Our History

Schultz Auctioneers Landmark Realty, Inc. was founded by Mike Schultz in 1978.  That year he went to auction school at World Wide College of Auctioneering.  Shortly thereafter, he booked his first auction.  The auction was for a neighboring farmer.  From that humble beginning, we have grown into one of the Midwest’s premier auction and real estate companies.  We are now celebrating our 34th year in the auction industry and 28th year in the real estate business.

In 1984, Mike and Jan opened up their own real estate brokerage Landmark Realty.  By doing so they formed the predecessor to Schultz Auctioneers Landmark Realty, Inc.  Since 1984, Landmark Realty has specialized in residential, lake shore, recreational, farm and commercial properties across Morrison, Todd, and Stearns County.  As the business grew, Jim and Sally Waltman opened a Landmark Realty office in Swanville.  Today, there are two real estate offices – Upsala and Swanville.  We continue to work in all areas of real estate, and specialize in lake shore, recreational and farm properties.  We also do a large amount of business centered around the local communities and residential properties.

Our headquarters are located in Upsala, Minnesota, and we have a second real estate office in Swanville, Minnesota.  We are recognized as an award winning auction company throughout Minnesota.  We routinely sell real estate at auction and through traditional listing throughout Minnesota.  We are also recognized for our specialty auctions with our marquee event being the Spring Rendezvous held the first Saturday in March each year.

Our Staff

Mike SchultzMike Schultz, CAI
President, Auctioneer and REALTOR
e-mail: Mike@SchultzAuctioneers.com
Cellular: (320) 232-0850

Mike is a member of the Minnesota State Auctioneers Association, National Auctioneers Association,  Greater Lakes Association of Realtors, Minnesota Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.  He is active within the organizations.  Mike is a past director of the Minnesota State Auctioneers Association and Past-President of the Minnesota State Auctioneers Association.  He also is the 2004 Minnesota State Champion Auctioneer and a several-time International Auctioneer Champion Finalist.  Mike is also a 2009 inductee into the prestigious Minnesota State Auctioneer’s Association Hall of Fame.

Mike also holds the prestigious designation of CAI.  The CAI designation is the most prestigious designation awarded in the auction industry and is designed for leaders in the industry and auction firm decision-makers.  The CAI is an executive development program focused on developing the skills and providing the tools necessary to run a top-notch auction firm.

Jan SchultzJan Schultz
Vice-President, Auctioneer, REALTOR and Real Estate Broker
e-mail: Jan@SchultzAuctioneers.com
Office: (320) 232-0022

Jan is a member of the Minnesota State Auctioneers Association, Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors, Greater Lakes Association of Realtors, Minnesota Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.  She is active within the organizations and regularly attends continuing education classes in the areas of real estate and auctions.

Jan manages the daily operations of our company.  She is the person in the office that guides your transaction through to closing.  Jan prides herself on her detailed, personal approach to handling one of the most important purchases of your life.  As well as handling the daily operations of our company, Jan is also the broker responsible for overseeing our other REALTORS and their transactions.

Jan will oversee auction days staff management, clerking, accounting and auction settlement.  On site public relations.  Auctioneer

Jim and Sally Waltman
REALTORS & Appraisers
e-mail:Waltman@SchultzAuctioneers.com
Office: (320) 547-2440

Jim and Sally are members of the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors, Greater Lakes Association of Realtors, Minnesota Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.  They are active within the organizations, and regularly attend continuing education classes in the areas of real estate and appraising.

Jim and Sally manage the Swanville office of our company, and are active within the local community.  In addition to their work as REALTORS, they are also active in the appraisal business, and work with many local and regional lenders throughout Minnesota.

Matt SchultzMatt Schultz, BAS
Auctioneer
e-mail: Matt@SchultzAuctioneers.com
Cellular: (651) 335-6364

Watch Matt in Action

Matt is a member of the Minnesota State Auctioneers Association and National Auctioneers Association. He is active within both organizations.  Matt is a National Auctioneers Association Life Member.  He is the 2010 Minnesota State Champion Auctioneer.  Matt actively works within the areas of fundraising and benefit auctions and is often sought by leading organizations throughout Minnesota as auctioneer and master of ceremony.  He currently serves the Minnesota State Auctioneers Association on the board of directors.

Matt currently holds his BAS designation.  The designation is designed for individuals specializing in benefit auctions.  The BAS is a development program focused on developing the skills and providing the tools necessary to create successful benefit auctions.

 

Isaac Schultz
Auctioneer, Online Bidding Technician
e-mail: Isaac@schultzauctioneers.com
Cellular: (320) 232-0855

Watch Isaac in Action

Isaac is Mike and Jan’s oldest son.  As a result, he has been around auctions his entire life.  Isaac is the 2008 America’s favorite Jr. Auctioneer as voted on at AuctionNetwork.com, and in 2009 was named 1st Runner Up in the International Junior Auctioneers Championship hosted by the National Auctioneers Association. Isaac competes in both the state and national auctioneer contests annually. He is a member of the Minnesota State Auctioneers Association and National Auctioneers Association, and is active within both organizations. Isaac regularly attends both national and state auction educational seminars.  He finished 5th in the 2012 Minnesota State Auctioneers Championship. Isaac divides his time between being involved in the political arena and the auction business.

Ethan Schultz
Ringman, Clerk, Setup, Auctioneer

Ethan is Mike and Jan’s youngest son, and has been around auctions his entire life.  In fact, Ethan was born during an auction in North Dakota.  Ethan regularly works to setup auctions, and is never afraid to pitch in to get the job done.  He is a regular attender of both the national and state auction conference and shows. Ethan is a 2013 graduate of World Wide College of Auctioneering, in Mason City, Iowa. Ethan covers the roles of auctioneer, ringman, clerking staff, and online bidding specialist. Ethan is currently a NROTC student at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul studying business.  In his spare time Ethan loves the out of doors, working with his hands, and playing sports.

Loren Seifert

Auctioneer/Real Estate Broker for 30 yrs.
Very proficient in managing large multi ring auction events.
Minnesota State Champion Auctioneer
International auction experience in the Philippines and across the United States
Minnesota State Hall of Fame Auctioneer
Owner/Manager of Real Estate Co for 20 yrs with 8 employees
Minnesota State past president and board member of MSAA
Adept at selling coins at auction

Loren plays an integral part of our auction team, working as a quality auctioneer and ring man. He brings high energy and auction expertise to the table.

Gavin Mader

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Gavin is instrumental in all phases of the auction. His responsibilities as Tech Manager is to facilitate data management of all inventories assembled into WaveBid and then into Proxibid.
Highly experienced in software, including Wavebid, Proxibid, Microsoft Excel, and Power point.
Gavin is the tech manager, and is responsible for managing the online inventories in Proxibid and Wavebid.

Don Handeland
Ringman, Antique, Native American and Sporting Collectibles Specialist

Don is an integral part of our staff for many of our auctions.  He is an avid collector of many items, and frequently buys and sells on eBay.  His auction day enthusiasm, and ability to joke and have fun with the auction attendees makes him an easy favorite among many of our auction goers.  Don is actively involved with our annual Spring Rendezvous and is the man behind the phone for many of the questions leading up to the auction.

Marlys Atkinson
Setup

Marlys is a critical member of our staff and is often responsible for the setup of our auctions.  She handles the setup and cleanup of most of our estate auctions when a full service hands-on approach is requested by our clients.  Marlys is always smiling and eager to help.

Ray Anderson
Numismatic, Setup, Shipping

Ray is the man behind the scenes for many of our auctions.  He is responsible for internal grading of our coin auctions, and also responsible for cataloging the coins for auction.  In addition to being our on staff numismatic, Ray also assists with setup at our larger auctions.

24275_10200544198188847_336704477_nHannah Anderson
Cashier

Hannah is often the bright, smiley, face you meet when you register for one of our auctions.  She is the first person you see when you register, and the person you see when you pay.  Her pleasant attitude make her a favorite among our auction attendees, and our staff.

5660_522709530531_3676762_nChantelle Frie
Cashier/Clerk

Chantelle has become an integral part of our staff.  She works both as a cashier and clerk.  Often you can find her smiling face registering bidders and assisting with checkout.  At other times, she is behind the keyboard working as a clerk.  Chantelle’s attention to detail has proved very valuable to our company.

 

Charlie Gunderson                                                                                                                                                             

Ringman, Auction Set-up

Charlie has become the important addition to the Schultz Auctioneers team.  Most of Charlie’s work has been behind the scenes filling in wherever needed.  His willingness to work is what makes him such an asset to our team.  Charlie also owns his own woodworking shop, and is a very skilled craftsman.

1468797_769811049699142_1652382101_nAaron Peterson
Clerk, Technician

Aaron is a junior in high school who has recently become a part of the team, helping with anything from set-up, to clerking, and occasionally registering bidders. He also runs this website, and is responsible for posting real-estate listings, auction pages, and writing this biography. Aaron enjoys photography, playing his guitar, and watching Pixar movies.