Meet The OwnersMake the Auction Method of Selling your FIRST Choice!
Richard (Rich) Ranft
Richard (Rich) Ranft, CAI, AARE, AMM, GPPA, is a second generation auctioneer with over 40 years experience in the auction industry, a real estate broker, long-time involved member of the National and Wisconsin Auctioneers Associations, and a court-appointed personal property appraiser.
Rich was just inducted into the Wisconsin Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame. He gives all the credit to his wife and all his loyal employees.
An advocate for the power of continuing education and adapting to change, he and his wife Pat, a former teacher, along with their dedicated staff of talented men and women bring clients a wealth of knowledge and expertise to achieve the best possible results in both personal property and real estate auctions in Wisconsin and Illinois.
Generations of clients have frequented the company’s Beloit location, and now the world can come to Beloit through the power of online auctions and the Beloit Auction bidding app.
Beloit Auction Team
David Allen CAI, AMM, BAS, CAS, GPPA
David Allen is the vice president of Beloit Auction & Realty and is a licensed auctioneer and real estate broker in Wisconsin and a licensed auctioneer in Illinois. He is also the owner of Wisconsin Fundraiser, a professional live auction fundraising and event consulting company. David is the 2017 Wisconsin State Champion Auctioneer.
He is a graduate of the World Wide College of Auctioneering and a member of both the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) and the Wisconsin Auctioneers Association (WAA). David serves on the Board of Directors for the WAA also in the role of vice president and holds multiple designations in the auction industry. These designations include Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI), Auction Marketing Management (AMM), Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS), Contract Auction Specialist (CAS), and Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA).
David currently lives in Cross Plains, WI with his wife and four children.
Heather Grover is our Real Estate Office Assistant. She has been with Beloit Auction since early 2017, and enjoys the fun and exciting aspects that auctions bring to the real estate industry.
“I’ve enjoyed learning and growing. I’ve learned a lot from Rich,” said Grover. She has been in the real estate business for 20 years, starting with Century 21, where she photographed new listings and created MLS postings as she worked to get her license.
She has lived in Beloit for 30 years, where she and her husband have raised six children. She has two grandchildren.
Billie Jo Warner
Billie Jo moved from customer to part-time office worker in 2008 to full time in 2011.
Wife, mother of 5, and recently a grandmother, her calm nature makes her a real asset for this very busy office. She balances office responsibilities with auction setup and client contact with ease. In addition, she is one of our internet auction facilitators during live online auctions.
Heading our Illinois real estate office, John is a licensed Illinois real estate broker who frequently travels from the Chicagoland area to other northern Illinois communities to expertly handle real estate listings, open houses, and closings. A Master’s graduate of Judson University, John was raised in Niles, Illinois, and brings a large network of contacts to the company.
He, his wife, and their two children live in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
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