Mel Foster Co. added the auction method of selling property to its portfolio of services to give clients and customers a more complete range of options in buying and selling property.  Mel Foster Auction Services is capable of conducting sales of all types across the midwest, including all classes of real estate, i.e., commercial, agricultural, residential, as well as personal property and machinery.

D. Herb Burns, Auctioneer  309-337-1572 or 563-823-5285

Heading up our auctions is D. Herb Burns who has over 30 years experience conducting auctions of all types.

He has been a licensed Real Estate Agent for more than 20 years and is presently licensed as a Real Estate Broker in both Iowa and Illinois.  Herb has a lifetime involvement in the auction industry and is a 1979 Graduate of Certified Auctioneers Institute and a Past President of Illinois State Auctioneers Association.

He is currently a member of the Illinois and Iowa State Auctioneers Associations and the National Auctioneer Association.

Our Commitment to You

Mel Foster Auction Services goes one step further than most auction companies by offering broker participation on most real estate auctions it conducts.  This brings more potential buyers to the seller’s property because any licensed real estate agent can bring a buyer or buyers to an auction and earn a commission.

Combine broker participation with the other marketing advantages Mel Foster Co.  offers, and it’s easy to see the commitment to marketing property in the most effective and profitable manner possible.