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 on a farm outside Ames, Iowa with their two sons, Colton and Caleb.
David is the current Chairman 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 also an Auction School Instructor
David Whitaker, CAI, ALC - Iowa Auctioneer
Certified Auction Institute- Rose Award (Best Business Plan)
International Auctioneer Finalist (Top 5)
Iowa State Champion Auctioneer
Minnesota State Champion Auctioneer
Nebraska State Champion Auctioneer
Missouri State Champion Auctioneer
US Bid Calling 1st Runner Up Champion
Canadian International Western Champion
Mule Day Champion Auctioneer
World Livestock Auctioneer Spokesman (Interview Top Score)
Nebraska Champion Ringman