Get to know Ron Gregory
Ron Gregory realized his passion for auctioneering when he saw and heard his father, Ed Gregory, rattle
(cattle call) at the Trousdale Livestock Market, in Hartsville, TN. His younger brother, Wayne Gregory,
also developed the same passion and both sons would later follow in their father’s footsteps as
auctioneers of cattle and other livestock.
In 1968, prior to being drafted, Ron joined the U.S. Marine Corps. This U. S. Marine completed a tour of
duty during the Vietnam War serving as a Combat Engineer. He was a specialist in explosives, e.g., C4
and TNT. Ron received several medals in the service including the Meritorious Service Medal for saving
his platoon during combat.
Upon returning to the U.S., Ron sold cars from 1970-1984 becoming a top sales producer. In 1982 he
acquired his auctioneer license serving a 3-year apprenticeship under Colonel Bill Hall, the last living
auctioneer of the Nashville Livestock Market. In 1984, Ron established Ron Gregory & Son Horse and
Mule Auction Company. Livestock rigs came from all around the country to attend these livestock
auctions every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.
Ron acquired his Real Estate License in 1986, and hung his license with Feller Brown Realty & Auction,
Inc. in Madison, TN. Then, in 1994, he opened his own company, Ron Gregory Realty & Auction, Inc.
(RGRA), which began in a small one-room office in a feed mill with a desk, phone, and a name on the
wall. The company is now housed in a 3600 sq. ft. building just a short distance from its original location.
In 2000, Ron decided to pursue a dream he and his father had shared. He built the Ron Gregory
Performance Arena in Castalian Springs, TN. The facility not only had a barn for horse and livestock
auctions, but also an arena for live events such as rodeos, pow-wows, and various equestrian events.
The performance arena was extremely popular and very time consuming. Ron decided to sell the arena
in 2007 to focus solely on his real estate and auction business.
In March of 2006, Ron’s son, Chris, acquired his Real Estate License. Chris passed his Broker Exam in
2012 and began to serve as the Principal Broker of RGRA. In March of 2020, a third-generation
auctioneer was born when Chris received his auctioneer’s license and began his apprenticeship under
his dad. It’s a “Family Tradition”.
Today, Ron Gregory Realty & Auction, Inc. is recognized as one of the top real estate and auction
companies in Tennessee. That is the road traveled to get to where RGRA is today. We would love for you
to join us for where the road leads. We will help set you where you want to be.
The Auction Advantage
– Seller chooses the date the property will sell
– Property generally closes within 30 days of sale
– Seller creates the market giving seller control while creating a sense of urgency for buyers
Competition Drives Price
– Multiple bidders in real time create a highly competitive atmosphere
– All buyers know what the the other bidders are offering live and in person
– Open bidding insures highest possible price
– Marketing is direct and accelerated
– Seller property is singled out from everyday listings and spotlighted to drive more traffic
– Multiple Marketing avenues such as Social Media, T.V. ads, Google, Direct mail, Postcards, Professional Photography, etc.
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