Customer Comments

Jesse was our real estate agent when we decided to sell our home. He came to our first appointment well prepared with area statistics on houses for sale, houses similar to ours and helped us easily come up with a selling price. Jesse was able to answer all our questions with accurate information. He listed our house on a Thursday morning and had the first showing two days later. This showing resulted in the sale of our home. Jesse made the whole purchase and closing process very easy for us by directing us through each step in a very timely manner. Jesse is part of a national real estate system (Multiple Listing Service or MLS) that allows his sales to go out on the internet and other real estate agents can set up showing of the property. It is like paying one real estate agent but getting the benefit of many others. Shawn and I highly recommend Jesse.

—Shawn and Holly Rodahl Benson, MN

The synopsis of our experience is that we, either as individuals, or as a family would recommend and/or hire Jesse Hughes a heartbeat. He’s that good, and your experience with him will be top shelf from start to finish and beyond. He’s earned a glowing review from us and here is how;
After the passing of our parents, we 5 siblings were beyond fortunate, and inherited the family farm, the “home place” if you will, equally. For years we rented it out, but when the time came to pursue other options we knew we needed help because truthfully, there was never going to be a day where all 5 of us woke up one morning and would all be on the same page in agreement as to how we should proceed. Research proves selling is a stressor – now factor in that we were ending ownership of our roots. So while there was no way to avoid the stress and emotional aspects of it, we did know that at all costs we did not want have to use the legal system and let someone we didn’t know decide what happened.

We started by sitting down with a few realtors. Never found one we all felt comfortable with. We then visited another land auction company. While we liked the idea, when we asked questions, the answers were so long and drawn out we were still confused – kind of like asking someone what time it is and they tell you how the clock was built. Not a good fit for us.

Then we met Jesse Hughes. In retrospect, we probably grilled him hard, but he shined. He didn’t promise us the moon and the stars. He didn’t pretend the process would be quick and easy. He did, however, promise he would help us stay the course and reach an outcome that was acceptable to all. THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT HE DID. Here’s what Jesse does: he always keeps your best interest a priority. He is honest. He listens, he answers questions as thoroughly as he can, and he doesn’t rush you to make a decision. He has the ability to tell you that an opposing point is valid, and does it in such a way that even if you don’t like hearing it, you accept it. When asked for an opinion or direction, he gives you options and ALWAYS respects that the decision(s) is yours, not his, to make. And the man has the patience of Jobe. Facilitating the sale of our home place took a few years from start to finish. If he ever became frustrated or fed up, he never once showed it. While not ever our intent to be difficult, 5 adults with 5 opinions can be kind of like navigating a land mine. Jesse guided us all though it and we came out on the other side in a better place. We are grateful beyond words to Jesse and his ability to facilitate a closure none thought was possible. Hire Jesse, and you’ll understand what we mean.

Thanks Jesse!!

—Eileen F, Maxine B, Maureen B, Clif P, & Joyce S.

To whom it may concern:
I contacted Hughes Real Estate/ Jesse Hughes regarding WRP/RIM land I wanted to sell. Mr. Hughes was very prompt in returning my call and set up an appointment to meet with me.
I was very pleased with his knowledge regarding the WRP/RIM property. He was professional and courteous. I listed the property with him and we got the property sold.

—Larry A. Maiers

I am glad to give you an honest referral as it relates to you selling my 141 hunting acres. I found you to be highly motivated in finding a buyer for my property, and once we had an offer you were always on top of the paperwork and made sure we had a quick and thorough closing…with NO SURPRISES! As a Sales Training Consultant my entire life, I didn’t miss your sincere appreciation after the closing when you “conveniently found out we were having lunch at the local restaurant there in town” and you silently came into the restaurant and made sure the waitress gave you our bill and you even gave me a nice Cabela’s Jacket as well. That’s professionalism to a “T”! I believe it’s got to do with being from Rural America where a handshake is still your word and no one has to be suspicious of being it so frequently happens in big cities more and more! It was a pleasure doing business with you.

—Larry J.

We heard about Hughes Real Estate, from my wife’s cousin that used them to sell their 80 acre farm. Jesse suggested splitting the land into two parcels and selling the farm land and the CRP for hunting separately. This worked out very well for all parties. My sister and I had a conference call with Jesse and he impressed us very much and we gave him the listing. My sister was in real estate for quite some time out east and she liked what he had to say over the phone.
Jesse made suggestions about the sale and told us the market conditions at the time. Jesse worked very hard for us advertising in the local papers and put up a sign on the property. A few weeks later we had an auction and sold the land.
We are very happy with the outcome of the sale. Neither my sister nor I have met Jesse in person, but what he did for us was great. If I were to sell another farm I would for sure go with Jesse.

—Les Stein

I was very pleased with the help in getting the estate real estate sold as well as the experience our family had in preparing for our personal property estate auction. Jesse made it easy to get ready for the sale He kept us informed the whole time leading up to the day of the sale. When it came to the day of the sale it went perfect without a worry for both auctions.

—Thanks, Dennis H.

About Us

Welcome! Thank you for visiting the website of “Hughes Real Estate and Auction Service”. We are West Central Minnesota’s Full-Service Real Estate and Auction Company with over 45 years of combined experience. We specialize in Agricultural Cropland, Rural Residential, Residential, and Hunting/Recreational Properties. Whether you are thinking about a Conventional Listing, Live Auction, or a Sealed Bid method of selling your property, Appraisal, or Land Management - we can do it all. Our agents include; Jesse Hughes - Broker/Auctioneer from Danvers, MN, Dave Weller - Associate Broker from Brooten, MN and Dale Zaczkowski – Sales Agent out of Sauk Centre, MN, Duaine Flanders -Sales Agent from the Benson, MN area and our newest Sales Agent working in the Hancock/Morris areas – Sonia Kannegiesser. Call us today for a NO-HASSLE consultation at: 320-815-0460 or email us: Thank you and have a great day!
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