Bradeen Auction


Serving the Black Hills area since 1923
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Serving the Black Hills area since 1923

Recognized by Rapid City Journal readers as the “Black Hills Best Auctioneers” 3 years running

Bradeen Auctions was founded by Bert Bradeen in 1923, passed down to his son, Bob Bradeen and is today owned and operated by Bob’s son, Ron Bradeen. With nearly a century of service credited to the firm, Bradeen Auctions continues to serve their customers and conduct auctions locally and nationwide.

Commitment to details has been the key to BradeenAuctions success. Award-winning brochures and advertisements, professional signage, timely advertising that targets key audiences and friendly, and knowledgeable staff all play a role in making your auction the best it can be. We take the time to get to know our clients and pride ourselves on learning the details about their heirloom antiques or the ranch the family has owned for three generations. Knowing our customers and their story allows us to better market their property and realize the full potential of their auction.

Specialists in Real Estate & Bison Auctions and much more. When selecting an auction firm for your real estate auction, consider reputation, experience and success ratios.

Bradeen Auctions utilizes the Absolute Auction method on the majority of our real estate auctions. Selling without minimum or reserve ensures that all potential buyers will have arrangements secured, be in attendance and be prepared to bid. The competition created by the Absolute Auction method will achieve the maximum price available in a favorable time frame and under YOUR terms, not merely the first “acceptable” offer.

Multi-parcel auctions on agricultural, development and recreational property allow any number of buyers wishing to purchase individual tracts to compete against those able to purchase the entire unit. Our proven method has achieved impressive results, realizing a higher return than any conventional transaction, with most well in excess of the seller’s expectations.

Real Estate auctions are held in public halls/ballroom settings that allow us to provide video of the property that is selling, comfortable seating, phone and/or internet access and a professional atmosphere. With our state-of-the-art computerized tally board, all parties can watch the auction in progress and each bidder will know exactly where they are in the bidding process. We work with our clients and customers throughout the process to ensure plenty of time for discussion without compromising the integrity and momentum of the auction in progress.

Bradeen Auctions is the only firm in South Dakota whose auctioneers are all CAI graduates and winners of the South Dakota Auctioneer’s Association Bid Calling Contest.

For more info:

Ron Bradeen    Owner-Broker-Auctioneer   605-381-2629
CAI Auctioneer/Broker License #3756

1978 Graduate Western College of Auctioneering – Licensed REALTOR since 1980 – Licensed Auctioneer/Broker Associate in South Dakota, Wyoming, NE and Texas – Life Member National Auctioneers Association – Member South Dakota Auctioneers Association – Member Southern Black Hills Board of REALTORS – Past Southern Black Hills Board REALTOR of the Year – Member Southern Black Hills MLS – 1986 South Dakota Auctioneers Association Bid Calling Champion – Past President and Director, SDAA – Certified Auctioneer’s Institute Designation – Auction Marketing Institute – Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate 

Jeff Storm   Auctioneer/Associate Broker      605-673-1518
CAI Auctioneer/Assoc. Broker License #11288

2001 Western College of Auctioneering Graduate – 1999 to present Licensed Auctioneer/Broker Associate in South Dakota, Wyoming, NE and Texas – South Dakota Auctioneers Association Member – Past Board of Director’s both Officer and 2006-2007 President – Life Member of the National Auctioneers Association – Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) 2005 Graduate – Associated with Bradeen Real Estate and Auctions and The Real Estate Center of Custer since 1997 – Member of the Mt Rushmore Board of Realtors – 2005 South Dakota Bid Calling Champion


Our Real Estate Team

Carol Wood  Associate Broker   605-440-0466

Curious about the best local spots for dining, fishing, hunting, and real estate in the beautiful Black Hills? Look no further! Meet Carol, a true Black Hills native born and raised, with a heart as vast as the rolling hills themselves. With her roots firmly planted in the Custer area, she’s your ultimate insider, guiding you to hidden gems and prime locations for all your needs. Since 1998, Carol has been weaving dreams into reality in the realm of Real Estate, and she’s never looked back! Proudly affiliated with Bradeen Real Estate & Auctions, a name synonymous with trust and excellence since 1922, Carol brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the local market. Whether you’re seeking the perfect fishing spot, a cozy dining hideaway, a hunting paradise, or your dream piece of real estate, Carol is your go-to guide. Don’t hesitate to reach out! Call or text Carol at 605-440-0466 and let her expertise turn your dreams into reality.

Anne Fuchs   Associate Broker   605-673-1177

I have an in-depth understanding of the local market and can provide valuable insight into neighborhoods, schools, and other community amenities whether you are in the market to list and sell or buy! My expertise as a Broker Associate with Bradeen Real Estate & Auctions for the past 19 years allows me to identify homes that meet your unique needs and preferences. I understand that buying or selling a home is a deeply personal experience. That’s why I take the time to get to know you and your specific needs. I’ll work closely with you throughout the entire process to ensure that you’re comfortable every step of the way. I am committed to staying on the cutting edge of technology in order to provide my clients with unparalleled service, such as price range, location, and property type. Additionally, I can help connect buyers and sellers with other professionals such as mortgage lenders, inspectors, contractors, and more. Our office marketing techniques ensure that your home receives maximum exposure. With over 100 years as Bradeen Real Estate & Auctions at Custer and surrounding areas we are experienced in the industry and have a proven track record of helping families list their homes or finding the perfect home to purchase! When I moved to the Black Hills area, I knew that it was a perfect fit for my family! We love to hike, ATV and enjoy all the historical venues it has to offer. There is nothing more unique than our state of South Dakota! Please call any time you have questions or want to schedule a viewing of ANY properties! I am always available at 605-673-1177. Thank you.


Our Team

“Ron and his auction folks just completed an online auction for my folks’ estate.   I can’t begin to say what a great job everyone did—from doing the inventory, photos, and creating “lots” for all of the personal property; to dealing with bidders; to closing out the sale; everything was top-notch.   It was a huge auction and Ron, Jeff, and staff handled it in an efficient, organized, and professional manner.   It pays to use someone with years of auction experience.”  Tracy P.

Jeff,  Your recent auction for Gene Bassett was a lot of fun for all the neighbors.  I was impressed with how functional and easy bidding was.  But even more impressive was how nice everyone was to help my dad even when he didn’t follow all the rules about picking things up.  You have a great team.  Thank you. Cherie Coleman

Jeff,  Recently I lost my father. My next challenge was his personal property. My prayers were answered when I called Jeff Storm of Bradeen Auctions, not only did he show professionalism, Courtesy, Compassion, and understanding he gave me help beyond words. He was a life saver. I highly recommend Jeff Storm and his team.Thank you so much, Suzanne Dejong 

Jeff,  Just a note to tell you how pleased we are with you and your coworkers on the sale of our house and subsequent auction of personal possessions.  We recommend your services to anyone with a real estate or auction need.  You and the entire Bradeen staff are extremely personable, conscientious about keeping us in the loop, and working around our schedules for showings.  We couldn’t be happier with our quick results, and you were directly responsible for this outcome.  Thank you so much for working with us.
Roger and Lois Sietsma
Ron, My wife and I would like to tell you how much we appreciated all you did to ensure that our first video Buffalo Auction  went off without a hitch. You were very helpful in all aspects of the auction. I never in my wildest  imagination thought I would have so many people bidding nor that we would sell Buffalo Calves from the Atlantic to the Pacific. You have earned our trust and our loyalty. We will be selling our Buffalo thru you in the future.
Farlee Buffalo Ranch
Eagle Butte S.D.

 Jeff,Now that we have been through the entire on-line auction process, I want to tell you that Susan and I are very pleased with the job you and your staff did.From the sorting and cataloging, the inspections, the bidding, and today with the settlement and pickup, we thought you did a first class job.Over the last seventeen years I have attended alot of your live auctions. I had lots of doubts about having a on-line auction.342 bidders bid during the auction. I don’t think I ever saw a live auction with 200 bidders. I feel the on-line added a lot of extra bidders, and contributed to the great final bids we received.Thanks for the great job!
Skip and Susan Tillisch

Jeff,I wanted to express my sincere Thanks!  My brother passed away and as his personal rep I needed to sell his house.  You and your team made the experience easy and the communication was great.  No one wants to deal with a family members loss.  No one wants to deal with selling a loved ones  home and personal belongings.  But, you made the process simple.  From my family….Thank You Bradeen Auction and You Jeff Storm 

“Bradeen’s is my favorite online auction site for all the western things. Being able to bid on quality western items from my farm in North Georgia is exciting. I have been a Bradeen bidder for 4 years and always look forward to the interesting pieces they offer for sale in their auction catalogs.” 
Robert Bedwell
Your service far exceeded our expectations in getting a good price for the bison. You did a great job for us. We expect to use your service again in the future. It’s simple to use and much easier on the animals.
Montoso Bison Company
Cerro San Cristobal Ranch
John Painter, Manager
Bradeen Auction and Realty handled the sale of our real estate and personal property at 23985 Palmer Gulch Road near Hill City, SD. The real estate was sold at absolute auction without minimum or reserve.Ron, Jeff, and the crew were very helpful and patiently guided us through the process from inception to closure. Prior to the personal property auction Bradeen’s crew put all of the goods in place for viewing and bidding.We were particularly impressed during the real estate auction with the way Ron and Jeff jump started the bidding when it had stalled at a lower price. They worked their magic and got us an equitable price for the real estate and personal property that met our expectations.I would highly recommend Bradeen Auction and Realty. They were always available to courteously answer questions and mitigate our angst with the absolute auction method of selling real estate.
Don and Diane Emch
We just completed the process of selling our ranch land, home, equipment and household items through Bradeen and Reindl Real Estate. We are very happy with the results of the sale. From initial meetings, signing up, setup, advertising, information, support during the 2 day sale, closing procedures, etc. the two companies met every expectation and kept every promise.A special thanks to Tim Reindl and Jeff Storm. You kept us on track and were VERY supportive. The setup team for the auction were fantastic, friendly and efficient. The IT support was excellent.Thank you all for a successful sale! 

John & Deb Eiring
Dear Friends, sending a note of thanks and appreciation for helping us disburse of our belongings and our property in Hot Springs, SD. A special “thank you” to Jeff Storm – from the begining to the end, you were there for us. God Bless all of you and Jeff, you are special!! 

Ardeth Morris & Son Merle 
Brian, Janet & Jumbo would like to thank the entire Bradeen Crew for an excellent Auction of our CBJJ LLC property. Your attention to detail and professionalism is beyond comparison. We appreciate you all very much, and thanks VERY MUCH!! 
To Ron, Jeff & the entire Bradeen crew, Thank you! Suffice it to say that I heard all kinds of horror stories about other people’s auctions. I would say “auction” and they would roll their eyes, thinking “yeah, she’s just going to that that stuff away”…. So it was a pleasure to do business with you. Thank you again

Carol Layton 

Just a note of “Thanks” to Ron, Jeff and all the Bradeen staff for going above and beyond what we expected. You not only take great pride in your job but you truly care about the people you work for, especially when we were already going through a difficult time. A thank you will never be enough.
Jerry Ferguson, The Wagner Estate
Hey there
You guys did my brother Les Heindel auction at Hot Springs several years ago and I was very pleased with your team

and the outcome. If you need me to write a comment  of praise on your website , just let me know how to do it.

Mary Kaplan  Mt Juliet TN 

Thank you so much for the sale of our personal property. We are very please with the results of the Online Auction. All the staff were very helpful, all the steps of the way. Jeff and Chauncey were especially caring and professional when we needed answers to our questions and concerns. This was all a new experience for us and the results were beyond our expectations. It has been our pleasure to work with all of you and would recommend anyone needing an auction to contact Bradeen Auctions

Jerry & Kay Oehlerking

Ron, Jeff and their crew hosted my auction of SRM Enterprises on May 27th.  The job they did was great.  In tough times Ron got out buyers from a 5 state area.  Their help before the sale, sale prep., and day of the sale were second to none.  Because of their help  my sale was a great success.

You have been handling the details of the sale with Bruce, but I want to thank you and the entire crew at Bradeen for your assistance and effort in selling Mom’s estate. I was very impressed with the organization, efficiency and effort of the entire staff. I have never attended an auction before, but I may have become a fan based not only upon the success of the sale, but upon the professonalism of your entire staff. You have been handling the details of the sale with Bruce, but I want to thank you and the entire crew at Bradeen for your assistance as a pleasure to watch you work. We were pleased with the outcome. Thank You!

Dear Ron and Jeff, we again want to thank you for holding the very successful auction on May 5, 2015.You have helped our family out again. You held the auction of the ranch near Ardmore, S.D many years ago, then you did a wonderful job for us at Alan’s auction in 2003 and then this auction of the ranch at Cascade which had been in the family for nearly 100 years. You made this transaction so easy for us. You negotiated the road easement so the new buyers would not have concerns about entry access. You made it sound easy but we know it took some great negotiation skill. All we had to do was come to the auction to watch the process — this is the way sell land, etc. The stress level is so much lower with you handling the showings of the property, handling the advertisement and the mailing of the brochures. We know we will definitely use you again when the time comes.

Thank again
Richard and Beverly Hill

An older gentleman was in the trailer to pay his bill and as he was leaving, he turned and said the following:

You know, your auctions are about the only ones I ever go to anymore. It’s mostly because of those gentlemen out there (Ron and Jeff). They are good guys. They are very good and they are HONEST I believe. They treat everyone fairly.

A couple stopped in the trailer to pay and the lady went on and
on about what a nice auction we had and how helpful and nice everyone was. She mentioned that the auctioneers were both great…funny and kept a great attitude despite it being a very long day, etc. Said all the staff was pleasant and friendly and they really appreciated it and had a wonderful time.