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Year-End Auction Opportunities Include Commercial, Land & Residential Properties (As seen in the Kansas City STAR)

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.

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Pros and Cons of Online Auction Sites

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 —

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Auction Increasingly Popular Way to Buy, Sell Commercial Real Estate (As seen in the Kansas City STAR)

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.

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Sell FAST. Sell SMART. 5 Reasons to Sell Real Estate at AUCTION.

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.

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How To Sell Real Estate In A Seller’s Market

Avoid mistakes sellers make in a hot real estate market or L’eggo my Eggo!

Yes, it’s a hot real estate market. What exactly is a “seller’s market?” It’s pretty basic. If four people are sitting around the table and one frozen waffle pops out of the toaster,

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How to Avoid Pricing Your Home Wrong — JUST DON’T.

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,

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WE’RE HIRING: Sales Manager, Auction Coordinator, and more!

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As Cates Auction & Realty continues to grow, so do the opportunities to join our professional, dynamic team. So, we’re hiring! Check out our current (and future) openings:

SALES MANAGER

We are looking for an experienced sales manager to lead our growing team of auction specialists and agents.

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LUXURY LAKE HOME AUCTION – Good for Seller AND Buyer!

“A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” Henry David Thoreau

On a less esoteric level, Pinterest, Etsy, and even many a gift shop offer up plaques,

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A Smooth Transition: Downsizing Made Easy!

As seen in the Kansas City Star

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.

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REALTORS ® — Do you have a Frozen Food section? (If not, you’re losing business.)

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.

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Tammy Markham
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