419-238-9733 (Van Wert)
419-399-4444 (Paulding)

Our History

We’ve Come a Long Way

Straley Realty and Auctioneers is a part of Ohio’s rich and beautiful history.

Straley Realty and Auctioneers

Straley Realty & Auctioneers…

Since the beginning in 1976, we have participated in over 6,000 sales of farmland, investment properties, vacant land, commercial, and industrial real estate worth over $400 million.

Today, Straley Realty & Auctioneers is one of the oldest and largest real estate companies in Paulding and Van Wert Counties.

In addition, we have also built a formidable reputation in professional auctioneering of real estate and personal property transactions.

THEN … The Straley family, Edward, Rudy, and William, launched their real estate careers under the tutelage of Yoder’s Realty, Inc. They learned a great deal about business and real estate, and they caught the bug. After 2.5 years with Yoder’s, the partners elevated their stature by obtaining a broker’s license with which to operate under their own corporate name.

In 1980, William Straley took an independent step into Van Wert by acquiring Pat Davis Realty, lock, stock, and barrel. Based on Straley’s committed efforts and dedication to his operating philosophy “The client always comes first. Always!” business grew steadily and has never looked back.

NOW … In 2016-17 William passed the torch of ownership and operational control to brothers Chet and Warren Straley. Chet as Principal Broker of Straley Realty & Auctioneers.

Together, they have broadened out the services by developing strategic plans to include the very best in technology, social media outreach, and high-quality employee training that continues the family tradition and retain its reputation as a powerhouse.

Today, Straley Realty & Auctioneers is one of the top leaders amongst all real estate agencies in the region. Our reputation for quality work and caring attention has earned us a healthy market share that our customers attribute to our professionalism and personal service.

Our mission has always been “Everything we touch … turns to SOLD!”
We accomplish that by strictly following our long standing philosophy…
“The client always comes first. Always!”

Bill Straley Auction

Chester “Chet” Straley
Owner / Principal Broker / Auctioneer
AMM, GRI, e-Pro

Warren Straley
Owner / Associate Broker / Auctioneer

We look forward to serving you.