First, "THANKS" for visiting our website! The internet can create the opportunity for us to communicate with you, at YOUR convenience, and tell you about some very important, and exciting, opportunities in the auction world! We plan to keep this site fresh, informative, and full of opportunities for our auction buyers and sellers! You'll want to be sure to save it in your "favorites" so you can check in often!
Get ready for THIS YEAR to be another exciting auction season! Watch this page, and the AUCTIONS SCHEDULE/INFO and AUCTIONS PREVIEW/PHOTOS pages, for dates, locations, and photos of items to be offered in upcoming real estate and personal property auctions! (Just go to our page buttons above, and click on "AUCTION SCHEDULE/INFO" or the "AUCTION PREVIEW/PHOTOS" pages.)
was established in 1980 and has conducted many successful auctions of ALL types. We are members of multiple organizations and subscribe to the policy of upholding the highest of ethics and professionalism, to our customers ... the Sellers, and to the public...our Buyers. Our team of auctioneers, clerks, cashiers, and ringmen/sale managers strive to achieve the best possible results for our Sellers, through good marketing, a successful selling experience, knowledge of the products being sold, and just plain hard work!
We firmly believe that EVERY auction should be be conducted professionally, ethically, and handled the way we would want OUR OWN possessions represented and sold. And, that's why you can have confidence in us, and believe the motto we use . . . "The RIGHT company ... the RIGHT results!"
"When you hire our auction company, our slogan is our commitment ... and that's exactly what you'll get. You have MY word on it!"
Larry has spent his entire life serving the public in a variety of jobs and civic organizations. He spent 32 in U.S. Postal Service in a variety of management positions, audit teams, and district details, and is currently serving as Southern District Commissioner for Bates County, Missouri. He has been an owner of multiple businesses over the years from auto sales to a pizza restaurant to a paint/decorating center, and of course, a successful auction business. Larry has also been a licensed Missouri real estate salesperson for 39 years.
Civically, the list is lengthy, varied, and impressive. President of Kenneth Kern Foundation, Past-President of Bates County Food Pantry Board, President of Rich Hill Business Development Corporation, Past Chairman of the Bates County Enhanced Enterprise Zone Board, Rich Hill "Famous for the 4th" Committee, MU Extension Council, Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission Board and Transportation Advisory Committee, Rich Hill Youth Development Center Community Liaison Council, Past-President Butler Rotary Club, member of the County Commissioners Association of Missouri, and he has been a part of multiple Chambers of Commerce.
Larry is a KNOWN success when it comes to fundraising and benefit auctions. He annually conducts record breaking auctions for El Dorado Springs Christian School, Kern Senior Center, McGennis Youth Center, Butler Senior Center, Bates County Ducks Unlimited, Rich Hill's "Famous for the 4th" (world record holder), Lee's Summit Ducks Unlimited, Papinville Historical Society, Children's Center of SW Missouri, and numerous other community fundraising auctions.
Professionalism is a priority to Larry, along with top notch ethics and client satisfaction. His staff represents quality people, providing quality auction services.
When you, or someone you know, needs to buy or sell, you can be sure that when you call Larry Hacker Auctioneers you're going to get total effort for a successful auction experience!
If YOU are interested in scheduling an auction, or just want to "ask a few questions" about auctions, give us a call at 417/876-7900. We'll be glad to sit down and answer all the questions you might have. We've been in the business for over 39 years, and we've got hundreds of references from folks we've worked for in the past! We would welcome the opportunity to add YOUR name to the list!
"Thank you for donating your time to the Kern Center Pie Auction. We really appreciate all you do in support of the center and the Rich Hill community!"
Kern Center Board
"You really worked the crowd this year and got some bucks for the ducks!"
Anthony "Tony" Berter
Lee's Summit/Glenn Chambers Ducks Unlimited
Great job last night!! .... Thank you for all you do for Missouri DU and most importantly the ducks!!
Norm Zinck, Jr.
Missouri State Chairman
Thank you so much for donating your time and talent to auctioneer for us this year! Your expertise made the whole process go smoothly, and we greatly appreciate your services. Because of your willingness to use your abilities, and with God's blessing, we raised $29,052 for our school!
El Dorado Christian School
Thank you for another great auction! Once again, you knocked it out of the park!!!
Thank you for all of your support!
Bates County Ducks Unlimited Chapter
To Anyone anticipating having an estate auction:
Having to disperse of your recently deceased parents' 70-year accumulation of household goods and treasured possessions can be an emotional and physically exhausting process. When the decision is finally made as to what to keep in the family, then one has to let go of the rest. Being in this very situation, my husband and I felt an auction made the most sense in securing a new home for these goods and treasures!
Larry Hacker Auctioneers made the whole process run smoothly. Larry inventoried the items and with his eye for what would attract buyers, he formed his list for the newspaper ad and flyers accordingly. He was organized, and thorough, and was always available by phone, email, text or in person to answer questions and address any concerns leading up to the day of the auction. With his combined good sense of humor and his empathy for the feelings involved in disposing of my parents' possessions, we knew we had chosen the right person to handle this sale. From set-out to the final bid on the final item, the day of the auction went without a hitch with Larry and his team in charge.
We highly recommend Larry Hacker Auctioneers.
Jim and June Wheatley family
"Your generosity to this community and to our local Ducks Unlimited Chapter is gratefully appreciated. Our Chapter's efforts at this spring Garozzo's dinner raised over $17,000... Again, we thank you for your support and invite you to participate next year."
Tony Berter, Area Chairman
Glenn Chambers DU Chapter (MO-085)
"Again our thanks for your fine job at our auction. You always do us proud. Our picnic was a success due it part to your fine auctioneering."
Papinville Historical Association
"Thanks a bunch!
We all just wanted to thank you again for handling the auction. We feel it was a success and know without your help we would have had a very difficult time handling all the belongings ..."
Family of the GODDARD ESTATE Auction
"Thank you so much for the auctioning of the quilt (brought $1,000) from the Kern Senior Center. We at the Center were VERY PLEASED with the amount. You have a way of getting the bids!"
Kern Senior Center
Rich Hill, MO
"I want to thank you for helping out and doing such a great job for us at our Ducks Unlimited event. We had the best live auction we have ever had! I felt I was was running around everywhere, and I didn't get to spend much time talking with you before hand on the auction items. You were right on point and got exactly what we were wanting. I could not have asked for anything more. I've had several people comment about our live auction, and I have recommended you to others ..."
Bates County DU - Event Chairman
"Thank you for helping make our Annual Chili Supper and Auction such a SUCCESS! You helped us raise a RECORD AMOUNT of ...."
El Dorado Christian School
"Larry Hacker has been our lead auctioneer at our annual school fundraising auction for several years. He is a pleasant and professional individual with which to work. His manner is the right mix of business and banter, while exuding character and integrity. He has a great feel for how far to take the bid to get the most for the items without tiring the audience. This year, in these tough economic times, he helped us raise $33,800, a 12% increase over last year!"
El Dorado Christian School
"I've almost survived. This entire process has really overwhelmed me, especially since my brother and I were so close and so much alike.
From my very first call to you, you treated me so well. I appreciate so much your kindness and your interest in the "treasures" found. Everyone in your "team" demonstrated warmth and professionalism."
(Key Estate Auction)
Again, thank you so much for donating your time to be our auctioneer at the Kern Senior Center Pie Auction.
It was a good evening and counting some donations on Friday we made $2,280.oo which is more than last year. Thanks again.
Kern Senior Center
" . . . Because of God's blessing and help from wonderful people like yourself, we were able to raise $31,307 this year."
ECS PTO Administrator
If you've NEVER attended an auction ... give it a try! You'll find anything, and everything, can normally be bought at auction. The following information explains who "the players" are in an auction company, and what their responsibilities consist of on the auction staff:
Directs the auction and calls out the series of bids on an item with his "chant". The "chant" is never the same from Auctioneer to Auctioneer, but serves the same purpose ... to call out the last given bid and ask for the next higher bid until all bidders have reached the limit of what they are willing to pay for the item being sold. A good Auctioneer should be clear voiced, easy to understand in his bid calling, and very knowledgeable of the items being offered in the auction.
Determines the next item to be sold, provides a brief description of it, displays, or holds the item up for all bidders to see what is being offered, and then accepts, and calls out to the Auctioneer, when he receives the next higher bid from the crowd. Often times, the ringman can make the difference in how "smoothly" the auction progresses by his knowledge of "packaging" the items offered, and the prompt preparation of the next lot to be offered.
The SALE MANAGER:
Described as the "organizer" of the auction staff. This person goes into action days, or even weeks, before the day of the auction to inventory, supervise a crew of "set-up" staff, and assure the auction site, and necessary equipment, is ready for sale day.
A very important position on the auction staff, in that this person is responsible for recording EVERY item sold, the bidder who had the high bid on that item, and the exact price it brought. The clerk may have 8 to 10 hours of intense concentration in recording the entire auction at whatever pace the Auctioneer is working the auction. A knowledge of how to describe every item being sold is crucial in this position.
The "banker" of the day's business. The cashier is responsible for pre-registering bidders and obtaining proper identification of each bidder prior to issuing a bidder's number before the auction even starts. Throughout the auction, the cashier summarizes and totals all of the tickets of the items being sold, AS they are sold, arriving at an individual total for each bidder while also running current sub-totals of the entire auction. Often times there are HUNDREDS of individual bidders to determine totals for. At the end of the auction, the cashier tallies the total of the items sold, balances the individual tickets and the money collected, and closes the books for the day's auction so that the Seller can receive their proceeds from the auction. The cashier MUST be thorough and extremely accurate.