Unlock your potential by partnering with KEY.
We partner with auctioneers to deliver comprehensive business asset and commercial real estate auction services. Our proven Partner Program helps you cover every last detail. Find out how KEY can help you capitalize on your next business and commercial auction below, or call today.


Key is expert at auctioning a wide variety of assets, including:

  • Commercial / Industrial Real Estate
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Industrial Machinery
  • Commercial Equipment
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Vehicles
  • Intellectual Property
  • Warehouse Equipment
  • Technology Assets
  • Furniture & Furnishings
  • Collectibles
  • Restaurant & Food Service Equipment
  • Wholesale Inventories
  • Retail Fixtures


KEY has the marketing expertise and experience needed to make your auction a success. We partner with auctioneers to provide a comprehensive program for promoting your auction.

Accelerated Business Brokerage

We are frequently called in to find a buyer for a business on short notice. Often the alternative will be closing the business and auctioning it. We specialize in maximizing business value by quickly bringing together interested buyers with motivated sellers, and preserving going-concern value. Our staff includes the brokers, appraisers and attorneys required to make a deal happen quickly. We know how to assess value, and find hidden value in goodwill, intellectual property and other assets frequently overlooked or minimized. Call us for a free confidential consultation.

Asset Purchases

Key offers comprehensive asset recovery solutions. Our full-service repossession and asset recovery services include repossession, towing, storage, remarketing, transport and locksmithing. Our team has extensive experience in locating and securing assets across the entire Midwest region. We require no upfront fees or retainers.


Key Auctioneers provides comprehensive appraisal services across a broad spectrum of industries. Our goal is to help asset-based lenders and other financial institutions gain a complete understanding of the value of inventory and other assets in which they have a security interest.
We employ four certified appraisers and the latest technology to continuously deliver timely, professional valuations of equipment, inventory and fixed assets. We will complete and deliver a thorough and defensible appraisal anywhere in our service area within seven business days. Meeting your deadline with a reliable and accurate appraisal is our first priority.

We offer clients an extensive knowledge base, years of experience, and ongoing services beyond the completion of the appraisal itself. We believe our relationship does not end with the appraisal. We provide a host of typical post- appraisal services, including expert witness testimony, asset recovery and storage services, liquidation and auction services, and a variety of other services that may be required by the lender post-appraisal.

Auction Guarantee

Sellers occasionally require the certainty that the auction will make a specific minimum return. For those clients Key offers a Guaranteed Auction. In a Guaranteed Auction, the auctioneer guarantees a specific net minimum return for the sale of the equipment or real estate. Once the guaranteed minimum is met, the seller and auctioneer split any proceeds above the guaranteed amount plus sale expenses.