Rocky Bartolotto has been recognised as one of the top 8 auctioneers being a finalist in 2016, 2015 & 2014 for the category of “Auctioneer of the Year” by Real Estate Business. This is a tribute to the commitment and passion he has for being an Auctioneer.
A licensed real estate agent and auctioneer, Rocky is one of the most successful and sought-after auctioneers in Sydney with an exceptional track record for generating strong sale prices. Rocky conducted his first auction in 2002 at the age of 22, after commencing work in the industry in 1997. He gained experience auctioneering for the No 1 office in Sydney’s Northern Districts and was trained by some of the industry’s best practitioners. In 2003, Rocky launched Auction Services and has since conducted thousands of auctions both on site and in-rooms for all the major real estate franchises and boutique offices across Sydney.
Highly respected by his peers, Rocky is able to read and relax a crowd – an integral skill to ensure strong bidding. His sound judgment, powerful communication skills and ability to quickly build rapport with bidders ensures every part of the auction process reaches its optimum potential. In addition to auctioneering, Rocky spent six years working for Fairfax Media leading the real estate team (Domain) as NSW Sales Director & National Online Manager. He departed late 2013 and has focused on growing Auction Services; and in early 2014 he was appointed National Sales Director for the new real estate portal, Homely.com.au
Rocky’s vast market knowledge and advertising experience gives him a significant edge as an auctioneer. Rocky brings a detailed understanding of the latest market conditions and challenges to the auction floor and tailors the auction experience to suit. Rocky is also an industry trainer and his company offers CPD training as well as coaching for agents and offices.
Rocky also conducts auctions for high profile charity events, including the 2013 Arnott’s Foundation Gala Dinner and Charity Auction; the Australian Diabetes Council Buzz Ball; and an event for the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation hosted at the residence of Lucy and Malcolm Turnbull (MP). Altogether assisting to raise over $500,000 for charity and remains available for charity auctions at any time.