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,
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 experience with Cates has been very satifying. Since the first meeting to the present everything has been professional and courteous. All of my questins were answered completely and thouroughly. Jeff Cates explained what he and his company would do and when it would be done. Everything was done a…
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…
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 …
Sandra Carroll Berger Estate Auction
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
I have worked with Cates Auction & Realty Company for several years and in that time I have come to have a great deal of respect for their expertise, professionalism and their character. The Cate Team’s devotion to their customers is a constant reminder to me of the type of commitment that I need to…
Debra L. Gwin, Clay County Public Adminstrator
Greg was attentive to get us lined up to get the house marketed. Kim put the marketing plan in place. Pre-marketing and house showings and open houses were well communicated. The statistical data provided after showings was helpful.
The brochure that you did for our house was wonderful, listed al…
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
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!
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…
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