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The Six Simple S’s to Selling Your Home at Auction

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,

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The Problem for Sellers in a “Seller’s Market” – And What to Do About it!

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.

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HISTORIC AUCTION – IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD (As seen in the Kansas City Star)

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.

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Year-End Auction Opportunities Include Commercial, Land & Residential Properties (As seen in the Kansas City STAR)

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.

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Pros and Cons of Online Auction Sites

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.

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Auction Increasingly Popular Way to Buy, Sell Commercial Real Estate (As seen in the Kansas City STAR)

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.

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Sell FAST. Sell SMART. 5 Reasons to Sell Real Estate at AUCTION.

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.

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How To Sell Real Estate In A Seller’s Market

Avoid mistakes sellers make in a hot real estate market or L’eggo my Eggo!

Yes, it’s a hot real estate market. What exactly is a “seller’s market?” It’s pretty basic. If four people are sitting around the table and one frozen waffle pops out of the toaster,

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How to Avoid Pricing Your Home Wrong — JUST DON’T.

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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WE’RE HIRING: Sales Manager, Auction Coordinator, and more!

www.CatesAuction.com

As Cates Auction & Realty continues to grow, so do the opportunities to join our professional, dynamic team. So, we’re hiring! Check out our current (and future) openings:

SALES MANAGER

We are looking for an experienced sales manager to lead our growing team of auction specialists and agents.

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