Expert Auctioneers and Auction Services

Jeb Howell, CAI, AARE

  • President, Licensed Real Estate Broker and Auctioneer
  • 770-841-9924

After earlier careers as a geologist and real estate developer, Jeb joined the Resolution Trust Corporation in 1990, where he was selected to run the Atlanta office of RTC’s auction program, where he was responsible for the RTC’s first several hundred real estate auctions in the nation. These highly successful events resulted in the sale of billions of dollars of real estate back to the private sector.

In 1992, he left the RTC to head up the Atlanta office of a national auction firm, where he began a series of regular auctions - The Atlanta Quarterly/ Georgia Statewide Auction - which established a regular “large auction” format for multiple seller/multiple property real estate auctions, and which Auction Management Corporation continued in GA, AL, FL, TN, NC, LA, MS, AR, and SC.

In 1996, he convinced the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games to auction off all the remaining assets of the Centennial Olympic Games, in a series of gigantic auctions which spanned a year. He was one of the first auctioneers in the country to utilize the Internet for auction promotions, and co-owned the first national auctioneer web hosting site,

In March of 1998, he started Auction Management Corporation, where he serves as President. His company conducts real estate auctions in all states in the US, and he personally holds real estate and auctioneer licenses in many states.

Starting in 2007, his firm began auctioning excess bank branches for Bank of America and sold over 200 bank branches in almost every state in the continental US. His firm has also auctioned dozens of land tracts, retail and industrial buildings for two large REITS throughout the US.

Jeb has earned the top designations in the auction industry, the CAI (Certified Auctioneers Institute) and AARE (Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate). He has a BS in Geology from University of Colorado, and an MBA in Real Estate from Georgia State University.

Austin McRoberts

Austin joined Auction Management Corporation in June of 2015 after 10 years of sales and marketing experience including Real Estate analysis, leasing, property management, retail/ office site selection, and build-out management. His primary responsibilities are marketing, auction management, and business development.

Austin is a Georgia licensed Real Estate Agent and has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Real Estate Finance from The University of Georgia. After apprenticing under Jeb and the whole AMCbid team, Austin became a fully licensed auctioneer in the spring of 2017 following graduation from the North Georgia School of Auctioneering. He is currently assisting in deal writing, valuation, ad buying, budget tracking, bidder relations, approval processing, and general auction sales activities. 

Rickey Heaton

Rickey joined J. Duncan and Associates, Inc. in November 2004 after 15 years of sales, marketing and buying experience in the Retail, Technology Staffing, Advertising and Tobacco industries. His primary responsibilities are account management, new business development and sales. Rickey is a South Carolina licensed Real Estate Agent. He has a B.S. in Political Science from Presbyterian College.

Jeff Johnstonbaugh

Jeff has over thirty-five years of auction industry experience with live, online and webcast auctions. His career has included every type of Industrial and consumer goods and real estate. Working across multiple platforms and continents Jeff has contributed to the development of live webcast and online bidding software going back to the 1980s including,,, BidLogix and many more.

Auctioneer of 1990 Goodwill Games auctions.

Specialties: Auction marketing, auction merchandising, liquidation consultation, industrial plant dispersals, business liquidations, real estate (both personal and commercial), metal working machinery, trustee sales, food processing equipment, agricultural equipment, construction equipment, medical, biotech, inventory, process equipment, materials handling, vehicles

Bruce Bryant

Before joining Auction Management Corporation in 2008, Bruce Bryant spent 12 years as an SBA lender with PNC Bank, Zions Bancorp, and Quantum National Bank. He specialized in real estate and business acquisition finance throughout the Southeast. He was a founding member of the Georgia Lender’s Quality Circle ( – the association of SBA Lenders in Georgia) and served as Chairman from 2005-2006.

Previously, Bruce was in the development and construction business specializing in multi-family properties. He owned and operated a full service real estate company that developed office buildings, apartments, and cluster homes in Metro Atlanta from 1980 until 1996.

Bruce has been on the Support Faculty at Kennesaw State University since 1992 where he has taught both graduate and undergraduate real estate classes. He has been selected as the Outstanding Support Faculty of the Year in the Coles College of Business three times. Bruce earned a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and a M.S. in Real Estate and Urban Affairs from Georgia State University.

Currently Bruce is on the Advisory Board of the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership (One Home Makes a Difference). Previously he was on the Board of Directors and Membership Chair for the Atlanta Chapter of the Risk Management Association (2011-2013).

Bruce has coached “way too many” youth sports teams and is actively involved in the Westminster Schools Alumni and Athletic Associations where he is currently on the Alumni Board and a community coach for the lacrosse team. He and his wife, Jan, have three children.

Chris Fisher, CAI, CES

Chris joined the Auction Management Corporation team in June of 2007, where he serves as our Florida affiliate. Chris is a 2nd generation auctioneer who rejoined his family business in 1986 after a 7 year tour of service in the United States Marine Corps. In the 25 years since he has participated in over 3,000 auctions ranging from Real Estate, Commercial Asset Liquidations, Estate Auctions, Vehicles, Firearms, Charity and Antiques & Collectibles. He has conducted Auctions in Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Indiana & New York.

Chris is very active in the Florida Auctioneers Association where he has been elected as Director, Vice President and was the 2008 President of that Organization. He is also a Past Florida State Champion Auctioneer and the 2009 recipient of the Lewis C. Dell Award making him an inductee into the Florida Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame. He has presented several auction related seminars for the FAA.  Chris is a graduate of the Certified Auctioneers Institute (C.A.I.) and the Certified Estate Professional (C.E.S.) Courses. He has attended both classes of the Graduate Personal Property Appraiser course. Chris is still active in his family’s business as President of Fisher’s Auction & Appraisal Services.

Amy Martin

Amy Martin has been conducting auctions for 20+ years. She is a licensed Auctioneer and Real Estate Salesperson with Auction Management Corporation in the state of GA. She is experienced in an array of auction services including Real Estate, Entire Estate or Business Liquidation as well as Appraisals and  Benefit Auctions. Amy is the Past President of the Georgia Auctioneer’s Association and the 2014 Georgia State Champion in the Annual Big Peach Classic Bid Calling Contest. She is a long standing member of the National Auctioneers Association and past board member of the California Auctioneers Association. Amy is a Certified Estate Specialist and a Benefit Auction Specialist. She is also a candidate for Accredited Auctioneer in Real Estate and Graduate Personal Property Appraisal through the NAA. Amy also serves on the boards of More For Atlanta and Village of Hope; two small Metro Atlanta based charities who serve the homeless and underprivileged families of Atlanta and Lawrenceville.

Heidi Googe

Applying the skills she acquired during her formative years in the auction business, Heidi’s talents as clerk, project manager, inventory supervisor and catalogue originator of antiques and estate sales continue to inform and further her expertise in all things auction-related.  Whether the work relies on the day-to-day or the detail-oriented, Heidi’s fastidious attention to quality assurance in every aspect of her duties guarantees a discerning and empathetic approach to clientele as well as the knowledge and the know-how necessary for the protocol of daily operations.
As a 2000 graduate of Mercer University, earning a BA in English Literature and a BA with Honors in Philosophy, Heidi is one familiar and ultimately comfortable with both the demands and the rewards of rigorous coursework.  It is through such coursework and her past experience within the antiques trade that her knowledge of auctions has found a foothold in which to stabilize and facilitate her burgeoning interests relative to the trade at large.  As a result of joining the team in 2013, Heidi’s work with AMCbid has not only benefited its clients through extensive detail-oriented research and response, but also in its endeavors at becoming the leading real estate auction firm nationwide.

Marsha H. Howell

Marsha is a licensed auctioneer and real estate broker. She assists in auction marketing and administration of our auctions. She has been in the real estate business for over 25 years. She began in property management and leasing with Johnstown Properties, then served for over 5 years as regional portfolio manager with Balcor, a national multifamily owner. After several years in new home sales, she moved into commercial leasing and sales for EBC and HQ/ Vantas, both national firms, before becoming Associate Broker with AMC Realty, an Auction Management Corporation affiliate. She works in the Atlanta office of Auction Management Corporation.

Magen H. McRoberts

As the daughter of Jeb and Marsha Howell, Magen was raised in the auction business and real estate industry. She studied event marketing and business management at Georgia State University and also graduated from Reppert Auction School in 2006. She then spent several years with Marriott Vacation Club as a program director before returning to Atlanta to pursue a career in the family auction business. She has been involved in many areas of auctions including set up, imagery, registration and clerking, and internet bidding. 

Magen specializes in auction event planning, fundraising strategy, and live auction bid calling. She recently obtained her real estate license to begin apprenticing under her father in the real estate sector and continues to influence the company’s marketing strategy with relevant and innovative techniques. Recently married to Austin McRoberts, Magen looks forward to continuing the legacy of the family auction business under her mother and father.

Amy White Reeves

Amy is a licensed Real Estate Broker in North Carolina. She has been in the real estate business since 2006 in Southeastern North Carolina. She is a licensed pilot. She received her undergraduate degree from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she majored in Elementary Education. She is currently working towards her Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Jeffrey D. (Jeff) Duncan

Before Jeff entered the auction business, he spent eight years in the banking industry. After working three years with a southeastern regional auction firm he formed Palmetto Auction & Realty, Inc. As the business expanded, he formed J. Duncan & Associates in an effort to provide that same service to clients throughout the Southeast. After working on a cooperative basis for several years with Auction Management Corporation, he joined the firm as President and Broker of the Carolina division, in Clinton, SC.

Jeff is a graduate of Clemson University and South Carolina Bankers School. He also holds the CAI (Certified Auctioneers Institute) designation, as well as the Accredited Auctioneer, Real Estate (AARE) designation, held by only a small number of auctioneers throughout the United States and Canada. Jeff’s responsibilities include business development, company management, and client services. His experience includes auctions for the US Small Business Administration, Business Development Corporation, GE Capital Small Business Finance, attorneys, estates, and individual property owners. After serving in the South Carolina House of Representatives, Jeff was elected in 2010 to serve as US Representative for South Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District. He has divested himself of the auction business, and will remain on hiatus as long as he is a US elected official.

Timothy E. Tise

Tim joined the Atlanta office of Auction Management Corporation, after 24 years in the development and marketing of residential and condominium communities. He served as President of Realty Marketing Corporation and Vice President of Realty Development Corporation, where he developed and sold over 2,500 new homes and condominiums. Tim is a Georgia licensed Broker and Auctioneer. He has a B.S. from University of Tennessee, a Masters in City Planning from Georgia Tech, and a Law degree from Woodrow Wilson College of Law. Tim is a licensed Private Pilot.