Travis Augustin is a cornerstone of Ruhter Auction & Realty, carrying forward our founder Randy's vision with his unique expertise and insight. Since joining our team as an auction assistant/ring man in the summer of 1995, Travis has developed into a key player, contributing significantly to our firm's success.
Before fully committing himself to the world of auctions and real estate, Travis spent ten years operating a row crop and cow/calf operation. This firsthand experience in production agriculture has been invaluable, enhancing his understanding of our ag real estate and farm equipment clients' needs.
In 2004, Travis obtained his Real Estate Sales Associate license in Nebraska, extending his services to Kansas by earning a license there the following year. He transitioned from the family farming operation to focus full-time on Ruhter Auction & Realty in 2006. Later that year, Travis honed his skills at the renowned World Wide College of Auctioneering. He has since been instrumental in the successful execution of hundreds of real estate and personal property auctions.
The year 2014 marked a significant milestone for Travis. Alongside Ryan Samuelson, he acquired Ruhter Auction & Realty from co-founders Randy and Barb Ruhter. This transition was underpinned by his 20 years of dedicated service and learning alongside Randy and Barb. Their lessons continue to guide him as he consistently delivers positive results for our clients.
Today, Travis serves as the managing broker for our company and maintains active participation in both National and State Auctioneer Associations. A devoted family man, he lives on an acreage northwest of Hastings with his wife Kelly and their four children: Tobie, Alex, Praxton, and Annika.
Travis is always eager to lend his skills and experience to those in need of auction or real estate services. Whether you are a buyer or a seller, he welcomes your call at 402-469-0219. With his vast knowledge, hands-on experience, and dedication, you can trust Travis to assist you every step of the way in your real estate or auction endeavors.