Michael B. Harper
Owner / Auctioneer / Broker-in-Charge / CAI (Certified Auctioneer Institute) / AARE (Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate) / CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist)
Mike Harper has 39 years of experience in the real estate and auction world, having sold property as an IRS Property Appraisal & Liquidation Specialist throughout the eastern U.S. as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Mike holds a BA in History from UNC-Greensboro. Born and raised in Clemmons NC, Mike has lived in Mt. Pleasant SC since 1993, and is a licensed Real Estate Broker and licensed Auctioneer in North and South Carolina and Georgia. He is also a Certified Real Estate Instructor, and teaches self written courses at Charleston-Trident Association of Realtors including “Buying and Selling Real Estate at Auction”, “Selling Land using the Multi-Parcel Auction Method”, “Dealing with Lien Issues to Prevent Closing Problems”, “Foreclosure and Tax Lien Sales for the Investor and his Agent”, “Taxes and Real Estate – What Every Agent Should Know”, “Section 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchanges” as well as the Loss Mitigation Certification Class and Real Estate Pre-Licensing and Core courses. Mike was chosen as a Seminar presenter at the National Auctioneer Association International Conference and Show in Nashville, TN in July 2008 and in Louisville KY in July 2014. Less than 1% of Auctioneers nationwide hold both the CAI and AARE designations.
Beverly P. Harper
Beverly is the other half of Harper Auction and Realty. Beverly has supported Mike in his love of the Auction Business, and encouraged him in establishing his own Auction and Realty Company. Beverly holds a BA in Clothing & Textiles from UNC- Greensboro, and holds a SC Real Estate License. Beverly is the office Administrator who “makes the trains run on time” at HA&R. Beverly is our Vice President of “NO”, meaning she has veto authority over wild ideas and over- exuberance until she is convinced of the feasibility of the idea or the project. This is a much-needed function in any successful business venture!