Thanks so much,
Dear Henslin Auctions,
A year and a half after receiving ownership of our
farm land thru a family inheritance, my wife and I
decided the best decision for us was to sell the
land, as we live almost two thousand miles away.
Together my wife and I have over 60 very successful
years of experience as professional Real Estate
Brokers, but had never had any experience with
selling farm land in the Midwest. We were concerned
how to best proceed with the sale of the land and
over a period of six months did extensive research
on its value and who to choose as our representative
to assist us. During our research we decided an
Auction company would be the best possibility in
getting us the highest price for the land. As we
surfed the Web we kept seeing advertisements and
promotional flyers by Henslin Auctions Inc. that
impressed us both, and after much deliberation we
contacted Allen Henslin. That phone call turned out
to be the best phone call we’ve ever made. We were
very impressed with Allen’s professionalism and
integrity during that first phone conversation and
all subsequent contacts. Allen was able to get them
to promptly perform even though January and
February’s weather was not an optimum time. Due to
the time of the year it was necessary to act quickly
to take advantage of spring planting opportunities
and Allen did just that. His quick response in
promotion and advertising to establish an immediate
auction with good local location, in order to obtain
a good turnout during bad weather, was top notch.
Consequently, the number of participants at the
auction was considerably more than expected for that
time of year. Allen and his Company’s efforts were
able to achieve a price for the acreage that was
very acceptable to us and higher than had been
We cannot thank Allen and
his team enough for their professionalism and
efforts in the sale of our property and we could not
have made a better choice.
Sincerely and with Great
- Dale and Terry Mandelkow
Henslin Auctions did a great job at our construction
sale yesterday. LaDon, Allen and the rest of the
crew are very professional, hard working and a
really nice family to work with. It was hard saying
goodbye to our family business of 89 years, but
working with a really nice family business like the
Henslins helped with the transition. I would highly
recommend Henslin Auctions.
- From the Minion Family
Allen and the crew, at Henslin Auctions, were
absolutely great people to work with during the
planning period and all the way through the day of
our auction. We selected them based on their
reputation and their advertising ideas. We were not
disappointed and would recommend them to anyone
thinking of having an auction.
- Nick and Char Kissner
We would like to give a huge shout out and
thank-you to the crew of Henslin Auctions from start
to finish with our retirement farm auction! You
did a fantastic job with our auction on April 4th
2017. We had a wonderful sale, and we were very
thankful to our family, friends, and everyone who
came to show their support. Thanks for everything
you did to make our sale a success! We really
appreciate your effort you put towards our sale. If
you are in need of an auction service, we would
highly recommend Henslin Auction Service for a great
Thanks so much,
- Dan and Kristin Smith,
big shout out to the crew of Henslin Auctions. Allen
was a super person to work with. Had around 450
bidders, beautiful day except for the wind, but with
2 rings everything went smoothly. I was more than
happy how the auction went and highly recommend
LaDon, Allen, Frank, Brad, Mark, and the whole
Thanks again everyone!
- Joyce Harguth
would like to thank you and your crew for the
successful auction in September 2015. Your crew was
very professional, and with the strong advertising
and Internet connections, we had a good auction in a
time when farming and livestock are in a downturn.
We hope you have a successful 2016.
- Gary and Elaine Sonstegard
This is a large, "Thank you" to the Henslin Team for everything they did to help us with
our retirement farm auction and house sale this past
November of 2014. The Henslin Team, especially Allen
Henslin, LaDon Henslin, Annette Henslin, Frank
Roering and Brad Dallmann were a terrific group with
which to work to accomplish our goals.
were very professional, very informed, very
organized, and truly personable people. Allen, thank
you for carrying out your job in an amazing
way and for always being reachable when I had a
How nice it was to have the pressure taken off
our shoulders and to get "everything" sold! The
results were beyond our expectations. Your help in
networking with Machinery Pete, your help in using a
YouTube video, your detailed and beautiful sales
brochures, and your extensive auction preparations
and visits are just a few of the things that we
appreciated. Anyone planning a sale could not go
wrong with Henslin Auctions, Inc. This expression of
our thanks is only a small token of the appreciation
and gratitude that we actually feel for the help you
With sincere regards and heartfelt thanks,
- Dean and Carla Moll
Sleepy Eye, MN
We would like to take this opportunity to Thank the Entire Crew of Henslin Auctions
for your efficiency and professionalism in the handling of our recent Semi Retirement Sale.
- Mike and Amy Jorgenson
We first heard the name "Henslin Auctions" after
receiving e-mail notices about
upcoming auctions in the Mid West. Even though we
are located in Tower City, Pennsylvania, we chose to
interview Henslin Auctions because of the impressive
advertising they sent.
Allen flew in to meet with us. From the moment we
met him, he stood head and shoulders
above the competition, and we were "sold!".
We had a
large auction of 664 items of varied equipment in
July of 2014. Allen offered
very valuable advice on auction preparation,
provided superb support on advertising, and
conducted the sale in a professional yet friendly
manner. He never hesitated to address issues as they
arose in a prompt, decisive manner. We were most
pleased with the outcome of the auction and even
more pleased with the overall conduct of the sale.
We were proud to be represented by Henslin Auctions
and strongly recommend them to anyone considering an
- Tallman Family Farms, LLC
Tower City, PA
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We would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to
everyone who patronized our
business over the years. We appreciate the
friendships developed and the loyalty from our
customers that made our business successful.
A huge Thank-You to
LaDon, Annette, Allen Henslin and all the Henslin
personnel who worked tirelessly to make our auction
the absolute best. Thank-You LaDon
for your kind words and for your friendship we have
shared with you and Annette over the
We highly recommend
Henslin Auctions, Inc. to anyone for future auction
Their outstanding expertise and professional service
made our auction a very successful experience.
- Steve, Darlene & Chad
Christenson - Collision Correction Center, Bird
Thank you to Henslin Auctions for conducting a successful and enjoyable auction
for us. We received many comments about the professionalism and efficiency of the way
the sale was conducted. Allen, LaDon and the whole team were always easy to work with,
answering our questions and giving us the benefit of their experience.
Thank you to all,
- Virg and Arlene Scharpen
The family of Richard Rosetter would like to thank
Henslin Auctions, Inc. for managing
the farm auction of his estate. The women of Bergen
Lutheran Church provided lunch for this event. In
addition, there is and has been tremendous
outpouring of comforting sympathy and assistance
from the community and beyond.
Please know that ALL OF YOU ARE DEEPLY APPRECIATED.
- Joan and Luann Rosetter
Henslin Auctions really came through for us this winter in selling our farm in Hector.
Spoiled rotten after living for years in Southern California, we were dreading a tiring flight
and sub-zero weather. But we needn't have worried.
Allen took care of everything from advertising and surveying to the final sale--all we had
to do was chat on the phone, sign a few papers and relax on the patio. Totally painless.
He was always reachable, happy to talk, explain, and answer questions. He never promised
more than he delivered, predicted the sale pretty well, and the land finally sold for more
than he had predicted. It was a very pleasant long-distance experience.
I recommend Henslin Auctions unreservedly.
- Ray Larson
You can count on
the team at Henslin Auctions to be organized,
professional, and personable. When a situation arose
that became a question of what a business was
obligated to do, versus what good friends or
neighbors would do, the team at Henslin
chose the latter. With all of the choices out there,
I am confident that we made the correct one. Thank
you to everyone (especially Allen and LaDon)at
Henslin Auctions for a job well done!
- Brad Goldbeck, (Larry
Goldbeck Estate), Goldbeck Salvage, Madison,
Henslin Auctions Staff,
Joan and I
wish to thank you, the whole crew for a job well
done. A special thanks to
Brad Dallmann for the extra effort he spent with us
getting ready. Once again, thanks to all.
- Leeland & Joan Fischer
LaDon, Annette, Allen, & Staff,
Just a note
to thank you all for the kind, friendly, dedicated,
and most efficient service handling the auction last
Fall. The results were overwhelming and most
satisfactory. Keep up the good work - will highly
recommend you to everyone!
- DeAnne Novotny
Dear Mr. Henslin,
for your expertise in selling the Van der Hagen
Farm. It was a busy time of year for getting the job
done, but it seemed to go off without a hitch.
Thank you again for all your help and your
- Kathryn O' Loughlin
Our family had
inherited some farm land in Meeker County. The farm
has been in the
family for over 140 years. That being said as one
may correctly assume it was a very
emotional time when we decided it was too much for a
group of non-farmers to manage.
We tried using newspaper ads even contracted with a
real estate agent got lots of
lookers but no buyers. We than put an ad in the
Hutchison shopper and got a call from
Allen Henslin asking if we considered having an
auction. I blew him off immediately
saying oh yea you mean give it away. He just asked
if we could meet and he would show
us why an auction is the way to go. Hesitant as we
were we meet and immediately were
impressed by Allen and La Don. I have never met two
people as these two who are so
well informed, kind and understanding of the
emotional attachment people have to a
family farm. There were no false promises made just
an honest evaluation of what to
expect. Well last night 09/02/2010 the farm was sold
at auction and again they were
right on the money as to what they told us to
expect. All I can say if there is anyone
looking for help in selling anything just not real
estate you may and please do so:
e mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (651)
459-4530 and ask me about the
Henslin Family and how they conduct business before
you decide on an auctioneer.
I feel as well as the family that we have made a
friendship with the Henslins.
You will never regret talking to them if you are
considering any type of sale.
They are WONDERFUL!
- Dave Emmons on behalf of the Lawrence Estate
September 2, 2010
Henslin Auctions managed our retirement auction Aug 28, 2012. They were
knowledgeable, professional, considerate, and diligent. The auction was well attended
and their planning and attention to detail resulted in a smoothly run sale that was a
pleasure to buyers and to us as sellers. We certainly recommend them to anyone
considering an auction.
- Bruce & Elaine Reuss
August 28, 2012
Thank you so
much for your excellent management of the auction
today (July 31st).
We enjoyed our meetings with you, LaDon, and your
staff was exceptionally kind and
helpful. We are happy to have sold the house and
household items in such a quick
and efficient manner.
Thank you very much,
- Betty J. Larson and Marlys J. Olson
Thank You, LaDon, Allen, Frank and Henslin
Auctions, Inc. staff and crew.
What a day!
You folks did an awesome job! You came, you set
it all up, and you made things work.
We were told you were the best. Mid-American Auction
Co. and Henslin Auctions, Inc. lived up to that
We were very pleased with your prompt attention
when needed, your professionalism
throughout the whole process, and your excellent
staff and crew members.
Thank you very much, we appreciated doing
business with all of you.
- Roger and Kathy Schiroo
Buffalo Lake, MN
May 22, 2012
May 16th 2012 Auction for Ray
and Elaine Rettig at Brownton, MN.
First of all I would like to thank all the people that came to the
auction. We had a
great turn out of people and a great day for all.
This is my 2nd auction that I have arranged for my family. I worked with Henslin Auctions
on both auctions. We would like to thank LaDon, Allen, Frank and the
entire staff for everything, and also the relationship and
trust that I have in them. They did a great job and
are very easy to work with and take the worry out of
having an auction. Their team knows the business and
understands your needs to get the correct buyers to
I would highly recommend them if you are considering an
auction. I know they will be
my first call if I need to ever arrange another
auction! They become part of the family for a few
- Ray Rettig Family
May 16, 2012
are convinced that the success of our farmland
and house auctions is the result of
the services of Henslin Auctions, Inc. What a
- Jack & Sue Wagemaker
September 1, 2011 & May 15, 2012
Allen and LaDon Henslin did far more than what
they promised... In
less than one (1) hour after writing a contact
e-mail to Henslin Auctions, Inc., our family
received a phone call, followed by an e-mail
from Allen Henslin.
family was immediately getting many needed
questions answered. When is the best time of
the year to hold our family's farm land auction,
how our auction should be advertised; including
costs, the number of bidders we should expect
to attend our auction (we doubled that amount),
past selling prices, what happens at an auction,
and much more.
reputation, knowledge, honesty, and support far
surpassed our expectations.
Thank you for
completing our parents hard work and
dreams and good luck to the buyers; on your
dreams for the future.
land auction was held on Wednesday, March 7,
2012 at 2:00 P.M., with much greater than
- L & A Goblirsch Heirs
When honesty and
integrity rule, these guys set the bar. Thanks for a
- Mike and Nancy Schroer
January 14, 2012
A special Thank You for
all of your services this past year. You and your
crew do a
great job, and people appreciate the good
professional job. You see everything gets
done in a timely manner.
- Butch & Mavis Ochsendorf
January 23, 2012
We would like to thank everyone who attended our auction on
April 30th and making
it so successful.
Special thanks to Henslin Auctioneers for their
professionalism and their part in
making it a success also.
We wish the new owners many years of happiness in their
- Doris Klemenhagen & Family
Bird Island, MN
May 29, 2012
We had the opportunity
to use Henslin Auction Services for a land sale, and
years later again for a farm retirement sale. They
are a top notch team from start to
finish. If you are in need of an auction
service, we highly recommend Henslin Auction
Services for Great Results.
- Lyle and Betty Berglund
I finally got my
house SOLD! I couldn't be happier with how the
auction went. The
Henslins really know how to move real estate, with
the advertising they do and their
upfront, honest way of doing business, they are true
professionals. LaDon told me
right away what he thought he could do, and that's
exactly what he did.
Thank you, LaDon, Allen, and Frank.
- The Beliveau Family
Thank you so much for
the auction last night. Our family really
appreciates all that
you have done. We were a little apprehensive about
what we were doing, but you
did make us feel at ease.
- Gary and Roxanne Oeltjenbruns
Thanks to LaDon and Allen Henslin
and their team for the successful Farm Estate
Nov. 29, 2011. Start to finish it could not have
gone smoother and they did it all for us. It was all
handled for us and could not have gone better.
Wonderful people to work with. They took our
cares away. It went perfect.
Thank you so much for doing what you do,
- Judy Eckerman
An heir to the Lane Heinecke Estate
I don't think I could
have used a better service. It was great to deal
with people that
are pros. Everybody came in, did their job, and
worked as a team. Can't say anything
but good about Henslins. I would use them again.
Thanks for all your hard work.
- Mike Baker
Henslin Auctions conducted our farm sale on Nov. 25,
2003. The great advertisement of our farm sale
brought buyers from all over Minnesota,
Iowa, and the Dakotas. We had a great sale and were
very pleased with the
sale of our machinery.
- Wayne Maurice
Allen and LaDon Henslin are such professionals and have so
much respect in the auction industry, they even
teach future auctioneers. I had the pleasure of
learning about the business from both of them while
attending Continental Auctioneers School. They were
among the best presenters at the school drilling
into everyone the importance of honesty, integrity,
and great customer service.
I want to thank you LaDon, and your team for the
wonderful job you did in selling my farm in February
2008. Your expertise and know-how made the
experience easy and profitable. You delivered on all
your promises and more. First, most importantly, you
brought qualified buyers, who were there to buy and
not to watch. Secondly, the price we received was
far above what we anticipated. Lastly, you
facilitated the closing in less than a month so we
could fulfill our other investment obligations.
Also, I am convinced that the “buyer’s premium”
actually had a positive impact on the bidding
process and resulted in a higher sell price for me.
I will highly recommend you and your team to anyone
who is interested in contacting me for more
information. Your professionalism and attention to
detail was more than I expected and most of all you
delivered on you promises.
Chuck Dahlgren, President
Thank you, LaDon &
Allen, for the fine job you did in selling the farm
of our parents, Joe & Marie Wohnoutka, in September,
2009. Your reputation brought many potential buyers
to the auction. It resulted in a selling price that
our entire family was more than satisfied with.
highly recommend Henslin Auctions, Inc.
Thanks, LaDon & Allen
The Wohnoutka Family
highly recommend Henslin Auctions Inc. I had them
sell an ATV on one of their consignment sales and
happy with the job they did. The reason I chose
Henslin Auctions Inc. is
because of their years of service in the industry,
and knowledge of how
to get the job done right, for both the seller and
the buyer. They
are very knowledgeable, and have amassed a large
buyers and sellers over the years. It is very
having them sell items for me because I know that
mailings and advertisements will get to the right
the right places.
- Scott O'Neill
Henslin Auctions conducted our farm equipment auction in November of 2007.
We could not have been more pleased with the professional way that they took
care of every aspect of the sale. We had buyers there from 6 different states at
our auction and we got top dollar for every piece of equipment. They were a real
pleasure to work with and I would not hesitate to work with them in the future.
- Gordy Behm
Behm Seed Farms
As an auctioneer from
Indiana, I would look forward to the opportunity to
be associated with Henslin Auctions, Inc. LaDon and
Allen have the tools and knowledge to provide
successful auctions. They are honest and best of all
they have integrity. Whatever Henslin Auction says,
they stand behind it, placing the customer's best
interests before anything else. Their
trustworthiness surpasses any monetary gain. I
believe in the Henslin Auction Company. If I were to
recommend an auction in Minnesota it would be
Henslin Auction, Inc.
Nic Smock, Tres.
Don Smock Auction Co., Inc.
LaDon and his team conducted my farm equipment auction, and also sold
several parcels of land for me. I was very pleased with the results and would not
hesitate to hire them in the future. They have always been a real pleasure to
- Steve Johnson
As president and owner of Continental Auctioneer Schools, located in Mankato,
MN, and Ames, IA, I want to thank you LaDon and Allen Henslin for your
outstanding personal contributions to the success of Continental Auctioneer
- Rich Haas
Continental Auctioneer Schools
I had the experience of losing my husband in a farm accident, and I had
2 young boys. We were carrying some debt at the time of the accident and
decided that we needed to have a sale in order to satisfy the bank. LaDon and
his crew provided me the kind of professional service I needed. I had many
things to think about, but LaDon really made a big problem go away for me.
Thanks so much LaDon.
- Jeanette Abramowski
I have recently had the opportunity to work with Henslin Auctions Inc. on
a large equipment auction. To LaDon, Allen, Frank and your entire auction team,
"Great Job"! It is so nice to work with genuine and caring professional people.
It was truly an honor to be a small part of your auction family. I look forward to
future auctions. If I can be of further assistance, please call anytime. Come see
us in Wisconsin. We'll put you to work!
Randy Stockwell, Pres.
RJ Stockwell Inc. Land & Auction Co.
Wisconsin Auctioneers Assoc.Pres.
We had a beautiful
day in June for our farm auction June 13 on our
farm, where we
had lived 61 years. We are grateful to our
Auctioneers, Henslin Auctions Service who
did a large farm auction and helped arrange the farm
yard for the sale, washed the
machinery, and completed the sale by 1:00p.m. with
two active rings. They served the
lunch too. They did a fine job in every detail. We
recommend the Henslin Auction Service.
- Myron & Ida Forbord
1207 Oakwood Ave.
Several years ago, we moved to Citizens State Bank of Clara City to handle our expanding
business. We had a discussion with our new banker about selling excess inventory and
demonstrator models. Our banker introduced us to the Henslin Auction staff to discuss
on-going business promotion auctions. Through Henslin Auctions promotional
email blasts, web site and other advertising campaigns, we have experienced
great results at our auctions and they have helped promote and expand our business.
Ice Castle Fish Houses and RV are now the #1 selling recreational trailer in Minnesota.
Thanks for your help, Henslins.
- Jeff Drexler, Owner
American Surplus & Manufacturing
3134 East Hwy 7
In February of 2007, LaDon and Allen auctioned off my crushing equipment. At first I was
concerned if they would bring in people from further than the five state area. Well, it turned
out to be an international auction as the big pieces went to Vancouver, Canada and Mexico.
I was VERY pleased with the outcome and the professionalism in which they handled
themselves before, during, and after the auction. I would certainly recommend them.
- Neil Sing
Fairway Construction Inc.
The Henslin Auction Team was highly recommended to our family after the death of our
Dad. None of us girls had ever handled anything like this before. After talking with LaDon,
we knew he and his team would do a great job. His confidence and expertise was very
reassuring. They walked us through everything so there were not any surprises. The auction
was a huge success because of their impeccable know-how, organization and expertise.
We definitely recommend this group of highly professional auctioneers.
- The Daughters of Doug Johnson:
Christina, Erinne, Melanie, and Courtney
Grove City, MN
I have been
attending auctions since I was a boy with my
father and grandfather. My wife and I
decided it was time to sell our farm after
pursuing other investments. Henslin Auctions
were are first and only choice to sell our
land. We have used Henslins in the past to
help us buy and sell farm equipment for our
dairy cattle operation and we were very
pleased. The land auction attracted many
potential buyers and we were happy with the
outcome. We wish nothing but the best for
the new buyer. Thanks for the smooth
transaction from start to finish!
- Troy & Cathie Simenson
I would like to take this
opportunity to than LaDon Henslin of Henslin Auctions, Inc. for
his great help in my decision making process,
for giving me great market information
and insights, and offered sound honest advice, and in the process became a good
Thank you, LaDon
- Charles Henle
New Ulm, MN
used Henslin Auctions on my farm equipment sale and had great results. The
way they conducted business has been so great that I used them on two land
- Robert Schemel
On October 13th, 2007, I had an auction on my
electrical contracting business, as I planned
to retire. I checked around for an auctioneer and decided to hire Henslin
Auctions, Inc. as I
felt that they could do the best for me. After I hired them to do my auction I
got concerned about the advertising costs. After the auction was over, I knew I
hired the BEST auctioneers, as I had bidders from more than 10 states. They did
an excellent job of organizing the whole sale.
I would recommend Henslin Auctions to anyone. I also do some farming, and when I
decide to retire from farming, I will hire them for my auction.
- Ron Gruber
Alwin Electrical Contracting, Inc.
New Ulm, MN
Henslin Team, I want to thank you for a
job well done from start to finish of selling the
Redwood Falls Grain Elevator Facility for me. I felt the auction was advertised
in the best manner as we had buyers from other states. Keep up the good work.
My Family and I were
very pleased with the handling and efficiency of my
in November by the Henslin Team. They did a great
job of advertising for the sale. We would highly
recommend them. Thank you so much, Allen and
- Margaret Lorensen and Family