About Our Firm
Vondenhuevel Auctioneers have been bringing buyers and sellers together at auction, from around the state and across the country since 1994.
Owners Justin and Abby Vondenhuevel lead a full-service team dedicated to guiding you and your family through the entire auction process.
Justin Vondenhuevel is a graduate of the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI), Certified Estate Specialist (CES), Accrediated Auctioneer of Real Estate and the CAGA-Certified Appraisers by the Guild of America. This combination of designations is held by less than 3% of all auctioneers across the world.
Vondenhuevel Auctioneers was formed in the mid 1990’s by owners Justin and Abby Vondenhuevel to provide general auction and real estate services to buyers and sellers in, and around, Shelby County, Ohio. Since that time, our firm has grown to include five auctioneers and a full auction staff. Our team has conducted more than 3,000 auctions in eight states, including real estate, personal property, farm and business liquidations, as well as private collections. Our company is a family-owned and operated business with second and fourth generation auctioneers. We have been successful in the auction and real estate profession because we treat both buyers and sellers fairly. Our ethics and professionalism have kept us in demand as the area’s leading auction company.
Our team has been nationally recognized for assisting in the sale of firearms owned and used by the outlaws Bonnie & Clyde, and lawmen such as Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson in the historic auction Gangsters, Outlaws and Lawmen held December 16th, 2012 in Nashua, New Hampshire; a suburb of Boston Mass. Most recently, we were requested to assist in the liquidation of items from the Titanic, which contained deck chairs, and correspondence from the captain the fateful day the ship sailed.
We have also been honored to conduct charity auctions for youth organizations, Saint Jude’s Research Hospital, local 4-H clubs, the junior fair livestock committee and the American Cancer Society, as well as many local fundraisers. With the areas only full-time staff of auctioneers, realtors, and appraisers ,your real estate and personal property will receive maximum exposure through national and local online marketing, networking, and published ads. We are dedicated members of the National, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan Auctioneer’s Associations, as well as the National, Ohio and Mid Western Ohio Association of Realtors. We have been inducted to the Re/Max 100% club, and have received honors from the Ohio Association of Realtors consecutively for the past 16 years.
We truly believe that a professionally handled auction is the most efficient means of marketing today. The auction sale, one of the oldest methods of selling known to man, has grown into Today’s Marketing Advantage. A professionally advertised and promoted auction brings a large amount of buyers to the same place at the same time. Thus, competition is created and there is no limit set as to how far the bidding will go. We feel that retail selling or sealed bid sales lack the excitement and enthusiasm that we can create the day of the auction. Typically, most buyers are reluctant to pay full asking price for a product. However, on auction day, they appreciate that they are setting the price, even when the bidding exceeds the anticipated amount. The auction method has become today’s first choice in marketing. More and more Real Estate is auctioned every day, fine art has always been marketed the auction way, and the New York Stock Exchange is the World’s largest auction.
We would like to thank you for your interest in our auction and Real Estate services, and we would welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you may have on Today’s Marketing Advantage, THE AUCTION METHOD! Our repeat business, referrals and vastly expanding company reflect our client’s confidence in us. Vondenhuevel Auctioneers can handle your auction from start to finish. We take care of every detail from marketing and cataloging to an itemized accounting of every item sold at the auction. We also have personnel available to prepare your merchandise and real estate to bring top dollar. Our marketing program has proven to be effective in bringing buyers and sellers together from across the country. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.