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 was thinking of what ELSE we could auction with you 🙂
Nothing but positive reviews from Debbie and I!!!
Thank you so very much for a very smooth sale!!
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Klingler RE & PP Auction 8/6/11
I met with Jeff and he explained the options available for the sale of my estate and what his company would do. I went with the absolute auction. Everything went as he said it would. The sale brought more than I had hoped. His staff was great to work with. They did a…
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
Everyone I dealt with at Cates did a very commendable job! I’m sure that I must have expected some courtesies from you that were outside of your primary function but I had very little time in Liberty, no extended family there, and your every assistance was truly appreciated. I found Greg to be excel…
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
Over the years, my husband and I have attended many of Cates’ auctions. Their auctions were always successful, which speaks highly of a family business and tradition; the quality, caring, and personal touch of all their staff.
When I finally decided to sell my home, I really needed a company and …
The Cates Auction staff were delightful to work with, very thorough and efficient. We highly recommend the auction process for anyone who wants to sell their home “as-is”, and for whom liquidating years of accumulated personal property is overwhelming. Thanks again for a great job!
Rick & Susan Nichols
We are grateful for Cates Auction! Living out of state, I don’t know how I could have done this in any other way that was so efficient, professional, and stress-free (even going with an absolute auction).
Living remotely, it was just the greatest relief to me that everything, and I mean everythin…
Marie Fairweather For the Estate of James Wolf
Thanks to everyone at Cates Auction and especially Rick Bradford. The auction of both my house and personal property was handled professionally and netted me more money than I was expecting.
I had talked to other auctioneers and realtors and received “advice” from many people but followed my inst…
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