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,
“Awesome! Feel silly, somewhat an expression used by my own grandchildren, but “awesome” was the overall perfect word to describe my experience with Cates Auction Real Estate Company. Having talked with other auction companies I knew the very first time meeting and speaking with Jeff Cates this was …
Carol S. Robertson
Over all the experience was good. Everything was professional and when something was to be done, it was done in the time frame I was given.
The young lady who was in charge of the 2 open houses was very good (Dani Kraemer). Shane(Maxwell) and Andy(Jarrett) were both very good.
The whole Cate…
We can’t thank the Cates team enough for the special care we were given. Shane was such a great person and made us feel so comfortable with the auction process. We will forever keep him in our hearts. Jeff, you took over at a critical time and calmed our nerves. Kim, you were so patient with our mil…
Jeff & Marla Burvee
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
As an old timer, I thought, this will never work. Amazing, cleaned me out.
Cates Auction reached a new level. Tain’t like it used to be. Gone from stick shift to automatic.
Thanks for a job well done, the second time.
Antiques are a strange item. Kept for ages but never used…
My name is Rick Kuckelman.
Your company just sold my home in Lee’s Summit this morning!
I just wanted to let you know how thankful I am for the quality of your operation and the efforts of Rick Bradford.
You truly run an outstanding operation, from top to bottom. I am impressed!
Richard and Elizabeth Kuckelman
ALL CUSTOMER ARE CREATED EQUAL
Cates treated me like a million dollar seller! (And I wasn’t even close). It’s gratifying to receive the same level of service from your firm that a big estate would.
Thanks so much!
My experience with Cates Auction was great. I had a very complicated and surprise filled estate to sell, and there were several hiccups that arose. Rick was very patient and understanding each step of the way. He kept the lines of communication open, and always answered my calls, texts and emails. H…
Erin Harrison - Anderson Estate
I would like to say how pleased I was with everyone involved in getting my house sold, prior to actual Auction date.
I felt advertising was remarkable.
I felt a rapport was established from beginning to end with those I had contact.
Thank you for a job well done.
To The Good Folks at Cates,
I could not be happier with my experience with Cates.
The sale was just great. I’m very pleased. I will recommend you to everyone. Such a load off my mind.
You all are the best. Jeff, Shane and Kim took great care of someone who knew nothing.
I can’t ever …
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