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Bradeen Real Estate & Auctions




About Bradeen Real Estate & Auctions

Serving the Black Hills area since 1923

Recognized by Rapid City Journal readers as the "Black Hills Best Auctioneers" 3 years running.

Bert Bradeen founded Bradeen Auctions in 1923. Years later he passed it down to his son, Bob.  These days, the company is owned and operated by Bob's son, Ron Bradeen. Ron continues the family legacy of a century of service by conducting  auctions locally and nationwide.

Attention to detail and commitment to service have been the cornerstone of Bradeen Auctions’ success. Award-winning brochures and advertisements, professional signage, and  timely advertising that targets key audiences, along with 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 take pride in learning about their heirloom antiques or the ranch the family has owned for three generations. Knowing our customers and their personal stories help us to better market their property and realize the full potential of their auction.

We specialize in real estate auctions. When selecting an auction firm for your real estate auction, it is important to 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, in attendance and ready to bid. The competition created by the Absolute Auction method will quickly achieve the maximum price available under YOUR terms, rather than the first "acceptable" offer.

Multi-parcel auctions on agricultural, development and recreational property will 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 You can expect to realize a higher return than conventional transactions, with most well in excess of the seller's expectations.

Real estate auctions are generally held in public halls/ ballroom settings that allow us to provide video of the property that is selling, abundant and comfortable seating, phone and/or internet access, and a professional atmosphere. With our state-of-the-art computerized tally board, all parties can view the auction in progress and each bidder will know precisely 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 proud to be the only firm in South Dakota whose auctioneers are all CAI graduates and winners of the South Dakota Auctioneer's Association Bid Calling Contest.





Bradeen Real Estate & Auctions

14 W. Mt Rushmore Road • Custer, SD 57730



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