We have over 85 years of experience conducting real estate, farm, estate, business, household, and taxation auctions. Serving the Western NY area from the Pennsylvania line to Central NY, we conduct 80-100 auctions every year online, on-location, and at our Auction Center in Batavia, NY. Also at our Auction Center, we have a full-service real estate office with salespeople ready to work on your behalf.

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In 1935, Clarence Bontrager founded Bontrager’s Auction Company and quickly established the business on a reputation of honesty, professionalism, and personal service. His son Alferd joined the business in 1956, first working as auctioneer, and later also becoming a real estate broker. Over the years another son, Wilbur, worked as an auctioneer when needed. Alferd continued to oversee and grow the business after his father died in 1987.

By 1995, Robert “Todd” Jantzi (cousin) was hired and worked in all phases of the auction and real estate business, becoming a professional auctioneer and real estate broker. With Alferd’s retirement in 2009, Todd continues the Bontrager business by providing high-quality services with the same personal service that was started in 1935. Our goal is to continue to be of service to all our loyal clients.

With the support of expert staff and years of selling experience, the Bontrager organization prides itself on being recognized as one of the leading full-service auction companies in western NY State.

Services We Provide:

Online Auctions – We catalog, photograph, implement, and oversee the online bidding process at www.bontragerauction.hibid.com, opening the bidding to hundreds of bidders nation-wide and in Canada.

On-Site Auctions – Advertising, setup, preview, and the sale are conducted by our staff at your location.

Auctions at our Center – Our staff will transport your items to our facility, and display them for either a specialized auction or our popular weekly auction.

Appraisal Services – The value of your personal property can be accurately determined by our professionals.

Real Estate Sales – Our licensed real estate brokers and agents can help you explore the best option for selling your property, either at auction or as a conventional listing.

Contact us for a free consultation on how the auction method, along with our professional staff, can turn assets of any kind into cash.