In 1975, Kaufman Realty & Auctions was founded on honesty, integrity, and professionalism. We practice those same values in all of our auctions today. As such, we take pride in every corner of work we do, and produce the best results for our clients.
Consequently, Kaufman has undergone substantial growth in recent years; now featuring six offices across Ohio and West Virginia. When it comes to selecting your real estate agent or auctioneer, don’t trust just anyone. Call on Kaufman Realty & Auctions for the experience you deserve.
The patriarch of both the Kaufman Realty business and the Kaufman family, Dave continues to auction, while instilling his values of honesty and integrity on his namesake company. An Auctioneer since 1971 and member of both OAA and NAA, Dave was inducted into the Ohio Auctioneer Association HOF in 2010.
Born and raised in Holmes County, Anthony is a second generation real estate broker who is licensed in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Married to Julie they have two daughters, Alexis and Kylee. Together they enjoy crossfit, skiing, hiking and travel. DAK considers himself a very amateur oenophile.
Curt, husband of Erica (Kaufman) Yoder and father of Kate, Luke, Micah & Maddie, is committed to the integrity of the professions he serves and has a desire to provide a professional and personable service to his clients. Licensed as a Realtor and Auctioneer, Curt understands your needs as buyer or seller.
A lifelong resident of the area, Jr. resides near Berlin with his wife, Wanda, and two sons, Bradley and Ryan. Growing up on a farm in Holmes County, Jr. has a thorough understanding of both the market and his clients. Jr's areas of specialty include land, farms, homes, livestock and farm machinery.
Pat is a 2nd generation realtor/auctioneer and has been involved with the company since graduating from Hesston College in 2004. He is committed to the integrity of the company in the ever changing real estate and auction industry. He loves the new challenges presented with all the varieties of transactions. He and his wife Rachel reside in Berlin and are the proud parents of a girl, Jordyn born in 2021. He enjoys golf in his spare time and dreams of the day when Rachel and Jordyn will join him on the course.
Jason is a third generation Auctioneer (IAC Champion and OAA State Champion) and Realtor specializing in oil/gas/minerals, land/farms, and agricultural assets. He enjoys providing common-sense solutions to clients. Married to Anna, they have 4 kids: Brock, Kari, Cadence and Grant. He proudly raises prime Akaushi and Red Angus beef.
Bobby joins Kaufman as a second generation Auctioneer and Real Estate Agent. He grew up in Holmes County, graduated from Hiland HS and received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in two and a half years at Indiana Wesleyan University. Bobby has extensive knowledge of both farmland and horses.
Susan grew up in Sarasota, Florida and moved to Ohio in 2005 with husband Josh Crilow and sons Lane and Trevan. She now resides in Fredericksburg, and began working for Kaufman in 2005. After 10+ years, she is still thrilled to be involved with the company. She enjoys the Ohio seasons, culture, and people.
Pedro’s integrity, energy and hard work is evident in every detail of his real estate transactions. A family man devoted to his wife and three daughters, He’s worked every aspect of the industry in both residential and commercial markets. Pedro maintains a BS in Business Administration from Ashland University.
Derrick has been with Kaufman Realty & Auctions for over 20 years. He started on the set up crew and is now a realtor and auctioneer. He grew up farming in Walnut Creek, Ohio and currently resides there now with his wife and 3 children. In his free time Derrick enjoys hunting, fishing and the outdoors.
Steve is a graduate of Hiland High School and Kent State. Married to Elaine in December of 2021. Full time REALTOR since 1998. Member of OAR & NAR. OAR President's Sales Awards 1999-2022. GRI and e-PRO. Focused on representing sellers by listing or auction. Member of KVCC and President of Millersburg Glass Association.
A lifelong resident of Holmes County and licensed Realtor, Justin resides near Berlin with his wife Tara, and their daughter Leighton. Growing up around a farm, animals, and machinery has given him a good understanding of each. Justin enjoys playing sports, hunting, and spending time with friends and family.
Tony has been a licensed Real Estate Agent since 2009. Having grown up in Holmes County, and spending 25 years in construction, he has a unique understanding of the community. He lives west of Winesburg with his wife Annelle. They have two adult children, Braxton and Michaela, and a son-in law Nevin.
Jake, a licensed Auctioneer and Realtor, is a lifelong resident of Holmes County, and is intimately familiar with the area. A husband and father of two, Jake’s had extensive experience with nearly every type of auction. He would be happy to discuss listing or auctioning your real estate or personal property.
Robert maintains a BA in Mathematics from Malone College and a MS in Education from Kent State University. He lives near Sugarcreek with his wife, Audrey. They have three adult children. Additionally, he is well acquainted with the local community having grown up on a dairy farm in Sugarcreek Township.
A resident of historic Millersburg, OH, Kendra works as assistant to Cliff Sprang in both auction and realty capacities. She enjoys managing the social media presence of Cliff and Kaufman's. In her free time, Kendra loves volunteering at Newpointe Community Church, spending time with family and friends, and coaching soccer at Hiland High School.
Cliff, a lifelong resident of Holmes County, resides in Sugarcreek with his wife Missy (Miller) Sprang and their 2 children, Cooper and Cali. He has a BA in Education at Muskingum University and a graduate of Hiland High School. Cliff is a full time licensed Real Estate agent and professional auctioneer.
Elmer is a full time Realtor & Auctioneer licensed since 2014 in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Kentucky. He is experienced in machinery, horses and antiques. Elmer loves working with clients in choosing the best possible option in marketing their assets. He currently resides in Holmes County with his wife and two daughters.
Melody is from the small town of Benton, OH. She has been a licensed Realtor since April, 2015 and works as a Buyer’s Agent to Curt Yoder. She enjoys spending time with her family- 5 siblings, 7 nieces & nephews as well as traveling and singing with Smalltown Roots and church worship team.
Ray is an auctioneer from Sugarcreek, Ohio. He is a member of both the Ohio and National Auctioneers Associations. Furthermore, he is passionate about, and enjoys, the auction industry. A proud husband to his wife Naomi, Ray enjoys golf, family, and friendships.
Pam has been with Kaufman since 2011. She lists her tenure here as her best career choice by far. Pam manages auction advertising, working on-site auctions, and an array of other tasks. Pam resides near Berlin with her husband Todd and Shy the teddy bear puppy. Pam has a daughter, Mariah and son-in-law, Jacob.
Nicholas is a digital marketing and design professional hailing from the hall of fame city of Canton, OH. He maintains a BA in Digital Communication from The University of Akron and relishes working alongside his crack marketing team. A proud husband and father of three, Nicholas enjoys food, film and family.
Damon is the current IT Manager at Kaufman Realty. He deals with our day to day IT issues as well as improving/maintaining all our systems. Damon grew up in Walnut Creek, and now owns his own home in Dover, Ohio. Damon grew up as the oldest in a family of 5. Outside of work he enjoys, small at home projects, disc golfing, and hunting.
Sarah started working for Kaufman Realty & Auctions in 2020. She’s an assistant to the Closing Coordinator and prepares auction contracts for the agents. She enjoys the daily tasks that come with the job and working closely with Kris. She lives in Sugarcreek with her husband Austin. In her free time, she enjoys time with family & friends, drinking good coffee, and baking.
Sydney started working for Kaufman Realty & Auctions in 2022. She’s an assistant to the Closing Coordinator and helps keep buyers/sellers updated during closings. She enjoys the daily tasks that come with the job and working closely with Kris. She lives in Massillon with her boyfriend Cody. In her free time, she enjoys gaming, music, and spending time with her cat Cookie.
Lisa has been with Kaufman since 1996. She now handles most of the financial side of things and especially enjoys working on-site auctions. In her spare time she enjoys Cleveland Indians baseball (and hopes to see a World Series win before she dies), traveling, exploring new cities/places, friends and family.
Hailey is from Berlin and currently resides in Dundee with her husband, Brennan. She works as our accounting assistant helping Lisa with auction dispersals & other tasks at the Sugarcreek branch. On her own time, she enjoys being with friends & family, time outside with her two dogs, baking and visiting new places.
Daisy has been with Kaufman Realty & Auctions since October 2021 and has felt blessed from the start to be part of the team in Sugarcreek. Daisy enjoys the tasks of assisting others at work. She resides in New Phila with her husband, Corbin, and mini bernedoodle.
Kris grew up in Hillsdale, MI and moved to Ohio in 1986. She currently resides in Sugarcreek with her husband Rich. She has a daughter, Kourtney Hochstetler and son, Tyler. She started working for Kaufman Realty & Auctions in 2011. She attends Mennonite Christian Assembly and enjoys camping, friends and family.
Sara was born and raised in Winesburg, OH. She works as a Realtor Assistant to Curt Yoder and for Curt’s adoption nonprofit, Pure Gift of God, as Special Events and Fundraising Coordinator. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and walking her dogs.
Laura joined the Kaufman team at the new Millersburg office in November 2021. She is a graduate of West Holmes high school and earned an associate degree from Wayne College. She resides west of Millersburg with her husband Dave. They have 3 children and 1 daughter in law, Matt and his wife Justine, Austin and Meghan. She is very involved in the music department at West Holmes. She enjoys camping, time with family and traveling.
Tremper grew up in the Walnut Creek area. He is thankful to have grown up in a community that promotes hard work and honesty. By working in the family business throughout his life, he has gained an extensive understanding of the real estate market and the people of the community. Tremper works with buyers and sellers in both the residential and commercial markets.
Nolan is a licensed REALTOR serving the greater Holmes County, earning his license in 2010. He is a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from West Holmes in 2001. He maintains a BA from The Ohio State University, circa 2006. Nolan makes his home in Glenmont with wife and three children. An experienced agent, and native son, Nolan loves helping clients find their dream property.
Dan received his real estate license in 1998. He is a graduate of West Holmes High School and Northwestern Business College & Technical Institute. Dan is a life-long resident of Holmes Co. and lives near Millersburg. He is a member of NAR, OAR and the Wayne Holmes Board of Realtors. Dan is the branch manager at the Millersburg office location
Tim lives in the Walhonding area of Coshocton County along with his wife, Katie and children Jamin, Mariah, Seth and Jenna. He is a member of the Wayne Holmes Board of Realtors, Knox County Board of Realtors, OAA and NAR. Licensed as realtor and auctioneer, Tim will accomplish your goals as seller or buyer.
Having been raised in Cambridge, Ohio, Bethany is very familiar with Guernsey and the surrounding counties. Navigating the real estate buying or selling process simply and efficiently for my clients is her goal. She looks forward to new relationships built on trust, integrity and respect.
Brian was born and raised in Morgan County, Ohio. He is a licensed auctioneer and Real Estate Agent. He attended Missouri Auction School and Hondros College. Brian enjoys hunting and fishing, and is ready to invest his time and energy to help you with your auction and real estate needs in Southeastern Ohio.
Jerick T. Miller is a third generation Auctioneer & Realtor from Cambridge Ohio. He sells land, farm machinery, benefit auctions & motorcycles. His goals are to serve his clients in a timely & professional manner. He is proud to be part of a company with rich tradition & integrity in Central Ohio.
Justin, a licensed auctioneer and realtor, makes his home in Belmont county Ohio. Coming from a long line of entrepreneurs, Justin has vast knowledge and experience in the agricultural industry where business has always been a staple. His days off are spent with family, on the farm, or chasing a whitetail.
Carson West was raised in Cumberland, Ohio. He is a licensed realtor who represents both residential and agricultural buyers and sellers. Carson is married to Kara West, a fellow Kaufman agent with whom he shares two children. He currently owns and operates WestCo Landcare, an agricultural fencing company. He enjoys spending his days raising beef cattle with his family and pursuing world class whitetails.
Kara West (Dolan) of Cumberland has proudly worked as a licensed Realtor since 2014. In 2015, Kara earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Capital University Law School and is a full-time licensed attorney practicing in workers’ compensation and employment law. Kara is married to Carson West, also of Kaufman Realty. Together Carson and Kara share two children, too many cows, and a love for real estate.
Chuck is a licensed Auctioneer and Real Estate Agent servicing Heath, Licking and surrounding counties. He has been in the auction business since 2011, and moved full time into the industry in 2016. Chuck sells many different items; everything from real estate to personal property.
Jeff is a licensed real estate agent and auctioneer in WV. His extensive background in both residential and commercial construction uniquely position him to be able to serve every customer with knowledge, respect, and honesty. Jeff is a native of Marion County and a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
MaryEllen is a commercial and residential realtor from Marion County who takes joy in assisting and building lasting relationships with her clients. She is extremely devoted to her family, especially her three adorable grandchildren, and strives to demonstrate integrity in every aspect of her life.
Alden, Lewis Co., WV native, married his high school sweet heart; they have one daughter. They come from a very close hard-working family. Alden is also an investor in real estate, retail, hospitality, also oil & gas. He is a Champion Auctioneer and marketer of farm, commercial and residential Real Estate.
Mark Fitzsimmons is a WV Realtor & Auctioneer since 1976, 2018 WVAA Hall of Fame, licensed in WV, OH, PA. CES Designation. BS from WLSC & MA from WVU. Lifelong resident of Marshall county and beef cattle farmer. Experienced in estates, business liquidations, farms, agriculture assets, and personal property.
Hilary is dedicated to serving the members of her community. She holds an Associate Degree in Business from W.V.B.C., is a Graduate from REALTOR Institute (GRI), has earned the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation, and is member of the National Association of Realtor's Green Designation.
Caroline Maier, Bridgeport Office Receptionist, joined the company in 2022 after receiving her associates degree from West Virginia Junior College. She is a born and raised West Virginian with a love for being outside, going on walks, a good cup of cold brew, and spending time with family and friends.
Clay works out of our Bridgeport, WV office, serving the Parkersburg area, where he has lived since 2002. He’s a realtor and second-generation auctioneer. In his free time Clay enjoys running, hiking and short getaways with his wife.
Andrew is an Auctioneer/Realtor in WV, OH, PA, & VA. 2016 graduate of (CAI) Certified Auctioneer Institute. He is the 2016 & 2015 OH & WV Bid Calling Champion; member of the NAA, OAA, WVAA, & HCCC. He is married with two children, resides in Bridgeport, WV, and loves spending time with family and the outdoors.
James, champion auctioneer/realtor, his wife Sharon and daughter Eliyanah live in Bridgeport, WV. James was raised on a farm in Wayne Co, OH. His experience in construction, farming, and sales along with his love for people uniquely positions him to serve his clients in a knowledgeable manner.
Wayne Yoder is a full time auctioneer/ Real Estate Agent at the Bridgeport, WV office for Kaufman Realty & Auctions. He was licensed in 2011 and takes great pride in getting the best satisfaction for his clients. He resides in WV with his wife Shyla & dog Bingo & enjoys the great outdoors.
Matt, Online Only Auction Manager, grew up in Sugarcreek, OH where he worked at a local woodworking shop & then he worked at Provia Door in Baltic, OH. He moved to Bridgeport, WV to join Kaufman Realty & Auctions in 2018. His hobbies include outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.
Ellie, Bridgeport Office Manager, happily joined the team in 2017 after moving to WV from Texas with her husband & two boys. She loves WVU, traveling, & good BBQ. Previously with Marriott & The Ritz-Carlton, providing the highest level of customer service & supporting her team to the fullest of her capabilities is always her priority.
Jenica grew up in Holmes County, Ohio. She relocated to Morgantown, West Virginia with her husband Bradley in the spring of 2020, and was excited to learn that there was a Kaufman office close by. Jenica takes care of answering the phones, as well as the internal side of online auctions. She enjoys being outdoors and staying active.
Born and raised in Wayne County, Sandy is excited to help you find your forever home. In her spare time, she enjoys fundraising and volunteering with non-profits like Hunt for Hope. Residing in Fredericksburg, with her husband John of 32 years, they enjoy family activities with their three sons and grandkids.
Kevin is a full-time realtor and auctioneer who has “gone the extra mile” by earning the Auction Marketing Management (AMM) designation offered through the National Auctioneers Association. He lives in the Kidron area with his wife and three sons, and enjoys volunteering with his local fire department.
Aaron is a realtor with a wealth of experience in finding or selling your dream hunting tract. Previously employed as a timber buyer, he is now a full time realtor. Aaron and his wife Marie live in western holmes county along with their family of 6 children. He enjoys faith, family and the great outdoors.
Arla grew up a farm-girl in Kidron. She enjoys volunteering as an Advanced EMT at the Kidron Fire Department and helping at Lifecare Hospice in Wooster. Spoiling her nieces and nephews and traveling are two of her passions. With eight countries under her belt, she looks to continue exploring the globe.
Ashley grew up and still lives in Kidron, OH. She worked at a nursing home through high school which she thoroughly enjoyed. After graduation she moved to Ireland to serve in missions for a year, which she says is a beautiful country with a need for the gospel and she loved every minute. Ashley loves spending her free time hanging out with family and will almost never turn down an opportunity to go to a concert.
Kobe is a licensed realtor at the Kidron office and currently resides in Trail. He is a proud graduate of Hiland High School who obtained his real estate license in 2020. As a realtor, he believes his client’s needs are of the most importance. In Kobe’s free time he enjoys playing baseball and serving on the worship team at Grace Church in Berlin.
Born and raised in the Apple Creek area, Eli is a full time Realtor & Auctioneer, specializing in Real Estate, Equipment, Automobiles, Estates, & numerous types of Business liquidations. Eli has earned the CAI designation, and serves on the Board of Directors of the (OAA) Ohio Auctioneers Association.
Kalib got his Real Estate license in March 2022 and works out of the Kidron office. Originally from Strasburg, he ended up meeting his wife at a Bible college in Texas. Together they have a beautiful daughter, Oaklee. After returning to Strasburg, Kalib and his wife got involved in church leadership and thoroughly enjoy serving there.
Vern, a full time Auctioneer and Realtor licensed in Ohio and Pennsylvania, is married to Elisa with three children; Mason, Natalie, and Lincoln. He sells weekly at both the Muskingum and Carrollton livestock barns, Detroit Manheim car sale and Tri County Produce. Vern loves people and building relationships.
Melissa has been employed with Kaufman Realty & Auctions since 2013. While working for Paula Sulzener, and obtaining her license, she has been able to learn all aspects of real estate. Melissa is a graduate of Garaway High School and received her Associate’s from Kent State (Tuscarawas branch) in 2013.
Born and raised in New Philadelphia, Amanda currently resides, with her husband Logan who is finishing Pharmacy School at NEOMED of Rootstown, in beautiful Canton, OH. Her territory includes the majority of eastern Ohio from Cambridge to Kent. Be it listing, buying, or investing Amanda is more than happy to help in any way she can. She loves both her faith and her clients.
Loren is an real estate agent out of the New Phila Office. His home is nestled between Coshocton, Tuscarawas, and Holmes county. Loren enjoys traveling, camping, and being outdoors with is his wife and two beautiful children. Loren is heavily involved in his church and knows the importance of honesty and integrity. He is excited to help with any of your real estate needs.
Exceeding expectation and going the extra mile with a smile are characteristics you will find in Justina. Proudly earning her realtor license in 2020 from Honduras college, she is dedicated to her job and is committed to helping others solve any problems they might face. Justina enjoys raising two boys with her husband and spends time serving in her local church.
Duane grew up in Sugarcreek and now resides in Sarasota, Florida. He is blessed with his wife Virginia and 4 kids. At age 49 Duane acquired his GED, then later obtained his real estate license in 2017. His goal with Kaufman is to embrace the integrity and honesty that has defined the company so well.