We owned some property in southeast South Dakota that was held in the family for generations. When we were going to get the property appraised, none of us being farmers, we needed a good appraisal and were referred to the Westras. We hired them to appraise the land, and when it came time to sell the land, our experience with the appraisal made me comfortable reconnecting with them to do the auction. Any contact we did have with the team was friendly, amiable, professional and made me feel at ease. The auction itself was just fun, having never been through anything like that. It was entertaining, well done and seemed to go smoothly. We were really pleased with how it turned out, not necessarily only because of the money, but because of the smoothness. I would highly recommend them.
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We sold our farm equipment by auction in August 2020, and the whole process was very smooth. We were pleased with how they conducted the auction and with the end result. We’ve kept in contact with them since the auction and have been really happy getting to know them.
When we decided to have an auction, there was no question who we were going to have. They did an auction for my father-in-law’s estate several years ago, and they handled everything professionally and did a great job. They’re just good guys to work with. Above all, they’re honest, professional and prompt at getting things done when they need to be done. The biggest thing is, they know their buyers and they know their market and they know what they’re selling and what the value of what they’re selling is. I would highly recommend them to anyone – the whole team.
Joel is the [auction] authority around here, so we went with him. We sold an acreage and some farmland. They took care of everything and did a really good job. They were professional and personable. On the acreage we worked with Phil and on the farmland I dealt directly with Joel. In the end, it was totally positive and I think we got more money that way versus selling it privately.
We were hesitant to have an auction because of COVID, but after talking to Joel, we decided to have a live auction. Everything went really smoothly. It was just a good experience, and we can’t say enough good about their company and Joel and his son. I would definitely recommend them to anyone else. They’re a really good crew to work with.
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