WICHITA — Dean and Becky Bussart hope to sell their office at 5050 E. Central, where their Bussart Realty & Auction Service has been for more than 40 years, but it’s not because they’re going out of business.
“We’re not hanging it up or anything like that,” Dean Bussart says.
It’s because they do a lot of work from home these days, and he says it’s hard trying to do business out of both places. Whatever they need for paperwork always seems to be at the other place.
“Actually, we kind of live both places, you might say,” Dean Bussart says.
The firm doesn’t do much brokerage work anymore.
“We really concentrate on appraisal work now and have been for quite some time.”
In 1970, Bussart converted the 3,000-square-foot building, which is between Oliver and Edgemoor, from a fourplex apartment with a 4-car detached garage to office space with two apartments in the back. He continues to rent those to residential tenants.
On May 3, the Bussarts will auction the building on site along with two other properties.
“It’s a real, real good building,” Dean Bussart says. “It’s been wonderful for us. It really has.”