It is Oistad Estate & Auction Service's desire to provide individualized auction and estate services that meet the different needs of our clients.
How it began:
During the time that Tim was in an auction business with a friend, he identified the community need for a company that provided more options and more services than a traditional auction company could offer. With Sarah’s help, they decided to make it happen and Oistad Estate & Auction Service was formed in 2010.
Our company has grown. Many of our clients have sellable items, but not enough for an auction. Our estate buy-out option has been very popular, as we remove all items left in a residence, including items that require disposal. We have also encountered overwhelmed clients that ask for our clean-out option. And, in the last few years, many of our clients have also asked us to assist them with real estate options…we listened….and are excited to offer Real Estate Sales to our already existing options!
Please take time to explore our options and/or contact us to explain them: We offer traditional auctions, on-line auctions, estate buy-outs, estate clean-outs, real estate sales, consignment and purchase of items, as well as local moving services.
It is our dream to have a company where everybody can come out ahead…one that is reliable, honest, and trustworthy.
Tim was born and raised in the Fertile, MN area. After serving in the Army Reserves and attending MSU, Tim returned to serve the Fertile area as a Paramedic with County EMS where he was employed there full-time for 20 years and is currently a part-time and volunteer medic. Tim is also the Training Officer for the Fertile Fire Department where he has volunteered since 1997, and he is a Board Member for Sundal Township. After graduating from Auctioneer School in 2004, he and a friend formed an auction business, but Tim saw a greater need than just auctions. Tim brings with him a lifelong commitment to the local community and its residents. He is gifted at working with people and has a knack for business. Tim is a licensed real estate agent in Minnesota and a licensed auctioneer in Minnesota and North Dakota.
Sarah was born and raised in the Gary, MN area. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree from NDSU she worked as a Zookeeper at the Phoenix Zoo, the San Diego Zoo, and the Como Zoo before returning home to settle in rural Gary. She has a passion for antiques and Polar bears! During her time as a zookeeper, Sarah became and remains involved with Polar Bears International as an In-Field Ambassador. She travels to Churchill, Manitoba during the fall and speaks at local schools and organizations about Polar bears and their plight due to the melting polar ice caps.
Her passion for antiques has developed through years of dealing in the antique trade. She has a keen eye for valuable items and has developed a special knack for online marketing and the sale of items on eBay, craigslist, and Facebook. She loves coming across old treasures and finding them new homes.
Jennifer grew up in the Fertile, MN area. She joined the Minnesota Army National Guard while still in high school and left a few days after graduation for Basic Training as a Private. She has since reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and continues to serve as a Logistics Officer. She attended and graduated from Moorhead State University while serving in the Minnesota Army National Guard with whom she has deployed numerous times, including to Bosnia, Kosovo, and Iraq. Jennifer attended paramedic school and moved back to Fertile where she is the Deputy Chief for Training for County EMS.
Oistad Estate & Auction Service, LLC
42952 State Hwy 32 SW
Fertile, MN 56540
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