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,
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From the very first contact we had with your company, to the day of the sale, your entire staff was honest, caring, and very professional.
I was so appreciative of Mr. Ray Bucklew and his help in this sale. His professionalism and support was without measure. Ray always kept me fully informed and was great to explain what needed to be done and how to achieve the best result possible.
During the pre auction period he dealt with a) di…
Wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the way you conducted our auction. From the first time we met, and through the closing process we were 100% pleased! Thank you so much!
Larry & Ruth Mallard
Copple Trust Auction
I worked with Jeff Cates and Kim Mangum, and they were just great to work with. Very pleasant and accommodating.
They work hard to get the most dollars for your property.
The reason bidding wasn’t very competitive had more to do with the appeal (or lack thereof) of the …
Kevin Roberts - Commerce Trust Company
The Cates approach gives you the auction option with all the advantages of an MLS listing.
Stewart Living Estate Auction
Thanks! Whee—-What a great job! I would recommend Cates to everyone. We did not know what to do when my brother passed away and left us a mess.
Ray Bucklew told us we needed an auction. Of course he caught us when we were hot and very tired. He was very kind to my 86 year old mother and she was doi…
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
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
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…
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