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Schrader Real Estate and Auction Co., Inc. was founded by Denzil Schrader when he began in 1944 as an auctioneer in Columbia City, Indiana. Denzil was soon joined by his brother. The recognition of the Schrader name was built as the auction business grew selling farms, farm equipment, and livestock throughout Indiana and Michigan.

Expansion accelerated beginning in 1967 as a strategic plan was implemented to add Schrader representatives throughout the Midwest. Growth in the 1970's included selling land by arranging tax-deferred exchanges for many Midwestern landowners moving operations to other regions of the United States.

The Maximum Marketing Method, now known as was also developed in the 1970's to maximize the sale price of large land tracts at auctions. This innovative method, energized by an experienced Schrader team, resulted in numerous strategic joint-venture auction companies being formed by Schrader.

The Schrader Company has now reached over 40 states, marketing large holdings of farms, ranches, and timberland, as well as commercial and industrial portfolios.

I don't think it could have been done more competently from the proper division of tracts in the beginning to the ending with the word SOLD! Your preparation for the auction was superb, and the auction was run with the precision of a Swiss watch. We wish to especially thank you for the tremendous amount of work and effort you put in during the entire process. The job Rex did on the floor during the two different auction sessions was nothing short of masterful.

Harry W. Vassels Vice President, Martin Oil, Ltd., Alsip, Illinois

The Schrader Auction Company team is proud to offer our professional auction marketing services. The previous years successes have provided us the understanding of the need for innovative marketing to meet the market demands. Our company answers that call by joining together an elite team of real estate and auction expertise with local, regional and national marketing.

Sellers who choose our services have access to a nationally recognized group of auctioneers, consultants, and negotiators backed by the reputation of the Schrader Auction Company since 1944. Our principals are certified auctioneers and real estate brokers. Each holds professional designations, including membership in the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI).

The combination of these experts with our in-house marketing staff assures you that your property will be marketed through effective pre-auction advertising and promotional exposure in the targeted marketplace, as well as through the dynamics of the auction itself on auction day. The comprehensive marketing services we provide and our proven record exceeding our clients expectations are what set us apart.