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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) disdaining and uncooperative tenants in the building b) a DPOA halfway across the country and c) a tornado. I cannot say enough about the level of support he provided. He always had my mother’s best interest in mind.

Diane Griffith

We could only imagine how horrible it was going to be selling our childhood home. Not having any idea which direction to go, with trepidation, we called Cates to see if going the auction route would work for our situation. Let me tell you…..not in our strongest prayers could we have hoped for a better experience!

We did the online auction wherein everything was done online, no strangers walking through our house picking up mom & dad’s things like a thrift store. Cates personnel handled all of the organization of the personal property and the huge time commitment that entails. The staff in the office was courteous and very mindful of how difficult this was for us. We were never made to feel like ‘just another auction.’

And lastly, if auctioning your home is the path you choose to take, Rick Bradford is your guy! I can’t say enough about his personality, attention, knowledge and most importantly, his compassion. I’m sure we were a serious challenge, but you would have never known it. He went above and beyond for us and he too, never made us feel like just another auction. If you are fortunate enough to get him as your agent, you absolutely will not be sorry. He is A+.

Kennedy Estate Auction


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

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!