Blue Skies AuctionSM was started by Mark Bisch and Sam Minor in 2012 with an idea that there was a better way to assist families through times of transition. Whether it’s downsizing or liquidating an estate, we work with you to create a personalized solution.
We are a full service auction company that can organize and sell your personal items, prepare your property for the market and sell your real estate. Each situation requires a personal approach and we are here to help you determine what is best for you.
Mark and Sam are active members of the National and Indiana Auctioneer’s Associations. The National Auctioneer’s Association (NAA) provides its members with a diverse range of professional designation courses specifically built to help Auctioneers specialize while expanding their professional knowledge. It also provides a wonderful opportunity to network with specialized individuals in the auction community.
Mark currently holds the following designations:
- Certified Estate Specialist (CES)
CES designation holders understand how to properly conduct and deal with the settling of estates, working with family members and dealing with lawyers and accountants.
- Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA)
The GPPA is awarded to qualified property appraisers who meet the educational and experiential requirements and who adhere to a strict code of ethics and standards of practice. We provide USPAP compliant appraisals to our clients.
- Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS)
The BAS designation teaches professional auctioneers the planning techniques that create successful benefit and fund-raising auctions that help to build their clientele and profits.
All of the designations require 24 hours of continuing education each year. We believe that maintaining these designations show that not only are we committed to these specialties, but we are also committed to keeping up with the profession and furthering our education. Our clients quickly realize that we know how to run an auction, but also that we are informed of the latest trends and technologies available to us.