Tucker Wood is a first-generation Auctioneer and Real Estate Broker who grew up going to auctions of all sorts - whether it be purebred livestock auctions, farm sales, or the local livestock auction barn. As much as he loved the auction it was the auctioneer that always drew him in.
He has been blessed to be able to turn his dream into a passion and pursue his career as an auctioneer, while being named the Illinois State Reserve Champion Bid Caller. He carries an auction license in multiple states. Tucker has conducted many different types of sales from household estate sales to purebred livestock to retirement farm auctions.
Tucker is very active in his community as he feels a person shouldn’t complain about the way something is without first trying to help out themselves. He does many benefit auctions whether it be for the local 4-H or St. Mary’s School or the local Shrine Club. Tucker knows the importance of giving back and is honored to be able to do so. He is a past President of the Edgar County Shrine Club. During his year as President the club was able to raise enough funds to send a donation of $100,000 to support Shriners Children’s Hospitals. That is the largest donation to be sent to that point. Tucker is also a past board member of the Illinois Beef Association and has sat on many other boards throughout the years locally.
While currently serving on multiple Realtor boards at a state and national level, he also is on the Edgar County Farm Bureau Board, the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce Board and the membership committee for the Illinois Chapter of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. He is still a member of many local, state and national organizations and is a member of the Redmon Christian Church.
He is the fifth generation on the family farm where he works with his father. While the farm is predominantly row crops, they have a small cow herd and have recently added a purebred Southdown Sheep flock for his daughter. In his spare time you will find Tucker in the barn with his daughter, Shelbie, working with her sheep. They enjoy that time together and truly love traveling the country being able to show her project on a very competitive level.
Although he is on one of the original family farms and lives in the former home of his great-grandparents, since starting down the path of farmland brokerage Tucker has always had the desire to bring that business “home”. After lots of prayer he was able to turn that dream into a reality when he purchased an office building in Paris and took the leap of faith to open Tucker Wood & Associates. With a primary focus on his passion, land, and all that land entails he is able to offer a full service to fill your real estate needs. From traditional brokerage listings to farmland auctions offered with the combination of the newest technology but that friendly feel. Tucker understands the true emotion that goes into selling an asset such as land and he is able to help you through the process every step of the way.