James L. Woltz (Jim)
Owner-President, Woltz & Associates Inc.
More than four decades experience brokering commercial, industrial, rural and estate properties
Land sales comprise the foundation of his career and include single and multi-parcel sales of up to 200 tracts and single land transactions in excess of 27,000 acres
Licensed in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia.
One of three people who have received the distinguished Richard Dewees Memorial Award from the National Association of REALTORS for outstanding service in the real estate auction industry.
Certified by Auctioneers Institute
Received CAI designation from Auction Marketing Institute, 1994
Missouri School of Auctioneering, degree/certification, 1976
North Carolina State University, Bachelor of Science degree, Textile Technology, 1972
Started Virginia Land & Auction, predecessor of Woltz & Associates, in 1976
Investor-manager of downtown Roanoke restoration projects including the company’s offices in a restored 1930s building in the core of downtown Roanoke
Member: National Auctioneers Association and National Association of REALTORS where he has served as director and chair of auction committee
Speaker and seminar presenter:
NAA Guest Presenter
New Zealand Auctioneers Convention Guest Presenter and Keynote Speaker
North Carolina Workout Managers Group Speaker
CAI Technology Seminar Guest Speaker
Associate Broker & Auctioneer
David Boush joined the Woltz Team in 2010. He holds an Associate Broker license in Virginia and auctioneer licenses in Virginia and West Virginia. In addition to his real estate career, he also has over 14 years of advertising and marketing experience in sales and management prior to joining Woltz. He spent over 8 years as an Account Executive and Local Sales Manager for WSLS-TV/NBC. He most recently left Acquisition Title & Settlement Inc after 6 years as Vice President of Marketing. He has had his Real Estate license since 2002 and has been an active real estate investor for the last fifteen years. David has been a lifetime resident of Roanoke, Virginia. Since joining Woltz, David has conducted several land, estate, residential, commercial, industrial and personal property sales, by listing and auction.
Memberships: Roanoke Valley Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Virginia Association of Realtors
Volunteer Work: Committee Chair of the Awareness Committee for Feeding America SWVA.
Education:1996 graduate of Radford University, B.S. in Media Studies –Concentration in Advertising, Dean Scholar, Cume Laude. 2011 graduate of Mendenhall School of Auctioneering
William M. Farmer (Will)
Will Farmer joined the Woltz team in 2002, after graduating from Roanoke College with a degree in Business Administration. Born and raised in Radford, Virginia, Will grew up around the exciting hum of the auction chant at his Father’s auctions. Growing up in the industry has given Will a unique perspective on what it takes to successfully market and sell property at auction.
He currently holds active Real Estate and Auctioneers licenses in the State of Virginia. In 2006, Will was awarded the prestigious Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) designation, which is the highest achievement awarded to members of the National Auctioneers Association.
Will specializes in Residential, Commercial, Rural, & Business Liquidation Auctions. His most recent auctions have included Commercial Buildings & Acreage, Agricultural Boundaries, & Residential properties located within the State of Virginia. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors and currently serves on the Public Relations Committee for the Roanoke Valley Association of Realtors.
Associate Broker, Auction Coordinator
A Licensed Real Estate Broker in Colorado and Virginia, with 13 years of experience in client relations, land development, management, marketing, recruiting, sales, and training. Past Director of a prominent real estate school in Greenwood Village, Colorado. In 2002 she moved to Roanoke, and was for the past 5 years, the broker and project manager of a residential development prior to joining the Woltz team in 2008. Current member of the National Association of REALTORS.
Studied engineering and business at Bluefield College and Virginia Tech
Associate broker; licensed in real estate since 1975
Licensed auctioneer since 1999
Specialty: Rural land; has sold properties in 14 Virginia counties
Jonna M. McGraw
Associate Broker & Auctioneer
Sales Experience: Since joining Woltz & Associates, Inc. (“Woltz”) in 1997, Ms. McGraw has conducted numerous complex auctions including multi-parcel sales of commercial, investment, industrial, rural and residential properties, as well as foreclosure auctions, bankruptcy sales, estate sales and tax sales for governmental entities. She has also conducted business liquidation sales and auctions of large farms, including horse farms. Ms. McGraw has received both state and national advertising awards for auction marketing materials. During the ten years prior to joining Woltz, Ms. McGraw practiced law in Roanoke, Virginia.
Professional Activities: Ms. McGraw served two terms on the Virginia State Bar Bankruptcy Section Board of Governors and was the first Chairperson of the Section. She was appointed to two terms on the Virginia State Bar Council, the governing body of the Virginia State Bar. More recently, she served two terms on the Roanoke Valley Association of REALTORS (“RVAR”) Board of Directors, was Chair of the RVAR Advertising Committee, Chair of the RVAR Public Relations Committee, Chair of the RVAR Commercial Council and Chair of the RVAR Grievance Committee which reviews allegations of REALTOR ethical violations.
Memberships: Ms McGraw is a member of the Virginia State Bar, Roanoke Bar Association, Virginia Auctioneers Association, National Auctioneers Association, Roanoke Valley Association of REALTORS, New River Valley Association of REALTORS, Virginia Association of REALTORS and the National Association of REALTORS.
Licenses: Ms. McGraw is licensed as an auctioneer in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia, as a real estate broker in Virginia and Tennessee, and as an attorney in Virginia.
Education: J.D., Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary, 1985; B.S., Radford University, 1980; Graduate, Missouri Auction School, 1997; Graduate, Moseley-Dickinson Academy of Real Estate, 1997; Numerous legal, auction and real estate continuing education courses both as attendee and lecturer.
Russell Seneff, has been a member of the Woltz Team for 17 years. Russell has been a licensed auctioneer since 1988 and a licensed real estate agent since 2001. Russell received his Virginia Brokers license in 2015. Russell is a licensed real estate Broker/ Sales Person in Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee, Colorado and Illinois. He is a licensed auctioneer in the aforementioned states as well as Florida. He has been involved with numerous large auctions in all of these states over the past few years. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Agriculture with a minor in Business Administration.
Reaves Ward joined the Woltz Team in February, 2019 and holds an active Real Estate License in Virginia.
With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampden-Sydney College and post-graduate studies in business administration, Reaves has professional experience as Territory Sales Manager for heavy construction and municipal equipment, as CCTV operator in digital inspection of construction infrastructure and as Technical Team Lead for outdoor equipment sales.
An avid sportsman, he has received awards in Outdoor Leadership and Citizenship, and has planned and directed fishing excursions in an educational environment.
Reaves grew up on a small farm in rural Franklin County, Virginia where he learned hunting skills and developed a unique appreciation for land and the environment.
Graduated Magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Liberty University in 2017. Worked in the mental health field for 3 1/2 years before joining Woltz & Associates.
Specialties: Customer service, system development and implementation, logistics, creative problem-solving
Graduated from Roanoke College with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. Worked in commercial and private banking for 12 years before joining Woltz & Associates, Inc. in 2004.
Bobby Joe Whitlock, Jr.
ECPI Computer Training School
Specialty: Desktop pre-press work and computer networking. Joined Woltz & Associates, Inc. in 2000.