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.
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.
At its most basic level, the concept of online auctions gives sellers access to unlimited buyers, and buyers access to unlimited properties —
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’m not even sure where to begin. Words cannot effectively express the thanks we owe to Rick Bradford and the entire Cates Auction team. Rick is delightful and provided exceptional service! My family and I cannot thank him enough for his time, effort, patience, knowledge and dedication in help…
Thank you Kim. Cates lifted a huge boulder off my shoulders. Every time I thought about selling my house and ALL the stuff inside I just got so overwhelmed, it paralyzed me to the point of doing nothing. Mark was the one who suggested Cates. I don’t know how he heard about you but he knew their fami…
It was a pleasure for the Bent family to do business with you. It was a first class business all the way to the end.
Mary Jo Bent
The relationship was good – very professional and responsive throughout the transaction.
Ray Bucklew was great to work with! I listed my deceased father’s house with Cates because of his professionalism and attentiveness.
Cates is a great company and the one to use!
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.
The Cates approach gives you the auction option with all the advantages of an MLS listing.
Stewart Living Estate Auction
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 mil…
Jeff & Marla Burvee
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 would not have worked out any better based on my needs, even in the face of the current Real Estate market. Residing out of state, your team was always there to see that what needed to be done–GOT DONE! What had been a burden for almost 5 years, moved smoothly to conclusion in a matter of we…
McNary Absolute Estate Auction
My personal experience with Cates Auction & Realty Co. was overwhelmingly positive. I was mainly interested in a quick sale of real estate and property to settle an estate and Cates delivered the service I needed with professionalism and speed. Once the Cates team goe…
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