Meet Lincoln Crum:
History & Experience
Follow Lincoln through his life, from his humble beginnings on the family farm through his rise in entrepreneurship to his current roles of Realtor, Auctioneer and local video Filmmaker.
In the early 1970’s, Lincoln started working at a young age as a volunteer helper on the Crum family farm. His work ethic and capitalistic determination led him to his next working experience as a paid hand at the family’s “U-Pick” vegetable farm as well as setting up auctions for the family business. Lincoln continued his work with the various family businesses throughout his childhood and teenage years.
In the summer of 1987, Lincoln’s father, Richard sent him to Missouri Auction School in Kansas City by way of a Greyhound bus. He spent two weeks away from home, alone, at 17, learning how to become an Auctioneer. He realized and embraced later in life that it was this moment in time that was the true beginning of a career he would grow to love and be passionate about. Lincoln ended up graduating high school in 1988 not only with a high school diploma but with his Auctioneering and Real Estate licenses as well.
Lincoln’s plans to go away for college fell short just two weeks after he graduated high school in 1988. Lincoln’s father, an Auctioneer whose voice was his livelihood, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of throat cancer. It was this defining moment in both their lives that led Lincoln to step into the role of full time Auctioneer and Realtor and to take over the day to day operations of the family’s auction business while his father overcame the biggest fight of his life. His dad kicked cancer’s ass. The next 15 years of Lincoln’s life were spent right by his father’s side learning as much as possible about the Auction and Real Estate industries.
Ultimately the real estate market rebounded and Lincoln reclaimed enthusiasm for his life’s calling as a Realtor and Auctioneer and started his own Brokerage and Auction businesses – Lincoln Crum Realty & Lincoln Crum Auctions. In 2013, Lincoln felt it was time to take all of his business ventures to another level and started building a new team, one that he could grow slowly, methodically and successfully. In 2013 he hired his first videographer and editor, Kyle Haskins. Then in 2014 he added an administrative team led by Tammie Miller. In 2015 he added additional real estate agents and a full time Auction manager, Ben Rodway.
Now, Lincoln is owner of three successful businesses with a staff of unique personalities, talents & skill sets that work alongside him both in and on all of his business ventures.