At National Auction, we work hard to understand the unique needs of each and every client and strive to provide customized solutions that address their specific challenges. Our commitment to understanding the current market and our clients' business industries has earned us a reputation as a trusted and reliable partner.
With over 50 years of experience in the auction industry, National Auction has a vast network of resources and a long list of satisfied clients. Our family-owned and operated business has a rich history dating back to 1965, when it was founded by Vern Seal. Since then, National Auction has conducted successful real estate, horse, farm and ranch, antique, and business liquidation auctions.
Under the leadership of Cash Seal, National Auction continues to provide top-notch services to clients. Cash was born and raised in the auction business and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the company. As a graduate of the Western College of Auctioneering in Billings, Cash has the skills and experience necessary to manage all aspects of National Auction and provide the best possible results for our clients.
At National Auction, we take pride in turning challenges into opportunities and building lasting relationships with our clients. Our commitment to hard work and our dedication to excellence set us apart and make us the partner of choice for businesses and individuals seeking top-notch results from their auction experience.
Vern Seal, born on July 9, 1936, in Nampa, Idaho, to Marlin and Hazel Seal, was a remarkable figure known for his multifaceted career as a horse trader, businessman, and auctioneer. Growing up in Nampa, Vern developed a deep passion for the world of auctions and business.
In his early days, Vern was a self-taught auctioneer, honing his skills with dedication and enthusiasm. He took charge of the Peddley horse auction in Southern California, showcasing his abilities as an auctioneer. This experience laid the foundation for his future endeavors in the auction business.
Returning to his roots in Nampa, Idaho, Vern established the Rein and Seal Livestock Auction. His commitment to excellence and dedication to his clients became evident as he conducted successful estate and business liquidation auctions across the United States. Vern was known for representing his sellers fiercely, ensuring that their interests were protected and valued.
In 1965, Vern took a significant step by founding National Auction, a flagship venture that conducted estate and business auctions nationwide. This marked a turning point in his career, establishing him as a prominent figure in the auctioneering community.
Throughout his journey, Vern Seal conducted thousands of successful auctions, showcasing his expertise and professionalism. His reputation for excellence in the auction business grew, and he became a trusted name among sellers and buyers alike. Vern's passion for his work and dedication to maintaining high standards set him apart in the industry.
In the 1980s, Vern Seal found a permanent home in Billings, Montana. This move marked a new chapter in his life, and he continued to contribute to the auction business, leaving a lasting legacy in the community.
Vern's story is one of perseverance, passion, and commitment to excellence in the auction industry. His impact on the world of auctions, from horse trading to estate and business liquidation, is a testament to his skill and dedication throughout the years.
Vern Seal's journey in the auction business came to a peaceful conclusion as he passed away at home on January 20th, 2021. His legacy, marked by his dedication, expertise, and commitment to excellence, continues to resonate in the hearts of those who knew him. Vern's contributions to the auction industry and the communities he touched remain a testament to a life well-lived. As friends, family, and colleagues remember him, Vern Seal's impact on the world of auctions endures as a source of inspiration for future generations in the business.
President / Auctioneer
Cash Seal, born and raised in the vibrant world of auctions, inherited a legacy of passion and expertise from his father, Vern Seal. From an early age, Cash was immersed in the intricate workings of the auction business, learning invaluable lessons from his father's extensive experience as a horse trader, businessman, and auctioneer.
Under Vern's guidance, Cash absorbed the ins and outs of the auction industry, gaining practical knowledge and a deep understanding of the principles that make auctions successful. Vern's commitment to excellence and fierce representation of sellers left a lasting impression on Cash, shaping his approach to the business.
In 2012, Cash Seal took a significant step in formalizing his education by attending the Western College of Auctioneering. This educational endeavor complemented the hands-on learning he had received from his father over the years. The Western College of Auctioneering provided Cash with a structured curriculum, refining his skills and expanding his understanding of the auctioneering profession.
Armed with a blend of traditional wisdom passed down from his father and formal education from the Western College of Auctioneering , Cash embarked on his own journey in the auction business. His unique combination of practical experience and academic knowledge positioned him as a capable and knowledgeable auctioneer.
Following in his father's footsteps, Cash Seal continued the family legacy, bringing a fresh perspective to the auction industry. His dedication to maintaining the high standards set by Vern and his commitment to the principles of fair and transparent auctions became the hallmark of his own career.
As Cash Seal navigates the dynamic world of auctions, he carries with him not only the teachings of his father but also a determination to contribute to the industry's growth and evolution. The Seal family's commitment to excellence and passion for auctions continue to thrive in the capable hands of the next generation, ensuring that the legacy Vern Seal built will endure for years to come!
Cindy Seal, the wife of Vern Seal, was an integral part of the family's journey in the auction business. Born and raised in a close-knit community, Cindy actively participated in the dynamic world of auctions alongside Vern. Rather than staying on the sidelines, Cindy took an active role in working all the auctions.
Her dedication and hard work complemented Vern's role as the auctioneer. Together, they formed a formidable team, contributing to the success of the family's ventures. Cindy's involvement in the auctions extended beyond support at home; she played a hands-on role in ensuring the smooth operations of the events.
Although retired, Cindy continues to play a significant role in the business. Her wealth of knowledge and experience serves as a valuable asset to the family. Cindy provides unwavering support, offering guidance and insight whenever needed. Despite her retirement, she remains an essential presence in the business, showcasing a deep commitment to the family's legacy.
In addition to her historical contributions, Cindy's ongoing involvement highlights her enduring dedication. Her support, knowledge, and readiness to assist demonstrate a continuing commitment to the success of the Seal family in the auction industry. Furthermore, Cindy enjoys spoiling not only her 25 grandchildren but also her 4 great-grandchildren, bringing love and joy to the expanding family with her nurturing presence.
Clerk / Ring Woman
Tanya Seal, a dynamic individual with a unique journey into the world of auctions, found herself immersed in the exciting realm of bidding and selling alongside her husband, Cash Seal. Though initially dragged into the auction business by her husband, Tanya quickly discovered a newfound excitement and fascination for the industry.
Eager to deepen her knowledge and expertise, Tanya is set to embark on a transformative journey in June 2024. Her destination? The Western College of Auctioneering, where she aims to enhance her understanding of auction dynamics, refine her skills, and cultivate a profound passion for the intricacies of the trade.
In addition to her burgeoning enthusiasm for auctions, Tanya is recognized as a fantastic clerk, demonstrating exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail in managing auction records. Furthermore, she shines as a dynamic ring woman, contributing energy and charisma to the auction ring, making her an invaluable asset to the events she participates in.
Beyond the fast-paced world of auctions, Tanya is a devoted mother to her kids and fur babies. Her love for her family extends beyond the auction arena, showcasing her nurturing and caring nature. Tanya's story is one of unexpected enthusiasm, versatility, and a commitment to personal growth within the auction business while cherishing the joy of family life with her children and furry companions. As she prepares to embrace the educational opportunities that lie ahead, Tanya Seal is poised to become a dedicated and knowledgeable force in the auction industry.
Lead Cataloger / Auction Set Up Manager
Linda Lamb is a dedicated professional with over 10 years of experience at National Auction, where she has established herself as a key member of the team. As a self-starter, Linda brings a proactive approach to her work, consistently demonstrating a strong commitment to excellence.
In her role at National Auction, Linda specializes in cataloging and caring for clients' assets. Her unwavering attention to detail ensures that every item is documented and handled with precision.
Over the course of her career, Linda has proven to be an invaluable asset to the National Auction team, contributing to the success of numerous auctions and building strong relationships with clients. Her passion for her work and dedication to maintaining the highest standards make Linda an integral part of the National Auction family.
Clerk / Internet Bidding Tech
Rhonda Wagner, the daughter of Vern Seal, has immersed herself in the world of auctions from a young age. Growing up surrounded by the auction business, she developed a deep appreciation for the industry. Alongside her husband Samson, Rhonda is the proud owner of Wagner Transportation LLC, headquartered in
Her connection to auctions goes beyond business—it's a sentimental journey that brings back cherished memories of her father. Rhonda finds joy in the lively atmosphere of auctions, especially when the auctioneer's chant fills the air as items cross the auction block. As the lead auction clerk, she plays a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth operation of live simulcast auctions, managing the internet bidding platform with expertise.
While Rhonda excels in her professional endeavors, her true passion lies in her role as a mother and grandmother. She shines brightest in the nurturing and caring relationships she fosters within her family. Rhonda's commitment to both her work and her loved ones reflects her multifaceted personality, making her a dedicated businesswoman, auction enthusiast, and a loving matriarch.
Samson Wagner, the Checkout Coordinator at National Auction, brings a wealth of experience and a strong commitment to his role. As the owner of Wagner Transportation LLC, he has proven himself as a key player in the auction industry.
Known for his personable nature, dedication, and unwavering honesty, Samson is regarded as one of the best individuals one could encounter. Down to earth and approachable, he embodies qualities that make him not only a reliable professional but also a standout human being.
Samson's love for people is evident in every aspect of his work. As the Checkout Coordinator at National Auction, he ensures a smooth and efficient process for clients, leaving a positive and lasting impression on everyone he interacts with. His hardworking ethos is unparalleled,
earning him a reputation as
someone who goes above and beyond.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Samson's genuine care for others extends beyond the workplace. His commitment to being a positive force in the lives of those around him cements his status as not just a successful business owner and professional, but as
one of the best humans alive.
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Introducing Octavia and Echo, the dynamic duo of the auction house who bring joy and charm to customers every day. Octavia, the vigilant security guard with a heart of gold, stands tall at the entrance ready to ensure a safe and welcoming environment. While she may bark to alert others, her true passion lies in spreading love and warmth to everyone who crosses her path.
Echo, on the other hand, proudly holds the title of the official greeter. With a wagging tail and a friendly demeanor, Echo is the embodiment of hospitality. Her enthusiasm knows no bounds as she happily welcomes each customer, leaving a lasting impression with his boundless
energy and affectionate nature.
Together, Octavia and Echo form an inseparable pair, making the auction house not just a place of transactions, but a haven of friendship
and furry companionship.
Great Falls, MT (406) 899-6039
Jim Eli is a seasoned professional with a remarkable career spanning 40 years in business and the auction industry. With a diverse range of expertise, Jim has successfully navigated commercial and residential real estate auctions, estate auctions, state auctions, and bank properties. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to own and operate the Auto Auction of Great Falls for an impressive 17+ years.
Jim's skills as an auctioneer were recognized on a national level when he was personally invited to compete in the National Auto Auctioneers Bid Calling Championship in Las Vegas by its founder, Paul Bare. He holds the esteemed title of an ASA certified auctioneer for both Ford Motor Company and General Motor Corporation, showcasing his credibility and proficiency in the industry.
In addition to his business achievements, Jim has been a valuable advisor and associate with National Auction, contributing to the successful execution of over $1.7 million in estate auctions.
His charisma and expertise extend beyond the auction block, as he takes the spotlight as the star of the acclaimed Fox and Facebook Marketplace Show, "Pick Flip and Drive." This show has not only garnered international awards for best media show of the year but also earned Jim a
nomination for best narrator of the year for international media shows.
Despite his busy schedule, Jim remains deeply committed to giving back to the community. Actively involved in local charity events and fundraisers, he supports causes such as local fire departments, breast cancer awareness, children's museums, families facing hardships, and various other local initiatives. His dedication extends to organizations like NRA, Walleyes Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, and the Boy Scouts of America. Jim's philanthropic efforts demonstrate his belief that if there's a cause, he is willing and eager to contribute.
Behind every successful man is a supportive partner, and for Jim, that person is his wife, Carol. Their enduring marriage of over 27 years is a testament to their strong bond. Carol serves as an organizer, hands-on business associate, and isn't afraid to roll up her sleeves to get actively involved in projects. Jim acknowledges that he would not and could not achieve his success without her unwavering support.
In Jim's own words, his biggest concern is ensuring that he gives his best to every project, regardless of its scale. He wholeheartedly dedicates his business experience and passion to each endeavor, emphasizing the importance of genuine commitment and hard work in everything he does.
Introducing Carol Eli, a dynamic force and co-star on the hit television show "Pick, Flip, and Drive." With a career deeply rooted in the auction and business industry, Carol has carved out a niche for herself as a skilled organizer and hands-on business associate alongside
her husband, Jim Eli.
For over 27 years, Carol has stood by Jim's side, contributing significantly to their shared success. Her role extends beyond the camera, and she is not afraid to roll up her sleeves and dive into the heart of each project. As a co-star on "Pick, Flip, and Drive," Carol brings her unique expertise and charisma to the screen, captivating audiences with her passion for the auction world.
Beyond the glitz and glamour of television, Carol is an integral part of the Eli team's success. Her organizational skills and business acumen complement Jim's auctioneering prowess, creating a dynamic duo that has achieved acclaim in the industry. Whether it's managing behind-the-scenes logistics or actively participating in auctions, Carol's dedication is evident
in every aspect of their ventures.
In addition to her contributions to the business, Carol is actively involved in the community alongside Jim. Together, they support various charitable causes, including local fire departments, breast cancer awareness, children's museums, families facing hardships, and more. Her commitment to making a positive impact in the community mirrors her
passion for the auction industry.
As a co-star, business partner, and pillar of support, Carol Eli continues to make waves in the auction world. Her magnetic presence on "Pick, Flip, and Drive" has not only entertained audiences but has also showcased the Eli team's commitment to excellence and success in the thrilling world of auctions.
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"I am proud to lead National Auction, we are a local hometown auction company with the power to elevate your assets to the national market. My commitment is to deliver unparalleled service, ensuring that your assets, whether its personal property or real estate find their perfect audience and achieve the recognition they deserve." Cash Seal, President / Auctioneer