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 want to thank Cates Auction & all the staff for the assistance in disposing of my aunt’s property. You were so kind, knowledgeable & professional that it made what seemed to be an insurmountable chore manageable. You all went above the normal and customary in terms of service and I sincerely appre…
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 inst…
Docekal Trust RE & PP Auction
We were very impressed with the Cates Auction Company and would certainly recommend them to others. I have never been to an auction that was as well run as this one…. Very pleased.
Judi Blezek, Trustee
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.
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…
You handled everything so well; it took a lot of the worry and stress away from us before and during the whole event. Everything went so smoothly…We recommend you highly and would tell anyone that this is the way to go. It could not have worked better for us. We thank you very much for handling our …
Ray & Pat Hageman
I was satisfied with the sale of the property considering the slow economy. I felt that you & those working with you did all that was possible to sell the property at the highest bidder. The two bedrooms was a disadvantage but at the time we built we weren’t considering selling the home. Thank you…
Having sold homes in the past, I found working with Cates to be my best selling experience. Greg was very open about the process, Greg and Kim were fantastic with communications keeping me informed and knowing the day my home would sell was very calming. Finally my home was in great shape and sellin…
This was a nice way to sell the house. It was quick & easy way to sell that avoids constant showings and allows for planning on vacating the house.
Greg Duncan was prompt with responses to my emails. Kim Mangum put up with my constant questions.
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…
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