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Clay Schaardt

  • Owner & Principal Auctioneer with Schaardt Auction Service & REALTORĀ® with Burrows Tracts Real Estate
  • clay@schaardtauction.com
  • 402-862-5903

Clay Schaardt serves as the owner and principal auctioneer of Schaardt Auction Service, concurrently holding the position of REALTOR® and lead auctioneer at Burrows Tracts Real Estate. Additionally, Clay assumes the role of team lead for the Schaardt Auction Team within Burrows Tracts Real Estate. His journey into entrepreneurship commenced in June 2017 following his graduation from the esteemed World Wide College of Auctioneering, complemented by an associate's degree in Livestock Production and Management from Southeast Community College.

Actively engaged in the auctioneering community, Clay is deeply involved with the Nebraska Auctioneers Association, where he serves on the board of directors and the grievance committee. Moreover, he maintains memberships in prominent industry associations such as the National Auctioneers Association, along with counterparts in South Dakota, Iowa, and Kansas. A seasoned competitor in auctioneer contests across the Midwest, Clay has garnered numerous accolades, including the 2021 Nebraska State Champion Ringman award, the 2023 2nd Runner-up in Nebraska, and the 2019 2nd Runner-up in the South Dakota bid calling contests.

Outside of his professional pursuits, Clay is an active member of the American Simmental Association and holds the presidency of the Southeast Nebraska Cattlemen's Association. Despite his demanding schedule, Clay prioritizes quality time with his fiancée, Cassie Martin, as well as his nieces, nephews, friends, and family. With a passion for fostering small businesses and bolstering rural communities, Clay remains receptive to innovative business concepts and is dedicated to making meaningful connections with others.

For expert consultation on your next auction endeavor, Clay welcomes you to reach out and tap into his wealth of expertise and experience.

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Jackson Evers

Jackson is a September 2016 graduate of the World Wide College of Auctioneering. In his free time, Jackson enjoys watching sports, spending time with his family, and raising cattle on his farm. Jackson is a member of the Nebraska Auctioneers Association. A native of Filley, NE, Jackson is committed to working for the seller and putting their interests first. He is a crucial part of our team from listing farm equipment for our online auctions as well as being there on sale day to help set up and auctioneer the sale. Contact Jackson today to learn more about the auction options available to you!

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Kaisonn Koester

Born and raised in the rural parts of small town Du Bois, NE; Growing up on his family’s farm helped instill a strong work ethic and a love for agriculture at a very young age. Kaisonn took that work ethic and passion with him to Northwest Missouri State University where he graduated with a B.S. in Agricultural Business in May 2021. Kaisonn returned home to put that knowledge to use on his family farm, as well as continue to learn from his father and grandfather. Farming is Kaisonn's way of life, and he loves what he gets to do within the agriculture industry. It has taught him the true meaning of hard work, honesty, integrity, and how to be a steward of the land. These strengths allow Kaisonn to see eye to eye with others within the agriculture industry, and bring the best service to all of his clients. Feel free to get in touch with Kaisonn for your auction needs, he would appreciate the opportunity!

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Quest Flesner

  • Auctioneer and Sales Agent
  • 217-506-0064

Quest Flesner is a 2017 graduate of the Missouri Auction School. He has an associates degree in ag business and animal science from John Wood Community College. Quest is a member of the Wisconsin, Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa auctioneer associations. He is the 2020 Greater Midwest Livestock Auctioneer Reserve Champion as well as the 2020 Kansas State Auctioneer Champion. He is also the 2018 Reserve Champion Wisconsin Auctioneer with multiple top ten finishes in various auction contests. Quest has his federal firearms license. He enjoys auctioneering livestock and farm equipment along with running a few of his own cows. Quest is located in Hannibal, Missouri and takes care of a lot of our sales in Missouri and Iowa. Call Quest to talk about your auction needs at 217-506-0064.