Green Real Estate & Auction Company in located in West Central Iowa in the county seat town of Sac County, Iowa

MIKE J. GREEN, Auctioneer/Realtor, is the current owner and has been active as the main Auctioneer and Real Estate Broker since 1977. Mike is the fourth generation of Auctioneers serving the area since 1894.

Auctioneering – A Family Tradition:
The tradition started with Col. FESTUS J. GREEN, who came to this country from Somsetshire, England. According to the History of Sac County, Iowa, “There are some professions which demand a certain amount of native talent, and without this no man can make a success of that particular profession. Some has said that man can train himself for practically any line of business, but there is one profession, which takes a number of qualities of a peculiar nature in order to be a success in that particular line. It is safe to say that the profession of the auctioneer demands certain innate characteristics which are not possessed by every man.” The article continues, “ a man must be a good judge of human nature, a psychologist, in order to judge what to do at the proper time. The auctioneer must first of all have a good voice, which means that he must be a man of good physique; secondly, he must have a thorough knowledge of the goods which he attempts to sell; and thirdly, he must be a reader of human nature in order to carry his conversation so as to keep his buyers in a happy frame of mind; and lastly, he must be absolutely honest, or he will soon lose the confidence of the citizens of his community.”
According to the history book, Col. Festus J. Green had all these characteristics, which go to make up the successful auctioneer. Green came to America in 1872 at age of 14 and he picked up the brick and block trade. He also entered farming and then became an auctioneer. He resided in Schaller, Iowa and then the Early, Iowa area.

Like his father, ROY J. GREEN decided to make auctioneering a career and he began working as an auctioneer at age 16. Soon the logo “Col. F.J. Green & Son” became a familiar part of sale bills in the area. The father – son duo cried sales in the Sac County and surrounding area, as well as throughout the Midwest.

Upon Roy J. Green’s death, Roy’s son, DAVE GREEN, started to learn “the tricks of the trade” from the Colonel. Dave became the third generation Green to cry sales in the west central Iowa area. Dave began his auction and real estate career at a young age and became very well known in the area including the counties of Sac, Ida, Buena Vista, Calhoun, Pocahontas Counties as well as conducting purebred livestock sales in other states.
Upon Dave’s sudden death, his surviving spouse, GRACE GREEN, continued to own and operate the real estate business. In addition to the real estate business, Grace has owned and operated the Sac County Abstract Company, a real estate title company in Sac County, Iowa.
With all the tradition behind him, it was almost predestined that MIKE J. GREEN became the fourth generation of Auctioneers in the area.


Real Estate: Our real estate agency handles the sales of residential, farm, recreational, and light commercial properties and have continued to be the #1 Real Estate firm in Sac County, Iowa for the past several years.

Auction Services: We offer complete auction services, including Auctioneering, Clerking/Cashiering, and complete auction sales management. Experienced in the auction sales of real estate, farms, farm machinery & equipment, estate & household sales, antique auctions, and business liquidations.

Contract Auction Service: In addition to managing and conducting our own Auctions, Mike J. Green contracts his auction abilities to other auction firms in the area.Currently sells for :

  • Carroll Machinery Auction, Carroll, Iowa
  • Pocahontas Machinery Auction, Pocahontas, Iowa
  • Fonda Machinery Sales, Fonda, Iowa
  • Belle Plaine Western Exchange, Belle Plaine, Iowa

Appraisal Services: With many years of selling real and personal property, we offer appraisal services with clients including several area law firms, banks / lending institutions, court ordered appraisals, and private appraisal requests. References available upon request.

Abstract / Title Services: Our firm has is affiliated with the Sac County Abstract Company in Sac City, Iowa. Member of the Iowa Land Title Association. This company has the only complete set of land title records in and for Sac County, Iowa.

For more information about Sac City, please visit our friends at:

Green Real Estate & Auction Co.
420 Main Street; P.O. Box 98 • Sac City, IA 50583
Phone: (712) 662-7317 • Fax: (712) 662-4090
E-mail: info@greenrealestate-auction.com

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