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We would like to thank Rick Bradford for providing us with his wealth of knowledge in putting together a strategy to sell our house quickly.  He did a remarkable job explaining the process to us and was available to answer any questions that came up.

The marketing team did an outstanding job and our house sold before the auction date and for more money than anticipated!! We couldn’t have asked for anything more.

We would highly recommend Cates Auction and Rick Bradford to anyone!

Mike & Tina Gatschet

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 needed to do to accomplish a great sale and he helped us in every way possible.

Thank you so very much Rick and the entire Cates team for a job done well!


Maureen McNeil

Sarah Cox

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 millions of questions. We appreciate the entire gang!

Jeff & Marla Burvee

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 instincts and am very pleased with the end results.

I would highly recommend Cates to anyone selling his or her house or property.

Diane Christy

We are very happy the way we were and still are being treated and have already had a few people ask how we liked Cates.

We told them if we had it to do over we would do the same thing, we are very happy and thank all who helped us in any way.

Thank You,

Ernest & Lorene Prewitt

Ernest & Lorene Prewitt

I was very pleased with Cates Auction. Everything went great.

The ladies I met were very nice and helpful. Shane Maxwell was very good explaining things and was polite and very nice and helpful.

I was very happy with everything.

Thank you very much,

Willadean Summerskill

P.S. The title company was very nice also.

Willadean Summerskill

kuckleman_mainMy name is Rick Kuckelman.

Your company just sold my home in Lee’s Summit this morning!

I just wanted to let you know how thankful I am for the quality of your operation and the efforts of Rick Bradford.

You truly run an outstanding operation, from top to bottom.  I am impressed!

And Rick was a joy to work with.  Always available night or day!  Always responsive and helpful! Never pushy! He simply did a better job than I ever could have hoped for!  You are blessed to have such a quality employee!

Richard and Elizabeth Kuckelman

Jeff, the probate case for Mr. Gary Turnquist has just ended.  You and your staff were just outstanding in handling all of the details of the asset sale and transfer to new owners.  To remind you would be tedious, but I have to say that the estate contained four collections, watches, knives, guns, and tools, all of which your staff researched and cataloged and posted to your website.

I was privy to the work of your photographer as he performed all of the close-up shots to aid the buyers.

I was impressed with the work ethic of every member of your group, at the office and at the residence.

I began as a skeptic, but you made a believer of me.  Even my attorney noted that without you, I would still be trying to sell estate items on eBay and I still would not be concluded.

My hat is off to you, Ms. Mangum, and her colleagues for their hard work.

Walt Bridge, P.R. for the Turnquist Estate

I appreciate all your help. Your people were very impressive. You made what I thought was going to be a big task into a simple one for us.

John Vandel

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 agent that could help me make this decision less painful and hassle-free! I decided to call Cates Auction. After speaking with Rick Bradford, I knew right away that he understood me and what I wanted to happen with the sale of my home. Rick is very personal, caring and has great attention to detail.

The marketing department did an amazing job at making my property look like a million bucks and the other experts at Cates really put their talents to work for me. Kim Mangum, who handles all of Cates “behind the scenes” details, did a great job of keeping me informed.

My house went on the market on the 27th of July and it sold it on July 31st.  Wow! It’s no wonder they’ve been in business for 75 years. I’m very thankful to God and that I chose Cates Auction. You should too!

Elena Atkins

We are Kansas City's oldest and most experienced real estate auction company specializing in accelerated real estate sales in Missouri and Kansas, including Overland Park, Lenexa, Shawnee, Leawood, Kansas City, Lee's Summit, Olathe, Blue Springs, Independence, Liberty, Kearney, Parkville, Smithville, Gladstone, Clay County, Platte County, Jackson County, Johnson County, Wyandotte County, Leavenworth County, Cass County, Lake of the Ozarks, Lake Ozark, Sunrise Beach, Osage Beach, Four Seasons, Shawnee Bend, Miller County, Camden County, and around the Midwest. Kansas City auctioneers with regional expertise!