Wes

Wes DeBuhr, head auctioneer for Speckmann Auction, is shown.

Wes DeBuhr, head auctioneer for Speckmann Auction, is shown.

Wes DeBuhr, head auctioneer for Speckmann Auction, is shown.

With the passing of Randy Speckmann in 2021, the torch has been passed to Wes DeBuhr to head up Speckmann Auctions. Wes has been helping Randy at auctions for nearly 12 years and was taught by one of the best. Wes also runs his own auction company, DeBuhr Auction Service, as well as being the auctioneer at the Tecumseh Livestock Auction. Keri (Speckmann) Rasby has become the Auction Manager. She grew up in the auction business and knows how to run successful auctions. Michelle Topp, broker, summed up the thinking going forward, “we know exactly how it feels to know that your retirement plan is in the soil beneath your feet and the machinery parked in the shed”. “Randy taught each of us how to run a successful real estate and auction business, and we look forward to bringing our clients and customers the same service we have always provided,” Topp added. One thing that sets Speckmann Auctions apart from other companies in the unusual feature is a drone squadron. Chase Rasby is the pilot and Keri Rasby is the drone co-pilot. Crystal Neihoff, a volunteer advisor, also is a member of the team. There are three reasons to have an auction: you’re in control, it keeps stress to a minimum and the economy. Control allows you to set the selling and closing dates. The stress means you have no negotiations or haggling because the buyer comes with money in hand, and finally, the economy means that even in poor economic times, auctions do well. The Speckmann Auction team altogether has more than 120 years of experience and has lived in Southeast Nebraska all of their lives. “Technology plays an important part in our company,” DuBuhr said. Speckmann Auction was the first auction company in Southeast Nebraska to employ a licensed drone pilot. Other technology platforms are the online bidding platform, the website Facebook, which is used to reach buyers and sellers throughout the United States. Speckmann Auctions have sold land and equipment to people from all over the United States, Canada and Mexico.

With the passing of Randy Speckmann in 2021, the torch has been passed to Wes DeBuhr to head up Speckmann Auctions. Wes has been helping Randy at auctions for nearly 12 years and was taught by one of the best. Wes also runs his own auction company, DeBuhr Auction Service, as well as being the auctioneer at the Tecumseh Livestock Auction. Keri (Speckmann) Rasby has become the Auction Manager. She grew up in the auction business and knows how to run successful auctions.

Michelle Topp, broker, summed up the thinking going forward, “we know exactly how it feels to know that your retirement plan is in the soil beneath your feet and the machinery parked in the shed”.

“Randy taught each of us how to run a successful real estate and auction business, and we look forward to bringing our clients and customers the same service we have always provided,” Topp added.

One thing that sets Speckmann Auctions apart from other companies in the unusual feature is a drone squadron. Chase Rasby is the pilot and Keri Rasby is the drone co-pilot. Crystal Neihoff, a volunteer advisor, also is a member of the team.

There are three reasons to have an auction: you’re in control, it keeps stress to a minimum and the economy. Control allows you to set the selling and closing dates. The stress means you have no negotiations or haggling because the buyer comes with money in hand, and finally, the economy means that even in poor economic times, auctions do well.

The Speckmann Auction team altogether has more than 120 years of experience and has lived in Southeast Nebraska all of their lives.

“Technology plays an important part in our company,” DuBuhr said.

Speckmann Auction was the first auction company in Southeast Nebraska to employ a licensed drone pilot.

Other technology platforms are the online bidding platform, the website Facebook, which is used to reach buyers and sellers throughout the United States. Speckmann Auctions have sold land and equipment to people from all over the United States, Canada and Mexico.