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Mike and Tara Burkhart
Growing up in Western Kansas, Mike spent most weekends and summers on his grandparents' 10,000-acre farm north of Fowler, Kansas. During that time, Mike attended many auctions alongside his grandparents. Those auctions varied from antique to farm machinery and land auctions. When Mike attended his first auction and heard the auctioneer chant, he was hooked. From that point and at that young age, Mike knew he wanted to become an auctioneer. After graduating from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s of arts in Business, Mike attended the World Wide College of Auctioneering in Mason City, Iowa.
In 2013, Mike obtained his Kansas Real Estate license, which allowed him to both list traditionally, and sell by auction, agricultural, commercial and residential property. After working for another auction and real estate company for eight years, Mike decided it was his time to start his own business. In 2020, Mike obtained his Kansas Broker’s license and followed his childhood dream of opening Burkhart Real Estate and Auction.
Mike and his wife Tara reside in Dodge City, KS, and enjoy spending their free time cheering on the Kansas State Wildcats, traveling, and drag-racing. Well, Mike does the drag racing; Tara attends for moral support and tailgating!
Both Mike and Tara see a bright future in the real estate and auction industry and look forward to assisting clients with all of their buying and selling needs!
Ty Vilaysing joined the Burkhart Real Estate and Auction team in 2023. Ty is a lifelong resident of Dodge City and has extensive knowledge of the regional market. He attended Dodge City schools and graduated from DCHS in 2021. During his time in the Dodge City schools, he participated in Red Demon football, baseball and track. After recently studying and testing for his real estate license, Ty is now ready to serve the buyers and sellers of Kansas. Ty will be an active community leader and is anxious to build a clientele that trusts his belief that southwest Kansas can be a great place to live and plant your family’s roots.
Dane joined Burkhart Real Estate & Auction in early 2024 as a certified Real Estate Agent. He grew up in Meade, KS and graduated from High School in 2001 before attending Kansas State University. His favorite part of his job is helping buyers find land/acreage to expand their current Ranch or Agricultural footprint. He takes pride in quickly finding buyers for his listings. Dane has a strong background in the industry, with his parents owning High Plains Title, LLC in Dodge City for over 30 years, and his wife serving as the Elected Register of Deeds in Hodgeman County. Dane currently resides in Jetmore, KS with his wife, Shelby, and two daughters, Cozette and Violet.