Sherman Hostetter, Jr. – Bio

Jan 4, 2023 | WAA Conferences

Sherman Hostetter, Jr. of Beaver, Pennsylvania, attended Penn State University on a Golf Scholarship from 1973-77 and graduated with a major in real estate and insurance. Presently, he continues the family auction business, started by his parents in 1955, as a full time auctioneer and real estate broker licensed in PA, OH and WVA.  Added to his credentials are the notable titles of past President of the Auction Marketing Institute, past President of the Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association, and past President of the Northwest Chapter of the PAA.  Sherman is also twice a past board member of the National Auctioneers Association and a past board member of the National Association of Realtors Auction Committee.  He is a past board member of the National Auctioneers Foundation.  In 1992 he won the Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association Bid Calling Championship and 2010 won the West Virginia Auctioneers Association Bid Calling Championship.  In 2013 Sherman was inducted in the Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame. 

In addition, Sherman holds many designations such as; the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI), Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate (AARE), Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA), Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Certified Estate Specialist (CES), Benefit Auction Specialist (BAS) and is a Certified Paralegal through Penn State University.  Since 2003 Sherman has served on the Pennsylvania State Board of Auctioneer Examiners, appointed by then Governor Edward G. Rendell, and is currently the Chairman of the Board. 

His passion for the auction business is only surpassed by his love of golf, which he played professionally from 1978 to 1982.  Sherman Hostetter Group LLC (Hostetter Auctioneers) conducts over 200 auctions annually specializing in the areas of real estate, estates and business liquidations.  Over the years Sherman has worked several auto auctions western Pennsylvania.  Hostetter Auctioneers conducts over 40 fundraising auctions nationwide each year raising in excess of a million dollars annually. 

Sherman has presented numerous auction and real estate educational seminars at state and national auctioneers conventions as well as a past instructor for the Accredited Auctioneer Real Estate designation.  He is an instructor at Reppert Auction School and also hosted a radio talk show “Inside the Auction World” on 1230 WBVP and 1460 WMBA in the Western Pennsylvania area. 

Sherman has been recognized for his community involvement including volunteering for his church, community teen Bible study, past school board director for the Blackhawk School District and serving on numerous boards and committees in Beaver County area.

In 2009 Hostetter Auctioneers joined the rapidly growing online auction platform and in 2013 joined the Marknet Alliance team.  Sherman enjoys working in the family auction business with his son Matt, daughters Kylee and Paige, and son-in-laws Dan Reeder and John Johnston all auctioneers.  Sherman Hostetter Group LLC (Hostetter Auctioneers) currently has a total of 12 auctioneers, 4 full time secretaries and 6 setup crew members on staff providing complete online and onsite auction services in real estate and personal property to Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.     

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