Why Sell with Steffes?
With over 60 years of experience, Steffes is well-equipped with knowledgeable and skilled staff who will ensure you receive fair market value for your auction. Our auction services include farm retirement, inventory reduction, real estate, forage, and specialty auctions. With this, we offer two ways to perform your auction with either a live onsite webcast auction or a timed online auction.
With access to our exceptional marketing strategies and broad bidder pool, you will receive worldwide exposure to potential buyers for your specific land and/or equipment. Our staff knows what a unique and special time this can be, and we strive to make this an event to remember.
What to expect when selling with us:
Prepare your equipment. Our staff will guide you through what it means to get your equipment “auction ready” and what potential buyers are specifically looking for when shopping for used equipment.
Promote your auction. We use a portion of the budget to market your auction to potential buyers. Using our proven print and digital marketing strategies, we target those potential buyers and audiences you would not otherwise have access to. Printed marketing materials are created to help promote your auction to friends and neighbors and maybe in the form of a sale bill, postcard, flyer, or local advertising.
Participate in your auction day. Our staff will walk you through what to expect for your auction day and the process for what happens when it’s complete.
“I have always been impressed with the Steffes farm auctions, even long before our first meeting at the West Fargo office. We could tell you have a vision and passion for what you do. Sometimes a smaller farm operation like ours seems insignificant in today’s world, but you made us feel appreciated and respected. We must admit that we were a little nervous about this whole process of a farm auction and retirement. The craziness of 2020 only added to everyone’s concerns. But throughout the whole process, everyone at Steffes was awesome. That includes everyone we worked with on site as well as everyone in the office and behind the scenes. Everything went so smoothly on our auction day and we are very thankful for such a good outcome! We have very high praises for Steffes Group and are happy to share our experience with our neighbors and friends. Thanks again for everything!”
- Darrell & Kari H., Binford, ND
“Absolutely wonderful experience. I truly can not understand why someone or anyone would do anything other than an online auction with Steffes!!! A nationwide audience is tough to beat, which made the final sale total outcome far exceed my most wildest dream!”
- Mike & Brenda H., Mechanicsville, IA
“It has been a pleasure to work with the Steffes Group. Very friendly people to work with, very conscientious, good, hard-working people. My experience working with Steffes Group has been absolutely fabulous. The gentleman that worked with me through this process, Brock Skov, is top-notch in my book. He has been absolutely fabulous to work with, and very good at answering my question. It’s just been a great process!”
- Steve M., Mabel, MN
“We were happy selecting Steffes Group for our retirement auction. Things went smoothly from the day of contract signing. They kept me informed on when they would be here and what was going to happen next. I’m a true believer now in online auctions. I am amazed at how far some of our equipment traveled!”
- John & Rita F., Vinton, IA
“I wanted to take the time to thank all the staff at Steffes Group. When we went into this journey of having an auction, it was new territory for us. We had an acquisition that led us to needing to do a realignment and sell off excess equipment. We went through the vetting process with auction companies to see who would be the best fit and get us the best results for our needs. In the vetting process, we talked to 8 different auction companies. Three of them being the big names in the auction industry and some smaller more local companies. We were looking for a company that would give us and our local buyers the down-to-earth hometown feel but also wanted a company with great reach to get us the best results. At the end of our search, we wanted a live and online auction so we could keep the local feel yet sell to anyone in the world looking for equipment. We feel we definitely made the correct decision to go with Steffes Group. Everyone from Steffes was great to work with and very friendly, I also had a lot of potential bidders that commented on how nice and easy Steffes was to deal with. Steffes did a great job with presenting our equipment and making it look its best and also did great with advertising. The day of the sale went great, and we were very happy with the results. I truly believe that Steffes was able to get us the best return on our investments of equipment better than any other auction company would of, the reason I believe this is their attention to detail and care they give each piece of equipment with the advertising pictures to the videos, and the presentation for each unit. We will use Steffes again in the future if the need ever comes up again.”
- Kevin A., Dyersville, IA