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Steve VanGordon

27373 S. Hwy. 170
Canby, OR 97013
503-266-8017 (Office)
503-266-5199 (Fax)


Mr. Van Gordon is a full time professional auctioneer operating primarily in the western United States. He has sold over 2,000 properties at auction since 1978, and has won a number of state and national awards for advertising and promotion of real estate auctions.  He is a member of the Oregon Auctioneers Hall of Fame, the 1991 Oregon State Grand Champion Auctioneer, and holds several specialized designations relating to the real estate discipline.

From 1979 thru 2004 he owned and operated Team Van Gordon Auctioneers, Inc., Oregon’s largest auction company selling commercial, industrial and residential real estate, in addition to machinery and equipment for every major lender in the western United States.

Mr. Van Gordon sold the personal property business in 2004 and redirected his focus to buying, selling, managing, auctioning, brokering, and exchanging real estate in the western states. He pioneered the use of the internet as a real estate marketing method and developed the system known as SBE (sealed bid electronic) auctions, which give potential buyers the convenience of bidding on real estate from their office or home with confidence.

Auction Education Designations:

  • Graduate of Fort Smith Auction School - Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • Oregon Real Estate Broker with GRI Designation
  • Indiana University – Certified Auctioneers Institute, Course I, II, and III
  • Received CAI Designation 1987
  • Auction Marketing Institute – Graduate Personal Property Appraisal Program
  • Course I – Construction Equipment, Trucks, and Trailers
  • Course II – Machine Tools and Fabricating Equipment
  • Received GPPA Designation 1998
  • 2001 Accredited Auctioneer, Real Estate, AARE Designation 2002

Business and Professional Associations:

  • Member of the Canby Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the National Auctioneers Association
  • Past Director of the National Auctioneers Association (1996-1999)
  • Member of the Oregon Auctioneers Association
  • Past Chairman of Board of Directors for Oregon Auctioneers Association
  • Past President of Oregon Auctioneers Association
  • 1991 Oregon State Grand Champion Auctioneer
  • Member of the Washington Auctioneers Association
  • Member of the Idaho Auctioneers Association
  • Member of the Auction Marketing Institute
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker in Oregon and Idaho
  • Inducted into Oregon Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame 2008


Business Liquidations,  Collector Cars & Vintage Equipment,  Estate & Personal Property,  Farm & Ranch,  Government & Municipal,  Heavy Equipment,  Industrial & Manufacturing,  Logging & Forestry,  Real Estate, Commercial,  Real Estate, Land,  Real Estate, Residential,  Trucks & trailer,  Appraisal,  Liquidation, 

Awards & Honors

  • OAA Hall of Fame
  • OAA Oregon Grand Champion Auctioneer (1991)
  • OAA Past President (1990)
  • OAA Past President (1989)
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