Brent Wears

Founder, President, Principal Auctioneer

Brent Wears CAI, AARE, CES Founder, President, Principal Auctioneer Brent attend Reisch Worldwide College of Auctioneering in Mason City Iowa in 1979 and in 1985 he founded Wears Auctioneering. Under Brent’s leadership Wears Auctioneering has become the leader in innovative auction services in eastern Iowa. Brent has served as Iowa Auctioneers Association Vice President, President, Board member and Chairman of the Board and was inducted into the Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame in 1998. Brent was selected as Chairman of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) election committee, served as the Iowa Ambassador to the NAA, served as an NAA Mentor as well as being elected to the Wyoming Auctioneers Association Board of Directors multiple times. Brent was the Iowa State Champion Auctioneer in 2001 and the Wyoming State Champion Auctioneer in 2018. Brent was the first Iowa Auctioneer to have earned three certifications from the NAA. These certifications include Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate (AARE), Certified Estate Specialist (CES) and Certified Auctioneer of Real Estate (CAI), he now also holds the Auction Technology Specialist (ATS) designation. Brent is committed to providing his customers and buyers with innovative full service auctions with integrity and personalized, caring service.



Brian Tompkins


Brian has worked for Wears Auctioneering since the age of 9. He started out as a ticket runner when the company used paper clerking. Since that time he has worked to build his skills in the family auction business to be able to work in all of the positions needed on auction day. He tackled the last remaining role and became an auctioneer after attending World Wide College of Auctioneering in 2007. Brian has worked with technology in and out of the auction business and played a key role in bringing wireless clerking, computerized cashiering and online auction services into the company's portfolio. Brian enjoys the auction business and selling antiques, household and real estate as well as helping organizations realize their goals through benefit auctions. Helping to bring buyers and sellers together and get the best price for both gives him a sense of accomplishment. He feels that every auction brings new faces and products that have a rich history and stories which make every auction day an education in itself. Brian is a member of the Iowa Auctioneers Association and a 2012 Iowa Auctioneers Contest finalist.

Emily Wears Kroul

Auctioneer, Online Auction Manager

Emily (Wears) Kroul began her career as a clerk, cashier, and bid assistant at Wears Auctioneering. In 2007, at the age of 17, Emily followed in the footsteps of her father by attending the World Wide College of Auctioneering. In 2008, she was named first runner up in the International Junior Auctioneer’s Contest. In August 2009 Emily became the youngest person, and only the second woman ever, to win the Iowa Auctioneers Contest. In January 2012, Emily was honored to be the first woman to win the Colorado Auctioneers Contest. She won the Wyoming Auctioneers Contest in 2014 and in 2018 she was named the International Auctioneer Champion. Emily has earned the designation “BAS” (Benefit Auctioneer Specialist) from the National Auctioneers Association as well as ATS (Auction Technology Specialist) and CAI (Certified Auctioneers Institute) designations. Emily provides valuable services to Wears Auctioneering as a western states representative as she continues to ply her trade in Idaho and Wyoming. She manages Wears Auctioneering's Online auctions.