David grew up immersed and involved in agriculture and started his career off by attending Missouri Auction School in 2008. He then acquired his real estate license in November 2010 and currently serves as a real estate broker for his company. David gained valuable experience as a contract auctioneer and participated in a variety of different auctions nationwide. He is active in the Realtor Land Institute, National Auctioneer Associations and a number of State Auctioneer Associations. With David’s diverse portfolio of education and work experience and his drive to stay continually up-to-date on current market trends, clients look to him as their trusted advisor in farmland sales and acquisitions.

After auctioneering for years and selling millions of dollars in assets, David honed in on his passion for selling farmland and enjoys the challenges that come with it. He and his wife Ann started the auction and real estate company, “Whitaker Marketing Group”, specializing in farmland and fundraising. David understands that marketing his clients’ assets is the most important aspect of the auction and strives to maintain the position as leader in the industry for marketing. His passion and stage presence has lead him to numerous championship titles and a World Auctioneer Spokesman of the Year title.

David and his wife, Ann reside and farm outside Ames, Iowa with their two sons, Colton and Caleb.


David is the current Chariman of the Board and past President for the Iowa Auctioneers Association


Bismarck State College, Bismarck, North Dakota, AAS
Missouri Auction School, St. Louis, Missouri
World Wide College of Auctioneering, Clear Lake, Iowa
Iowa Association of Realtors
National Auctioneers Association, Certified Auction Institute
Realtor Land Institute Accredited Land Consultant


David is a instructor at auction school

David Whitaker CAI, ALC, | Auctioneer| Appraiser|Broker


2018 Rose Award -Best Business Presentation
2018 Minnesota State Champion Auctioneer
2017 US Bid Calling Champion Top 3
2016 Canadian Western Agribition Champion
2016 US Bid Calling Champion Top 3
2015 US Bid Calling Champion Top 3
2015  Midwest Auctioneers Roundup Top 3
2015  Mule Day Champion Auctioneer
2014  International Auctioneer Finalist (Top 10)
2014   World livestock Auctioneer Spokesman (Interview Top Score)
2014   Nebraska State Champion Auctioneer
2014   Mule day Reserve Champion Auctioneer
2014   World Livestock Auctioneer Champion Qualifier (Top 10)
2013   Nebraska Champion Ringman
2013   Nebraska Reserve Champion Auctioneer
2012   Missouri State Champion Auctioneer
2012   International Livestock Rookie Auctioneer Champion
2012   Finalist International Auctioneers Championship
2012   Missouri Bid Calling Finalist (Top 5)
2011   Iowa State Champion Auctioneer
2011   Nebraska Bid Calling Finalist
2011   Nebraska Rookie of the year
2009 1st Runner-up State Champion Auctioneer