Auction Col Robert St. Louis and Col Rene' Brass were Outstanding!

From start to finish they were highly professional. Robert provided direction and indentified, through his many years of experience with Rene', how to make our auction a success. He addressed all our questions and concerns. Robert's team of workers handled everything from set-up to clean up. And a success it was!

The auction itself and the profit made far exceeded my expectations. If you are considering holding an auction, these are the people to call, they really are the best at what they do!

Thank you for your work, honesty, and most of all, your kindness!

Dr. William Greb

Real Estate Auction Thank you, thank you, and once again, thank you.

Dear Robert, Rene' and staff,

Brad and I can not thank you enough for the amazing job all of you did with our auction at the Fence Lake Property on June 1st. What a great group of professionals all of you are. You all work together like a well oiled machine and the results to were miraculous! You made a very difficult time as easy as possible for both of us...we can not stop talking about all of you!

Thank you for your work, honesty, and most of all, your kindness!

Most sincerely,
Diane and Brad Kryger

Real Estate Auction

The final results were nothing less than astonishing. The waterfront home, the hunting land, the vehicles, and the contents of machinery ALL brought in more money than expected.

The professionalism of all participants of the auction (There were many extra workers involved but not mentioned in this writing was exemplary.

In retrospect, if I could make the decision to participate in the auction or not, I would repeat my decision except I would do so without any hesitation.

Col. Rene' Brass Auctions and Col. Robert St. Louis Auctions remain, in my humble opinion, the epitome of auction companies.

I highly recommend them to anyone considering an auction to liquidate property.

John Coffey

Home Sold Thanx!

I would like to thank you and Col. Rene' Brass for selling our mothers house. Your help in this difficult time, under less than ideal conditions, was very much appreciated. Robert St. Louis did an excellent job directing us through the steps to make it happen.

I have been to many of your auctions, I know we made the right choice. You made us feel like we were together with you selling the house. Thanks again, and I urge anyone who needs an auction service to use your skills and services.

Robbe Welch

Real Estate Auction

Col Rene' and Col Bob:

Thank you very much for your outstanding service. Several years ago, we converted our five cottage resort and home to condos. We went the traditional real estate company route and managed to see four units in two years. Then the housing market went south. Four years later we still had two units. A friend recommended taking them to auction. After our initial meeting with Bob St. Louis, we were convinced this would be the way to go. You were both very helpful and professional. Your advertising was great. Auction day came and we were very nervous, but you were sure everything would come out OK and you were right. Both units sold over reserve. We were extremely pleased. We will definitely recommend you to anyone who needs an auctioneer.

Thanks again,
Jerry & Linda Peterson, Abor Vitae WI


We are so happy with the outcome of the auction. It far surpassed anything we expected. The workers, and you both, were so professional and did the best for us and our sale. We can't thank you enough. We would highly recommend you and your staff to anyone looking for an auctioneer.

Barbara Taylor and Walter Plaskey


Thanks Col. Rene' Brass! In less than 30 days, we had our money! Your extensive advertising program is fabulous!! We were truly amazed at the price we received.

Anton & Helen Malnar Family-Ewen, MI

Home Sold Dr. and Mrs. William San Filippo sold home
& 25 acres at auction

Thank you, Col. Rene' Brass and crew for selling our home with 25 acres, tractor, machinery, trailers, tools, home furnishings, and antiques. We are very satisfied with the results.

Dr. William & Judy San Filippo (Tomahawk, WI)


Col. Rene' Brass & Col. Robert St. Louis:

Thank you & your staff, especially Trent & Karla, for the outstanding assistance you provided for our recent auction. You are professionals but add that personal touch to make difficult times easier to all involved.

Audrey Strong & family, Argonne, WI

Auction I am completely satisfied

Despite the threat of rain, Col. Rene' Brass carried off my auction w/ much "gusto". Col. Rene' & her crew are real professionals & I am completely satisfied. I would recommend Col. Rene' Brass to anyone looking for a professional auctioneer!

Ray Alvey, Mercer, WI


Not only did the prices exceed my wildest dreams, but the professionalism conducted by Col. Rene' Brass & her staff gave me great confidence & calmed any doubts that I may have had.

If I were to have another auction, I would not hesitate to call MY NUMBER 1 auctioneer Col. Rene' Brass!!

George W. Schmidt, (Quality Carpet & Furniture Store), Mountain, WI

Property Sold Another home sells at auction

Col. Rene', Col. Bob, Trent, Karla, & entire crew:

Great job! Thanks to you, we sold our home, car, & all our belongings. The entire Col. Rene', Col. Bob crew did an outstanding job. Anyone thinking of selling their home & belongings, we would certainly recommend the entire Col. Rene'/ Col. Bob crew.

Kurt & Lorraine Freihart
Hazelhurst, WI

Home Sold Real Estate Auction brings $100,000.00 beyond advertised price!!

After having our Real Estate listed for 7 years, we are now free to enjoy life & pursue the things that we have always wanted. Col. Rene' Brass & her team of experts did an outstanding job of advertising & catering to our needs. Many thanks to Col. Rene' Brass Auctions, St. Louis Realty & the Florida couple that purchased our property at auction.

The family of Gloria Kalous, Eagle River, WI

Property Sold "We highly recommend your auction service"

Dear Col. Rene' Brass, Trent, & Col. Bob:

Thank you very much for the wonderful job you did with our parents estate auction. We couldn't have been more pleased with the results. We highly recommend your auction service to anyone considering an estate sale.

Nancy & Steve VanKirk


Dear Col. Rene' Brass, Col. Bob St. Louis & staff:

Wanted to say "thanks" so much for a job "Well Done" at my auction. Col. Rene'- this is my 3rd auction with you for personal property. I guess thats a good sign. I wouldn't have anyone else.

Judy Olson
Eagle River, WI

Home Sold Homeowner Alert

Col. Rene' & guys,

Thank you for doing an awesome job in getting our family top dollar for the GM Manufacturing Building, land, & machinist equipment that you sold at auction. I was truly amazed at the large amount of bidders that attended & competed for the land! Keep up the quality work!

Armando Fabela (Goodman, WI)

Auction "It more than met our expectations!!"

Col. Rene' Brass, Col. Bob St. Louis, Trent & crew:

Thank you for doing our recent auction. It was so well run & all of you worked so hard to make it a success. It more than met our expectations!! Hopefully I won't need another auction but if I do, it would be with Col. Brass & St. Louis who I'd call. Thanks again,

Doug & Sharon Bruster
Iron River, MI

Home Sold Homeowner Alert

Dear Col. Rene', Bob, & Karla,

Thank you for a job well done on the sale of my mother's home in Rhinelander. This is the second time that our family has asked you to auction off property. The first time was in Argonne, Wi. when my husband's parents passed away. My husband and his siblings decided to have their property sold by Col. Rene' Brass Auctions. Due to the professional way in which you handled the sale, it was an easy decision to again ask for your services. In both cases, the properties required continued upkeep & expenses such as lawn mowing, snow removal, utilities, taxes, & insurance. It was very reassuring to know that when the date of the auction was set, an offer would be made with the closing to quickly follow instead of waiting for an interested buyer.

On both properties, our families felt we received a fair market value. With the housing market like it is today, this was an accomplishment on your part! This was due to the amount of advertising you did, the open house showing, & professional way in which you conducted the auction. During all of this, you remained approachable & helpful.

Nancy Fulk (the family of Lucille Norton) 1-28-10

Home Sold Life is short- If you need to move quickly,
Col. Rene' Brass Auction can make it happen for you!

After personally attending numerous auctions and watching the FAMILY from the Col. Rene' Brass Auction company working, it was easy for my family to make a decision on how to liquidate our assets quickly! We found the entire experience to be beneficial for both the buyers and the sellers. The real down home concern for a positive outcome was felt from the beginning to the end. Trustworthiness was A+. Professionalism was always obvious and our total expectation was met! Within a total of 3 weeks new doors were opened for us and the old ones were closed with the benefit of making some new friends!

Richard & Cindy Kyska
(Palm Coast, FL
(formerly of Minocqua, WI)


You and your band of dedicated workers did an outstanding job with our auction. I'm sure no one could have worked harder to organize, advertise, setup, and execute a sale than you and Col. St. Louis did.

Under some really trying weather conditions ( some might call it a blizzard) you and the group performed with professional dedication to make the sale a success. Thanks a million, and if anyone is thinking about an auction, Brass and St. Louis are the auctioneers to get. I'll put my money on them any day!

Robert and Phyllis Pence
Hot Springs Village, AR
(formerly of Sayner, WI)

Home Sold

We have been to numerous Col.Rene' Brass Auctions, and witnesses first hand, a few Real Estate Properties being sold at auction.

So when we were faced with selling my mother's home in Phillips, WI, we decided to give Rene' a chance to sell it. After seeing how successful Rene' was at selling other real estate, we weren't at all apprehensive.-(many people thought we should be).

"Why would you even attempt to sell a house at auction?" "Isn't that kind of risky?" These are the questions we kept hearing from our friends and neighbors, from the time it was announced until the day of the auction.

Well, the house sold in less than 30 minutes of auction time with no contingencies, and for a price that was exactly what we were hoping for. Closing was in 29 days, with no problems along the way. It was a cash sale, so closing only took about 10 minutes, in OUR home.

WOW! It doesn't get any better than that.

Rene' and Bob were very enthusiastic and efficient at handling the auctioning portion of the sale. Karla was equally efficient in handling the Offer to Purchase and all of the other follow-up paperwork. And Linda did a superb job with the Closing.

All said, the entire process was an enjoyable experience.

Lori and Ron Stamm


Dear Rene',

I have been meaning to write this note to you for some time, but as usual I keep putting things off. So I finally decided to get to this.

The only reason I write is to tell you how much I enjoy your auctions and the work you do putting them together. As you know, I have been coming to your auctions for nearly 30 years now. I've said many times that I would pay to get in if you didn't let us in for nothing.

What I particularly like about your auctions is that I know I am going to a real auction, not some garage sale where the owner has put hidden reserves on some items. I know that everybody really likes that about your auctions.

You have a great reputation for honesty and integrity in how you handle the entire events, and you should be very proud of the reputation you have built up over the years for those traits.

I am a big admirer and fan and wish you the very best for many years to come.

Justice William A. Bablitch-retired
Wisconsin Supreme Court

Property Sold

After having our property for sale with different realty companies, we went to several Col. Rene' Brass auctions, and decided that that was the way to go!

Col. Rene' and her crew were very professional in all aspects. Mary and I were very nervous, but by the end of the day we were ready to head to our new home in Florida.

We still love the Crandon area and will be back for some of the summer. Can't take the cold weather is the reason we moved to Florida.

Wally and Mary Wied
Sebring, FL
(formerly of Crandon,WI

Auction Phelps home brings $211,750.00 in 5 minutes

When faced with a loss of a family member, the last thing a family needs is more stress. When we decided that the best choice for us after our mom passed away, was to sell her property. We could have done it a few different ways, but knowing about Col. Rene' and her staff including Bob St. Louis. We contacted her to inquire about a sale. We were 500 miles away and it was not the best weather conditions, Col. Rene' and Bob St. Louis are professionals. She got right on details and kept us posted on all matters. The property sold and closed within 30 days. All the personal items were sold also. It was such a relief to deal with an honest and upfront person. It made a difficult time easier. Our only regret is that we couldn't meet one of the hardest working ladies there is!!

With our regards,
Bob Larson & Linda Sommers


Dear Col. Rene', Col. Bob & your auction team,

We sure wish to thank you for the professional auction you did for us. Also for the sale of our home, and Model T, and everything in the antique line.

It was wonderful doing business with you folks, as everyone is SO professional.

Thanks again,
Pat & Joan Grady
Lakewood, WI

Auction "... extremely pleased with auction..."

We are extremely pleased with the results of our auction. From start to finish, we were guided through the process with timely, professional and friendly advice on all matters leading to a successful auction.

You, Robert St. Louis, Trent, and all other colleagues gave efficient and courteous attention to all aspects of the auction. At day's end, our garage and yard were spotless, as every single item had been sold!

It was a pleasure dealing with all of you, and we would highly recommend your services to any potential clients.

Willi & Judith Wissler
Presque Isle, WI

Farm Auction Lassig Dairy Farm Auction - "A Huge Success!"

Dear Col. Rene;

Just a note to say THANKS again for the great auction you held for us at the Lassig Dairy. Everything went just as you said. Trent was most helpful and what a treasure he must be as an employee. Col. Bob was always available with suggestions for us during setup and a good auctioneer. You are the best as reflected by the results and your fine staff. Again a big thanks. The auction exceeded our expectations and we are sure this was because of the hard work of you and your people.

Thank you,
Dave & Judy Robertson, Rhinelander, WI


Dear Rene' & staff:

Today was my first auction and I was truly impressed with the professional, sincere and caring that was demonstrated by your entire staff. In spite of the snow showers and a loss of the Packers game, my sale went well beyond expectations and I would definitely recommend you to any and all that were considering your services.

We had a very intensive item list and things moved smoothly without glitches...without hitches.

Thanks again...Your auction was the one that made me a believer...I will be seeing you at future auctions...

Respectfully submitted...
Todd Larson, a very happy "auctioned customer"


Dear Rene',

Just a note to tell you how pleased we were with the results of our recent auction your firm conducted on our behalf. You, Bob, and the rest of your staff did an outstanding job in organizing, advertising, conducting, and administering all the aspects of our auction. I would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone seeking an accomplished auctioneering firm. Good luck in the future.

Charlie Goff, President
Fence Lake Properties, Inc.


Dear Col. Rene',

I was pleased to see the success of yet another auction for you, and for the owners of Fence Lake Properties. Mr. Goff had called me after the auction with praise for your services. Thank you. It is easy to refer when the results are consistent success.

Jerry Bybee, Business Banker-M&I Bank


Dear Col. Rene', Col. Bob & crew:

"Thank you" doesn't come close to the sentiment that our family feels toward all of you for the magnificent job you did conducting our recent auction. The energy and enthusiasm that each of you demonstrated resulted in a successful sale beyond our expectations. The pay-out at the end of a long day continues to WOW us! We can't think of a single thing that could be changed or improved upon. So, while thank you only begins to convey our appreciation, know that we couldn't be more thrilled with your services and will do all we can to recommend you to one and all.

Family of Barry Wykowski
(Pat & Bobbe)
Eagle River,WI


Hi Rene',

Just a note to tell you how much I enjoyed seeing you guys again. The weather was pretty lousy, but it's amazing how you kept the crowd involved. I've been to lots of auctions in my travels around the country and have never seen any auctioneer do as great a job as you did. Your entire group appeared to be having fun also and the crowd appreciated that too. What a great show! I have never seen anyone keep up that level of energy for an entire day. It made me tired watching you work.

I'm sure the sellers were extremely pleased with the results and would bet that you have great recommendations from all of your clients. The technology use was something I'd never seen used at an auction before either. That sure simplifies the accounting.

Even tho the moths didn't escape from my wallet this time, I'm sure if I'm in the area I'll drop in again.

Have a great summer,
Dave Blahnik
Manistique, MI