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.
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
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!
Selling a home can be scary. What’s the right price? Will anyone want it? Is this the right time? When you add in going through a divorce to the mix, it makes that scare factor grow exponentially. When our realtor friend suggested selling via auction, I was admittedly skeptical. I thought people o…
Wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the way you conducted our auction. From the first time we met, and through the closing process we were 100% pleased! Thank you so much!
Larry & Ruth Mallard
I think the sale went fine, fast and I’m glad it’s over.
Thank you so much.
Bruce L. Ledgerwood Estate Auction
I will recommend Cates to anyone that is wanting to do an auction. I was very pleased.
Kathy Price, United Country
We are grateful for Cates Auction! Living out of state, I don’t know how I could have done this in any other way that was so efficient, professional, and stress-free (even going with an absolute auction).
Living remotely, it was just the greatest relief to me that everything, and I mean everythin…
Marie Fairweather For the Estate of James Wolf
My experience with Cates Auction was great. I had a very complicated and surprise filled estate to sell, and there were several hiccups that arose. Rick was very patient and understanding each step of the way. He kept the lines of communication open, and always answered my calls, texts and emails. H…
Erin Harrison - Anderson Estate
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
Everyone I dealt with at Cates did a very commendable job! I’m sure that I must have expected some courtesies from you that were outside of your primary function but I had very little time in Liberty, no extended family there, and your every assistance was truly appreciated. I found Greg to be excel…
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