John Ball originally opened the Chandler United office in 1970 & sold the office to Mike Bendele in 1984. During his tenure as broker/owner, the Chandler office continuously ranked in the top 10 percent of all offices nationwide & in 1982 was the number 2 office in the nation. In 1984 John put all of his focus on the auction business. During all this time he has remained a valuable sales associate bringing his expertise to the real estate auction side of the business. John finished as the number two United Country sales associate in the nation for 2011.
Justin literally brings a lifetime of auction, sales, and agriculture experience to our real estate team. As the son of John Ball, Justin was practically raised in this real estate office. He started his auction work at a very young age as a ticket runner; and at age 14, he picked up the microphone to call his first auction. Justin continued to call auctions and work the sale ring through high school here in Chandler and then through college at Oklahoma State University while obtaining his degree in Animal Science/Business with an Ag Economics minor. Justin began full-time work on the management side of the auction process just before graduating from college in 2000.
As Broker/Owner of United Country – Mike Bendele Co, Mike Bendele is well versed in traditional real estate transactions as well as a wide range of auction services. With 37 years of experience, Mike has assisted buyers and sellers with properties including residential, farms, land for sale, ranches, hunting property, historic property, commercial real estate and more. In addition to Central Oklahoma real estate, Mike Bendele Co is backed by the nationwide marketing power of United Country, the largest national real estate company specializing in lifestyle properties since 1925.
Mike and his team of professional agents were recognized as the top United Country office in the nation in 2011 and are a perennial top 10% producing office.
Outside of assisting clients’ real estate needs, Mike is also involved in the Chandler community as an active member and having served as president of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce and Chandler Lions Club.
Brian got his start in the real estate business as a child helping mail our famous real estate brochures to buyers all over the nation to earn spending money. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with degrees in Agricultural Communications & Animal Science. He comes to us with a wealth of technological and communication skills having previously worked for the OSU SUNUP Ag TV show, the Oklahoma Horizon Career Tech TV show and as past manager of the National Reining Horse Association Foundation. Give Brian a call he looks forward to assisting you with your real estate needs.