Rusty Lane, CAI President South Auction & Realty
Rusty is a 1990 graduate of Swainsboro High School and a 1992 graduate of Swainsboro Technical College. Rusty became a licensed auctioneer in 2000 and licensed real estate agent since 2005. Rusty is licensed in GA, SC and NC as a real estate Broker. He has conducted sales throughout the Southeast, including both real estate and personal property. Rusty is an past board member for Georgia Auctioneers Association, and very involved with the National Auctioneers Association.
Rusty was elected to Emanuel County Board of Commissioners in 2010. In 2015 Rusty was elected by his fellow Commissioners to serve as Chairman of the board. He is a past President of the Emanuel County Exchange Club. Rusty has used his talents as an auctioneer to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for various non profits and families in need. Rusty is married to Tanya Lane and they have 3 children Morgan 16 and twins Dicey and Eli who are 5. Rusty's hobbies include fishing, and traveling
Brent Stephens, CAI Sales Agent & Auction Manager
Brent received his undergraduate degree from Georgia Southern University in 2009 majoring in Business Communication and Public Relations. He has experience in the advertising, marketing, and customer service fields. He began working in the auction business in the fall of 2010. Brent is a licensed GA Real Estate Sales Agent and Auctioneer. In March of 2016 completed his Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) designation. CAI is one of the more highly respected educational programs in the country for auctioneers. Less than 5% of auctioneers nationwide hold the CAI designation. Brent is a very personable sales agent with a passion for helping buyers and sellers. He has experience selling farms, single family homes, commercial buildings, and personal property throughout Georgia. Whether he is working an auction or traditional listing Brent will professionally represent you at all times.
"I have a passion for helping people and the real estate & auction industry allow me to do that every day. Our company stands by our promises and honesty with our clients", said Stephens
Brent currently resides in Statesboro, GA with his wife Lori and daughter Macy.
Tanya Lane, Agent
Tanya is from Bulloch County, Georgia where she graduated from Statesboro High School and Georgia Southern University with her undergraduate degree in Communication Arts with an Emphasis in Public Relations and a Minor in Marketing. Over the past 21 years she has worked in the hospitality and wireless industry in positions ranging from sales to market manger. This experience has afforded her the opening to learn and provide great customer service to her clients with the ability to be detailed oriented.
She received her Georgia Real Estate License June 2012. Tanya is excited about the possibilities and opportunities that working in the real estate industry will offer her as she starts this new leg of her career.
Alex Grovenstein, Sales Agent & Auction Manager
A 2002 graduate of Georgia Southern University, Alex enjoyed a 12 year career in communications and non-profit development. In 2014 Alex branched out to earn his auctioneer's license and launch a new career. While hosting his own auctions and assisting other auctioneers, Alex quickly learned the business, and how the auction method can benefit clients in our area. In 2015 Alex added another tool to serve clients, earning his Georgia Real Estate license.
";I'm excited to be a part of the South Auction & Realty team," said Grovenstein. "Access to more technology and resources will allow me to better serve clients and give bidders more ways to experience auctions. Live, online, liquidations, real estate, estates, farms, industrial, we will be able to serve nearly any client." I am excited to help expand the SAR footprint into the Statesboro and Savannah Markets"
Alex is president-elect of the Kiwanis Club of Statesboro, Cubmaster of Cub Scout Pack 337 in Brooklet, Treasurer of the Stilson Elementary PTO and a frequent part-time volunteer coach. He and his family attend Brooklet United Methodist Church. Alex resides in southern Bulloch County with his wife of 14 years, Angela, and their two sons Davis, 10, and Murphy, 7.