Thomas R. Hunt, CAI
Thomas R. "Tommy" Hunt has been providing auction and real estate services to the people of Kentucky and other states for over 40 years. He is recognized as an innovator in the auction method of marketing property and has held some of the largest (and smallest) auctions in the region. His marketing creativity made possible the 1987 sale of the 617 acre Smith estate near the heart of Bowling Green for a total in excess of $5,000,000; and amount unheard of for undeveloped land at the time. That sale resulted in the development now know as Hartland. Tommy’s dedication to the auction profession lead him to leadership roles in the National Auctioneers Association where he served on the Board of Directors and the Kentucky Auctioneers Association where he rose to the office of President and was inducted into the KAA Hall of Fame in 2012. Tommy has put together a team of knowledgeable, dedicated professionals who can market your property to thousands of qualified buyers through print media, internet listings, and email blast accompanied by direct contact. Thomas R. Hunt Auctioneers and sister company Weichert Realtors-The Hunt Group provide complete auction and real estate services for homes, farms, estates, residential lots, and commercial and industrial property. Using the latest technology, including on-line only auctions, Tommy Hunt and his team of professional auctioneers and REALTORS are prepared to provide "No Problem" services to both buyers and sellers around the world.
Jeff Harned, CAI Candidate
Born and raised in Bowling Green, and calling Glasgow, KY, home for 17 years, Jeff has a strong sense of community in the Southern Kentucky area. Jeff graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1988 and from the University of Kentucky in 1992. After graduation, with an eye on the road less traveled, Jeff moved to Nelson County to oversee what was essentially a start-up, large-scale cattle operation. Over the next five years, a small herd of mixed breed cattle on 200 acres grew into a 900-acre, 350-brood cattle operation with feeding interests in three states. It was also during these five years on the farm that he met his future wife Betsy. In the fall of 1997, the decision was made to operate the farm on a partnership basis with an adjoining land owner, and Jeff moved to Glasgow where he and Betsy married. After working briefly in the business, Jeff and Betsy purchased Glasgow Ice Company., a small packaged ice manufacturing and distribution operation covering six counties. During this time, Jeff earned an MBA from Western Kentucky University, and their daughter Wells was born. In January of 2015, after growing Glasgow Ice Company to serve 19 counties in Kentucky and in neighboring Tennessee, Jeff sold the company to pursue an interest in auctioneering and commercial real estate. He is currently enrolled in a three year program of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) to attain his Certified Auction Institute (CAI) designation. This program is the MBA of the auction profession. Jeff would most like to use his years of business experience and knowledge of the local markets to help clients meet their most complex and challenging real estate needs. Jeff and his family currently reside in Glasgow, KY, where he remains active in the community serving as Secretary of the Glasgow Electric Plant Board and attending the First Christian Church. Jeff’s hobbies, when time permits, are fly-fishing on the Cumberland River and pursuing Kentucky’s native Bobwhite quail with his Llewellin setter Belle. Whether business liquidation, multi-tract farms and properties, or specialized machinery, complex and challenging projects are right in Jeff's wheelhouse. The MarkNet online platform has become the preferred way to purchase assets and nobody understands how to use this for the benefit of the seller better than Jeff. Successfully applied to real estate, machinery, and equipment, Jeff has provided returns that far surpass what a traditional live only sale could provide. Give Jeff a call today to discuss how his experience and the MarkNet System can make your sale a successful one.
Marty Murphy is a native of Bowling Green, KY and attended Bowling Green High School. He is married to Lora Murphy and they live in Morgantown, KY with their three children. A mechanic by trade, Marty transitioned into running his own business, Bluegrass Window Tint, for 10 years before moving into construction. He spent that time mostly at Ft. Campbell building steel buildings for Coleman Construction. His parents are Terrell & Brenda Murphy of Bowling Green and he has a younger brother Yantez. They were raised in the outdoors, hunting, fishing and golfing. That love has carried over and followed Marty through into his family today. As a Realtor and Auctioneer, Marty is committed to pushing forward to help people with their specific real estate and personal property needs, selling or buying. With his knowledge of the South Central Kentucky area, whether you are looking for Recreational Land, Residential, Commercial property, or need to re-allocate assets, Marty will work to find you the property that best suits your needs or the best method for converting your assets to cash.
Rob is a native of Owensboro, KY and has lived in Kentucky most of his life. He graduated from Owensboro High School in 1989 and from the University of Kentucky in 1993. After graduation, he became a stockbroker and top Nasdaq trader for a regional investment firm in Louisville. He was an active trader in equities as he invested in multiple small and mid cap companies showing strong growth prospects. He later moved on to start his own investment advisory firm trading equities for high net worth clients. He continues to do that today as he maintains his Series 65 license. In addition, he has assisted a client in his medical practice, the purchase and sell of an additional practice and investment in a private placement of radiation and oncology practices with revenues in excess of $12 million dollars. This experience has given him the knowledge and temperament to handle complex buy and sell transactions in multiple sectors. Having analyzed commercial real estate transactions of various clients, he has developed a wealth of knowledge into the structuring of various real estate investments. He enjoys the ups and downs of making a deal work. He is now taking the knowledge from these positions to grow his commercial real estate and auction business in the Southern Kentucky area. He looks forward to working with buyers and sellers in the future as they pursue their investment goals through real estate.