After 10 years of successful national real estate sales, Albert Burney Auction Company recognized a need for a regional auction company focusing on homes, land and Bank REO’s. In 2011, we met this need with the creation of Albert Auction – a company built with over a decade of experience, but with a more concentrated focus in scope and geography. Albert Auction operates with the same integrity and business principles that have made Albert Burney the success that it has been for the past ten years. We have incorporated both online and live auctions at Albert Auction, where technology meets tradition.

Our staff of highly motivated professionals provides a wealth of knowledge and experience in real estate, marketing, and auction industries. With a diverse range of talent and creative integrity, Albert Burney offers a fresh innovative edge with proven auction techniques. As a boutique luxury auction firm designing a tailored approach for each campaign, Albert Burney will personally guide you through every step of the auction process to ensure your exceptional property achieves the best possible results on auction day.


Warren A. Ward, CAI, AARE

Warren A. Ward, CAI, AARE

President / Principle, AU #1957

Warren formed Albert Auction as a result of identifying a need to bring his experience within national luxury auction. He has been instrumental in developing aggressive marketing and promotional solutions to complex real estate issues. Warren has over 20 years of luxury real estate auction experience having marketed properties in 45 states, Canada, Central America, and the Caribbean. High profile clients include Dean Witter, III, Director Chuck Maitland, Milan Turk, Michael Grasso, and Vivian DuBose. Warren holds the CAI (Certified Auctioneers Institute) designation, a 3-year program, at Indiana University, achieved by only 3% of all auctioneers. Additionally, he holds the Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate (AARE) designation as well broker and auctioneer licenses in numerous states.

James Morgan

James Morgan

Project Manager / Principle

James has served as Albert Burney’s lead on luxury real estate projects since 2004. With over 20 years of devoted service as a Project Manager, he takes great pride in ensuring that all clients receive the highest level of service the industry has to offer. James coordinates all aspects of the marketing, legal, auction information, and auction day of each project. His attention to detail and experience makes him a very valuable member of the Albert Auction team. James has managed real estate auctions in 40 states and 9 countries. James graduated from Northwest University.

Makayla Hedden

Makayla Hedden

Project Manager Assistan

Makayla, a Huntsville native, graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration degree in Marketing with specializations in Global Business and Real Estate. While there, she spent a semester abroad studying Spanish in Costa Rica and exploring the country’s rich culture and history. She has also traveled abroad to Mexico, Barbados, and Dominican Republic. After two years of successful summer internships, Albert Burney / Albert Auction recruited her full time for her strong work ethic, attention to detail and incredible communication skills.


“Over the past thirty-five years, I have been involved in the purchase and sale of many properties. In the sale of any property, the marketing is always of key importance. To be successful in the handling of properties — especially in today’s rugged economy — a far reaching marketing approach is absolutely necessary. One can no longer wait patiently for local real estate agents to generate sufficient interest.

The lakefront property, in Northern Montana, that Albert Burney helped market for me was one that needed a boost from the normal ‘ local ‘ approach. You, at Albert Burney, mentioned that four or five bidders at auction would be a reasonable turn-out. TEN bidders presented themselves at auction, much to my surprise. In fact, I was awe-struck by the results of your marketing ! In the many months leading up to the auction date in July, I was deeply impressed by the honesty and integrity exhibited by You and your staff.

I would recommend the services of Albert Burney to anyone trying to sell a property at this time when economic factors are still in a state of flux.

My thanks to you and your staff,”

Michael A.Flathead Lake, MT

Virginia and I are thankful for our decision to hire the Albert Burney Company as they did an excellent job of marketing the ranch and followed through with bidders and a completed sale with closing by thirty days. They were very supportive through the entire process and got the job done. Thank you all very much for all the competent personnel who worked extremely hard and in a professional manner to accomplish this task in such hard times. The team of experts, Warren, James, Tom, Mark, Janet, Niki, and other office people were very supportive, answering any and all questions, walking us through the process and open to working with us and our ideas. We would highly recommend the company to any land owner, rancher, or farmer who wants to sell their property in a fast professional manner. Thanks again to all involved for your help in getting it done!

Steve & Virginia MayerSnake River, OR

“The partners of The Lofts @ Chastain, LLC interviewed several quality auction companies and chose the highly recommended Albert Burney, Inc.  The Intense marketing campaign for The View @ Chastain prior to the auction was most impressive.  The degree of personal attention to details and quick response time shown by each of Albert Burney’s team members to us and our partners was extraordinary.  In many cases, Albert Burney stepped forward to assist and always did the ethically correct thing. I can’t stress enough my appreciation for the honesty and integrity with which we were treated and for the positive results achieved.”

Vivian DuBoseAtlanta, GA

“We were interested in a quick sale of our primary home after moving across the country.  Albert Burney stood out among the four auction organizations we interviewed.  Auctions were rare in our area so much buyer education was necessary.  We were especially pleased that, with Albert Burney, you dealt directly with the most senior people in the organization.  Warren Ward and the entire team are knowledgeable, personable, and trustworthy.”

Kevin GruneichStamford, CT

“We selected Albert Burney to auction our properties because they were enthusiastic, excited, and energetic and open to new ideas.  We wanted a buzz about our sales and Albert Burney delivered: P.R. articles appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes and the San Francisco Chronicle. They arranged interviews on network television and created beautifully photographed, informative and enticing brochures for mailings, hand-outs and on the internet. Their graphics expert even designed a custom logo for our ranch property to be used on wine glasses at our auction celebration party. It’s obvious the entire Albert Burney team loves what they do—as a result, there’s an electric ‘can do’ attitude that flows through the whole crew. Can do enthusiasm, energy, excitement, ideas, action – that’s what Albert Burney delivers.  That’s why we chose them as our auction company.”

Rebekah and Dean Witter, IIICarmel Valley, CA

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