Van Metre Iowa Realty and Auction Company was established in 1977 in State Center, Iowa. In 1978 Fred Van Metre moved to Marshalltown and opened the auction center. The Company has grown over the past 40 years into a Multi-million Dollar Real Estate Service and a Nationwide, Full-Service Auction Company! The Auction division conducts about 50 auctions per year. We specialize in Antiques, Tool & Business Auctions. We also hold local Estate & Household Auctions featuring coins & stamps, toys, pottery, glass, autos, trucks, specialty vehicles, farm equipment & Real Estate Auctions.
My wife and I have attended VanMetre auctions over the course of 30 plus years. We always know that the auctions will be interesting and honest. VanMetre Auction serves its customers cordially and with integrity. Thanks Fred, family and staff.
Attended my first Van Meter Auction last Sunday. Everything was so orderly and clean. Things went right into my store and some sold within hours. It was great to see Mike there, afamiliar face from the west. Steve and Mike assisted in disassembling and showing us step by step how to set a grandfathers clock up again. When I told Mike I had a lifting restriction, he assisted. What a great auction house. Steve’s chant is very easy to listen to. It was a very fun auction and we are very proud of our new pieces in the store ——- Swan Antics, 1226 Second Street. Perry, IA