Testimonials from Satisfied Clients
October 9, 2018
From 'Letters to the Editor' submitted by David Snyder
February 2, 2018
From Joan of /Joan & Vince Caldwell
Almost over for us...but first I want to thank you again and tell you I never doubted your ability to get rid of our stuff and make all of us a fortune. :-)
We are very pleased with the way our auction went, never mind that we all got $$$ out of it. It was just a relief for Vince and me to dispose of most of our kids inheritance. The hall was perfect and your staff lady is now another friend. I'm sure you're "too busy" but you are always welcome at our door.
I am/and will recommend your services to anyone. My family that attended learned many things. This sounds stupid, but you get the jist.
November 4, 2017
From Kim Washabaugh
We listed our home with Jon and we had a contract in 8 days we are pleased to work with Jon we have worked with Jon in the past he listens to what you want when listing your home was a pleasant experience.
- March 3. 2017
From Marna Sanctis:
Mr. Carr is an exceptional realtor. He is an extremely honest, professional and knowledgeable realtor and you can absolutely trust what he tells you 100% of the time. He goes above and beyond to make sure your experience in selling a house is as stress-free as he can make it. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to sell their house.
September 24, 2016
July 15, 2015
Jon Carr was the auctioneer for my dad's estate. When I initially called Jon, I had such an overwhelming number of items, I didn't know where to begin. Furniture, toys, jewelry, dishes, coins, guns, photos, postcards, papers, keepsakes and on and on. After one afternoon with Jon, I had good ideas on how to organize and how to prepare for the sale. He told me the things that were valuable, but he did not pressure me to part with anything.
After we signed the agreement to proceed, Jon handled everything from advertising to fielding calls from prospective bidders. Jon and his crew prepared everything the day before the sale, and on sale day, his expertise was apparent. Jon took an overwhelming mess and created a very successful sale. I cannot imagine working with anyone but Jon Carr on an auction. I trusted him, and my trust was well-founded. I recommend Jon Carr to be your auctioneer.
December 11, 2014
We used Jon Carr to auction my parents property that they had lived in for over 50 years. Jon listed the property on the multiple listing service and had the home open two different times to allow potential buyers to view the property before the sale. I felt this in one of many reasons we had such a good turn out. I will and have recommended Jon Carr to fiends and family. He made this emotional stress free.
July 29, 2014
After 38 years at my residence, I made the difficult decision to sell my household goods, horse & farm equipment and property. I am happy to report that the hiring of Jon Carr made the process go very smoothly and I would highly recommend Jon to anyone who needs to sell or auction off their belongings and/or property.
January 11, 2014
When the need came to auction personal property belonging to my father, Jon Carr came highly recommended. He did not let us down. He and his staff were very efficient and careful when packing the items in the house, transporting the items to the auction location and setting them up for the sale. During this time they were also very sensitive to the emotional needs of the family. Jon and his staff were knowledgeable when it came to the value of the items, which I believe resulted in increased earnings at the sale. The day of the auction, everyone worked hard to provide us with the best possible outcome. I have no doubts that the honesty and integrity of Jon and his staff is of the highest standards.
Thanks again Jon and staff. Great job!
January 5, 2014
I hired Jon to auction my mother's personal property as well as her home a couple months ago and would like to share my experience. Jon is a take-charge person. He has a plan and executes it with integrity and professionalism. He is knowledgeable. He recognizes items and knows their value. He is also forthright in letting you know what may not be of value. I also found his staff to be helpful, courteous and honest. I wouldn't hesitate for a moment if I needed him as an auctioneer or a real estate agent. Thank you, Jon.
September 7, 2012
We were referred Mr. Carr from our realtor to have our auction. He really delivered for us a good and smooth process to sell our property. We will recommend him to everyone.
Max and Cindy Vermillion
September 1, 2012
We hired Jon to handle our family farm equipment and household auction. We were very excited of the out-come of the prices and the amount of registered buyers that we had.
Thanks very much.
Ron and Bill Klepinger.
March 29, 2102
I could not have asked for a better professional than Jon Carr and staff to handle my mothers home and personal property auction. We were definitely pleased with the results, even in the face of a few challenges. The regular communications and advertising were very important to us. A heartfelt Thank You for handling a difficult situation.
From the Troutman family.
April 28, 2012
Thanks again for another terrific job in selling our 42 acre tract of farmland in miami county. The price per acre and the amount of bidders exceeded our expectations. We compliment you on your level of service and professionalism.
Patricia and Jim Scott
January 20, 2012
Mr. Carr was referred to me by my attorney to handle the real estate auction for my parents home in Kettering. He handled the sale as well as the procedure through the whole transaction with great consideration and concern and related to the situation in every way, it is apparent why my attorney would have referred me to him as our choice of auctioneer and realtor.
December 30, 2011
What a real deal auction you had for us this Nov. 26th. A big thank you to you and all your staff for all the hard work provided, and the smooth transition of settling my aunts estate personal and the real estate. Again, a big thank you for a job very well done. Best wishes for a wonderful new year.
Jim Scott and family of the late Victoria Wilhelm.
December 3, 2011
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK you FOR a most wonderful sale that you held for my family.You done a fantastic job and we recommend you highly .
Thanks again sincerely,
Chet Hoops and family.
November 5, 2011
This past weekend (Sept 25th) you and your crew handled the Estate Auction of our parents (John and Margaret Durst). My Sisters and I would like to thank you for the expedient and professional way the sale was handled. From the first meeting with you to your follow up after the sale we were thrilled with the way the auction was dealt with. Even in these tough economic times you managed to get the hoped for results. It was a pleasure to work with such a professional, pleasant and capable team.
Judy Durst, Marilyn Durst Schwinn, Jane Durst Williams
February 15, 2011
My sisters and I would like to thank you again for the effort and the level of professionalism that you displayed on the auction sale of mother's house and personal property (Elnora Bowser). We know that is was a small estate, and you had to share your commission with another realtor, but you still treated it as if it were a $3,000,000 estate. We are very proud and pleased of how you represented our family. A job well done.
Mark Bowser; Deloris Prass; Bonnie Lou King; Oneida Hull; Joyce King
January 28, 2011
We interviewed other auctioneers and realtors and Jon was very professional in every part of the sale of my mothers personal property and real estate. He presented us a market proposal and did what he said he would do. We are very satisfied.
January 5, 2011
We chose Jon and his crew to liquidate our farmland by the means of an auction. The results were over our expectation of price that we recieved for the land at a very resonable fee. We could't have asked for a better auction company.
Tom Wagner Family L.L.C.
September 21, 2010
Hello Col. Jon Carr,
Just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you very much . it's been a long time since the last school auction, but once again you and your great crew are nothing short of amazing! Truly a well run action.
Michael Rolf Antiques & Ideas
Cleveland , Ohio
November 20, 2009
Words cannot express my appreciation for the real estate auction sales of Hollencamp and Lakeside Drive. You are a heck of guy. I look forward to a continued relationship. You really go the extra mile and then some.
November 20, 2009
We were refered to Jon by a family member, and were beyond satisfied with his knowledge of the real estate market as well as his people skills and tremendous energy to conduct our recent real estate and personal chattels auction. We were very pleased.
Betty Bennington Trustee of my fathers estate.
November 18, 2009
Dear Jon and staff,
we were very pleased and satisfied of how things were handled on our recent auction. We really appreciate all of your hard work, especially with the tractor.
Thanks again - Lowell and Betty Bollinger.
July 11, 2009
On July 11, 2009, we had a large auction conducted by Jon W. Carr. About two hours into the sale, it started to rain and poured for almost four hours.
Jon and his workers kept going, the crowd hung around, and we were still able to have a successful auction despite the heavy rain. Due to his dedication, good advertising, and people who follow his auctions, we stayed "afloat" that day.
Many thanks to Jon and his staff for pulling it off. Give him a call.
June 5, 2009
Thank you for everything.
We appreciate your honesty and the professional manner in which you conducted our auction this past Saturday, May 30, 2009.
Please post this note on your web site. I would be honored to recommend you to others.
To anyone reading this note, I wholehearted recommend Colonel Jon Carr and his staff. Jon was honest, considerate, and professional from our first meeting to our last. His staff was the same. They showed up when promised, worked as promised and cleaned up as promised. Jon was quick to respond to us when we had a question and was always available to us during this process of auctioning our Estate.
Colonel Jon Carr came highly recommended by our Attorney, but being the skeptical one that I am, I did my own research. After checking around town, I found that indeed, he was well liked and respected by everyone in Brookville. Then I checked with several other Auctioneers to see how his fees stacked up against theirs. His fees were actually equal to or less than most! So, in my book, there was no choice but to go with this highly recommended Auctioneer.
December 16, 2008
John Carr and his team were super efficient and the pick up of the items when they were done was also very effective.
They literally sold everything we had sitting on the floor.
December 16, 2008
I have attended several JWC Auctions. I love the way Jon keeps the auction moving and his sense of humor. He is one of the best auctioneers around and I look forward to attending many more. Anyone looking to hold an auction, look no further than Jon Carr. Keep up the excellent work Jon.
Sensei, Dayton Martial Arts Center
October 2, 2008
Jon W. Carr is an exceptional auctioneer. His professionalism and personality is a plus with the bidders. He's able to keep the bidders captivated thru the whole sale. Darrell and I were well pleased with results of the auction. We would recommend him to anyone going to have an auction.
Darrell and Pat Rayburn
June 27, 2008
I cannot thank you enough for your time, effort, honesty, integrity, and professionalism when you and your workers conducted our auction on 5-21-08.
Everything went just exactly as planned!
I was pleased with our advertising, the number of people that attended, the great food wagon, your set up people, your tabulator, your clerks, your computer tabulation equipment, our payment check, and last but certainly not least, your energy, enthusiasm, and stamina before, after, and during the sale!
People that attended the auction have also commented that the auction went very well and they enjoyed the day!
It took me a long time to have an auction....however, this process went so well, I'd certainly do it again with Jon Carr Auctions.
Donna J. Matheney, V.P.
May 20, 2008
Dear Col. Carr,
I would like to express my great appreciation for the efficient, professional manner in which my auction was handled from all the personal property to the real estate. I also would like to give your crew a big thanks for locating and bringing to me a coin collection that I had advertently left behind. A job well done.
April 10, 2008
Hello Mr. Carr.
I am Mike Rolf from Cleveland Ohio and I was in attendance at the liquidation auction of the Colonel White School. I wanted to tell you that I have attended many industrial as well as school auctions all over the state of Ohio, and I have rarely seen any auction of that size and caliber handled as well and professional as that one. The auction crew that you have was the best I have ever seen. It was a very long day for everyone, but yet your firm maintained professionalism right to the end, as well as assisting in the grunt work of loading. I have never been to one of your auctions in the past, but thank you and your crew for a very delightful experience.
P. S.- Buy your staff members a big steak dinner.
Michael Rolf Antiques Inc.
December 11, 2007
Thank you for all you did for us before, during and after our brothers auction. We were truly out of our wits end as to where to go next. When our brother passed away, calling you in was the best decision that we could have made. You and your people took charge of everything from displaying all of the items to be sold, to cleaning up after auctions end.
Thanks again to you and your associates for a great, and well done 1st. class job.
December 10, 2007
I want to thank you and your crew for all of your help and advice in reducing my inventory of commercial landscaping equipment. Your professional skills and experience was quite evident while putting together a very good auction for me. Your style of auctioneering is very appealing to the crowd and made it fun to attend one of your auctions.
Again, Thank You for a job well done!!
November 10, 2007
A very special thanks to you and your staff in making the transition of selling our home and all the contents such a painless procedure (especially for us who live out of state.) Your advice and direction was invaluable. Thanks again for being a true professional and gentleman .......Your services were outstanding!!!!
Gary Brown & Anna Bartolini Butler, P.A.
November 4, 2006
A very big THANK YOU for all of your hard work prior to; during; and after the auction. I am very pleased with the outcome of my auction. Your knowledge and expertise greatly helped in my decisions in what to include in the auction. I now can concentrate on selling my home so I can move to smaller quarters.
Again thank you and your staff and if you should ever need a letter of recommendation for your abilities, please don't hesitate to call on me for one.
Sincerely, Judy Plozay
October 31, 2006
Dear Mr. Carr & auction team:
I want to THANK YOU for all that you did to auction off my "small" estate. I did accumulate quite a bit over 46 years, but you did manage to auction all the items for me. I was very happy with the money received from the sale of all the items.
Your contract was a simple one-page piece of paper, of which, all lines were explained to me in full. You fulfilled the contract and even exceeded my expectations. You treated me with respect and honor. You did everything I asked of you and more. I would recommend you to ALL in the Miami Valley.
Many thanks again for all your work,
J.R. Schiller, Jr.
October 18, 2006
To who ever reads this letter
My wife and I were very pleased with all the results of our recent auction. Our auction was in the hands of Col. Jon Carr and his hard working and courteous work crew. His helpers respected all of our property as well as any concerns that my wife and I had. They worked very hard to display all items for the auction. We truly believe that anyone thinking about having an auction, don't sign the dotted line until you talk to Col. Jon----He IS THE BEST.
Sincerely Dell W. & Shelba M. Ellis Miamisburg, Ohio
September 12, 2006
Dear Jon Carr auctioneer,
Words could never express how pleased I was with the auction you did for me. I was really surprised. Your staff worked so hard to get all the things done, you just didn't leave it all up to someone else to do. Everywhere I go I tell everyone how satisfied I was with your services and I make sure that they can remember your name. Thanks you again for everything and " thank God I called you to conduct my auction".
984 W. Main St.
New Lebanon, Ohio
August 29, 2006
Just a note to let you know how much I really appreciated you expertise in getting and handling my recent auction. I realize it was a "short notice" event but on the same token I felt very satisfied with the outcome, best of all, there were no leftovers for me to dispose of.
Mrs. Neva Moses
Edith O. Jerd
7813 Hoke Road P. O. Box 250
Clayton, OH 45315-0250
August 24, 2006
Colonel Jon W. Carr
11984 Wolf Creek Pike
Brookville, OH 45309
Thank you, Jon, for handling my auction on August 9 of this year.
You took time to inventory the major items to be sold and prepared an excellent advertising sheet with highlighted headings and several pictures which created an interest. The web site had several hits.
You carefully explained the terms of the auction including commission, cost of labor and fees, rent of Port-A-John. The two men who helped Tuesday and Wednesday did an excellent job getting everything ready; you had kept in touch with me and with them to make sure everything would go on time and it did. After the auction, you provided a detailed listing showing receipts and costs incurred.
It was obvious you have a very loyal following.
I was able to downsize quickly so the reason for the auction was fulfilled.
June 27, 2006
Dear Jon & Team –
I wanted to thank you for the excellent service from beginning to end on my father’s recent estate auction. It was handled with utmost professionalism by you and your competent staff.
It made an extremely difficult time much easier. Your team not only did an excellent job but also treated me very respectfully.
Please post this to your testimonial page on your website. Anyone reading this - please do not hesitate to use Col. Carr for any auction needs you may have.
My husband & I appreciate so much your counsel, experience, & professional expertise in conducting our auction. We are quite pleased with the results. An added plus was that you were so gracious that we feel as if we are one of your family.
Truly, Russel & Lois Duke
What a great time Saturday October 29 was, at the Brookville School auction. It was fun to talk to old friends and former classmates, walk the halls and write your name on a chalkboard one last time,and of course buy a piece or two of B.H.S. history. I even got to walk the halls with my father Russell Rhoades, who graduated 31 years before me and hear his many stories about the school. I would also like to commend Auctioneer Jon W. Carr and his courteous staff for the very thorough way the auction was handled. Items were laid out so they could be viewed easily, and the men who had taken down the many items could answer any and all questions concerning them. I think Jon Carr and staff deserve a huge pat on the back. Most auctions (this was my first school auction), usually has 2-3 auctioneers taking turns "crying the sale", but Jon did this all by himself. This sale lasted almost 11 hours, I was there from start to finish, and I wouldn't have missed a single minute of it. What a great "once in a lifetime opportunity!"
Diane (Dee Dee) Kauffman B.H.S. Class of 1972.
I just wanted to thank you guys for the wonderful job that you did on my mother's auction. Being out of town I could not handle a lot of the details and you handled all of them. I thought the auction was well attended and very organized. I especially liked the itemized list separated by lot numbers which kept it easy for me to organize. I would highly recommend your auction service to anyone looking. You delivered on what you promised.
The Little Estate Auction
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Col. Jon Carr & Associates,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you "for a job well done"" on our recent auction. You and your staff did a fantastic job. Jon, you were always there to answer questions, bring supplies when needed and be there to help everything along. You calmed my anxiety about being ready for the big day. Just wanted you to know, you and your staff were appreciated and we would highly recommend you to anyone who is thinking about having a need for an auctioneer.
Howard & Joann Nelson
West Alexandria, OH
We just wanted to express our appreciation for the terrific job you have done in handling the Estate Auction of the personal property of our uncle's estate.
After meeting with you we felt confident that you would handle every detail, and you did.
At our first meeting we found that your contract was simple and to the point with no hidden fine-print, and that all the costs were addressed up front.
You keep in touch!!! I can't tell you how much that meant to us. After months of dealing with lawyers and other creditors, who would never call us back, YOU DID!
Our family was impressed by the advertisement fliers you made that included color photos of the antiques, and you did a really thorough job of listing the contents of the estate.
You interacted with the crowd in a very pleasing manner and quickly sold one table of items and then on to another!! At the end of the auction you even stayed to help the buyers load the bigger pieces of furniture on to their trucks.
Another especially nice thing my husband appreciated as executor of this estate was that you gave him a complete print-out of each item and sale price BEFORE we even went home. The print-out showed what fees were taken out and what the final total for the estate was left. That meant that we could immediately show the heirs of the estate what the totals were.
All the family members that attended the auction were highly complimentary about the way you conducted the auction. We would be pleased to highly recommend you anyone desiring a dedicated Auctioneer!!
David and Nancy Shade
For the Estate of William R. Casey
I would like to thank you very much for the excellent job you did at the auction and for all that you did for me prior to the auction.
It was a real pleasure to work with you and will highly recommend you to anyone who I may come in contact with that is in need of having an auction done.
Lance C. Crooks
March 8, 2005
The Realty Group
428 N. Wolf Creek St.
Brookville, OH 45309
In re: Jon Carr
Ladies and Gentlemen:
I’m writing in regards to Jon Carr, a realtor with your company. I thought you should know how much my husband and I appreciated all his hard work, dedication, and thoughtfulness in our dealings with him.
In our endeavor to purchase our first home, we encountered many obstacles. From spending exhausting hours examining listings to find us “the perfect home,” to dealing with an opposing realtor, who was difficult to say the least, Jon always maintained professionalism and sincerity, making our experience much less trying. He referred us to an excellent mortgage broker, was present at every inspection and appraisal, and fought for our rights as buyers. Jon always made us feel as though we were his only clients, although we knew we were not.
Purchasing a home is emotionally draining and Jon did his best to ensure our best interests were protected. He became more than a realtor, he became a friend. He is an excellent representation of what a realtor should be. He is most definitely an asset to your organization.
It is safe to say that my husband and I will never make another attempt at a real estate transaction without Jon Carr and The Realty Group. We promise to do our very best to advise everyone we know who may need assistance in the future what a pleasant experience we had with your company. Jon should, indeed, be recognized for his dedication.
A very happy home-buyer