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.
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.
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.
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,
Roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers turned 65 today and that daily pattern will continue until 2030, according to Pew Research Center population projections. By that time, say the projections, 18% of the nation’s population will be 65 or older.
A few days ago, Cates agent Rick Bradford and I met with a group of Realtors ® from three prominent offices in Kansas City. By the end of our time together, there were head nods all around the room in agreement that they needed to be offering their clients a frozen food option.
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…
We were very pleased with the way everything was handled, as well as the outcome. You are wonderful to work with and made everything so easy for us. Your professionalism in all that you do is tops .
If you want your auction handled with utmost professionalism and integrity, Cates is your auctioneer.
Herman & Virginia Scharhag Estate Auction
I want to thank you so much for your professionalism in handling our estate auction. Your team has been a great help with professional advice, pricing our home to sell and also the assistance in staging our home for the open houses. Your advertising methods worked, because our family was very pl…
Debby Helton for the Muecke Family
Ray Bucklew is a consummate professional who handled the difficult aspects of our sale with patience and resolve. We appreciate his efforts.
Selling a home can be scary. What’s the right price? Will anyone want it? Is this the right time? When you add in going through a divorce to the mix, it makes that scare factor grow exponentially. When our realtor friend suggested selling via auction, I was admittedly skeptical. I thought people o…
Thanks again for a superb experience…you guys made it go off without a hitch and took a lot of stress out of our lives in a stressful time already.
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.
I thought everyone was very nice and professional to work with. I would recommend Cates Auction to others.
Genevieve Campbell Estate
My name is John Hinkle and I am the Personal Representative for the estate of Gary Michael Taylor. Cates Auction & Realty recently completed the auctions of Mr. Taylor’s residence located at 38208 Boswell Road in Lone Jack, Missouri as well as his personal property. I was referred to your company …
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