“We offer a full range of convenient personal property and real estate auction services,” states Richard Ranft, CAI,GPPA,AARE, chief auctioneer and president. The company’s experienced staff consists of many long-term employees, who are dedicated to serving thousands of buyers and sellers each year. Rich and his wife Pat have owned the business since 1980.
Several years ago, they joined the national and international United Country franchise system, which has excellent tools to assist in marketing real estate and a supportive home office staff.
“Our large facility in Beloit houses our stateline real estate offices as well as our auction gallery, where we conduct weekly Wednesday auctions of antiques, collectibles, household goods, tool, equipment, and other personal property. We’re open Monday through Saturday or accommodate our clients and hold personal property auction previews on Tuesday and Wednesday each week,” Ranft explains. “We also conduct frequent live online auctions, allowing bidders from around the world to find treasures from our sellers.”
The real estate branch of the firm handles Wisconsin and Illinois properties with a strong emphasis on the auction method of selling. With real estate offices in Beloit and Palatine, Illinois, the company handles a wide range of properties – residential, commercial, and rural. “We’ve been selling real estate on auction for years and bring a wealth of experience to our clients,” states Ranft.
There’s also a steady flow of personal property appraisal work from attorneys, trust offices, and individuals.
“Our cutting edge use of the internet gives all of our customers many benefits,” Ranft notes. “We strive to bring the world to Beloit.”