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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!