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What Will People Think? Prospective Auction Sellers Want to Know!

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,

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No Reserve On Gorgeous Executive Home Auction

As seen in the Kansas City Star

These sellers are serious! Having already downsized and moved, they aren’t interested in just putting a sign in their yard and waiting indefinitely to see what happens. Instead, they decided to schedule an absolute auction and sell their home at 10:00AM on August 21st.

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Auction is First Ever Opportunity to Buy Historic “Pine Haven Estate”

As seen in the Kansas City Star

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.

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Homes on Acreage Popular with Auction Buyers

As seen in the Kansas City Star

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,

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Prime Commercial Land to be Auctioned

As seen in the Kansas City Star

With the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book reporting continued economic growth across most of the United States in February and March, commercial real estate markets were described as “stable or improving” in most Districts, including Kansas City and St.

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Sellers to Give Real Estate Auction Proceeds to Local Charities

“As seen in the Kansas City Star”

Three local charities are eagerly anticipating the fall of the gavel on April 24th. On the auction block will be a sprawling 6,000+ square foot home situated on 10 picturesque acres in Jackson County. Chris and Stacey Payne own the property and are donating 100% of their proceeds from the sale to benefit three of their favorite charities.

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Absolute Auction Natural Choice for Seller of Historic Home

As seen in the Kansas City Star

Beverly Sue Ryan is no stranger to the concept of a real estate auction. As the Clay County Public Administrator from 1974 to 2004 her department frequently turned to the auction method to sell property they were responsible for liquidating. 

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Home Once Host to Prince Charles, Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan to be Sold at Auction

As seen in the Kansas City Star and The Independent

Magnificent 9,000sf penthouse residence in “The Walnuts” will sell to the highest bidder over $1.5M! (Seller investment exceeds $6,000,000)

As you step out of the elevator into the home’s foyer, and the room illuminates to greet you,

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True Custom Design and Luxury Features On The Block

As seen in the Kansas City Star

Words like “custom” and “luxury” have lost meaning in today’s real estate market according to Greg Duncan, vice president of Cates Real Estate Auction Company. “Even upscale developments often seem to offer variations on a few standard floor plans and anyone with granite counters or stainless steel appliances feels comfortable throwing around the word ‘luxury’ these days” says Duncan.

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Executive Homes – Buyers Have Choices At December Auctions

As seen in the Kansas City Star

As daylight ends earlier and holidays grab attention, real estate buyers are sometimes justified in thinking their buying choices during the winter seem to drop with the temperatures. Agents often see a drop in their inventory of homes during the winter as sellers focus on other priorities.

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