Our Executive Team
Real Estate Auction Company

Our Executive Team

Dewey Jacobs, CAI, AARE

For approximately 30 years, Mr. Jacobs has sold thousands of properties nationwide, including multi-million dollar single luxury assets and multi-property events from coast to coast. He has worked with numerous high net worth individuals, celebrities, athletes, institutional sellers, and corporations in selling their properties. Some of his notable achievements include achieving the highest percentage of appraisal at auction for Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) for land and commercial assets, in several states delivering the highest residential sales prices achieved in the states of Montana, Mississippi, and in northeast Florida, at the time. He also has experience selling large tracts of land, ranches, residential developments, golf course development, and luxury yachts and strives to make the selling process easy. Target Auction takes care of all the details, from pre-auction preparation to the closing. Dewey will all of this with integrity and professionalism while providing a high level of service for you and your prospective buyers.

Mr. Jacobs is a member of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) and the Alabama Auctioneers Association (AAA) and has earned the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) designation from the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute, the Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate (AARE) while holding multiple real estate and auctioneer licenses throughout the United States.


Jeff Hathorn, CAI

For over 30 years Mr. Hathorn has been in the real estate auction industry. During the past 10 years alone he has conducted auctions in 23 states. He has sold thousands of properties nationwide including celebrity mansions, luxury condominiums, famous ranches, single family homes, residential developments, acreage, commercial properties, and even yachts. He has been instrumental in implementing and developing techniques in the auction industry commonly used today. This broad experience has enabled him to readily connect with sellers to evaluate the property being sold, identify the likely buyer profile and develop a custom marketing plan to cost-effectively reach buyers for the property. This approach ensures a strong auction day turnout and a successful outcome for our clients. Jeff strives to provide superior service while offering a turnkey process for selling real estate and does so with integrity and professionalism while providing a high level of service.

As a member of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) and the Alabama Auctioneers Association (AAA), Mr. Hathorn has earned the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) designation from the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute, which is the highest achievement awarded to members of the auction industry. Less than 2,000 auctioneers worldwide hold this prestigious CAI designation. Jeff holds multiple real estate licenses throughout the United States.


Wendy Phelps

Ms. Phelps has demonstrated a leadership role in the real estate auction industry for more than 17 years. As Executive Director, Wendy is involved in all aspects of the auction business. Her areas include oversight of licensing, human resources, contracts, auction day activities, closings as well as overseeing project management. She has experience in producing auctions of properties nationwide such as premier homes, commercial properties, residential developments, ranches, portfolio sales, and acreages. Wendy's vast experience and knowledge have made her an integral member of Target Auction Company.

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