Rafe Dixon grew up in Sumter, SC and is a 1978 graduate of Wilson Hall and a 1982 graduate of Clemson University. He holds Auctioneer & Real Estate Broker Licenses in South Carolina and North Carolina.
Rafe is active in the South Carolina Auctioneers Association, currently serving as Secretary-Treasurer, and the National Auctioneers Association, as well as the Sumter Board of Realtors. He holds several Auctioneer designations, including the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI), the highest professional designation available in the Auction industry. CAI is a 3 year professional development program taught at Indiana University, and has been called the “Master’s Degree” of Auctioneering. Rafe is one of fewer than 400 Auctioneers to have earned and hold the prestigious Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate (AARE) designation. Rafe has also earned the Certified Estate Specialist (CES) designation.
Rafe has been involved in many types of auctions, ranging from household goods, to farm machinery, to commercial and residential real estate and business liquidations. Past auction projects have included homes, home sites, development land, industrial land, commercial offices, rural land, and personal property from estates and business liquidations, and more.
Rafe is married to the former Louise Shaw. They have 2 children and are active in the community. They are members of First Presbyterian Church, where Rafe has served as a Deacon and an Elder.