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,
If you want your auction handled with utmost professionalism and integrity, Cates is your auctioneer.
Herman & Virginia Scharhag Estate Auction
Very professional. Cates exceeded expectations in advertising and marketing. Greg Duncan – worked well with me. A stand-up man. Kim Mangum – kept info flowing all during the presale, sale and post sale. Definitely a professional auction company, and one that I would recommend highly in all they did.…
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
John Mael Estate
The overall experience was good. Shane did a very good job and was great to work with!
I think it’s the easiest way to sell a property with minimal effort on the seller’s part.
Melanie Watt - Personal Representative
Thank you for the opportunity for comments. The home was well advertised in the KC Star & Dispatch and the pictures and online service were very good.
There was a good amount of showings and open house activity. More effort was put into the time Cates had the listing than the 7 months with a trad…
Mary Greta Mould
On behalf of Sarah Cox and for myself, we would like to thank Rick Bradford of Cates Auction Service for all of his help in getting Sarah’s home in Excelsior Springs sold at auction last Friday 1-20-17.
Rick was very helpful, great to work with, and both kind and patient. He knew exactly what we …
I have been on the other side of following Cates auctions for over 30 years, and through that know the professional manner and honest reputation they do business with. It was such a relief for us to turn over the sale of our parent’s home and personal property to people we trusted to do the best j…
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…
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 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…
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