Couple to auction land adjacent Clear Creek Monastery

Apr 16, 2014, 15:52 ET from Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company

WAGONER, Okla., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For years, Dale and Sue Nichols have made their home in the woods and rolling hills of Cherokee County, where Sue was born. But now in their 60s, with their children and grandchildren living elsewhere, they've decided to offer their 438-acre estate at auction.

"I'm spending much of my time working in Houston, and this is just too much for Sue to maintain with me gone for days at a time," said Dale. "We're keeping some land here, but we want to be free to move closer to our other family members," he said. Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company will handle the auction, set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at Sequoyah State Park.

"Dale and Sue just wanted to go ahead and get this sold," said Brent Wellings, Southwest manager for Schrader. "An auction can get it sold on one date, as opposed to a listing, which could take much longer."

The estate, part of which borders land owned by Clear Creek Monastery, includes recreational land with abundant deer and wild turkey.

The land will be offered in 13 tracts, with the 4,340-square-foot main house selling in a 115-acre tract that also includes horse stables, a studio, a garage/shop building and a dog kennel.

"The whole area has a calm beauty about it, and the monastery no doubt has had an influence, as some neighbors moved here specifically to be near it," said Nichols.

Wellings said bidders will be able to bid on just the tracts that meet their needs, making offers for individual tracts, combinations and the entire property. "There are tracts of eight, nine and 10 acres that would be beautiful home sites with such features as meadows, mature hardwoods and even a creek. One tract of 15 acres has the two-bedroom home where Sue and Dale lived for many years. Given the variation, it makes sense to offer these in tracts," said Wellings.

Schrader personnel will be available at the property from 4 to 6 p.m. April 23 and May 7 to accommodate inspections and provide detailed information about the property. Individuals interested in additional information may visit or call 800-451-2709.

Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company, based in Columbia City, Ind., is a leading auctioneer of agricultural land throughout the United States and is a four-time USA Today/National Auctioneers Association Auction of the Year Winner, as well as a two-time winner of the Grand Champion Marketing Award of Excellence.

For more information:
Carl Carter, 205-823-3273

SOURCE Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company