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,
I’m not even sure where to begin. Words cannot effectively express the thanks we owe to Rick Bradford and the entire Cates Auction team. Rick is delightful and provided exceptional service! My family and I cannot thank him enough for his time, effort, patience, knowledge and dedication in help…
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.
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…
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Klingler RE & PP Auction 8/6/11
I met with Jeff and he explained the options available for the sale of my estate and what his company would do. I went with the absolute auction. Everything went as he said it would. The sale brought more than I had hoped. His staff was great to work with. They did a…
As an old timer, I thought, this will never work. Amazing, cleaned me out.
Cates Auction reached a new level. Tain’t like it used to be. Gone from stick shift to automatic.
Thanks for a job well done, the second time.
Antiques are a strange item. Kept for ages but never used…
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
Greg was attentive to get us lined up to get the house marketed. Kim put the marketing plan in place. Pre-marketing and house showings and open houses were well communicated. The statistical data provided after showings was helpful.
The brochure that you did for our house was wonderful, listed al…
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…
My experience with Cates has been very satifying. Since the first meeting to the present everything has been professional and courteous. All of my questins were answered completely and thouroughly. Jeff Cates explained what he and his company would do and when it would be done. Everything was done a…
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.
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