Mike Brandly began his auction career in 1979.  He is president of Brandly & Associates, Inc. and Broker for Brandly Real Estate & Auction. Mr. Brandly’s appraisal company completes over 150 appraisals per year for Probate, Civil and Bankruptcy cases.  He holds a weekly auction at his facility in Groveport, Ohio, a twice-monthly car auction for Goodwill Columbus, various on-site auctions and numerous special-event auctions throughout the United States.

Mr. Brandly is a graduate of The Ohio State University (B.S. Mathematics) and the AMI Certified Auctioneer Institute (CAI). He also holds the CAGA appraisal designation, the Contract Auction Specialist (CAS) as well as the AARE real estate designation. He is a Former Director for the Ohio Auctioneers Association as well as a member of the Indiana, and Michigan Auctioneer associations.  Mr. Brandly is a Life Member, Beginning Auctioneer Advisor, and Presenter for the National Auctioneers Association.

Mr. Brandly also serves as an auction law and customary practice consultant, primarily providing this service to attorneys throughout the United States (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Louisiana, Texas, Kentucky, New York, California, Washington, West Virginia, New Jersey, Arizona, Florida, Nevada, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Tennessee, and Oklahoma thus far) representing clients involving auction law compliance, customary practice, regulatory investigations and the like. His work has encompassed analyzing video recordings of auctions, depositions, lawsuit claims, and auction records including accounting and contracts.

Mr. Brandly is the Executive Director of The Ohio Auction School.  His other teaching responsibilities include frequent Real Estate and Auctioneer CE classes and seminars for Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and West Virginia post-licensure. He serves as Distinguished Faculty for Hondros College of Business. Mike has taught at the Certified Auctioneers Institute as well as the NAA’s Designation Academy and is also approved by the Ohio Supreme Court as a Continuing Legal Education instructor for attorneys.