ALAN FRENKEL received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Iowa State University in 1977. He continued to hone his professional capabilities in the fine arts while studying abroad in Paris, France for two years. Mr. Frenkel graduated The Reich International School of Auctioneering, Mason City, Iowa in 1983.
He further mastered his skills with his 20 year association with preeminent auctioneer, Karlin Daniel. Mr. Frenkel has participated in hundreds of auction campaigns in the areas of selling real estate on behalf of private sellers, estates, municipalities and the bankruptcy court, as wells as, conducting antique sales and business liquidations. The governmental, legal and financial communities avail themselves of Mr. Frenkel’s ability to identify, organize and market their assets in a manner best suited to produce the highest results. He has worked closely with secured creditors and many of the bankruptcy Trustees in conducting successful auctions of real and personal property. He is a member of the Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association and Central Florida Estate Planning Council.
In order to stay abreast of current trends and technologies in the auction industry, Mr. Frenkel has earned the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) designation. This is the highest designation offered in the auction industry and is held by only 15% of all auctioneers. Additionally, he holds the Certified Estate Specialist (CES) designation, an advanced program offered by the National Auctioneers Association for the advanced study of all aspects of selling family estates through auction.
Mr. Frenkel is deeply rooted in the community. He has been a member of the Breakfast Rotary Club of Orlando and has served as president. He works with several non-profit boards and has conducted auctions for Canine Companions for Independence, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, American Cancer Society, the Universal Foundation, the Boy Scouts, the Boys and Girls Clubs, the Orlando Philharmonic, the Geneva School and many others.
SEAN DONNELLY has spent fifteen years as a real estate agent in London, England and brings this wealth of knowledge and experience to the Alan Frenkel Auction & Realty team. Having been responsible for the management of fifteen real estate offices he is well versed in all aspects of the real estate business.
Sean and his wife Poppy have been proud residents of The Villages in Central Florida since 2013. Since arriving they have built the highly successful Blessed and Grateful Auction and Estate Sale company. Their reputation for product knowledge combined with their insistence on focusing on their seller’s needs has established them as the premier service provider in the area with the majority of business coming from referrals from the legal community, real estate professionals and family member’s seeking an expedient way of liquidating their estate assets.
In his continuing effort to provide the most complete services to clients, Sean is a fervent seeker of pertinent knowledge. He has earned the National Auctioneers Association’s Auction Technology Specialist (ATS) designation, currently held by only one percent of auctioneers in North America. This designation is awarded for the study and course completion of advanced uses of online technology and social media, critical to today’s marketing of real estate by both auction and traditional methods.
As proud member of both the Florida Auctioneers Association, where he won the Rookie Bid Calling Title in 2015, and the National Auctioneers Association, Sean strives to keep himself abreast of State and National affairs.
Sean is President of The Villages BNI Pace Setters Chapter where he continues his work with local business people to better serve his community. You can be assured that Sean will use his diverse skills and abilities to assist you with your real estate needs.