Broker & Auctioneer
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Matt and his wife Sarah, son Noah, daughter Evelyn & son Leo live in New Ulm. Matt is active in several different organizations and clubs throughout the New Ulm area. He’s also the auctioneer of choice at many benefit auctions that he does each year. He also is a drummer in the “Mages Family Band”, playing at area churches and benefits. Matt has a farm background, having grown up on the farm and has good knowledge of farms and machinery. Other skills include carpentry and home renovations, computer graphics and business organization.
If you want consistent and persistent, dedicated and motivated, and someone who knows his business, Matt Mages is your man. Matt works very hard to be sure he is properly pricing your home, farm, tractor, or whatever you’re selling. He’s frank and honest about what it will take for you to receive top dollar. Matt will walk you through little things you can do to improve your property for the very best price. He has a professional business sense about him yet you’ll find his confidence and demeanor very relaxing. MATT GETS RESULTS, period.
Broker & Auctioneer
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Larry is one of only a handful of premier real estate salespeople in Minnesota that have consistently sold many millions of dollars worth of real estate year after year. Having sold hundreds of homes, farms, hobby farms, livestock enterprises, hunting parcels, apartment houses, retail and service businesses, commercial properties, and residential and commercial lots throughout Minnesota. He also has sold many millions of dollars worth of private property at auction, including farm machinery & livestock equipment, construction equipment, antiques of every kind, recreation vehicles, business inventories, time shares, really pretty much anything you can imagine, he’s sold it. Larry has fine tuned and perfected his knowledge of the real estate and auction businesses and has extensively passed that knowledge on to each Mages Land Company and Auction Service agent and auctioneer. He has extensive experience selling by both the private sale method and the auction method. As an example of what Larry has done, he was recently commissioned to sell four separate properties that were on the market for many years by other real estate companies. Mages listed them, worked with the sellers as to what needed to be done and sold them. People from throughout the United States call on Mages Land Company and Auction Service to sell their property because they know what it takes to get the job done.
Larry and his wife Maggie have lived on the same farm since 1971. He’s been a community leader for most of his life, a member of many area organizations and has been an officer in most of them. He is also active in his church, taking a role at services, a board member several times and a musician and song leader for decades. He also does extensive volunteer work, doing about 15 benefit auctions per year and another 15 or so benefit music engagements. He’s been in the business world his entire life. He farmed for 26 years before renting out their land when he just became too busy with real estate and auctions. Larry and his wife Maggie also built up a swine breeding stock business that became nationally known, selling boars and gilts nation wide to farmers and other breeding stock herds and universities. When a hog disease devastated that business in 1989, Larry went and got his Real Estate and Auctioneer licenses. You would have to look a longtime to find someone with the knowledge, motivation, and expertise that Larry brings to the Real Estate and Auction world.
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Jill Nachreiner was hired by Mages Land Co & Auction Service, LLC as their office manager. Jill remembers very well Matt walking in and asking her if she’d be interested in working in his office. Obviously, that didn’t take long to answer. Working with the Mages family has just been awesome according to Jill! There has definitely been a positive learning curve working with real estate and planning auctions. Jill said she truely found out it takes many steps in order to have a successful sale run smoothly. We call auction days “fun day!” It really is enjoyable visiting with our dedicated followers and we appreciate the smiles. We also look forward to seeing new faces. We do our best to accommodate and serve our customers.
In her spare time Jill enjoys going to Wisconson to visit her grandchildren, sewing, yardwork and flowers. Jill is a native of Fairfax and has two grown sons. “Family is important, I enjoy time with my sisters, going to events in the metro area, estate sales or just hanging out. You’d think I’d stay away from auctions but, sometimes it just fun to be in the crowd and be able to be a bidder once. I went to auctions with my father so I’m pretty sure that’s where this auction love comes from!”
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Tom Polich has been with Mages Land Co & Auction Service, LLC since 2017 as their Marketing Manager. He has an A.A.S in both Marketing & Business Management and was heavily involved with Collegiate DECA at South Central College.
In his spare time Tom enjoys motorcycling, cooking & playing cards (especially Sheepshead). He is an avid fan of many different forms of motorsports. Tom lives in Lafayette with his wife and their two children.
Realtor & Auctioneer
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Is there a nicer guy anywhere? Honestly, I don’t think so. Joe and his wife Deb and 2 children live on and operate their farm in rural Lafayette. Joe is very active in many local organizations and has been president of most of them at one time or another. He has also been elected to lead one organization as president on the state level and is a national board member for another organization. If you want something done, Joe gets it done right and on time. Joe also is Santa Claus at many of the area towns at Christmas time.
Joe’s easy going style and his ability to make you number one in his life, has made him a very sought after salesperson. When he’s working with you, you know things are getting done as you expect them to be done. Let Joe Maidl help your next business transaction be a pleasant one.
Auctioneer, MSAA Hall of Fame
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John receives his 2006 Minnesota Actioneers Association Hall of Fame Award!
The following is the letter of nomination Larry Mages sent to the Minnesota State Auctioneer’s Association when John was selected into the MSAA Hall of Fame. You can see John has wonderful credentials.
When I was a boy, I went with my Dad to lots of auctions. Many things on our farm were bought at auctions, from farm machinery to livestock. After you go to enough auctions, you begin to know the auctioneers. I remember John Goelz auctioneering at the Walnut Grove auction barn and the Belle Plaine auction barn. The year was 1962. When I really got to know John was when he joined Myron Nelson in about 1968. Nelson and Goelz literally had nearly every auction for many years in our area. It seemed if you were going to an auction, they were the auctioneers. I asked John about 5 years ago how many auctions he thought he has done in his life. At that time he figured with the auction barns and him and Nelson, and then when I joined him when Myron Nelson retired in 1994, he had done approximately 3000-3500 auctions in his life. Well, I can tell you John is still going strong. We celebrated his 40th year in the auction business last year. He’s still a very strong auctioneer and is certainly one of the best at working his crowd into a frenzy of quick bidding and getting people to pay more for an item than they were planning on. I consider John as one of the premier auctioneers of Minnesota and the nation for that matter. There are only a handful of auctioneers in the state, now or ever with the experience and auctions under their belt that John Goelz has. If you work with John you better be willing to donate your time to benefit auctions. John does about 15 benefit auctions per year for churchs, schools, county fair 4-H auctions and anybody with a cause. Not only is John an excellent auctioneer, but he’s also a wonderful caring person. Sometimes I just gotta shake my head and smile. Here is a man that will wear an everyday coat until there are holes in both sleeves and couple more somewhere else to boot, but when there is someone in need, I’ve seen John give huge dollars to help them out. John and his wife Alice have an especially huge heart for anyone that has a special needs child, and are always ready to help. Their daughter Louise is mentally handicapped and can be a real hand full, but I’ve never once ever heard John or Alice complain about the cross they bear. As a matter of fact, they feel they are blessed to have such a beautiful child. They have also had the heartbreak of losing a child at the age of 12 of a heart problem. And of course they’re very proud of their son Larry, who is a veterinarian and part owner of the Pipestone Vet Clinic. John and Alice have farmed their whole lives. They also have a Limosine cattle operation, as well as hogs and sheep. The Goelz’s have sold breeding stock for decades from all three of their livestock operations. I’ve watched John at many livestock auctions and 4-H auctions, and I don’t know of anyone that knows livestock and pedigrees better. I am proud to nominate a very qualified and deserving John Goelz for The Minnesota State Auctioneers Association Hall Of Fame.
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Joe Wersal has been in and around the auction business his entire life and became an auctioneer in 1984. In 1995 Joe purchased half interest in the famous Sleepy Eye Auction Market and has a thriving business there every Wednesday. Joe is an excellent auctioneer and is regarded by his peers as one of the premier ringmen in the state of Minnesota. Joe has a nose for finding treasures in seemingly ordinary boxes of personal property. He’s one of the best in the business at knowing values whether it’s an antique, a piece of machinery, or a barn full of cows.
Joe and his wife Sharon make their home just outside of Winthrop, with their 3 sons. Joe is involved in his church and area organizations, currently, he is president of the Winthrop Lion’s Club. Joe is very laid back, easy to get to know and to be relaxed around. Give Joe Wersal a call and get to know a great auctioneer professional.
Read More About Ryan
If you haven’t seen my face helping out Mages Land Company & Auction Service, you soon will be! I had always thought of becoming an auctioneer due to attending many auctions from little on. I enjoyed helping set up for an auction, working in the ring and just being involved with the whole process. The time had come when “hey” I’d like to try becoming a auctioneer.
So that’s when it all began. I went into Mages Land Company and talked with Matt about becoming an auctioneer and got all the details for an upcoming auctioneering course in August 2014. I came back from auctioneering classes and just kept practicing. Matt said he wanted to hear me chant and lucky for me it turned out well. Matt decided to turn me lose and start chanting at upcoming auctions.
I also work full-time as a Correctional Officer for Brown County for the past 11 yrs. I’ve been a volunteer on the Winthrop Fire Dept for over 18 yrs, Winthrop ambulance, seed dealer and also I’m a farmer.
I enjoy being with the public and visiting with all the folks. Life is good. Life is fun. Best of all “you learn something new everyday.”
We live in Winthrop. My wife Jennifer and I have two daughters. We enjoy doing fun things together as a family and at times it can be difficult to juggle. So far it’s working for me and I’m lucky to have great bosses who allow me to switch things up. So for now, I’m just going to enjoy all the hats I wear and the newest is cowboy style representing Mages Land Company & Auction Service, LLC.
If you need help with an auction, whether it be personal property, a farm or farmland, we have the resources to provide you the best outcome. Give me a call and we can talk through any questions you may have.
Read More About Deb
Mages Land Company and Auction Service real estate agent Deb Fischer will go to work for you. Deb is a knowledgeable Realtor representing buyers and sellers. She brings to the profession numerous years experience in many sales and marketing fields. She can guide you through the steps for a successful purchase or sale doing business in an ethical, confidential, and professional manner. She will guide you & handle the details needed for her clients.
Deb actively volunteers in the community singing in the church choir, plays bass guitar and sings in country western band- The Black Diamonds, co-chairs Food for Kidz packing events, & on CCW festival committee. Also collaborated on other boards/committees: Bridging Brown County, NRCS Earth Team Volunteer, the 9/11 Commemoration, & Am Dairy Assn including Brown Co Dairy Princess Coordinator.
Deb and her husband, Larry, and son operate a large beef farm and grow corn and soybeans. Give Deb a call today to schedule a free professional seller/ buyers consultation or a free market analysis on your home, business or rural property, (507) 240-0546.
Realtor & Home Inspector
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Ed Mages is an expert in home assessment and building. Ed specializes in land management, home inspections and sales. Ed has been in construction for over 25 years and has been a building contractor for 17 years. He can help you find what you are looking for. Ed is focused on the quality of land, home construction and outbuilding structures. You can depend on Ed to point out features that can help you understand the worth of the property you are looking at for rental or purchase.
Ed grew up on a farm northwest of Lafayette and now resides in Courtland with his wife and three children. Ed is a volunteer and supports many charitable organizations including; the local Lions Club, his children’s school, the local pop-warner football association, and has been a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for over 16 years.