Our clients have good things to say about working with us. Here are a few first-hand accounts of how Scheerer McCulloch has provided excellent service and met the specific needs of clients.
Stan Williams, Director of Development, Peabody Home Foundation
Our experience with Tim McCulloch and the rest of the staff at Scheerer McCulloch Auctioneers has been nothing short of tremendously positive. They went above and beyond the call of duty in all respects. They understood our trepidation at selling our collections and antiques that we acquired over many years and became, in many respects, as “children” to us. They patiently answered questions, gave us gentle and informed assurances whenever we needed it, and did everything they possibly could to help us walk confidently through this process. In short, they overcame our apprehension with the utmost in professionalism, courtesy and patience. And the result of their leadership is evident. We broke records for auction prices on our works of art and we nearly doubled our goal for the Peabody Home Foundation’s Endowment Benefit Auction. They exceeded every expectation. We walked away from this experience with the duty to them as our new friends that we will tell of their talents to all who wish to know. So we’re telling you now: When you hire Tim McCulloch and his team, you can rest assured that your decision is the right one!
Scott and Jane McCleery
Hi Penny/Tim, Thank You! It was a pleasure to work with both of you including the entire staff at Scheerer McCulloch. Everyone was extremely helpful and just great to work with. Thanks!
I purchased a high value item($30k) from Scheerer McCulloch Auctioneers. Everyone from Tim(the owner) down to Dustin at the shipping company was easy to work with and knew their stuff. Even though I live 2,000miles away from where they're located I am thoroughly satisfied and have added their website to my bookmarks and will definitely be checking out their auctions on a regular basis. Thank you Tim and everyone at Scheerer McCulloch Auctioneers! 5 stars!!
Dear Dave Meyers, Thank you for all you have done for me. Selling my house went so smooth and at a great price. You and your company go the extra mile.
KURT R. BACHMAN
Nice job today. I like the way you conduct your sales. Very professional. Author of: “Waiting for the Hammer to Fall: A General Overview of Auction Law,” 2002. Co-Author: “Uniform Auction and Auctioneer Licensing Act (“UAALA”) 2006. Co-Author: “Waiting for the Hammer to Fall: A Guide for Auctioneers,” 2008.
Great, honest people; a 1st class operation!
Jane and Steve VanKleek
We found your ad in a magazine. So happy because we were able to move within a month. Tim and your company took all of the stress and worry away in so many ways. We had major road construction taking place in front of our home. Your staff worked with the city so that we could get moved and sell our property with no problem. Penny was great, she took our calls and answered our questions, we found her to be very responsive. The movers were fantastic. They were absolutely wonderful. So kind and respectful. We have used other movers in the past and found your movers to excellent. From day one everything went very well. Great experience and we have recommended you to all of our friends.
Tim and Penny, we are very pleased with the results of the auction you did for us. We were so pleased with the price that the house brought. The crew did a great job of setting up and getting the house ready for auction. We didn’t know what to do and didn’t know who to turn to for help. We couldn’t be happier with you and your crew. Thank you very much.
JO GARCIA | Senior Campaign Manager, Students of the Year
Hey David and Stacy, Wanted to share some big news! The Indianapolis Students of the Year Campaign was recognized last week for raising the most Fund the Fight dollars across the country. That’s over 80 Grand Finales! I can’t thank you enough for your consistent magic touch on our Finales here in Indy and Fort Wayne. Thank you for all you do!
The teams working for Scheerer McCulloch certainly knew their business. They were very efficient and no nonsense about them. Although I didn’t attend the auction, I heard about it later from a neighbor. She bid on and bought a number of pieces of patio furniture and was very pleased with the ease of the procedure. She noted that the Tim McCulloch was very good at reading the bidders. The bidding moved along swiftly and a top notch price was reached. The buyer got what he wanted and you know my feelings. This isn’t very professional but doggone! I wish I’d been a fly on the wall that day.
We were very impressed with the work you people did! Everything was done quickly and professionally. I kind of wanted to go to the auction but thought it could be a little awkward. A good friend of mine went and reported back to me with some pics! Thanks again for a great job!
G. Nelson and S. Lamley
Tim and Penny: Thank you and everyone again for handling the sale of our lake cottage and personal property. Things could not have gone any smoother for us, and we are very happy with how things went although it is bittersweet.
Penny and Tim completed every service promised. They were patient, helpful and kind. We needed to empty a packed house and sell the house for a reasonable price. If time is pressing and help is needed, we could not speak more highly of Penny and Tim.
A & M Mauer
We were very pleased with the services Scheerer McCulloch provided. The movers were very professional and did an excellent job. The auction went very well and we received a very good price for our home. Penny was great to work with and took care of us through closing. We are so glad that we chose to go with the auction for selling our home and personal belongings. We would highly recommend Scheerer McCulloch.
Larry Shelly Adams
Very professional, polite and organized business. Thanks so much for a great auction!
Arnita & Marvin Schroeder
We were very pleased to have Tim McCulloch and his crew auction our home. They were all very professional and courteous. We got a great price for our home, even though we didn’t spend any money to fix it up. That surprised us a lot. In a very short amount of time, we made the decision to move, sold our home and got moved into our retirement community. This was a big load off of us, and we were very happy to have Scheerer McCulloch help us.
I wanted to send a quick note to thank you, Tim, Marilyn, and the rest of the staff for the wonderful job you all did with my mothers home. From our first meeting, I was impressed with your professional, honest , and forthright approach. Although this little fixer house was modest compared to many of your auctions, we always felt valued as customers. The cleaning, staging, sorting that you all did made this as painless as possible. Not to mention that sale price of the home far surpassed our expectations. Thanks so much!
J. Bergman, New York, NY
I don’t know where to begin thanking the team at Scheerer McCulloch for all their help in transitioning our mother’s estate. They were immediately engaged and extremely responsive all the way through. The level of expertise was stellar from everything to marketing, appraisal, real estate consulting, site preparation and follow up. They became my trusted advisor and I didn’t think this level of service was possible. Thank you all for everything.
Barbara and Jim Pettigrew
Just a note to thank you for your expert assistance in downsizing our “stuff” by way of your internet auction services. We enjoyed meeting both of you and appreciated your professional handling of a lot of very fragile possessions accumulated over the last 50+ years. The auction was fun to watch online and we also were pleased to timely receive the proceeds from the sale.
TOTALLY AMAZING. AWESOME. I don’t know how else to describe the job you did helping me move. I have moved 30 times in my life, so I know all about moving. But this was unbelievable! We've lived in Germany, Toronto and many other places. We had my parents’ keepsakes, my husband’s parent’s keepsakes, our own lifetime of belongings - we had a LOT of stuff! Thankfully our kids and grandkids wanted some of it, and you guys even moved those things to where they live in Colorado, Iowa and Ohio before helping us auction the items we wanted to sell. I can’t believe how fast you were and what good work you do. Nothing was broken or damaged, and you went beyond the call of duty in every way. I don’t know how to thank you, but I will highly recommend you to anyone I know who needs to move.
Angela and John
Tim and Penny, I want to extend my appreciation to you both and everyone at Scheerer McCulloch for your kind, considerate and very professional services in managing and auctioning my sister’s home and personal property items. You guys were terrific and our family appreciated your kindness and professionalism. Her affairs are in order and you were a big part of making this happen for us. Thank you again, Angela and John. Thank you,
Brenda Pion and Family for the Robert D Knox Estate
I would like to thank Scheerer McCulloch Auctions (SMA) for all the wonderful help they gave to me and my family with the sale of my brother’s house and property. My brother passed away at the end of September unexpectedly. I had a friend from work tell me that she used your firm when her brother died and she needed to sell his home and personal property, and gave me a wonderful recommendation. I then had a meeting with my attorney, who also had mentioned the Scheerer McCulloch name. At that point, that made up my mind and I made a call to Tim McCulloch. I knew it was asking a lot, but he met me very early the next day at the property, so my other brother from out of state could also hear what he had to say. We all appreciated the time he took to walk us through what needed to be done and gave us a time line if it would work my schedule. Imagine that, someone that would work with my schedule. A few days after that, I met Kevin Sunderland, head of marketing with SMA. My family and I had made great progress with the house, but was still not done. Kevin took his measurements and pictures, offering advise with what items that would be of interest with the personal property, also his thoughts on a speciality item we needed to sell. Time seemed to fly by, and this team of professionals ALWAYS answered my questions and guided me when needed. Justin was at the home for an open house and I had a call promptly after it ended to give me the results. The home sold and my family and I could not be more ecstatic with the outcome. This firm is top notch in my book, and I will pass the word on to anyone that needs this kind of service. Anything from A to Z Scheerer McCulloch Auctioneers is the company of choice. I know I have not mentioned all the people that helped, so for those I have missed, Thank You.
Jonah Crismore, Executive Director - Cinema Center
Cinema Center's annual Oscar Party fundraiser was a fantastic success because of the auction expertise led by Scheerer McCulloch. We cannot wait to work with this fantastic company again.
Dear Tim & Team, Thank you again for all of your help in closing out the sale of my parents property. There is no doubt that I couldn't have done it without you! My brother & I particularly appreciated Mike's attention to detail and taking care of the property (and checking in on the cats) while the house was vacant. Thanks Again.
Michael Dobbs, Vice President Soarin’ Hawk Raptor Rehab Inc.
Soarin’ Hawk’s 2018 “Give A Hoot” auction was a huge success! When we approached the folks at Scheerer McCulloch, we explained that we are not going to auction the usual take-home items or spa vacation experience. We were going to ‘auction’ veterinary equipment and supplies, food and new habitats for the resident birds-of-prey. Needless to say, this was not going to be the usual auction. No worries! David Meyers dove right in with tremendous energy and excellent suggestions on how to make this work. Plus, this was our first auction, so we had a lot to learn. By the end of the evening we raised 150% more than we expected and everyone had a great time. We look forward to working with David and the team at Scheerer McCulloch again to make 2018 an even bigger success!
Peter Dominowski, President and General Manager at WBOI
This year’s Picked by the Pros Wine Pairing Dinner was the most successful yet. With your participation and generosity, we raised 36% more funding for our programming than in 2015! Your support allows 89.1 WBOI to continue to provide our community with quality public radio news and music programming - on-air and online. We are especially grateful for the wonderful response to our Fund-A-Need at the end of the evening. Support nearly doubled from last year, so the station will be providing our news staff with upgraded equipment to bring you even more high-quality, in-depth statewide and regional news coverage. Again, thank you for your attendance and support. This is our major fundraiser of the year, and you made it a rousing success.
Art & Lou Brickman
We recently made the move from Buckingham Condos to the Towne House. We engaged Scheerer McCulloch to move our household and to auction our household goods plus our 2005 Cobalt. Our move was completed in a safe and professional manner to our entire satisfaction. Later our Cobalt was auctioned and I asked for Blue Book price or close to it. To my satisfaction, the Cobalt was sold for more than the Blue Book Value. Our move and the auction was handled in a most satisfying manner by the personnel of Scheerer McCulloch. I can't give any higher recommendation.
Everyone connected with Scheerer McCulloch Auctioneers was wonderful. They accomplished, within days, the total organization and clearing out of non-sellable items and from their hard work came an auction that brought in more than I expected. Everyone connected with this company is a pleasure to deal with and made my first auction easy and actually enjoyable.
Mary Kay and Gene Brock
I want to let everyone at Scheerer McCulloch Auctioneers know how well we think everything went on our auction. From the office workers to everyone else, we thought your staff was great. They do get busy sometimes, but they always got back to us when we needed to talk. As for the auction, it went very well. We got more for our house than we thought we would. That made up for getting less for our car than we expected. All in all, the results were great and we were very happy!
Just to let you know how much we appreciated your help moving Mom. Justin and Mike did an awesome job. They were supportive, took great care in moving things, very polite and great attitudes! Made a very difficult situation so much easier. Thank You!
I have nothing but great things to say about our auction! From everyone on the crew to the perfect weather to the final outcome, it was spectacular! I had seen your company’s TV commercials, so I decided to call you when my brother’s estate needed to be settled. It was a very hard time for our family, and it was clear Tim McCulloch understood what we were going through. I met with him at the Lantern so I could see how the online auction of personal items works, and then he and Tim Scheerer came to the property to finalize details on the real estate. Throughout the entire process, everyone was professional and obviously knew what they were doing. The house sold for far more than we expected, plus we were happy with the money my brother’s personal items brought. It was satisfying to know his lifetime of hard work brought the value it did. If I was thinking about selling my home, I would auction it instead of listing it. A realtor would never have even listed it for what I got; let alone gotten that much. Plus there were 100 people at the first open house! I want to thank Tim, Penny, Marilyn, Lisa and everyone else who did so much for us. You’re a top class organization, and I am happy to recommend you whenever I can.
Brian Bassuk & Felice Bassuk
Dear Penny and Scheerer McCulloch, Thank you very much for an excellent outcome. As out of state residents, my sister and I were unsure whether to sell our brother’s home with a real estate broker or through your auction service. We were very glad we decided to use your professional auctioning services. Throughout the process of selling our brother’s home from out of state, all of our questions were answered promptly and courteously. The outcome was better than we had imagined and we were very happy that we selected the Scheerer McCulloch company. We would highly recommend your auctioning services to others who are interested in selling their homes. Thank you very much.
Mark Linden - Executive Director, Exeter House / Fred Lind Manor - Seattle, Washington
I currently serve as the director for a senior living facility. I have used a packing service as well as a moving service for many residents so am aware of the details that are needed to pull off a successful move of a senior resident. I would like to take this opportunity to express my profound gratitude for Tim McCulloch and his team for an outstanding move and relocation of my mother. From the first conversation I had with Tim over a distance of several thousand miles to the first face to face conversation and all the discussions thereafter, Tim and his team have never wavered from excellence in service and kindness. The packing and moving team were very respectful of my mom during the process, answering her questions, taking such great care of her items. The entire real estate process was burden free for her and the rest of the family. All the details taken care of as promised. Even return trips to her new home to dispose of packing materials, adjusting equipment and event trying to find a few things. The web site and project management software are great tools to take advantage of as they keep you informed every step of the way. To top it all off the results of the sale were much greater than anticipated. I am confident that if you choose to avail yourself of his services you will be very pleased and the stress of moving, especially if for aging parents virtually goes away. This was truly a great experience for our family and exemplifies what great service is all about.
Ed & Luanne Koenig
Tim, Thank you for all you did in getting us moved, auctioning all of our collected items and in selling our home. You have made our Thanksgiving much happier. Thank You!
I have pondered these many days to find the words to express my appreciation. A note of thanks was sent to Jane for her sending you to me. Your role of facilitator of many blessings you bring into the lives you encounter reach beyond what you are aware. I am fortunate to be one of them. I shall be thinking loving thoughts for your continuing success.
Joanne and John Schmutz
Thanks for everything.......we appreciate all that was done by everyone!! And we're also glad it is over and behind us........thank you for making it such an easy process.
Penny, we so appreciate everything that you, Tim, and your team did to make our auction so seamless! Thank you very much
I am writing to let you know how much I appreciate the services you supply to my clients. I have called you on several occasions with requests to sell homes and contents, as well as simply to move personal items, and you have always responded quickly. What seems overwhelming to me, looks easy when put in your hands and all those working with you. I know that you could not get this all done without an excellent staff, and I am sorry that I don’t know more of them by name. I primarily have contact with Cristy Baumle, and I am never disappointed in her abilities and willingness to be of help. I have seen houses that were in shambles, organized and cleaned and ready for auction within a short period of time, and this cannot happen without great people working for you. I applaud all of them. Thank you again for being a trusted source for auctions, both local and international, and senior relocation services.
I have been going to auctions in the Fort Wayne and Auburn area for about 9 months and it has been an awesome experience. Apart from finding very rare and unique items at every auction you also get the excitement of the auction itself. It truly is an experience and something you won’t forget. I have had many experiences that were not good with different auction companies. Many times it boils down to the customer not coming first or feeling valued. There are companies that seem to just provide an auction, collect the money, and then send everyone home. I can honestly say I have never had that experience at a Scheerer McCulloch auction. Scheerer McCulloch has always provided a great auction experience for me. The Scheerer McCulloch team if friendly, funny, and helpful throughout the whole experience. It truly is a great time and I guarantee you will laugh or smile a good amount of the time you are there. The fact that they care about their customers after auctions to pick things up, or just talking with you like you’re a part of their family really makes the different. In my mind Scheerer McCulloch is a 5 star auction company and worth going to over any other auction. You will get great communication, honesty and an awesome experience!
Ann & Bob Yager
We would like to thank you for the fine job that you did in selling the home on Duane Dr. What we left you was a tremendous amount of work. We had gone through the house and gathered what we considered to be family heirlooms. What we left consisted of “just a lot of stuff”. The conditions of the bathrooms, kitchen and family room was very bad. And the garage was loaded with “more stuff. When we examined the premises on the day of the auction we were amazed at how well you had organized the salable goods and disposed of the worthless junk. We were also please as the general cleanliness of the house. On the day of the auction we were impressed with the professionalism of your staff. We were surprised when you said that the auction would only take three hours. We anticipated a much longer sale. Your experience in auctioneering provide to be a very accurate estimate in your time allotment. The number of people that attended was a testimonial of your reputation, and the extent of your advertising. We were thankful that your crew organized and removed any unsellable items after the sale. The cleanup was appreciated. Finally, we were impressed with how your company handled all of the legal paperwork during and after the sale. You certainly know your business, it saved us countless hours of legal maneuvering. Thank you again. We are completely satisfied.
Thank you for such a successful event. We are so very thrilled with the outcome of the event last year. It was, by far, our best year ever, which would not have been possible without the expertise from you, Stacy and Beth. I hope that you will join us once again in 2019 to raise funds at our Wine Pairing Dinner. The committee will be devastated if you cannot be a part of our event. It is our 10th year anniversary, so we plan to use that to hype up the excitement for ticket sales.
I am writing this testimonial to express my gratitude to Tim McCulloch and his staff for the wonderful job they did in auctioning my home, vehicles, and personal belongings. Recognizing it was a very difficult time for me, they all did their best to make the experience a positive one, both financially and emotionally. As a probate paralegal with the law firm, Shambaugh Kast Beck & Williams, I have worked with Tim for many years on behalf of clients auctioning homes and belongings. Tim has earned the trust of the attorneys and staff of our firm. Clients have been very pleased with the outcome of their auctions. I have found that Tim hires only the best staff to work and train under him; he knows this business and has built a reputable company. I had the benefit of knowing about the auction process and already knew Tim to be honest and trustworthy. I have to admit though, even with the trust I had in Tim, when it came down to it being MY house and belongings, it was a bit unnerving! He recognized my apprehension, and was very supportive. He thoroughly explained the options (listing the house vs. auctioning), and I chose the auction route as being best for me. The staff, all courteous, hard-working, and knowledgeable (an extension of Tim), prepared my house and belongings for the sale. Before deciding on auctioning, this task was very daunting for me to even think about doing myself. But all I had to do was pull out items that I wished to keep; they did the rest. The house had minor repairs done and was cleaned. It was immaculate for the two open houses held before the auction. They went through all my personal property two story house, plus basement, garage, and attic – and set up the items for auctioning. It was amazing to see the efficiency and the progression of the preparation of the auction, and I was impressed with the respect in which they treated my belongings. Some items, such as jewelry, were selected by the staff to be sold via their online auction, which was very successful. The morning of the auction, I went to my home one last time. It was very emotional, but the staff helped out by being so caring and kind to me. I was looking for an item that I had previously forgotten about and wanted to pull out before the sale. They helped me search through boxes and boxes of items until we found what I was looking for. This is a professional business, yet the personal touch meant so very much to me. The auction was successful, and everything went exactly the way Tim had suggested it would. He knows this business. In the past, “auctions” may have sometimes had negative connotations. Things change with the times, however. I would encourage anyone considering auctioning to allow Tim to explain the process and maybe even attend a few auctions in order to get familiarized with the process. I highly recommend Tim McCulloch, both personally and professionally.
Thank you for helping my father downsize from the home my parent’s built 50 years ago. We are so thankful we chose the auction route for the home and personal property. From the first meeting with Tim and Penny we felt comfortable that we would receive personalized service. Everything we needed was taken care of - the move to his new home, the preparation for the auction, the marketing, the auction and the closing. All was handled with care and professionalism. Dad was so pleased that a new young family is excited to make a new life in the family home
Thank you to Tim and his crew for all their hard work on my auction. I placed everything in Tim's hands and he didn't let me down. Thanks again.
Scheerer McCulloch helped me with the overwhelming task of settling my parents' estate. With their knowledge and experience, I felt comfortable relying on their advice and guidance as I made the tough decisions. Their online task management site kept me informed every step of the way, even though I live 300 miles away. They handled every problem that came up so I never had to worry. I couldn't have accomplished everything they did and certainly not in the time frame in which they did it. It was such a relief when I handed it off to them, my only regret was that I didn't call them sooner!
We were connected with Scheerer McCulloch by our attorney who handed me the business card of Stephen Baines when I inquired if he could suggest a realtor to help me sell my Mother’s house and property. Mr Baines was not pushy but would touch base with me every 2-3 weeks by e-mail and just inquire as to how I was doing. When I was ready, I set up an appointment to have Mr. Baines view the property and give suggestions. Mr. Baines brought Tim McCulloch with him and they laid out what they could do for us. Their plan was so well done and presented in a way that convinced us that everything would be handled for us. When I signed the contract, I was assured that from that moment on, every detail would be handled by Scheerer McCulloch and their team. The daily e-mails kept me fully informed about the progress of the project. I didn’t have to stress about any details. Their promise to handle everything was fulfilled. At the auction they had abundant staff to handle every detail, even a food truck and police officer available. It all progressed like a well-oiled machine. Our only disappointment was, there was not a huge crowd that day but that was not in any way a reflection on Scheerer McCulloch. The economy in the area is not good. At the closing, Penny was there to guide me through the process, and that also went very well. I am so grateful for the Scheerer McCulloch team for their guidance and help. We are telling all our friends about this team of professionals that are so caring and will continue to do so. Thank you so much.
Jen Drackley – Chiming Open Lands
Thanks again for Saturday night! As Always, Dave and Stacy knocked it out of the park. The live auction topped the total from last year. The total gross from the event was the most ever! We are thrilled!
I worked with Tim for my Father’s house and belongings. It was a complete Turn-key program. They reviewed all the household items, boxed them and sold them. Very little went unattended. Their advertising was “spot-on” and effective. They used an app called Basecamp to keep the whole team updated. Great job and I would use them again if the need arises. Thanks Scheerer McCulloch Team.
Marcille D. Buuck, Trust Assistant – Wells Fargo
Your employees were absolutely outstanding throughout the entire process, with the way they appropriately took charge, their professional manner, their calmness…and their very careful handling of the property being moved, and much, much more. They were just terrific.
The auction of my parents' house went better than I could have imagined. Aside from the weather being stellar, the number of people who showed up and were serious bidders, plus how well the real estate auctioned, came down to a spectacular result. I was also thrilled with the results of the consignment auction that was held a week later. I have nothing but great things to say about the team of folks at Scheerer McCulloch! I could tell you how everything went from when I went through evaluating people to make this process happen, to selecting Scheerer McCulloch, to how everything played out. The tangible benefits of choosing them were one thing, but it is the intangibles of how it was handled that made the most difference for me. It was a difficult time, having lost my brother months before my mother died, so working with people who showed the depth of compassion they did is something I won’t forget. Thank you to everyone who made this experience so great for me and my family.
I found this team to be ultimately professional and efficient. It started with a realistic analysis of the value of our items along with a discussion of what could impact it either way. As it turned out, it greatly exceeded the estimate. This is a group of professionals that made the entire process easy on me. I would highly recommend their services.
Great people! Easy to work with and very customer focused!
From several opportunities to know and work personally with Tim & Lisa McCulloch, I have the highest regard for their care, competence, and professionalism in auctioning personal property. In particular, their planning and conduct of internet auctions demonstrated both technical skill and willingness to apply extra effort to provide accurate and appealing product descriptions. Without hesitation, I would turn to them for help in the future.
I have been to a lot of auctions over the years. I have never seen one as organized and run as smoothly as mine. The professionalism by the staff at Scheerer McCulloch was outstanding. I was shocked but very pleased with the price that I received for my real estate as well as my personal property. The bidders had a good time and I had a good time. We loved the food truck. I have recommended your company to everyone I know and plan to use your company now and in the future. My auction was absolutely perfect! Thank you to Tim McCulloch and his staff.
Herb and Barb Perlich
We thought that your process was excellent. We are quite pleased. The communication was excellent. That was very important to us, since we are in Texas and were monitoring the progress remotely. We were also very pleased that you all, especially the moving team, were very cognizant of who you were dealing with, being an elderly person. Everything was done respectfully and with courtesy. And even to the closing of his house, when your team came to him to make the closing process very easy. We are very satisfied and would recommend you all to everyone. We wish you were in Texas so we could utilize your services here! Thanks again to everyone on the team.
Though my grandmother is still living, I needed to help her manage her estate. She had a home to sell, and it needed some pretty significant remodeling. The home was full of my grandmother’s belongings, and I wasn’t sure what to do with all of it. I met with several companies about how to achieve all that needed to happen, but I wasn’t happy with what I learned from them. Then I was referred to Scheerer McCulloch Auctioneers. This is not an option I would have considered before, but I’m so glad I did. When I met with Tim McCulloch, he listened to me. He got the fact that I needed help with everything. He was kind, professional and funny, and he earned my trust by knowing exactly what needed to happen. His company is set up to handle everything, and they gave me confidence in my decision to work with them by communication with me every step of the way. There were no surprises. On the day of the auction, I was nervous, but the staff was so nice, upbeat and organized. I felt comfortable that it would go well, and it did. I found a nice new owner, and was happy with the financial outcome of the auction. It’s an emotional experience to manage an estate like this, but Scheerer McCulloch Auctioneers handles the entire process with sensitivity and absolute know-how. I told them after the auction that I would be happy to share this story with anyone, because I know what a difference it has made for me and my family.
When my brother passed away I was, as his personal representative, responsible for disposing of his estate, including the personal property as well as the real estate. My lawyer encouraged me to talk with Tim McCulloch at Scheerer McCulloch Auctioneers, saying that he was very experienced in this type of thing. I must admit that I was somewhat leary about going the auction route, but called Tim anyway. He met with me very quickly and explained everything as to how the auction would work, what I could expect in the way of expenses and profit, and the time frame that would be required for preparation, advertising and so forth. Tim was honest and on target with his appraisal, and very helpful, all with a great sense of humor. Long story short, I did decide to “go the auction route” and I’m very glad I did. I found Scheerer McCulloch to be very accommodating and professional in every aspect of the process. All the employees with whom I had contact proved to be friendly, trustworthy and efficient. The auction was an easy and effective way to dispose of my brother’s property. I really appreciated having Scheerer McCulloch Auctioneers recommended to me and would recommend them to others without reservation.
Ruth A. Force, MS, LSW, CMC - Aging Life Care Director, Dorian Maples Associates
Scheerer McCulloch has supported our clients for several years now. We could not be more pleased with the level of respect they show our clients and their property. Working with them in the capacity of a legal representative, I can attest to their professionalism in preparing the home and items for auction. The detail that goes into this process is taken over by Tim and his team, leaving us to focus on other aspects of our clients’ care. We find it hassle free and beneficial for all involved. We will not hesitate to use their service in the future!
Jess B. Ford, CPA
My family had not been through this process previously and David was very patient in addressing all our trepidations and uncertainties. The proceeds from the auction were greater than the estimates that were provided to us and the expenses were as budgeted. Being a financial guy, these are things I appreciate very much.
Pastor Bob & Diana Hedtke
“From day one, We felt like we were working with Family! Tim and Penny seemed extremely concerned for us, answering all question we had honestly and addressed any concerns we had reassuringly. Very professional in all our dealings and kept us well-informed and apprised of all developments. Bottom line; we came out on all accounts better than we anticipated! Thanks for everything!
We had never done an auction before and we were scared to death. We had no idea how it would work, and we were concerned about every single thing. We take good care of our belongings, and we wanted that to come through in the way the auction was set up and displayed. We wanted our things handled carefully. We wanted certain rooms to be off limits to the public, but we wanted the public to show up for the auction! Tim and Lisa kept telling us they’d take care of everything, and that is exactly what happened. We couldn’t believe how nicely the auction areas were set up. The crew was professional and organized and so pleasant to work with. Everything from their uniforms, their computers, their wifi connections, their bid number system, their coordination among each other, the way they provided what we wanted to a “T" - you name it, the whole Scheerer McCulloch experience was fantastic. I wasn’t planning to stay for the auction because I thought things would sell for too little money and I’d get frustrated. I decided to listen during the first item that was auctioned, and when I heard what it sold for, I stayed for the whole thing! We did much better than we expected, and we can’t say enough good things about this company. They did what they said they’d do, and MORE.
McCulloch Systems, Inc. Thank you for all of your wonderful help in selling our property in Huntington, Indiana. It was so nice doing business with you and the entire experience reminds me that it's not about the journey, but about the friends one meets along the way. Thank you for being so very friendly and helpful. Please know that you have been a huge asset in this adventure and a pleasure to work with in this mess we inherited. Bouquets to you all from afar. Best wishes to you all for your continued success.
April and Bob Spencer
We had a very good experience auctioning our home and personal property through Scheerer McCulloch! From our first meeting with them, to the day of the sale, it could not have gone any better. We dealt with at least 10 different people in the company throughout the process, and each one was knowledgeable and professional. They stayed in close communication with us every step of the way, and if they didn’t know the answer to one of our questions, they referred us to someone who did in a very timely manner. They showed up when they said they’d show up, although the truth is they were always early. We had been told Tim McCulloch was the most honest man you’ll ever meet, and that is true. He has trained his staff well, because they are, too. In fact, as they went through our belongings while getting things set up for the auction, they called us about several items they wanted us to be aware of. One was a necklace that we didn’t know was real silver until they pointed it out to us. Another was money they found in a toolbox. It was only 6 pennies, but that spoke volumes to us about how thoughtful and honest they were. We basically tried to stay out of the way while they went about their business, because they obviously knew what they were doing. On the day of the auction, we were pretty apprehensive, but the results were beyond our wildest expectations. We just can’t imagine how it could have gone any better, and we highly recommend them!
Lynda Sizen Houk
The team at Scheerer McCulluch did a wonderful job of of auctioning personal items and property for my mother after the death of my father. They were patient and respectful in the planning and execution of the sale. It was an emotional day selling my father and my mother's personal belongings and property. The auction went smoothly and the team was very professional and friendly throughout the entire day. I highly recommend this team of auctioneers.
We recently hired the Scheerer McCulloch Team to sell my fathers estate. The pitch we were thrown seemed very straight forward, honest, and sincere. Something a little uncommon in my experiences. We were told what to expect and how to keep track of all progress. The tools to do this are great! My family from all over the country could watch. Scheerer McCulloch team followed through on every aspect of out contract, and more. The realistic expectations were right on the mark! This was our first auction experience. What a pleasant experience. If ever I have a need, I will do this again with the GREAT TEAM of Scheerer McCulloch.
Scheerer McCulloch did a great job with my auction. I had a great crowd and everything was sold. I would use them again.
Great people great business! They do an excellent job!
Before my husband passed away, he advised me to contact Tim Scheerer to help me dispose of his personal collections. He assured me that Tim would be fair and trustworthy. And he was all that and more. Tim and his wife, Chris, came to the house and met with my family to discuss the auction process and what I could expect in terms and services. Everything was very straight forward and uncomplicated. I immediately felt that “trust” connection with them. The auction required many months, days and hours of preparation. Tim and Chris were very responsive to my calls and concerns . Their employees were polite, respectful and hard working. I was very satisfied with the results of the auction. They hauled off the left-overs the next day and cleaned-up the interior of the building…..I couldn’t have asked for a more positive experience.
I was apprehensive when considering the idea of selling my house at auction. My perceptions of auctions were formed way back when I was a young girl hanging out with my dad. He'd go to an auction, usually a farm auction of someone in the community that had passed away. Dad was interested in picking up small farm implements and/or yard/garden tools. We'd even go to the "auction" barn on Saturdays to pick up the very occasional farm animal. My first bike was purchased at an auction. To me as a young girl, auctions were "lots of stuff stuffed into boxes" or "farm stuff to be purchased after someone had died." So here I am a "city gal" who has lived in the city longer than I lived in the country. No one has passed away (although after the auction signs were posted in my front yard, a few neighbors did stop by asking what had happened to me! Seems a few of them had a similar perception about auctions) and I don't have any need of farming equipment. I had lived in this house for 27 years. So why was I considering an auction?? Good question and I have a great answer! Once I met and talked with David Meyers about the benefits of selling at auction, I was all in. My older perceptions of an auction were replaced with phrases such as "the house is sold as is", "two open houses" and "on the day of the sale, it sells!" I wasn't going to have to wait months before someone would find my house acceptable to their liking. I didn't have to always have my house neat and tidy because of last minute requests to see it, and most importantly I had a definitive date that the house would sell and a definitive timeline for closing. Boom - check please! David and the team made the entire process extremely easy. No surprises. Everything was posted on an electronic bulletin board by the team members that I could access through email and see what steps were being taken day by day, week by week. I was always given advance notice of what steps I needed to take to keep the process in motion. At one of the open houses, I arrived before some of the final visitors had left. I listened to David talk very comfortably about the house details and keep them engaged and interested the entire time. That confirmed to me that he was the right man for my house. The day of the auction the setup people arrived right on time. They were respectful of the personal property as they handled it. In a very short amount of time, everything was set up and the yard looked like a party was about to take place. The auctioneer introduced himself and then it was "show time." Watching the auction was like watching a dance of sorts. Everyone on the team had a role - some were leaders and others were followers. All I did was stand back and let them do what they do best. Once the property sold, the clean up performed by the team was swift and efficient. I never once worried about any of the details of selling the place because I had complete trust in David and everyone on the team. I would definitely recommend this auction company and its team to anyone who is considering selling their home.
Scheerer McCullough were extremely professional on an auction of a family home. They provided research on the market and auction approach, developed excellent marketing materials, handled all clean-up and got a great result. They did a phenomenal job.
Neal R. Ostman
Scheerer McCulloch was the outstanding choice to help us selling dad’s house and personal effects. They were very professional in all aspects from the initial help and assessments, thru the marketing and auction day. As I was located out of state, their project management software was incredibly helpful. It allowed me to monitor all the activity, communicate with staff, and learn about next-steps in the process. This was the first time I had sold a house in over 30 years, so I had a lot of questions which they always answered in a complete and courteous manner. I highly recommend their services.
Tim has handled 2 of my auctions including my personal property and real estate. I was on the phone during the auction and it was very exciting. I was able to close the door and get on with my life. Auctioning the house along with the personal property allowed me to do that. Thank you to Tim, Penny and his staff.
Mike and Letty Roeth
There are really just 3 things I want to say about our experience with Scheerer McCulloch Auctioneers: 1. We had decided to downsize significantly when we were in our 50s. We wanted to sell our big house and get rid of most of our stuff. We had no idea how to do it, and ended up putting our house up for sale. We weren’t able to sell it, and at that point were wondering how we would possibly do all the work it would take to sell the house plus get rid of our stuff. (I’m sure there are lots of people in this boat.) 2. That’s when we met Tim. I told him I was trying to find a way to not have to do all this work, and learned from him and Penny how the process would go. We told them that we wanted money by tax day, and it was early January at that point. We travel a ton, and were leaving home for an extended period on January 18. Before we knew it, the auction was scheduled for the end of February. I remember being shocked at how little we had to do. It was such an easy process. We didn’t even have to clean or throw things away - they took care of EVERYTHING. 3. I love the way this company communicates with clients! Their confidential program is easy to download. I even put it on my phone. So while we were traveling, I received feedback on open houses, had questions for them, answered their questions of me, and all while we were gone. There’s nothing to be scared of about it - it’s a breeze. Thank you to Tim, Penny, and all the good people who work for this company. We are happy and relieved to have this behind us, and to realize there is an option like this for all the people in the same situation we were in.
Jan & Bill Gillig
Dear Tim, Just a note to let you know how grateful we are for the easy transition your guys did in helping us move. They were so great & professional in their job. Thanks Again!
Thank you for selling my house for me. I appreciated your expertise and your process and was pleased with the results! Your marketing program is amazing. I had so many people tell me how impressed they were with the way you promoted my house. I also really appreciated being linked in to your internal communication program. Even though I didn’t always know what each entry meant, I liked being able to see what was going on from day to day. Your company was definitely the right choice for my needs! I will spread good words about your wherever I can. Thank you again!
Joseph A. Byers, iAB Wealth Management
We were very pleased from start to finish with the estate auction handled on behalf of the Wealth Management Division of iAB Financial Bank. Tim & Dave were there every step of the way to assist us in preparing the house and personal property for sale. They took care of everything from A to Z. The day of the sale was absolutely seamless. Really all we had to do was be present and grateful for how well the sale went. I can’t thank you all enough for being so dependable and for creating such a great outcome for iAB and our client.
Thank you and your team for such a professional sale today. My parents were happy with the results! Your team was very professional with high energy maximizing their profit for their next journey in life. I highly recommend your team for anyone who is in need of an auction. We had a great time today! By far happier with your response to such a big step compared to other competitors who were lacking to see the potential in this sale. You Rock!
This team put a tremendous amount of time, energy, and care into assembling, managing, and auctioning hundreds of personal items for the sale of a property for my brother's widow. All of their team are special and should receive much credit, but one individual in particular got all of my brother's wacky and unique creations running (except when important parts were missing). Some of those motors and engines hadn't been operated for years. This team was courteous, hard working, and connected to all the right, interested parties that, thank the Lord, led to an absolutely exceptional result. I cannot recommend this team any more highly, and wish I could have selected more than five stars. Thank you all, and may God bless each of you exceedingly in every way.
Linda and I are so pleased that we chose to take advantage of your “Senior Relocation Services” with respect to our move to Lutheran Life Villages Independent Living facility. Your staff is excellent! Each person (and there were many) was competent, professional and friendly. We appreciate that you clearly explained your services and what they would cost. Also you made sure that we were comfortable with the dynamics of auctioning our possessions and our home. There were no surprises! Tim, you have a great product, and we are touting it to our friends and acquaintances.
ONE STOP SHOPPING. If you want to avoid lots of stress, consider auctioning your house and what you don’t need, and move all at once. Give Scheerer McCulloch a call. You will be surprised how easy it is and you will most likely receive more profit than you would expect.
I would personally like to thank Tim McCulloch and his staff for doing such a fine job at the auction of my mother’s belongings. Everything was very well organized and was conducted in a timely fashion. This was a difficult time for me having lost my mother, and I was especially impressed by the understanding and respect that the staff had for me and for my mother’s items. Anything that was thought to be of a personal nature was saved for me in case that I might want to keep it. Without reservation, I would recommend Tim and his staff to anyone who needs to have an auction. I don’t know how it could have been better. Once again, thank you so much. You were a blessing to me and my family.
Took care of a friend's estate for me, great group to work with! I highly recommend them!
I’m so pleased with the auction that was held recently to liquidate my husband’s business. Tim McCulloch was knowledgable, professional, courteous, and kind. He knows the customer and the market well, which provided us with a profitable result. The staff at Scheerer Mcculloch are a great support team and were available to me at every turn. I would highly recommend Tim and his staff to anyone who needs their services. You will not be disappointed!
Beth Bogel Frank
From the minute I made the first phone call to Tim McCulloch, to inquire about selling my father's house and contents, I was totally impressed. I live in Oklahoma, so I knew that trying to do this on my own would be way too stressful. The first meeting with Tim was wonderful. Everything that was discussed at that meeting was exactly what transpired. All of his employees were amazing. The way that they "keep you in the loop", daily, is amazing. I can't imagine going through the death of my father and selling his home with any other company! I am so grateful to have found Scheerer McCulloch Auctioneers!!
Lea Denny, Office Manager/Special Events Coordinator, WBOI
Dear David, What can I say? Wow - thank you. What a HUGE success the event was. We raised more money than last year and the audience was really into you guys. Thank you so much for the time you spent with us ahead of time. I think we finally “get it.” The bookkeeping at the office afterward was so clean. We all are so very appreciative of how you dedicate your time and talent to us. We are honored and most definitely praise the Scheerer McCulloch name for being such a great steward of this community.
Chuck Zent - Ann Arbor, MI
I used Scheerer McCulloch Auctioneers, Inc. to monetize a vast array of items in my mother’s home in Fort Wayne when she moved to a much smaller condo in Cincinnati – paintings, china, crystal, silver, clothing and a variety of other goods. Tim and Lisa McCulloch were a pleasure to deal with. They are knowledgeable, professional, and entirely trustworthy. They made the process simple, transparent, and profitable. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services to anyone.
We were really pleased with the outcome of our auction. Everything sold, and we got substantially more money than we were expecting. The entire staff did a real good job, and we were impressed with the way they cleaned everything up, afterwards, as well. We highly recommend working with Scheerer McCulloch Auctioneers!
Art and Pat Beckman
Being a complete stranger in Fort Wayne and faced with all the ‘stuff’ from four generations of family was truly overwhelming. Your sincere, honest understanding and compassionate expertise was deeply appreciated by my wife and myself. I have dealt in the business world for well over 40 years and only rarely do you have the pleasure of working with people of integrity like McCulloch Systems.
David and Stacy, A huge thank you for the fabulous job you did with the live auction at the Taste for Freedom event! When our guests gave feedback about the event they often commented on the live auction: it moved at a good pace, it was fun, the auctioneers were very entertaining, they did a great job, etc. As a team, we feel hiring you was a grand slam home run and we are looking forward to welcoming you back at our next event.