BOARDMAN, Ohio (WYTV) – Peter D. Gehres, the 2015 International Auctioneer Champion, is an auctioneer and Realtor who sells real estate and personal property at auction for more money in less time for individuals, companies, organizations and institutions.
Gehres also works with charities, nonprofits and other organizations to raise money through live auction events. Gehres is a Columbus, Ohio representative for Real Estate Showcase Auction Company. Gehres is the owner of Belhorn Auctions, LLC, an auction firm specializing in American Art Pottery. He is also an auctioneer for Mike Brandly, Auctioneer, Brinkman Auctions & the Akron Auto Auction.
Gehres is a Vice-Chair of the National Auctioneers Association’s Educational Institute and teaches at The Ohio Auction School. He has been an instructor at the Certified Auctioneers Institute, Reppert School of Auctioneering and has spoken at various state auctioneer associations and presented at the National Auctioneers Association Conference & Show. Gehres has appeared on both radio and TV promoting auctions and the auction method of marketing
Gehres is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture and studies in Agricultural Engineering and Economics. Gehres is also a graduate of The Ohio Auction School and Hondros College (Real Estate).
Gehres was born in rural Northwest Ohio in Van Wert County and grew up on the family farm, which has been in continuous operation since 1875 and which Gehres still manages. He attends Cypress Wesleyan Church and is married to Paige Gehres and lives in Hilliard, Ohio a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. They have twin boys, Abraham and Oliver, and a daughter Evelyn.