Unless you live under a rock, you’ve recently been involved in a conversation about the “hot” real estate seller’s market and how quickly homes are selling. Amazing feats of Realtor heroism and houses getting snapped up in the blink of the proverbial eye. Your aunt’s neighbor only had a sign in the yard a week.
Published in the Kansas City Star March 19, 2017. In the same year that California was admitted as the thirty-first state of the Union, and more than a decade before the start of the civil war, a grand house was being built in Lexington, Missouri.
Published in the Kansas City STAR November 20, 2016. The team of agents at Cates Auction & Realty Company is often asked about the best time of year for a real estate auction. “We have successful real estate auctions 12 months a year!” says vice president Greg Duncan.
Is that an opportunity or just another Charmander? Online auctions for real estate are popping up in more unexpected places than Pokemon these days.
If you’ve contemplated selling or buying real estate recently you’ve undoubtedly encountered an online auction of one sort or another. Like digitally generated characters, online auctions seem to be appearing everywhere.
Published in the Kansas City STAR 7/12/16 Selling and buying commercial real estate can be a lot like sprinting through Jell-O. Lots of effort expended, but rather slow progress. The properties are often unique, negotiations can be complex and urgency may slip away as the process stalls.
Of course you want to sell fast, but you’re also smart enough to know that just getting a quick offer isn’t a win. You want to sell to the best offer. The one for the most money, with the fewest strings attached, that’s the most likely to actually close and not end up costing you more money or grief along the way.
One of the hardest parts for every potential home seller is deciding on pricing. What should you ask? After all, you have to take into account what you paid for it, what you owe, what improvements you’ve made, what your next house is costing, other debt you want to pay off,
We found the Cates Employees to have great personalities, compassionate about personal belongings and very organized.
Carrie – very organized and professional. Chuck – attention to details of his job. Shane – Very informative about process.
Cates was like a “Breath of Fresh Air!” Just the answ…
Gary Long, Long Estate
I want to thank you so much for your professionalism in handling our estate auction. Your team has been a great help with professional advice, pricing our home to sell and also the assistance in staging our home for the open houses. Your advertising methods worked, because our family was very pl…
Debby Helton for the Muecke Family
If you want your auction handled with utmost professionalism and integrity, Cates is your auctioneer.
Herman & Virginia Scharhag Estate Auction
A property seller recently asked about my experience with Ray Bucklew at Cates Auction Company. I was very favorably impressed with the marketing campaign and successful sale of my property, at a pleasing sale price.
I myself am a professional Realtor who owned a producing commercial property tha…
Jeff Page-350 Properties
Jeff, the probate case for Mr. Gary Turnquist has just ended. You and your staff were just outstanding in handling all of the details of the asset sale and transfer to new owners. To remind you would be tedious, but I have to say that the estate contained four collections, watches, knives, guns…
Walt Bridge, P.R. for the Turnquist Estate
Everyone I dealt with at Cates did a very commendable job! I’m sure that I must have expected some courtesies from you that were outside of your primary function but I had very little time in Liberty, no extended family there, and your every assistance was truly appreciated. I found Greg to be excel…
I found your company to be very Trustworthy & Honest. I was advised of each action to be taken and the reason, thereby, given a chance for discussion about the same. I appreciate everything being done in a timely manner with a courteous attitude; this proves to me you have your client s best interes…
Docekal Trust RE & PP Auction
We were very impressed with the Cates Auction Company and would certainly recommend them to others. I have never been to an auction that was as well run as this one…. Very pleased.
Judi Blezek, Trustee
I was satisfied with the sale of the property considering the slow economy. I felt that you & those working with you did all that was possible to sell the property at the highest bidder. The two bedrooms was a disadvantage but at the time we built we weren’t considering selling the home. Thank you…
This would not have worked out any better based on my needs, even in the face of the current Real Estate market. Residing out of state, your team was always there to see that what needed to be done–GOT DONE! What had been a burden for almost 5 years, moved smoothly to conclusion in a matter of we…
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