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KIKO Then and Now

Monday - February 23, 2015
by Derek Lann
“Then and now”, three simple words when spoken invoke visions of generations past and the foundations laid down for future success.  These words exemplify the philosophy and moral fortitude that has molded KIKO Realtors and Auctioneers into the industry leader.  From their humble beginnings in 1945 to the unprecedented growth the company has experienced in recent years, KIKO Realtors and Auctioneers strives to always remember the values the company was founded on to grow their business and endure as a leader in the community.  For over six decades KIKO has been a family-owned auction company and real estate brokerage ...

KIKO Where Innovation "IS" Tradition!

Thursday - February 19, 2015
by Derek Lann
KIKO Real Estate and Auctioneers has been leading the auction and real estate industries for 70 years, and just as each industry has evolved so has KIKO grown in our product offerings, geographically and technologically to better serve our growing clientele.  KIKO where innovation is tradition!   In the last few years; KIKO has moved into a spacious new office facility, implemented countless new processes to improve efficiencies, and merged with Kathy Pietro and her Experts Realty team combining, two proven real estate companies, to a form an even more impressive team of business professionals serving Dover, Ohio and surrounding areas. ...


Tuesday - February 17, 2015
by Derek Lann
KIKO is excited to welcome real estate agent, Denise Ottena, to our ever-growing team.  Her expertise and welcoming personality are a perfect fit for our customer focused company, as she is committed to providing a great experience, one client at a time.  With over 32 years of outstanding customer service Denise will bring her experience, integrity, and local connections combined with the KIKO selling and buying options to better reach her client’s goals.    Denise is a full-time real estate agent her clients can easily reach 24/7 for questions, advice, or just to understand market trends.  She is extremely proud of ...

KIKO Company Names Sarah Howes McIntosh Business Development Director

Friday - January 23, 2015
by Derek Lann
CANTON, Ohio; December 23, 2014 - KIKO Real Estate and Auctioneers has named Sarah Howes McIntosh as their new Business Development Manager.  Ms. McIntosh, who had been Vice President of Government Banking at Huntington Bank, will be responsible for prospecting to new corporate clients and will work directly with Brokers and Sales Agents to execute the sale and manage corporate accounts.  She will continue to build and expand market awareness by defining needs, outlining options, and building relationships with potential influencers. "With the addition of Sarah we hope to expand and further strengthen the markets we serve - Residential, Commercial, ...

KIKO Wins Two State Advertising Awards

Friday - January 23, 2015
by Derek Lann
KIKO Auctioneers of Canton, OH was honored to be the recipient of four 2015 Advertising Contest Awards at the Annual Ohio Auctioneers Association Convention in Columbus, OH.   KIKO won awards in the following four categories: Company Newsletter, Promo Give-away. KIKO’s advertising and marketing team produced all awards in-house.  This team works hard to ensure that each and every auction receives personal attention.  “Advertising and marketing are key components in having a successful auction. KIKO is are proud to offer their clients these award winning services.” KIKO Auctioneers of Canton, OH conducts over 1,100 auctions a year and has been leading the ...

June Contini is #1 in Tuscarawas!

Wednesday - November 12, 2014
by Derek Lann
June Contini is named the Tuscarawas area's #1 real estate agent! Dover, OH November 12, 2014 KIKO Real Estate and Auctioneers is pleased to announce June Contini, has been chosen as the 2014 #1 Real Estate Agent in the Tuscarawas area by The Times Reporter readership. The Time Reporter recognizes the Tuscarawas area's top businesses and business professionals who provide quality services to their clients and is voted on by their readership. June Contini was featured, along with other award winners, in a special section of the November 2nd Times Reporter issue. KIKO Real Estate and Auctioneers would like to congratulate June on ...

On city's auction block: Cars, equipment, even a garbage truck

Wednesday - September 24, 2014
by Lori Monsewicz - staff writer
Frustrated enough with your trash service that you’re willing to buy your own garbage truck? Here’s your chance. The city is putting a garbage truck and more than 100 other vehicles from its impound lot on the auction block Saturday morning. The city auctions about 400 cars a year from its impound lot, “plus whatever equipment the city has that’s too old or worn-out,” said Jim Gill, auctioneer for Russ Kiko Associates, which conducts the city’s auctions about four times a year. “Each sale has about 110 or 120 cars, including their own property.” About $300,000 a year goes back into the ...

Ice Bucket Challenge goes to Kiko auction

Friday - September 05, 2014
by Shane Hoover staff writer
Kiko Company will hold an auction Friday in a twist on the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for the local ALS Association chapter.  The auction will begin around 5:30 p.m. at Kiko’s office at 2722 Fulton Drive NW. The winning bidder and the runner-up — or their designees — will get to dump ice water on company CEO Richard T. Kiko Jr., said Derek Lann, Kiko’s marketing and advertising manager.  The auction is a company function, but Lann said he is telling workers to bring their friends and family “because this is not just a Kiko thing, it’s an ...

Dalton Schools Auction Draws Quite the Crowd

Thursday - September 04, 2014
by AMY L. KNAPP Canton Repository Independent staff writer
Twenty minutes after the auction of surplus items at Dalton Intermediate School began, bidders were still registering. More than 200 bidders gathered at the former school Wednesday to grab surplus items from the intermediate school and Dalton and Kidron elementary schools.   The schools, which closed at the end of the 2013-14 school year, were replaced with a new kindergarten through eighth-grade building.  The district received state funding from the Ohio School Facilities Commission to construct the new school and to demolish the three closed schools.   Representatives from Kiko Auctioneers auctioned off 334 lots of items, including student and teachers desks, pianos, lockers, ...

2014 ECO-BIA Parade of Homes

Tuesday - August 26, 2014
by Derek Lann
Kathy Pietro, KIKO Dover Broker, will be showcasing two new construction homes, built by her husband Bob Martinelli, in the 2014 ECO-BIA Parade of Homes for two full weekends: The ECO-BIA Parade of Homes & Product Expo September 12th, 13th, 14th & 19th, 20th, and 21st  Friday 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday Noon - 6:00 p.m. We are excited for Kathy, please join us for a fabulous parade of homes! ...

KIKO Antiques Curator Featured in Massillon Newspaper

Wednesday - August 13, 2014
by Derek Lann
Recently KIKO Real Estate and Auctioneers long time antique curator, William H. Gill Jr., was featured in an article in the Massillon Independent.  It was a very well written piece by staff writer Amy Knapp, depicting a very unusual antique William had never seen in his almost 40 years of curating.  It also went on to explain that new technology, like the internet, combined with the power of the auction method of marketing can reap collectible owners a big payday for their "unknown" treasures.  William Jr. explains in the article that "the Internet can provide a wealth of knowledge ...

KIKO Conquers the Deerasic Classic!

Tuesday - August 05, 2014
by Derek Lann
KIKO Real Estate and Auctioneers was a proud exhibitor at the 2014 Deerasic Classic in lovely Cambridge, Ohio, and with over 15,000 attendants this year’s event shattered all previous attendance records.  The KIKO team included sales agents; Eric Bevington, Doug Milano, Billy Birney, and Cheryl Clum.  "This was a great event, and we are so looking forward to participating next year," said agent Cheryl Clum.   The event has been held for the last 12 years at the Deerasic Park Education Center in Cambridge Ohio and features two days of vendors, giveaways, concerts, and celebrities.  Did we mention the giveaways, ...


Tuesday - August 05, 2014
by Derek Lann
KIKO Real Estate and Auctioneers is proud to welcome the newest real estate agent to their growing team, Jason Bambeck. Jason has been a local firefighter/paramedic for 20 years, and just recently received his real estate license. He brings his experience, integrity, and local connections along with the KIKO selling and buying options to reach his client’s goals.  Jason specializes in new construction, vacant land, first time homebuyers, and residential sales. His extensive experience as a construction supervisor for residential and industrial site developments along with allotment development for the past 10 years allows him to provide his clients with a different ...

Here’s the story of the KIKO auction of 420 Sycamore Street in Raven

Thursday - July 03, 2014
by Regina Brett, The Plain Dealer
The day before the auction, I was up until 2 a.m. I couldn’t sleep thinking about letting go of the home that had been in our family since 1935. So I prayed and asked for a blessing over the auction, the house, the new owner and my family.   I arrived in Ravenna around 11 a.m. The weather was perfect: sunny skies and 75 degrees. No rain. Whew.   My heart sank a little when I saw the bright yellow auction sign in front of the house. Wow, we were really doing this. But I smiled when I saw the bright blue Port-a-Potty ...

KIKO Featured in Plain Dealer Story

Wednesday - June 18, 2014
by Regina Brett, The Plain Dealer
KIKO Real Estate and Auctioneers was recently featured in a heartfelt story written by the Plain Dealer's Regina Brett. The piece detailed the many emotions that go into dealing with a lost loved one's personal properties and how to the family this isn't just "stuff" in reality it's emotions wrapped in years of history and memories.  Regina set up her story beautifully by explaining how her and her brothers had recently sat down with a KIKO sales agent to discuss the process of exploring their options in turning assets into cash. Estate sales are one of KIKO's specialities, call ...

KIKO Auctions Featured in Crain's Shale Magazine

Wednesday - June 18, 2014
by Derek Lann
Recently KIKO Real Estate and Auctioneers was featured in the March edition of Crain's Shale Magazine.  The story, written by Shale Editor Dan Shingler, highlights the company's involvement in the recent mineral rights boom throughout Northeast Ohio.  With their years of experience and integrity the full-service brokerage and real estate company has become one of the leaders in auctioning land and mineral rights.   The partnership with such a well-respected publication as Crain's Shale Magazine exemplifies KIKO as a leader in the auction and real estate industry, and further validates that KIKO is and will be major players in the ...

KIKO Welcomes Dover Office and Tuscarawas County Sales Agents

Wednesday - February 12, 2014
by Derek Lann
KIKO and Experts Realty have become one. Kathy Pietro and her Experts Realty team have merged with KIKO Real Estate and Auctioneers to a form and even more impressive team of business professionals.  This merger combines two proven real estate companies, joining all their industry-leading services and integrity.   Kathy has been a staple in the Tuscarawas market for over 28 years. She has been such a well-respected figure in the area that she was included in the “Legendary Locals of Dover” book, highlighting prominent figures in the history of Dover.  She has been a leader not only in the real estate ...

Save the Date: BRADER DAY with KIKO

Tuesday - December 17, 2013
by Derek Lann
Canton, Ohio - The Canton Museum of Art is gearing up for their Ferdinand Brader exhibit, scheduled for display December 4, 2014 through March 15, 2015.  The exhibit will be a retrospective of Brader's work in America and will include examples from Pennsylvania and Ohio.  In preparation for this historic event, KIKO Real Estate and Auctioneers is proud to co-sponsor an upcoming open house where the public can bring their own Ferdinand Brader drawing to be photographed and cataloged by the Museum.  A professional art photographer will be in attendance to photograph the drawings, these photos will then be featured ...

KIKO Leads Another Successful Mineral Rights Auction!

Monday - November 11, 2013
by Derek Lann
KIKO Leads Another Successful Mineral Rights Auction!   Canton, Ohio – On November 4th, 2013 over 2000 acres of mineral rights for 14 parcels spanning seven Northeast counties were auctioned off by industry leader KIKO, REALTORS® and Auctioneers at their Canton office.  This was one of the biggest shale play opportunities in the history of the Utica.  Richard Kiko, Jr., chief executive officer, broker and auctioneer, said “there was a lot of interest generated due to the chance that it gave the public to get a piece of the Utica action”.    Interest from Gas and Oil companies from as far as Oklahoma ...

Mineral rights issues change the landscape of real estate deals

Monday - January 14, 2013
by SHERRY KARABIN, Legal News Reporter
Published: December 18, 2012 There was a time when selling real estate almost always entailed things that were seen above the ground or surface rights, and in the case of cities, air rights, but the oil and gas boom is changing all that, making the job of a realtor more complicated. “Mineral rights involve a lot more than just oil and gas,” said Richard Kiko, Jr., chief executive officer, broker and auctioneer at Canton-based KIKO Realtors & Auctioneers, a full-service auction and realty company. “In northeast Ohio companies often buy land and sift through it, looking for other components that can ...