Powell Auction & Realty


With over 50 years of experience, we are the industry leader in real estate, automobiles, farm & construction equipment, firearms, coins, antiques, and estate sales. We offer a comprehensive range of services including live & online auctions, traditional real estate listings, and personal property appraisals.

We are the largest auction company in East Tennessee, conducting hundreds of auctions on an annual basis.

5,000+ successful auctions – $500Million+ in total sales – 50,000+ items sold annually – 250 years total experience

Why Choose Us?

We have built a superior reputation of professionalism and integrity, while proving to be one of the nation’s top auction companies.

Our interest is simple – we want to help you earn the most possible for your assets. With multiple options at our disposal, we will always recommend the way in which the most revenue will be generated for you. Our methods of selling open the capability of reaching a local, regional, national, and worldwide market of buyers.

This is about more than business to us. We want to earn not only your repeat business, but your trust, respect, and friendship. We don’t just see you as a client, we see you as a partner. And as a partner, your interests become our interests.

Whether you are a seller or a buyer, you have our commitment to work to exceed your expectations.

Why Auction?

The finest assets in the world are sold at auction, including real estate, fine art, antiques, race horses, and collector cars, among other collectibles. So, what makes this format of selling so special?

  • Creates a sense of urgency for buyers
  • Utilizes custom-tailored marketing campaigns to maximize exposure
  • Can transition from contract signing to closing in as little as 45 days
  • Produces a non-contingent buyer that closes in a specified amount of time (typically 30 days or less for real estate)
  • Allows potential buyers to compete on a level playing field for your property
  • No more price reductions – auctions negotiate the purchase price upward, instead of downward
  • Generates the highest possible revenue for the Seller

Choosing this format also means that you’ll have immediate exposure to our extensive network of ready and willing buyers, access to thousands of brokers, agents and their buyers, and that you get to set the terms and conditions of the sale.

Why Work With Us As A Buyer?

Purchasing real estate is the single largest purchase most individuals will ever make, and the process can feel overwhelming. Our role in working with buyers is to not only assist you in navigating the purchase process, but also to take the stress out of the purchasing process. With over fifty years of experience, there isn’t much we haven’t seen, and we’re ready to be there for you.

Additionally, we also allow buyers the opportunity to preview our real estate auction properties via private showing appointments, during scheduled open houses, or through other means.