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R. Craig Damewood

Craig Damewood is as comfortable selling automobiles at some of America’s largest car auctions as he is marketing real estate across Northern Virginia. A Virginia State Champion Auctioneer, Craig has sold property at auction since 1978. Throughout his career he has always kept a firm knowledge on the value of real estate, equipment and antiques. A Loudoun County native and life-long resident, Craig has an avid interest in Loudoun antiques and supporting numerous community groups and associations.

Craig is proud to be a member of the Virginia Auctioneers Association’s Hall of Fame. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Auctioneers Association(VAA), and is proud to be a past-president of the VAA. Damewood was also awarded the VAA’s Auctioneer of the Year award in 2002. He is an active member of the Virginia Auctioneers Association and National Auctioneers Association. A graduate of Reppert’s School of Auctioneering, he lives in Hillsboro, VA with his wife Laura. He is a 1974 graduate of Loudoun County High School.

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Dwight “Ike” Swart

Having worked as an auctioneer since 1996, Ike Swart has called bids at hundreds of successful auctions. He received his auction education at Long and Foster School of Auctioneering. Ike has been a critical part of sale set-up for hundreds of equipment and personal property auctions. Ike is responsible for organizing all of the cataloging operations for Damewood Auctioneer's personal property and equipment auctions.

He is a member of the National Auctioneers Association and Virginia Auctioneers Association(VAA). In 2022, he received the prestigious Jake Horny Memorial Award from the Virginia Auctioneers Association for his life-long dedication to the state auction industry. He is a Past-President of the VAA. A 1982 graduate of Loudoun County High School, he lives in Leesburg, VA with his wife Heather and daughter Abbie -- who has recently started clerking and cataloging auction sales.

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Brian P. Damewood

After spending several years as a television news reporter, in 2010 Brian Damewood decided to pick up the auction gavel. He works at four weekly auto auctions, and conducts benefit and fundraising auctions for Damewood Auctioneers - even as far away as Minneapolis and Florida. Brian is an International Champion Auctioneer, having won the National Auction Association's annual worldwide competition in 2023. In 2021, Brian was Reserve Champion (2nd Place) in the World Automobile Auctioneering Championship.

In 2012, the Virginia Auctioneers Association(VAA) named Brian its "Auctioneer of the Year". He is a past-president of the VAA, and is an active member of the National Auction Association. He is a 2004 graduate of Loudoun Valley High School. Brian graduated from Virginia Tech in 2008 with a B.A. in Communication and a minor in Real Estate. In June 2010, he attended auction school at the World Wide College of Auctioneering in Mason City, Iowa. He is now living in Purcellville, VA with his wife Catherine, daughter, Penelope and son, Henry. They are members of Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Brian is a board member for Loudoun Fair & Associates.