:
* Success and leadership in the nominee’s chosen field and impact on the auction profession
* Dedicated support of OAA and the local community
* Adherence to the Auctioneer Code of Ethics
Jerry Stichter graduated from Troy High School and Ohio University and taught in the Troy Schools. He was licensed as an Auctioneer in 1975, licensed as a real estate agent in 1977 and as a broker in 2007. Jerry has been an associate of Garden Gate Realty, Inc. since 1980. He has conducted an estimated 3,000 auctions of personal property and real estate since that time. He is a member of Ohio and National Auctioneers Associations and served on the OAA Board of Directors and as Committee Chairman for the NAA Election Committee. He earned the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) designation from Indiana University in 1989 and the Certified Estate Specialist (CES) designation in 2008. He is a member of the local, state and national Boards of Realtors. He received the Ohio Association of Realtors (OAR) Award of Achievement in 2008. He is a member of the Certified Appraisers Guild of America (CAGA).
Jerry believes the benefits gained from his membership in the OAA and NAA confirmed his belief in the auction method of marketing and his commitment to provide the highest level of professional service to the local community. Hall of Fame member, John Kramer of Eaton, Ohio introduced Jerry as one of the new members and shared that Jerry’s compassion for his clients in dealing with their needs has been one of his greatest qualities.
As guests of the OAA and surprising the honoree at the event were Bill Severt, Broker, Garden Gate Realty, local auctioneers Scott Pence and John Seagraves, the Stichter Auction Staff, spouses, family and friends.
Jerry Stichter, president of Jerry Stichter Auctioneer, Inc., and Broker Associate of Garden Gate Realty, Inc. conducts auction and traditional real estate brokerage, personal property auctions and appraisal services for homes, farms and businesses throughout southwest Ohio. Jerry resides in Troy with his wife, Debra.