Northern Kentucky Auction, LLC

Upcoming Auctions

June 25

Mercedes-Benz, Barbies, Trading Cards, Hallmark, Fossil, Monopoly, Star Wars, Marbles, Whistles, Dolls, Swarovski, Winnie the Pooh, Tools, Totes, Christmas, Furniture, Much More

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Preview on 6/25/24 12PM-3PM 

About Us

Northern Kentucky Auction, LLC is a full-service professionally licensed auction company located in Independence, Kentucky. Doug Garner has been providing outstanding auction results for his clients in the sale of real estate, estates, antiques and all kinds of personal property since 1986. We can handle all types of auctions in a live on-site or off-site auction as well as online auctions here at

Doug Garner was licensed in Kentucky in 1982 as a real estate sales associate. In 1984 he qualified for his Brokers License and managed his first office in Florence, Kentucky. In 1986 he passed the apprentice Auctioneers exam and over the next three years completed the requirements to become a Principal Auctioneer.

Over the last 40 years, Doug has become a leader in the real estate community throughout Kentucky. In 2001, he was named “REALTOR of the Year” by the Northern Kentucky Association of REALTORS. Currently, he is the principal broker of CENTURY 21 Garner Properties and principal Auctioneer at Northern Kentucky Auction, LLC.

Real Estate

  • Real estate sale by auction is an innovative and unique method for completing real estate transactions. This process often accelerates the sale process, exposing a property to numerous buyers in a short period of time. Offers clients and customers new selling and purchasing options
  • Buyers come prepared to buy
  • Quick disposal reduces long-term carrying costs, including taxes & maintenance
  • Assurance that property will be sold at true market value
  • Exposes the property to a large number of pre-qualified prospects
  • Accelerates the sale
  • Creates competition among buyers—auction price can exceed the price of a negotiated sale
  • Requires potential buyers to pre-qualify for financing
  • The seller knows exactly when the property will sell
  • Eliminates numerous and unscheduled showings
  • Takes the seller out of the negotiation process
  • Ensures an aggressive marketing program that increases interest and visibility Source: Auctions: The Basics and the Benefits, (National Association of REALTORS®)

Antiques and Estate Auctions

We can liquidate your estate quickly and efficiently by offering the items up for bid and selling them to the highest bidder. If you can think of it, it can be sold. Entire households are put up for auction. We can also auction business-related items and equipment. Acting as an executor of an estate can be an overwhelming responsibility with 100’s of hours of your time invested, an auction may be the best alternative with the least amount of hassle. We offer complete estate sale services and can drastically reduce the amount of time and responsibility it would normally take the executor to complete the estate sale process. We are Certified Estate Specialist by the National Auctioneers Association.

Farm and Construction Heavy Equipment

In addition to on-site auctions, we can facilitate the sale of assets either solely online or in conjunction with a real-time auction conducted on-site. If you have a business or farm that is still in production or are selling assets from multiple locations, an online auction may be a good fit. By appointment, bidders can inspect the equipment and do their due diligence prior to the auction. An online auction provides bidders the ability to bid and buy from the convenience of their home and office, providing the seller with a wider range of bidders.

Types of Auctions

  • Industrial Auctions – Liquidating industrial assets is a key business function for many companies. We can work to provide solutions for businesses of every size.
  • Machinery and Equipment Auctions – It is common for businesses to have surplus machinery and equipment. Rather than having your assets sit idle, let Northern Kentucky Auction help auction your equipment to the highest bidder, bringing value and liquid cash you can invest in other areas of your business.
  • Commercial Real Estate Auctions – We provide auctions that commercial real estate property owners and developers can sell and bid on, and assets may include factories, warehouses, and office buildings, among other properties.

Auction Categories

  • Liquidations
  • Industrial Plants
  • Collector cars
  • Luxury homes
  • Storage units
  • Seized assets
  • Farmland
  • Sports memorabilia
  • Historic documents
  • Celebrity memorabilia
  • Municipal and government property

What We Sell at Auction

  • Real Estate Single-Family Houses
  • Real Estate Multi-Family
  • Real Estate Farms and Land
  • Real Estate Commercial
  • Antiques & Collectibles
  • Automobiles
  • Heavy equipment
  • Construction Equipment
  • Charities and benefits
  • Livestock
  • Estate sales

Awards and Recognition

  • 2014 President of the Northern Kentucky Multiple Listing Service
  • 2010 Director Northern Kentucky Association of REALTORS
  • 2000 REALTOR of the Year – Northern Kentucky Association of REALTORS
  • 2001 President – Northern Kentucky Multiple Listing Service
  • ePro – Certified Internet Professional, from the National Association of REALTORS
  • Certified Estate Specialist, from the National Auctioneers Association
  • REALTOR, National Association of REALTORS
  • Member of a the National Auctioneers Association
  • Member of the Kentucky Auctioneers Association

Testimonials by

Great job in all aspects. James, Clarksville, IN
Doug has been a good friend for years and has handled several transactions with professionalism. Tom, Independence, KY
You have been a blessing to work with! Thank you so much for all that you've done. Kevin, Raceland, KY
I would recommend Doug to any friend or family member. He was knowledgeable, professional and kind. I trusted Doug 100%. I always knew he was doing what was best for me at all times. He is without a doubt the best realtor I have ever worked with." D Rice Burlington "Extremely easy to work with. Took care of the burden of selling my uncle's home. We will be recommending him to everyone we know."
Jenny, Independence, KY
"Having interviewed 4 brokers, Doug was the only one that showed up with a plan, pertinent comparables & the results were fantastic. Doug Garner knows what he’s doing. I would not hesitate to recommend his services."
Sue, Park Hills, KY
“This was an estate sale that included personal Property. I interviewed different auction companies and realtors and chose Doug because of his knowledge and experience in my sister’s neighborhood in Elsmere, KY. He was honest and did what he said he would do. I live in MO and he made the process efficient for me. Doug and his team are professional and caring. Everything went smoothly from start to finish.  Fantastic experience. Thank you Doug and team, would highly recommend you.”
Karen, Maryville, MO
“Doug was always available, returned calls, texts and emails quickly, day or evening. He helped us understand the process and provided all pertinent information to help us through decision-making. He is very professional, kind and courteous. He was a pleasure to work with.”
“Doug Garner was great to work with throughout the sales process and could not ask for any more from him. I would recommend him to anyone!”
Randy, Independence KY
“Doug was amazing. He took control of what felt like an unmanageable situation and delivered solutions. He was always available and explained the process clearly and with great patience. I strongly recommend Doug Garner; he is a consummate professional.”
Samantha, Park Hills, KY
“Doug Garner makes the sale process as easy as possible. He is ALWAYS responsive and jumps in when needed. His knowledge of the area and expertise allows him to help you get the most for your property.  Doug does what he says and keeps you informed along the way. A real partner with selling your home.”
Adam, Independence
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I appreciate the time Doug took to assist me in the home buying process. This was my first time purchasing a home, and it could not have gone any smoother. I am very excited to be rehabbing a home, which was my intention when making this purchase, and if it was not for the professionalism and courteousness of Doug, then it very well may not have been possible. Thanks.”
Brady, Union KY
“Doug did a great job we will recommend to all that are ready to sell”
Tom, Shepherdsville ky
“Doug Garner was very helpful and understanding of the real estate business as well as answering any questions I might have in a timely manner. Highly recommend”
Dustin, morning view
“Having only purchased a new home and never having sold one, Doug is a great person to work with. He was very helpful in understanding the process of selling a home that was in an Estate. He was also helpful in making suggestions during the negotiating process, which involved several offers from the eventual buyer.”
Greg, Independence KY
“Doug Garner was quick to respond when I found a house and set up a showing. He understood what I needed in the house for my mom to be able to get around.”
Cynthia, Erlanger, Ky
“Doug was very helpful in listing our property. He helped the sale and closing run smoothly.”
Heather, Walton, KY
“Doug helped my mother sell her house and treated us all with the utmost respect!”
Sue, Independence
“Doug came highly recommend and we couldn't be happier with his professional approach and the final result. Doug was always available for questions, provided clear updates on the progress of the sale and both listened to our needs and gave advice. I would highly recommend Doug to others.”
Jim, Burlington
“Doug Garner is first and foremost a "Problem Solver"! His professionalism and excellent knowledge of the Northern Ky real estate market would serve any qualified buyer/seller extremely well!!”
Barry & Kris, Burlington,Ky
“Doug did a wonderful job and I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in buying/ selling a home.”
Stephanie, Burlington
“Doug has been very patient and worked hard to provide listings we might find of interest. He has also helped us through a very rough contract process with a recent foreclosure purchase and provided excellent advice. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a home.”
Remington Properties LLC
“It was a joy to work with Doug Garner. He is very understanding and professional. I highly recommend him and Century 21 Garner Properties.”
Owen, Northern Kentucky
“Doug is a real professional and always available. His experience and genuine care for us to find the perfect home was sincere. It was a tough process for us and Doug was never tired of looking, relooking or taking a break! His wisdom of homes and the entire process were valuable to us. He is a top-notch guy. Thanks, Doug for sticking with us and helping us find the perfect home. We couldn't have been more pleased. Highly recommend to anyone”
Jeff & Tracey, Independence Ky
“He was easy and professional to work with and accommodating in every way.”
Mark Wasserman - Cincinnati