For more than 45 consecutive years we have provided an invaluable combination of knowledge, experience, and technology to our buyers and sellers. Our team represents more than 150 years of combined auction and real estate experience --- this ensures a professionally-run, well-executed auction.
John Ball, our founder, has been a licensed real estate broker since 1969 and has been calling bids for almost half a century. He is known by bidders for his easy to understand chant, humor, and straight-forward approach to sales process. Sellers respect him for his expertise, commitment to the process, and 40 years in business in the same community tells you he is true to his word.
Justin Ball, began his auction career as a "go-for" and first stepped up to the mic and started bid-calling at the age 11; he now has more than 20 years under his belt. Justin began full-time work on the management side of the auction process just before graduating from Oklahoma State University in 2000, and continues to move the company onward and upward in the office and in the ring.
Mike Bendele, joined Ball Auction Service and John's United Farm real estate office in 1978. While he doesn't spend time on the mic at the auctions anymore, Mike manages the broker responsibilities for all of our real estate auctions. Mike bought the real estate portion of the business from John in 1984 and John maintains his associate broker license with United Country Mike Bendele Co.. Splitting the auction company from the traditional real estate office enabled John to focus exclusively on auctions, leaving traditional listings and real estate sales to Mike and his team.
Will Milligan, joined the company when he married into it in 2003 (his wife is Jeree Ball Milligan). He began by working auction set-up and scattering fliers, then became the "sign guy," and started working in the ring taking bids. He attended auction school in 2009 and then began calling bids in the ring with Ball Auction Service. Will is also a licensed real estate sales associate with United Country Mike Bendele Co..
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