Meet Our Team
We'd like to Introduce you to the Morris Realty & Auction Team!
Jeff Morris CAI, AARE
President / Principal Auctioneer / Principal Broker
Jeff is founder and president of Morris Realty & Auction in 2007. He graduated the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) - 2010, the highest designation available to an auctioneer and earned his AARE designation, Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate in 2007. Real estate broker since 1980. Licensed auctioneer since 2004. Licensed real estate broker and auctioneer in the states of Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida. Jeff has been a commissioner on the Tennessee Auctioneer Commission since 2012.
In November, 2021 Jeff was inducted into the Tennessee Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame.
Sales Manager / Affiliate Broker
Upper level management for regional bank and a national mortgage company. Director / stockholder in privately held mortgage banking and real estate development firm. Former board member City of Bartlett Industrial Development Board. Former President of Bartlett and Millington Jaycees. President of Home and School Board St. Anne 2019 Catholic School. United States Navy ending with a tour in Vietnam. Member of Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR).
VALERIE BYRD RUSSO
AFFILIATE Broker / Affiliate Auctioneer
Joined Morris Auction Group - 2020.
Licensed in Tennessee as a Affiliate Broker and Affiliate Auctioneer
Valerie received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, where she dedicated 15yrs to students in inner city schools. She also worked part-time in the auction scene, which led her to the decision to change careers. Valerie’s knowledge, coupled with her undergraduate degree in education and teaching, has provided her with valuable skills that she uses daily in real estate negotiations, educating homebuyers and sellers, and effectively marketing listings.
As a Memphis native, Valerie understands and appreciates the many unique benefits of life in Shelby County and surrounding areas, with its business opportunities with forums. “I recognize and value the trust my clients place in me, and I strive every day to exceed their expectations.” Representing Shelby County buyers and sellers, Valerie’s enthusiastic, can-do attitude and caring nature are ideal for identifying each client’s desires and skillfully guiding them to fulfill their real estate goals.
AFFILIATE BROKER / AFFILIATE AUCTIONEER
Jennifer Warmack, a longtime fast talking Memphian, joined Morris Realty & Auction in 2018 as both a Tennessee licensed Apprentice Auctioneer and Tennessee licensed Affiliate Broker. Being a multi-licensed sales professional gives Jennifer the advantage of representing both buyers and sellers using the traditional real estate sales marketing method as well as the auction sales and marketing method.
Hunter Morris AARE, ATS
Former Broker / Auctioneer / Marketing Director
Joined Morris Auction Group - 2011. Licensed in Tennessee as a Broker. Earned his Auctioneer's License in October 2016. Earned his A.T.S. accreditation in February of 2016 and his A.A.R.E. accreditation in July of 2017. Member of the National Auctioneers Association. Member of the Tennessee Auctioneers Association. Lifelong Memphian. Graduate of Cordova High School Attended University of Tennessee. 3-Years experience in Civil Engineering.
Unfortunately, Hunter passed away October 5, 2019 and we honor him for the outstanding young man he was and the great contribution he made to this company.
Joined Morris Auction Group - 2020.
Licensed in Tennessee as a Affiliate Broker
John has been an affiliate broker since August, 2017 and has worked part time in the auction industry as a ringman for several years. He became a licensed auctioneer in February, 2018 and is a graduate of the Kentucky Auction Academy.
John has sold over 4 million dollars worth of real estate.
He has served over 18 years as both an enlisted soldier & officer in the Tennessee Army National Guard and the US Army Reserves and was deployed once to Iraq during this time.
John grew up on a farm in Middle Tennessee and has loved agriculture and the land. He is graduate of Tennessee Technological University with a degree in Agriculture and has worked in both the public and private sectors.
Joined Morris Auction Group - 2019.
Licensed in Tennessee as an Affiliate Broker.
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