Craig Buford, Buford Resources, Inc., has been in the auction, banking and ranching business for over 30 years. He has a history of making big things happen; from the organization and sale of a 30-property six-county real estate sale for the United States Federal Court in Dallas, Texas, to building a banking franchise, to rebuilding a state association of 100 community banks, to developing hundreds of top quality replacement females and managing large stocker and seed stock cattle operations.
Buford, a native of Bonham, Texas, graduated with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Texas Christian University (TCU) and furthered his education graduating from the prestigious TCU Ranch Management Program. Buford later continued his education graduating from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. Buford has extensive banking connections in Texas and Oklahoma and is known in banking circles nationally, through serving on the boards of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking Foundation at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas (www.swgsb.org), the Independent Bankers Association of Texas in Austin, Texas, and the Independent Community Bankers of America in Washington, DC.
Buford has conducted numerous complex real estate auctions throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado. Aside from Buford’s widespread networks that will attract serious buyers from across the nation and increase the credibility of the auction, Buford’s organizational and marketing skills benefit sellers from the planning of the sale to a successful closing. His passion, knowledge of the real estate auction industry, adn drive for success allows him to help clients reach their goals on sale day. Buford is an active member of the National Auctioneers Association, Oklahoma State Auctioneers Association, and Texas Auctioneers Association. Outside of the auction industry, Buford serves on a committee and is an active member of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and is an active member of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association.