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.
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,
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…
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 …
“Awesome! Feel silly, somewhat an expression used by my own grandchildren, but “awesome” was the overall perfect word to describe my experience with Cates Auction Real Estate Company. Having talked with other auction companies I knew the very first time meeting and speaking with Jeff Cates this was …
Carol S. Robertson
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
I wanted to let you know how pleased we were with the sale of my brother s home. When he decided to go with the Absolute method, I was not totally comfortable that was the best approach. Having never been involved in real estate auction before, I was simply unfamiliar with it and experienced a touch…
Joy Estate Auction
A big THANK YOU to all who helped at the auction. My son was not too sure at first about doing an auction but was very pleased how well it was handled. All of my family were very impressed. Thank you again! Jane Joy
LaCygne KS Farm Auction
I have never been to an auction before so have nothing to compare it to. However, everything seemed to be first rate. The brochures were excellent. I didn’t know my farm looked so good! The publicity was great, many of my friends saw your ad in the KC Star and pointed it o…
Roberta Newell, Kramer Auction
Margaret Counts Trust
I recently had the opportunity and privilege to work with Cates Auction. I chose Cates Auction after researching and interviewing numerous real estate firms. I chose Cates Auction because they had the many years of experience, and size of business to provide me with the expe…
Kate Binkley Trustee
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…
It was a great experience for our situation. We needed to liquidate our parents’ estate in a timely fashion and knew the property needed a lot of repairs. We were pleased to be able to sell it “as-is” and know it would be sold on a specific date. The staff was incredibly helpful in advising us as to…
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