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.
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.
I thought everyone was very nice and professional to work with. I would recommend Cates Auction to others.
Genevieve Campbell 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.
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
Thank You so much for all your hard work and speedy process on auctioning off our car wash. Not only did we get more than what we expected, you got it done in a fraction of the time that we had it on the market.
Michael Minor, Four Seasons Wash,LLC
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
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…
Walt Bridge, P.R. for the Turnquist Estate
Hooray for CATES! Needless to say I was delighted with all that happened in the auction of my lake home. The advertising was extensive and thorough; your staff was so courteous and upbeat and knowledgeable; the day of the auction was like a giant party–an atmosphere of anticipation, the aroma of b…
Mary Lou Vest
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…
Thanks! Whee—-What a great job! I would recommend Cates to everyone. We did not know what to do when my brother passed away and left us a mess.
Ray Bucklew told us we needed an auction. Of course he caught us when we were hot and very tired. He was very kind to my 86 year old mother and she was doi…
I would like to say how pleased I was with everyone involved in getting my house sold, prior to actual Auction date.
I felt advertising was remarkable.
I felt a rapport was established from beginning to end with those I had contact.
Thank you for a job well done.
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