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Darrell Kraupie – Real Estate Broker & Auctioneer

Darrell headshotDarrell is a member of Nebraska Auctioneers Association and National Auctioneers Association as well as AQHA, APHA, Masons, and Shriners. He serves on the Morrill County Hospital Foundation and is active in his church.
Darrell’s parents, Harold & Evelyn founded the business. Darrell’s wife Alecia and their children, Kristen, Del Ray, & Hardan “Jake” all work in the family business. In his free time (which doesn’t amount to much), he enjoys following his sons on the rodeo trail, hunting, fishing, and working on the family farm.Darrell has held his Nebraska Real Estate license since 1978, Broker’s License since 1986, and he is also licensed in Colorado. Darrell KraupieHe earned the Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate (AARE) designation in 1998.
Darrell’s earliest auction experience came in 1968 when his dad let him sell a piece of equipment at a farm sale east of Bridgeport. Darrell says that the part of the auction business that means the most to him is the relationships he has formed over the years. His personal approach to Real Estate and Auction sales helps him to create successful outcomes for buyers and sellers he works with from near and far. Darrell’s most famous auction saying is “It’s not the things you buy at an auction that you remember the longest. It’s those things you don’t buy.”
Contact Darrell today!  Phone: 308-262-1150 or Email: darrell@farmauction.net


Alecia Kraupie – Real Estate Sales & Head Auction Clerk

Alecia headshotAlecia has worked in the Real Estate & Auction business since the mid-1980s.  She has held her Nebraska Real Estate License since 1996.  Before joining the business full-time, Alecia worked for 20 years as a RN.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from CU School of Nursing in 1977.
Alecia’s ties to Kraupie’s Real Estate & Auctioneers goes back farther than her marriage to Darrell.  In 1968, before her family moved to Colorado, Harold held her father’s land and machinery auction!  This was the first land Harold Kraupie sold at auction.
Alecia’s main area of expertise is in residential Real Estate sales and antique and household auctions.  Alecia’s favorite auction memory was finding rare, valuable gold coins hidden in a small watch box in a secret compartment.  Alecia’s attention to detail led to her discovery after the box was passed around to several people inspecting the watch.
The most rewarding part of the Real Estate & Auction business for Alecia is the friendships and relationships she has made over the years.  Alecia says, “I truly care about the people I have gotten to know after connecting over a real estate transaction or at an auction.”  For Alecia, the personal connections that are formed with clients and customers is the difference that sets Kraupie’s Real Estate & Auctioneers apart from the competition.  “We truly do care about each and every person that crosses our path.  The personal connection and understanding is vital to creating a successful transaction and getting the best results for the client’s needs.”
Alecia is active in her church and volunteers with many organizations and causes including the Morrill County Hospital Foundation and benefit auctions.  Alecia has been married to Darrell since 1982 and they have three children, Kristen, Del Ray, & Hardan “Jake” that work with them in the family auction business.  In her free time, Alecia enjoys working in her yard & garden, fishing, reading, and doing crafty projects.
Contact Alecia today!  Phone: 308-279-1050 or Email: alecia@farmauction.net


Del Ray Kraupie – Real Estate Sales & Auctioneer

Del Ray headshotDel Ray has worked in the auction business, as he puts it, “since Moby Dick was a minnow”.  Del has held his Real Estate license since 2011.  Del graduated from Chadron State College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a Management option.
Del, like his siblings, grew up in the auction business gleaning experience from his father and grandfather from a young age.  The first thing Del ever sold at auction was a pie for a benefit at the VFW under the watchful eye of his grandpa, Harold.
Del’s focus is in Farm and Ranch Real Estate sales and Auctions.  Del says, “As the third generation in this business, I understand the family farming and ranching dynamic.  I strive to combine the knowledge passed on to me, my personal experience, and 21st century methods to provide professional and personal service.”
Del is a member of the PRCA, serves as steer wrestling director for the Badlands circuit, and serves on the Morrill County Rodeo, Farm, & Ranch Board.  He also volunteers his time conducting benefit auctions for various organizations, including the local FFA chapters.   In his personal time, he enjoys rodeoing and hunting.
Contact Del Ray today!  Phone: 308-279-1692 or Email: delray@farmauction.net


Hardan “Jake” Kraupie – Auctioneer                                   308-279-0235
Kristen Kraupie – Auction Clerk & Cashier                        308-279-1731
Becky Blase – Office Manager – Real Estate Sales            308-665-5207
Dorothy Retchless – Real Estate                                             308-279-9131
Jennifer Compton – Real Estate                                             308-641-7503
Sandy Schneider – Real Estate                                                308-631-4257
Steve Erdman – Real Estate                                                      308-631-4655
Mike Goeman – Auctioneer                                                      308-262-5980
Marci Goeman – Auction Cashier

We are booking auctions for the coming year and have plenty of dates available.

 We Understand that you only have one chance to sell property that has been part of your life.  Our service is different because we care about you and your property.  This attention is reflected all the way down to our Auction Flyers.  We continually search for better ways to market your property through continuing education offered by State and National Associations.

Please feel free to call any of our staff, call the office toll free 1-888-400-1150 or e-mail us at kraupie@farmauction.net.