About J. R. Dixon Auctions
J.R. Dixon Auction & Realty, LLC
J. Rafe Dixon, Owner
Rafe Dixon grew up in Sumter, SC and is a 1978 graduate of Wilson Hall and a
1982 graduate of Clemson University. He holds Auctioneer & Real Estate Broker Licenses in South Carolina and North Carolina.
Rafe is active in the South Carolina Auctioneers Association and the National
Auctioneers Association, as well as the Sumter Board of Realtors. He holds
several Auctioneer designations, including the Certified Auctioneers Institute
(CAI), the highest professional designation available in the Auction industry. CAI
is a 3 year professional development program taught at Indiana University, and has
been called the “Masters Degree” of Auctioneering. Rafe is one of fewer than 400
Auctioneers to hold the prestigious Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate (AARE)
designation, and also holds the Certified Estate Specialist (CES) designation.
Rafe has been involved in many types of auctions, ranging from household goods,
to farm machinery, to commercial and residential real estate and business
liquidations. Recent auction work has ranged from home sites, industrial land,
commercial offices, and rural land to estate personal property. Other auction
projects have included residential homes, estate personal property, bank owned lots and homes, and more.
Rafe is married to the former Louise Shaw. They have 2 children and are active in
the community. They are active members in their church where Rafe has served as a Deacon and an Elder.