Martha Boyle


Jim's daughter, Martha Boyle moved back to Holstein in late 1992. Like her father, and greatgrandfather, Martha has a BA from the University of Notre Dame, a gift for gab, and a flair for marketing. Following her graduation from Notre Dame in 1988, Martha held sales positions in both television and radio in Minnesota, where she obtained a Minnesota real estate salesperson's license, but it wouldn't be until much later that she pursued real estate. In June of 1991, Martha opened a free-lance advertising agency from her home in Webster City, Iowa that specialized in handling advertising for farm related businesses. In 1992, Martha's husband Marty Boyle, a Danbury, Ia. native took a job with a local bank in Holstein, and the Boyle's took up residence in Holstein. When Martha's mother, Margaret was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer in December of 1993, it quickly became evident that Jim would need extra help in the family business. So, in May of 1994 Martha and her husband, Marty, completed the then 30 hours of prelicensing required to take the real estate salesperson exam and then took & passed the state test to become licensed salespeople. Now fully licensed, but maintaining different jobs, Martha and Marty helped out as needed throughout Margaret's illness.

After Margaret's passing on December 23, 1995, Martha became the company's Vice-President and Secretary and retained her active license in order to help out. When Pat Forristal announced that he would be semi-retiring at the start of 1998, Martha moved the advertising agency into a spare office in the MACI building on Sept. 1, 1997 and began doing the auction company's advertising and some of the contract work on a free-lance basis while still maintaining her own business. In 1998, Martha completed her mandatory 72 hours of prelicensing needed to obtain her real estate broker's license. In early Feb. of 1999 she took and passed the exam to become a broker. In May of 1999, Martha's husband, Marty, completed training at the Missouri Auction School in St. Joseph. Boyle completed schooling at the Reppert School of Auctioneering in April of 2003 and the Lincoln School prelicensing course for certified appraisers. While involved in many local activities, Martha has been the President of the local 7 county Board of Realtors, is on the Board of the Iowa Auctioneers Association, serves on many local civic groups and specializes in managing the firms advertising, contract work, the daily paperwork, does the majority of set up for antique and specialty auctions, and deals heavily in the firms residential real estate.

Now, at the start of the new century, Martha is the auction company’s President and Secretary. Her husband, Marty, while still working full-time at a local bank, helps out calling and doing ring work at weekend auctions. Marty and Martha have 4 daughters, Nicole, Katie, Rachel and, Grace - all who play an active part in the family business - helping with set up, hauling items for customers on auction day, and running sheets for the MACI clerks. Who can say, will there be a fifth generation? For now, McGuire Auction’s 3rd and 4th are eager to talk with you regarding your auction and real estate needs and look forward to serving your family or organization.