There are two main reasons people selling real estate miss out on the benefits of a professional auction strategy. Either they assume (incorrectly) that the process is for distressed properties or they assume (incorrectly) that the process is mysterious.
If you’re thinking about selling your home or already trying unsuccessfully,
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,
I think the staff did a good job and was very pleasant to work with.
In my experience people go to auctions to get a good deal. I was disappointed in the outcome; no fault of the auction company; but when I looked back to when this all started it turned out pretty much like I initially expected i…
The reason bidding wasn’t very competitive had more to do with the appeal (or lack thereof) of the property itself than the work of Cates Auction & Realty. I believe that they did a great job with what they had to work with, and they were very, very pleasant and professional.
Ron Snyder, VP The Commerce Trust Company
Thank you Kim. Cates lifted a huge boulder off my shoulders. Every time I thought about selling my house and ALL the stuff inside I just got so overwhelmed, it paralyzed me to the point of doing nothing. Mark was the one who suggested Cates. I don’t know how he heard about you but he knew their fami…
The Cates Family has been more like family and friends than just another auction company. They have a personal touch about them, so you feel free and at ease to ask for help and direction.
Frank & Carolyn Melton
We were very pleased with the way everything was handled, as well as the outcome. You are wonderful to work with and made everything so easy for us. Your professionalism in all that you do is tops .
Ray was great to work with throughout the process. He was professional and knowledgeable about the auction process. He was able to clearly explain to us how the process would work since it was our first time using an auction company.
Troy Merrill, VP, Union Bank & Trust Company
John Mael Estate
The overall experience was good. Shane did a very good job and was great to work with!
I think it’s the easiest way to sell a property with minimal effort on the seller’s part.
Melanie Watt - Personal Representative
I was very pleased with everything and every way my Uncle’s estate was handled! Cates is a very efficient, well-run company. Every employee I dealt with was very courteous and helpful! Thank you for everything!
On behalf of Sarah Cox and for myself, we would like to thank Rick Bradford of Cates Auction Service for all of his help in getting Sarah’s home in Excelsior Springs sold at auction last Friday 1-20-17.
Rick was very helpful, great to work with, and both kind and patient. He knew exactly what we …
I would like to thank each and every one of you for the work you put into preparing and selling my parents and grandparents houses. I am most appreciative to you all. Losing parents and grandparents is stressful–losing them so close together is even more so-but your care and professionalism in deali…
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