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David Whitaker ALC. CAI.
Area Sales Manager-Central Region

Ames, Iowa

Mailing Address:
4949 Pleasant St # 203,
West Des Moines,  Iowa  50266

Business: (515) 221-9950
Mobile: (515) 460-8585
Real Estate Broker: Iowa, Minnesota.

Accredited Land Consultant ALC
Certified Auctioneer Institute CAI

Territory Served:
Central United States

Educational Background:
AAS Bismarck State University
Des Moines Area Community College

Iowa Association of Realtors
Realtor Land Institute

National Auctioneers Association CAI
Missouri Auction School
Worldwide College of Auctioneering
Western College of Auctioneering

Professional Experience:
Currently Area Sales Manager with Farmers National Company

Whitaker Marketing Group (Auctions and Real Estate)
Managed all marketing operations. Continuously promoted and built the brand (a brand of trustworthiness). Provided assistance agents. Planned, marketed, and facilitated all auctions, appraisals, real estate transactions, and closings. Worked with all team members to build their personal development.

City of Ames
Public Servant/Firefighter
Served the public. Prevented, suppressed, and investigated fires and other hazardous situations. Provided educational programs for the public. Investigated complaints of fire hazards. Assisted in on-site control including calming of distraught persons. Operated as an EMT for the ambulance.

Responsibilities at FNC:
Area Sales Manager-Central Area where I promote and assist agents in real estate activities in Iowa and southern Minnesota

Professional Accomplishments:
Iowa licensed Notary
Past licensed real estate agent in Nebraska
Chairman of the Board, Iowa Auctioneers Association
Founder and President of the Iowa Landowners Association (New Charter)
National Auctioneers Association - State Leader
Past board member, Iowa Auctioneers Association
Past Vice President, Iowa Auctioneers Association
Past President, Iowa Auctioneers Association

Iowa Auctioneers Association
Minnesota Auctioneers Association
Missouri Auctioneers Association
Nebraska Auctioneers Association
National Auctioneers Association
Iowa Cattlemen’s Association
Realtor Land Institute (State and National)
Iowa Association of Realtors
National Association of Realtors
Central Iowa Association of Realtors

ALC -Accredited Land Consultant
CAI – Certified Auction Institute

Land Report Best Brokerages and Best Auction Houses
Certified Auction Institute - Rose Award (Best Business Plan)
International Auctioneer Finalist (Top 5)
Iowa State Champion Auctioneer
Minnesota State Champion Auctioneer
Nebraska State Champion Auctioneer
Missouri State Champion Auctioneer
US Bid Calling 1st Runner Up Champion
Canadian International Western Champion
Mule Day Champion Auctioneer
World Livestock Auctioneer Spokesman (Interview Top Score)
Nebraska Champion Ringman

Client Comment(s):
My mission is to be your trusted advisor, my obligation is to assist in marketing your farm to the largest audience, yielding the most successful outcome".

Success Story:
Worked with a Family to Market their farm that they already had an offer from the (Big Farmer) neighbor.

With great marketing we were able to net the family $2800/ acre more than the neighbor farmer was willing to give. The successful part of this story is that by marketing our client's farm publicly, a buyer that no one thought would buy it was the successful bidder.

Year started with FNC: 2020
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