Priority 1 Real Estate & Auctions was founded in 2006 . We are a family owned, operated, and oriented business. Our auctioneers are Martin Lipa and Col. Ronald Calhoun, they have over 50 years experience between them. They strive to make each auction fun and interesting. You can find them both mingling with the crowd on auction day. Our new auction house “Vermilion County’s Best Auction House” was opened in October 2016 in the new addition in the Belgium Business Center. We have a full service kitchen serving up hot foods, cold & hot drinks, and snacks.



Martin Lipa

Martin is the owner & founder of Priority 1 Real Estate & Auctions. He married and has one son, three grandchildren that are the loves of his life. His favorite pass time is spending time, teaching, and playing with his grandchildren. He successfully completed & graduated from Reppurt’s School of Auctioneers in 2005. He successfully completed his Real Estate Broker license from DACC. Later advanced his educated and became a Managing Broker. He holds may other licenses and has hundreds of hours of continued education hours under his belt. Martin is very involved in our community, volunteering time, resources, and finances to help community projects, veterans,  struggling families, Ambucs, Danville Police Association, Danville Mission, Habitat for Humanity, and many more . He is a active member and past President of the Danville Board of Realtors. He nominated Realtor of the Year in 2017.