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Home on Swan Lake reduced again – now $225,000

This update was posted on Monday, December 22nd, 2008 at 5:00 pm.

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Just in time for the Christmas season, the price on this 2-bedroom Swan Lake property has been reduced from $267,000 to $257,000 and now to $225,000.  The property is an excellent year-around home on a very nice lake, and has a large detached, insulated, heated 24×32 garage.

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Collectible Toy Sale Prices Soar in Spite of Economy

This update was posted on Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 at 8:36 am.

UPSALA, MN—Despite $3/gallon gas prices, the winning bidder on a set of Tonka trucks at a recent auction drove 220 miles (and out of state) to purchase their collectible toys. They weren’t alone. 121 bidders from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Florida convened on Little Falls, MN, to bid on a collection of child-size items. They were joined by 40 more bidders from 19 states and Canada via online bidding. Read more

September closed sales up 34.9%

This update was posted on Friday, October 10th, 2008 at 1:39 pm.

Minneapolis, Minnesota (October 10, 2008) – Buyers flocked to the Twin Cities housing market in September to take advantage of attractive home prices and a sunsetting federal loan program, according to the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS® (MAAR) based on data from the Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, Inc.
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Pending Home Sales up Strongly

This update was posted on Wednesday, October 8th, 2008 at 11:32 am.

Pending home sales activity surged as buyers took advantage of low home prices and affordable interest rates, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
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Home on Long Lake Reduced $46,500

This update was posted on Thursday, September 18th, 2008 at 2:44 pm.

17834 Dowell Drive Long Lake Yes, you’re reading that right.  The owner of the Long Lake Home has reduced the listing price from $246,000 to $199,500.  Hurry quick, as this property is ready for your fall fun!  Conveniently located near the Hub Supper Club, this property features a large garage, and new construction/remodel throughout the home.  View more information.

Matthew Schultz Earns Benefit Auctioneer Specialist Designation

This update was posted on Tuesday, July 29th, 2008 at 10:00 pm.

UPSALA, MN – With over $15.6 billion raised through charity-benefit auctions in 2006, more and more non-profits and charities are turning to professional auctioneers to help them raise donations in support of their causes.

Matthew A Schultz recently earned the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) designation. The National Auctioneers Association (NAA) Education Institute coordinates the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist designation program. The BAS program trains auctioneers to enhance their benefit auction services. Coursework focuses on the fundraising components of the benefit auction event, item acquisition, audience development, contractual agreements, and public relations. A newly developed designation, there are less than 100 auctioneers across the country who have acquired the BAS professional designation.

Schultz has been a licensed auctioneer since 2000 and is a member of the Minnesota State Auctioneers Association and the National Auctioneers Association. He has conducted nearly 100 benefit auctions since the fall of 2001, which include over 50 Ducks Unlimited Events. He is an Associate Auctioneer of Kurt Johnson Auctioneering, which specializes in fundraisers, and an Auctioneer for Schultz Auctioneers Landmark Realty, Inc. based in Upsala MN.

For additional information on the auction industry and its professional designations visit www.auctioneers.org.

Family-owned Business Grabs Two International Awards

This update was posted on Thursday, May 29th, 2008 at 8:12 pm.

UPSALA, MN—Schultz Auctioneers, a family-run auction firm, has recently been recognized as one of the international leaders in auction advertising.  Competing against industry peers as far away as South Africa, the firm was awarded two first place honors in the National Auctioneers Association’s (NAA) annual marketing competition, sponsored by USA Today.

Despite literally dozens of awards on the Minnesota state level, these honors represent the first time that Schultz has earned international commendation for their advertising. According to Chris Longly, the public relations manager for the NAA, one of Schultz’s awards won the most-contested category (“well over a hundred” entries out of the more than 1,300 entries submitted from around the globe).  

“They really took down some heavy weights,” divulged Ryan George, who has designed over 1,300 direct mail pieces and over 5,000 newsprint ads for the auction industry. “The winning real estate piece went toe to toe with the best work from some auction industry giants and came away with the title,” said George.  “This competition reflects the growing grass-roots democracy of advertising in general: the best presentation and message can trump even the mass-produced, well-funded efforts of large corporations,” continued the author of the AdverRyting blog.

“We’ve taken some chances and pushed the envelope here in Minnesota for auction advertising,” said Mike Schultz, president of the firm.  “It’s starting to pay off in more than just increased sales,” Schultz noted.  “Both of our awards were tied to a project we marketed with our joint venture partners at SKY Sotheby’s, themselves known for their top-shelf branding.”  Schultz credited several of their professional partnerships with helping this family business compete with local and larger firms.

The second award—for online advertising campaign—was the first-ever won in this category, as the NAA created it this year to reflect the growing media marketplace auctioneers are using to gain exposure for their sales.  John Schultz, vice president for operations and web developer at the firm commented, “That was huge for us.  Stories about our leading-edge web practices have been printed in industry publications, but this award validates our effort and rewards the risks we’ve taken to stay at the forefront.”

Mike and John Schultz can be reached at 800-457-2967 or through email addresses available on www.schultzauctioneers.com.  Schultz Auctioneers conducts auctions of almost every type but specializes in lakefront, residential, and recreational real estate.  Biplane Productions, based in Lynchburg, VA, specializes in auction advertising campaigns.  Ryan George’s design has earned more auction industry awards than any other independent advertising agency—more than 90 since 2000.

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Price reduced on Swan Lake Home

This update was posted on Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 at 2:14 pm.

The price on the 2-bedroom home on Swan Lake has been reduced $10,000 to $257,000.  As spring comes to an end, and we move to summer, now is a perfect time to purchase a beautiful lake home.  At $257,000 the lake home on Swan Lake is an excellent opportunity, and can be used as a year around home or a seasonal cabin.

Contact Jim for more information at (320) 547-2440 or waltman@fallsnet.com.

Price Reduced $20k on 3-acre Cedar Lake Lot

This update was posted on Thursday, May 15th, 2008 at 1:31 pm.

The price on the 3-acre Cedar Lake lot we have listed has been reduced $20,000 to $90,000.  Spring is in the air, and summer is on-deck.  If you’re looking for a great property on an excellent lake, you’ll want to check out this listing.  Now priced at $90,000, you’ll want to hurry before it’s gone!

Consign your coins!

This update was posted on Monday, April 14th, 2008 at 11:19 am.

We are looking for quality coins for our Mega May Coin Auction!  We currently have over $30,000 consigned from several estates and are accepting collections or individual items.  Contact us now for a confidential evaluation!

Why consign with Schultz Auctioneers?
We bring the nation to your auction!

  • All our coin auctions feature live online bidding
  • Our most recent coin auction in February had 186 registered online bidders from 41 states and 2 countries.
  • Nearly 40% of the coins sell online to out-state buyers!
  • All coins are cataloged, described, and sold in pre-determined sale order – no guessing how the coins will be sold, or in what order.
  • Coins valued at $250 or more are graded to assure buyers of quality and grade!

Add your valuable pieces to these Schultz Auctioneers highlights!

  • 1894 Morgan Dollar – $1,100
  • 1908 St Gaudens $20 Gold – $990
  • 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent – $880
  • 1877 Indian Cent – $850
  • 1899-CC Morgan Dollar – $825
  • 1937-D Three Legged Buffalo Five Cent – $825
  • 1923-S Standing Liberty Quarter – $825
  • 1907 St. Gaudens $20 Gold – $22,275
  • 1795 Half Dime – $30,800
  • 1879 Half Dollar – $28,000

To assure inclusion in our nationwide advertising, please contact our office with your consignments by APRIL 25, 2008!!

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