The traditional method for selling a property requires doing whatever it takes to make it as appealing as possible to prospective buyers. Typically, the owner must make improvements and upgrades such as painting, remodeling the bathroom or replacing an aging garage door, as well as performing those long-postponed repair jobs.
After a person passes, what happens to their possessions? It all depends on whether or not that person had a will and what their final wishes were. The value of assets or possessions a person owned at the time of their death also influences what happens to their belongings.
Back in the day, there was so much available land in the U.S., especially in Kansas and other Midwestern and Western states, that the federal government was giving it away for next to nothing. Thanks to the Homestead Act of 1862, settlers who made their homes on land and stayed there for at least five years could take ownership of up to 160 acres,
Decluttering, getting rid of things, and moving into a smaller space is a well-trodden road for families all across the nation. If you’re thinking about, or in the beginning stages of downsizing your home, you are not alone by any means.
Every stage of life could bring about reasons to downsize.
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.
Thanks for the outstanding manner in which you and the Cates Auction team handled the marketing and sale of the property in Lenexa.
I was very confident in recommending Cates Auction Company for this property and I was not dissapointed with any aspect of our combined efforts. In spite…
Bob Edwardson Reece and Nichols
The reason bidding wasn’t very competitive had more to do with the appeal (or lack thereof) of the property itself than the work of Cates Auction & Realty. I believe that they did a great job with what they had to work with, and they were very, very pleasant and professional.
Ron Snyder, VP The Commerce Trust Company
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,
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My client was receptive to the idea of an auction, and from the beginning of the transaction, through the closing, has been extremely pleased with the results. The staff and Jeff have been extremely helpful and professional.
This is the first time I have done anything like this. I was very please with everything! Your staff was very helpful and friendly. When I had questions, they were there to answer them. I want to thank you all very much.
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
I think the staff did a good job and was very pleasant to work with.
In my experience people go to auctions to get a good deal. I was disappointed in the outcome; no fault of the auction company; but when I looked back to when this all started it turned out pretty much like I initially expected i…
I just wanted to say thank you to you and your team for running a very successful auction for us. The winning bid, which was a very pleasant surprise for us, was clearly the result of your team’s marketing efforts and your relationships in the market. Also, your extra efforts as we got near th…
Our very first meeting with Jeff was a reassuring experience, which at that point in time was certainly needed. Jeff explained thoroughly how to proceed, gave us options and suggestions, but never did he pressure us one way or another…Our many thanks to all of you…we could not have gotten through th…
Joan & Winson Finney
I wanted to let you know how pleased we were with the sale of my brother s home. When he decided to go with the Absolute method, I was not totally comfortable that was the best approach. Having never been involved in real estate auction before, I was simply unfamiliar with it and experienced a touch…
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