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 have used Cates Auction & Realty for the sale of 5 properties which all sold pre-auction and at above expected price.
Sherrie Gomez, Payne Estate
Gardner Trust 3 Acre Estate with 10,000 Sq. Ft. Home at Lake of the Ozarks, MO
My experience with Cates Co: Truly professional in every step of the way. The presentation and marketing proposal to the seller was extremely well done. Communication with me was outstanding and left no question unanswer…
Frank Christensen Broker, RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks
Joy Estate Auction
A big THANK YOU to all who helped at the auction. My son was not too sure at first about doing an auction but was very pleased how well it was handled. All of my family were very impressed. Thank you again! Jane Joy
Wormsley RE Auction
This experience could not have been better! Your promotion of our house brought 13 bidders after two years without an offer. Wayne and I were very grateful to have you handling all of the details and legal requirements of a real estate sale. Thanks for everything!
I chose Cates because of their reputation and the encouragement of friends who have used them in the past. The Cates staff can only be described as professional, knowledgeable and service oriented. Jeff and his staff took care of everything. They covered all bases and took into consideration every …
Thanks for all your help and patience in answering our questions. We were sad to have our family home sold but you all helped us through the process and we thank you for your kindness. Jeff was very kind and understanding with us knowing how hard it was to sell our parents home and things. Sha…
Our very first meeting with Jeff was a reassuring experience, which at that point in time was certainly needed. Jeff explained thoroughly how to proceed, gave us options and suggestions, but never did he pressure us one way or another…Our many thanks to all of you…we could not have gotten through th…
Joan & Winson Finney
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 relationship was good – very professional and responsive throughout the transaction.
Ray Bucklew was great to work with! I listed my deceased father’s house with Cates because of his professionalism and attentiveness.
Cates is a great company and the one to use!
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.
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