H. John Kramer

p-johnkramerLicensed Auctioneer and Real Estate Broker in Ohio and Indiana
Realtor, GRI and Member, CAI (Certified Auctioneer Institute)
AARE (Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate) Education Designation
CES (Certified Estate Specialist) Education Designation


  • 1968 – Graduate Eaton High School. Senior Vice President, w/7 Varsity Letters in Golf, Football and Wrestling.
  • 1972 – Honorable Discharge from U.S. Marine Corps. Two-Year Duty during Vietnam Conflict, Obtained Rank of Sergeant.
  • 1972 – Began Training in Real Estate and Auctioneer Business under my Father, who began in 1948.
  • 1972 – Ohio Real Estate Salesman License
  • 1973 – Ohio Auctioneers License
  • 1975 – Graduate of Ohio State University, B.S. Degree in Business Administration, Real Estate Major.
  • 1977 – Ohio Real Estate Brokers License
  • 1979 – Indiana Real Estate Brokers License
  • 1979 – Indiana Auctioneers License
  • 1979 – Earned GRI Designation. Graduate Realtors Institute
  • Completed 30 Class Room Hours to Satisfy Ohio Real Estate Continuing Education Law every year since 1980
  • 1982 – Earned CAI Designation. (Certified Auctioneers Institute – the highest professional designation for Professional Auctioneers.)
  • 1983 – Completed 2 Year Course held at Indiana University, in Conjunction with the National Auctioneers Association, to obtain the Designation AARE (Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate, given by the Certified Auctioneers Institute. This was a 60 Hour Course.)
  • 1986 – Elected to the Board of Directors, Ohio Auctioneers Association. Re-elected for 2nd Term in 1989.
  • 1991 – Elected Vice President, Ohio Auctioneers Association
  • 1992 – Elected President-Elect, Ohio Auctioneers Association
  • 1993 – Elected President, Ohio Auctioneers Association
  • 1994-1998 – Ohio Auctioneers Association Advisory Board
  • 1996-1998 – Appointed by Ohio Governor Voinovich to a 3 Year Term on the Ohio Auction Commission, a 3 Member Committee, which oversees and helps regulate auctions in Ohio. Re-appointed for a second term through 2001.
  • 1999 – Inducted into the prestigious HALL OF FAME of the Ohio Auctioneers’ Association, becoming the 19th person enshrined, the youngest member and the second father son honoree to be inducted
  • Attend State Auctioneers Conventions yearly (since 1986) spending, yearly, at least 25 hours in seminars, related to the Auction Profession.
  • Attend National Auctioneers Association Conventions yearly (since 1987) spending, yearly, at least 20 hours in class room seminars related to the Auction Profession.
  • Served on the National Auctioneer Association Committee to Raise One Million Dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
  • Served 3 year term on the Board of Directors of the National Auctioneer’s Association


  • Ohio, Indiana and National Auctioneers Association
  • Ohio, Dayton Area Board and National Association of Realtors
  • Board Member 1981-1983 Preble County Board of Realtors, President in 1983
  • Eaton Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Ohio State Alumni Association
  • Eaton Country Club, President 1980, 13 Times Men’s Golf Champion. Middletown, Ohio Browns Run C.C. Men’s Golf Champion 1983
  • St. Paul United Methodist Church, Eaton, Ohio, Past Chairman Pastor Parish Committee
  • Preble & Montgomery County 4-H Junior Fair Sale of Champion Auctioneer
  • Member of the Eaton City School District Board of Education during 1993 through 1997, President, 1996 & 1997.


  • Various Attorneys, Insurance Agents, Farmers, Antique and Farm Dealers in Preble, Darke, Montgomery, Greene, Butler and Other Areas of Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Kentucky.
  • Court Appraiser for Preble, Darke, Montgomery and Warren County Probate Courts.
  • Preble and Montgomery Counties Junior Fair 4-H Livestock Auctioneer
  • Internationally Known Hummel Authority, Robert Miller
  • Farm Credit Services
  • Leon Hendrickson, Owner of Silver Towne, Winchester, IN
  • Many charities such as: Ronald McDonald House, Preble County Art Association, Cub Scouts and others

A list of any of the 4,825 Auctions that H. John Kramer has conducted will gladly be furnished, upon request. Thanks, and as I always say:

“See you at an AUCTION!”