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.
Years ago, when my kids were passing around the dark side of the planet (junior high), they lived in constant fear of being embarrassed by their parents. Concern about what their friends would think weighed more heavily than just about any other criteria when deciding what was acceptable. Turns out,
Designated a “Clay County Historic Landmark,” the stately “Pine Haven” home resides over a 52-acre pastoral setting replete with gated entry and quintessential tree-lined drive. It is for sale for the first time in its history, along with the furniture and collectibles that have graced its handsome rooms through the years.
Looking back over the past 73 years of his company’s history, Jeff Cates notes that homes on acreage are consistently among the most popular real estate auctions. “From the very early days when my grandfather founded the company,
After my mother went to live in Senior Housing, it became my responsibility to sell her home and its contents. This was daunting to me because no one had lived in the house for over 5 years, the foundation was in need of repair, the plumbing was shot and the entire inside needed to be gutted. I li…
Donna Dunn - Coldsnow Auction
Ray Bucklew was very helpful and patient answering our questions and explaining the sales process. The marketing of the sale was good and we were very pleased with the outcome.
We would like to thank Rick Bradford for providing us with his wealth of knowledge in putting together a strategy to sell our house quickly. He did a remarkable job explaining the process to us and was available to answer any questions that came up.
The marketing team did an outstanding jo…
Mike & Tina Gatschet
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…
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
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…
The Cates Team are always very professional. The process was very simple and straight forward. The day of the Auction, even though the weather was very rainy, there was a good turn-out. The sale went fast and we were pleasantly suprised at the final sal price.
John & Cheryl Fellinger
Other auction companies considered: One contacted us, which got us thinking about it, however he was never truly considered. It was Cates the entire time.
Great experience. Easy to use. Online capabilities of contact made the process seamless.
Jeff Cates was our contact all the way through. H…
Pam Breuckmann - Kearney Fields
Ray Bucklew is a consummate professional who handled the difficult aspects of our sale with patience and resolve. We appreciate his efforts.
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…
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