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Williams & Williams

April 05, 2012 20:00 ET

Williams & Williams Sells Smallest Town in America, Buford, Wyoming for $900,000

Auction Attracts Attention From 110 Countries and Throughout the United States

TULSA, OK--(Marketwire - Apr 5, 2012) - Williams & Williams, the premier brand in real estate auctions, today sold the town of Buford, Wyoming for $900,000 to a single buyer from Saigon, Vietnam. The auction, which captured the attention of the world, attracted viewers and bidders from 46 countries to the live auction which took place on-site in Buford and online at

"This is a bitter sweet day for me, but in reality, I couldn't be happier," said Don Sammons, seller and single resident of Buford. "Williams & Williams did an excellent job and the auction exceeded my expectations. It was so simple for me."

Buford is known as the "The Nation's Smallest Town" with a population of one. It's also the town with the highest elevation on Interstate 80 at 8,000 feet above sea level.

The high bidder at today's auction flew in from Vietnam specifically for the event. "Owning a piece of property in the U.S. has been my dream. When I read an article about the auction of the Buford town, I was very excited," the high bidder shared through his Cheyenne-based real estate broker. "So, I decided to make a trip to Wyoming, to bid on-site. It was a long journey but I made it at last. It is the American dream!"

Sammons remarked, "I met the new owner and I saw in him the same passion that I had when I originally came to Buford 30 years ago. I look forward to watching him make it his own."

"Every time we sell an unusual property, we realize the true power of auction," said Pam McKissick, Williams & Williams' CEO. "In this case, we attracted interest from 110 countries and brought bidders from across the U.S. and around the globe to the auction to compete to own the property."

For more property details on the Williams & Williams auction of Buford, Wyoming, visit

For video footage from the auction, please contact Heather Pond at

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Williams & Williams® is a real estate auction leader and collateral risk management company. The only auction company to combine the proven effectiveness of live, at-the-property auctions with the global reach and convenience of real time, interactive bidding, Williams & Williams' 30 auction teams sell real estate across all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. We have a proven performance record for all types of real estate sales including residential, commercial, farms and ranches, and distinctive properties. We work with all of our clients as strategic partners, creating winning solutions which address our clients' most pressing real estate equity preservation, liquidity and investment needs.

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