​​CMA Benefit Auctions

The Auction Company Aasness Auctioneers, of which CMA Benefit Auctions is a division, was formed as family auction business in 1985. Since its founding and continuing on through today, the company’s goals have been and continue to be to assist the client in marketing and selling their assets, all through effective and expedited selling methods combined wth the continued tradition of innovation, integrity and superior service in mind. All of this to achieve the goal of discovering and yielding the highest possible potential value through the competitive and accelerated marketing.

As a family owned company we have been serving the auction industry for 30 years while conducting a combined 6,000 plus auctions of various types throughout Midwest and across the Nation. And we specialize in Benefit Auctions. We also specialize in Real Estate, Land and Equipment Auctions, and conduct Estates and many other types of Auctions in addition, Check out AasnessAuctioneers.com for other Auction listings.   

Tammy Tisland

       Cary has a huge passion for

the Auction industry. He loves all

types of Auctions, and Benefit

Auctions are one of his favorites.

Cary has been blessed to conduct

many Benefit/Fundraiser Auctions

in his career, loves to have fun,

and very much enjoys the energy

surrounding these type of Events.

Aasness has been a licensed Auctioneer for 30 years, is Founder/Owner/CEO of the Aasness Auction Company, and has sold virtually all types of Auctions from Livestock and Autos to Real Estate and Estates.

 Cary fulfilled his professional dream by being crowned the 2005 International Champion Auctioneer (men’s division), winning the world title at the 2005 IAC Championship and NAA Conference held that year in Pittsburg, PA. Cary is also a multiple Champion Auctioneer. In addition to the International Auctioneer Champion title, he holds the titles of 1997 and 2000 Rsv/Rrup All-Around World Champion Auctioneer, 1999 North Dakota Champion Auctioneer and 1992 Minnesota State Champion Auctioneer. As an International Champion and NAA speaker, he has conducted seminars in many states across the nation, which he considers an honor and a privilege, and of which he very much enjoys. He is an active member of the National Auctioneers Association, Minnesota State Auctioneers Association, North Dakota Auctioneers Association and Oklahoma Auctioneers Association. He also served as the Minnesota State Auctioneers Associations president in 2001, served as a MSAA board of director and as a member of the NAA Fundraising Auction Committee and the IAC Auctioneer Championship committee. As a past International/World Champion, Cary has also had the great privilege of judging several Auctioneer Championships including the 2012 IAC Auctioneer Championships, the 1st International Jr. Auctioneer Championship held at the NAA conference/show, the GMLC Auctioneer Championship, as well as several state Auctioneer Championship contests across the United States. Cary enjoys sharing his blessings and talents, and considers it an honor to have been an instructor at The World Wide College of Auctioneering in Mason City, Iowa.

 Cary also networks as a contract auctioneer and conducts fundraiser auctions across the Midwest and the U.S. Fundraiser Auction contractor highlights include, working for Fladeboe Auctions, selling a fishing trip for the 2013 Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser Auction in Mpls for a record setting $120,000, and helping raise over $800,000, at the event to battle and champion Cystic Fibrosis. Cary also has conducted auto auctions throughout his career and was an auctioneer at the world renowned Barrett-Jackson Collector Auto Auction record setting 2006 35th Anniversary Auction, where over 125 million dollars of classic autos were sold in 6 days.

Cody Aasness 

Tammy has been a full-time professional

auctioneer for 15 plus years and brings a

wealth of knowledge and auction day

expertise to the Auction team. Tammy has

conducted well over 1000 auctions,

specializing in selling real estate,

commercial turf equipment, farm

equipment, antiques and estates, as well

as benefit auctions.

Tammy had a “Dream” year in 2015. The stars aligned for her and a part of that dream was fulfilled by being crowned the Minnesota Champion Auctioneer at the Minnesota Auctioneers Conference in Minneapolis, Mn. The “Dream” continued as she set sites on the International Championship and through hard work and blessings attained the coveted IAC Champion Auctioneer (women’s division) in Addison, Texas in July. Well deserved! It was a banner year for the Tammy and the Team!   

Tammy is a member of the National Auctioneers Association and the Minnesota State Auctioneers Association, where she has served on the MSAA Board of Directors. She is a licensed Realtor, and oversees and handles many of the closings for the Companies Real Estate Division. Tammy is also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, American Legion Riders and Patriot Guard Riders where much of her spare time is committed to serving Veterans and their families. She lives on a small hobby farm north of Bemidji, MN where she loves to hunt and fish and enjoy her family.

Tammy’s energy, competitive spirit, strong work ethic and love of people have made a great fit for her career as an auctioneer and real estate specialist.  She loves the land, outdoors and the people she serves.  This shows in her commitment to her clients and doing a “job well done.”​

About Us.


Cody is no stranger to the auction business!

Helping in the family business his entire life,

he too shares the same dream as his Father

did….to be a Champion Auctioneer! Well, the

first step of fulfilling that dream happened in

Jan 2013 when Cody was named the Minnesota

Rookie Champion Auctioneer at the Minnesota

State Auctioneer Convention. Cody then

followed that up by being crowned the North

Dakota State Champion Auctioneer in 2015

held in Fargo, North Dakota.

Cody plays an important role in the success of the Aasness Auctions. After attending Mayville State University North Dakota he returned to his home town to work in the family Auction Company full time. He takes a great deal of pride in the high level of service the company offers. Cody puts his years of experience to good use from bid calling to working as a ringman, and in addition booking and assisting in the set up for the auctions. Cody also is very instrumental in directing the social media marketing for the company and recognizes coming trends and the advantages of using it as a focal source for marketing auctions, especially specialty types.

When you attend one of our next auctions stop and introduce yourself, you soon will see, this fine young man is a true professional and has a big heart for the continued success of the auction industry

Cary M Aasness​:


Anita Aasness 

Anita coordinates all office management on

a daily basis as well as advertising, marketing

and settlement of the auctions.

Her professional background includes Online

Marketing, Clerking, Cashiering, On-site

Computer Technician, web- site application,

E-mailing, Brochures, Advertising, and

Appraisals. As Marketing Manager, Anita oversees all aspects of advertising and promotion, from design and production, to public relations.

Anita also from time to time will be called upon as an auctioneer and does very well. Anita is also active in her church, community and loves being a grandma to her to little grandsons & granddaughter.    

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