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About Our Firm

Why Use Oglesby and Company Auctioneers?

The members of the Oglesby Auction Team are recognized as experts in the field of auction marketing

In addition to our experience in the auction industry and real estate marketing, our commitment to our clients and to their goals is unsurpassed in the industry.

There are three underlying factors that are foremost in providing client services:

  1. We provide honest answers and realistic expectations!

    We base our ability to consult honestly and fairly with our clients upon years of experience in our field. We will give you the straight answer every time. While nobody can predict the future exactly, our experience gives us the ability to evaluate past sales and current market conditions so that you can base your expectations upon real information.

  2. Our clients are our primary concern!

    Our goal is to satisfy every client. Our complete staff and those of our affiliated companies, strive to meet and exceed the demands of every auction. A strong team spirit and personal commitments to excellence are exemplified in the efforts undertaken to make your sale a success.

  3. An Incredible team of people!

Any successful business is dependant upon a strong personal & work ethic among its associates. Our staff members are committed to the success of your sale. Following are brief profiles of the leadership of our company.

Oglesby and Company Auctioneers

Scott Oglesby, AARE – Broker, Auctioneer, & Commercial Real Estate Specialist

Scott has worked in the purchase & sale of properties at auction for more than fifteen years and specializes in agricultural/commercial real estate auction marketing throughout the United States.

Scott has extensive knowledge of the national commercial real estate market and exemplifies the extra mile that this company and its associates go in performing their duties at the highest possible level.

He has handled all aspects of the business from sale setup to contract negotiation; planning and executing incredibly complicated auction schedules in over 40 states.

In 2005 Scott logged over 65,000 miles of auction travel throughout the country and abroad. He is also a graduate of the National Auctioneers Association’s “Accredited Auctioneer, Real Estate” (AARE) program which is series of education and leadership courses developed and administered by leaders in the auction industry. Scott also continues to pursue other continuing education courses and designations in order to further benefit his clients.

Merlin Kiesewetter, Auctioneer/Sales Associate

Merlin conducted his first real estate auction in 1984. He has since conducted more than eight hundred auction sales throughout the mid-western and Atlantic Seaboard states. He and his wife, Carrie joined Oglesby & Company in 2006 as part of a growing team of real estate professionals. In addition to real estate, Merlin also conducts fine art, antiques, and personal property auctions.

Sue Helms, Office Manager

The knowledge and experience Sue Helms brings to the Oglesby Auction Team was acquired during 12 years as Executive Assistant or Office Manager in the real estate auction industry. Sue’s responsibilities include being a central point of communication, auction and auction manager scheduling, staff coordination, and general office management. Her organizational skills and attention to detail serve our clients well.

Eduardo F. Morrell, General Counsel

The wealth of knowledge and experience Ed Morrell brings to the Oglesby Auction Team is derived from his active participation in the real estate business either as an investor or as an advisor since 1988. Mr. Morrell’s careful attention to detail and his involvement before, during, and after the auction benefit all Oglesby and Company clients. The management resources within the Morrell firm are very often utilized with respect to planning, land development, entitlement work, and construction on current and future auction sales. This participation from start to finish is one of the many extra services that are available as a result of our ongoing relationship. Mr. Morrell’s firm, Morrell, Watson, & Southwell, PA is available to professionally navigate the intricacies of selling and closing real estate sold at auction.

Jennifer Fortson, Auction Coordinator

Jennifer is a licensed real estate agent and has enjoyed a solid career with a RE/MAX brokerage.  Her association and involvement in the auction industry and with auction professionals spans more than 10 years.  This exposure was fundamental in developing her interest in auction marketing, specifically in the areas of agricultural & commercial real estate. Jennifer’s attention to detail is exemplified in the service provided by she & her staff to each client by producing a well-organized and thoroughly marketed auction campaign.


referencing the sale of 100 homesites in Highlands County, FL at ABSOLUTE AUCTION - LandVestors, LLC

“We cannot commend Scott enough for the work he did for us. What a multi-talented individual he is.  He runs on high energy and is a take charge individual. Scott did everything for us and kept us in the loop on a daily basis. Communication lines were always open with him telling us exactly what he was doing and where he was. We felt as though we were getting our money’s worth and were receiving the highest level of attention. The level of service from Scott never did waiver from pre-auction, to auction time, all the way to post auction. He stepped up and was there always.”

Jose Suarez & Dan Fulghum
Miami, FL

Oglesby and Company Auctioneers
2745 Grace Manor • Lakeland, FL 33812
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