About Us

Williamson Bros. Realty & Auction Co., Inc. is headquartered in Athens, Georgia.  We sell by traditional methods &/or the accelerated marketing Auction method for both Real & Personal Property.

Our Real Estate sales include commercial, residential, land & lake properties. Personal Property sales include business liquidations, surplus material & inventory, antiques, restaurant & supermarket equipment, farm & construction equipment, antique to late model vehicles, estates, coins, firearms & even a pair of water buffalo.

Williamson Bros. has conducted sales & auctions for individuals, business owners, receivers, attorneys, executors, bankers & Bankruptcy Court Trustees.

Our aggressive marketing program combines the latest technologies online at multiple well-known websites, our Event Alerts e-Newsletter (with thousands of individuals requesting sign-up!), phone technologies (texting, calls), newsprint, & flyers/direct mail.Sam Williamson



About Sam Williamson CAI, AARE, GPPA, REALTOR®, Auctioneer

Sam Williamson, Owner & President/CEO of Williamson Bros. Realty & Auction Co., Inc., is a licensed professional REALTOR® & Auctioneer.  Committed to excellence in providing quality services that exceed Customer expectations, Sam’s goal is to have highly satisfied Customers who recommend & refer his services.

Sam’s professional style suits any venue, but always includes his over 25 years of expertise as a REALTOR® & Auctioneer, his friendly, compelling personality, clear upbeat bid-calling, interspersed with entertaining commentary that keeps the audience alert.  His events are effective for Seller goals of obtaining top market value, as well as relaxing, informative, & even fun for the crowd.

At only 21 years of age, after attending UGA & teaching at a local middle school, Sam founded his Lock & Key business in Athens, Georgia, which is now celebrating over 48 years in business. After becoming a REALTOR® & Auctioneer, Sam turned over operations of Clarke County Lock & Key, Inc. to his brother Allen in order to devote his knowledge & expertise full time in his Real Estate & Auctioning career.

Having sold Real Estate & conducted Auctions & Estate Sales in the Southeast & nationwide, Sam has honed his selling, auction skills & knowledge of the business.  He developed a successful, unique Real Estate Auction business model that drew the attention of both the Real Estate & Auction professions.

Sam’s strong work ethic, generosity, & kindness has gained community recognition & respect.  Whether a large multi-parcel Real Estate event or small estate, a benefit event or other services, he is committed to providing the best possible result for the Seller.

 Credentials & Designations

  • Licensed REALTOR® in the State of Georgia
  • Licensed Auctioneer in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Texas, & Virginia
  • Certified Auctioneers Institute, CAI
  • Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate, AARE
  • Graduate Personal Property Appraiser, GPPA
  • Expert Witness in the Courts, National Auctioneers Association
  • Georgia Auctioneers Association 2009 Bid Calling Champion

Recognition & Service

  • Inducted into the Georgia Auctioneers Association HALL OF FAME in 2018.
  • Athens Area Association of REALTORS® Inaugural Hometown Hero – August, 2014, which recognizes everyday heroes of the Athens Area who make the community a better place to live through their service to it.
  • Athens Area Association of REALTORS® Good Neighbor Award, 2013.
  • Auction services to numerous community/non-profit organizations for fundraising, & has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollar for their causes.
  • Chairman of the Board 2003 – 2004, President 2002 – 2003, Georgia Auctioneers Association, served on Board of Directors total of 10 years.
  • Real Estate Sales Achievements recognitions & Awards.

Professional Memberships & Professional Education

  • Member of National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)
  • Member of National Auctioneers Association (NAA)
  • Member of Georgia Association of REALTORS® (GAR)
  • Member of Georgia Auctioneers Association (GAA)
  • Member of Athens Area Association of REALTORS® (AAAR)
  • Graduate of the Missouri School of Auctioneering
  • Graduate of the Certified Appraisers Guild
  • Prestige Designation of CAI, University of Indiana
  • Bilingual Auctioneer Training, World Wide College of Auctioneering
  • Ongoing Continuing Education for REALTORS®, & Auctioneers to be able to offer his best as a professional.

Sam’s goal is to provide the best services available in using either traditional or accelerated marketing auction methods in marketing both Real Estate &/or Personal Property. Through education, involvement in industry. & personal improvement, he is able to offer his best as a professional REALTOR® & Auctioneer.

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