About Us

Our experience comes from conducting 1,000's of auctions that cover a broad range of areas from farm and commercial to estates and antiques. Our real estate services are increasingly in demand as our proven track record of bringing buyers and sellers together is recognized by attorneys, banks, companies and individuals.

Since 1970, our company has enjoyed long-standing good business relationships with many local and regional lending institutions and banks, as well as attorneys and service industries. We provide complete service with a large, experienced staff who know how to make every auction a successful auction. We will settle with secured creditors (with proper filings) in the order in which they are filed. Any items secured with individual purchase money mortgages (usually farm machinery) will not be sold unless the amount owed is reached, and no commission will be charged in the event the item is not sold. In most cases, full settlement to all parties will be completed within ten days of the auction. We will be pleased to answer any further questions you may have, and look forward to hearing from you.


WILLIAM KENT: Our founder and chairman began his auction career in 1952. In 1970, he formed William Kent Inc. A world renowned purebred cattle auctioneer, he has conducted auctions throughout the United States and Canada as well as Europe. In addition, he has conducted auctions of all types throughout upstate New York and Pennsylvania. A licensed real estate broker since the inception of our company, Bill has set a high standard of trust, knowledge and results that is the foundation of the company today.

DAVID KENT: joined the firm in 1976 after graduating from St. Bonaventure University, Cum Laude with a degree in Accounting. That same year he received his real estate broker's license and started his auction career and in 2004, was named New York State Auctioneer of the Year. David has become one of the premier real estate brokers for large farms in western New York and has an extensive knowledge of equipment and livestock values.

JOSHUA KENT: the third generation, joined William Kent Inc. in 2006 after attending Cornell University and working with USDA through the Farm Service Agency. A licensed real estate salesman, Josh is well on his way to receiving his broker's license and is already setting up and conducting auctions.