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,
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks very much. I really enjoyed working with Cates Auction and believe that we obtained a higher price than if we had listed the properties with a real estate agent. It is a well run company and you all looked after us above and beyond what I expected.
Thanks for all your help and patience in answering our questions. We were sad to have our family home sold but you all helped us through the process and we thank you for your kindness. Jeff was very kind and understanding with us knowing how hard it was to sell our parents home and things. Sha…
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
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
Over all the experience was good. Everything was professional and when something was to be done, it was done in the time frame I was given.
The young lady who was in charge of the 2 open houses was very good (Dani Kraemer). Shane(Maxwell) and Andy(Jarrett) were both very good.
The whole Cate…
Jeff, the probate case for Mr. Gary Turnquist has just ended. You and your staff were just outstanding in handling all of the details of the asset sale and transfer to new owners. To remind you would be tedious, but I have to say that the estate contained four collections, watches, knives, guns…
Walt Bridge, P.R. for the Turnquist Estate
We were very pleased with the way everything was handled, as well as the outcome. You are wonderful to work with and made everything so easy for us. Your professionalism in all that you do is tops .
I was pleased with the process, and presentation of the auction and it’s outcome. It was a pleasure to work with Mr. Cates and his crew, and will certainly recommend your group in the future.
A property seller recently asked about my experience with Ray Bucklew at Cates Auction Company. I was very favorably impressed with the marketing campaign and successful sale of my property, at a pleasing sale price.
I myself am a professional Realtor who owned a producing commercial property tha…
Jeff Page-350 Properties
I believe the real estate sold much better at the auction than it would have sold through a real estate agent…I most certainly appreciated the clean up work your staff relieved me of having to do. You all took loads of pressure off my shoulders and I thank you for that.
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