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Our sellers decided to build a new home on 100+ acres, so they listed their home traditionally. Because our sellers didn’t own the mineral rights to the property, they weren’t getting any activity on the property. In fact, they only had 5 showings in the first year. After 18 months on the market, they decided to change strategies and wisely contacted Cates Auction. Our accelerated marketing campaign produced a remarkable 21 Realtor showings and 64 groups through 2 open houses. On auction day, we had 29 registered bidders on-site, another 5 on-line bidders and the property sold at Absolute auction for $57k over appraisal! As you can imagine, our sellers were very happy.

Why Sellers Choose Auction

When you're ready to sell,
a professional real estate auction may be the


Let's talk about your goals for selling your property and explore how an auction strategy could work for you.

Real Estate Auction Specialist

It's Fast & Easy!
You choose your sale date, and relax!
Let Rick and the Cates Auction staff handle all the details.

It's Effective!
Auction marketing gives maximum exposure to your property.

It's Accurate!
Qualified buyers compete to determine market value.

It's Hassle-Free!
Your property sells as-is and without contingencies, so there's no work to do and nothing to negotiate.

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A Message from Rick...

“When I first came to work for Cates, I was surprised by how much there was to learn about real estate auctions. Like most people, I assumed that there were only a couple of reasons sellers would choose to go the auction route. They were either in trouble financially or there has been a death in the family. Why else would you possibly choose the auction strategy? In retrospect, I had a very limited perspective.

"The reality is that there are a variety of reasons to choose auction and multiple benefits to all parties involved, including Realtors."

Until recently, real estate auctions, unlike art and antique auctions, have experienced unfounded negative images in the market place. The majority of Cates real estate auctions don’t result from foreclosure or distress situations, but rather are the result of a motivated seller choosing a cost-effective, accelerated method to sell their property.”

Real Estate Auction Specialist


My experience with Cates was great. 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. He went out of his way to help me coordinate with the buyers, those who made pre-auction offers, the title company and even the attorneys involved. Rick has a great sense of humor and brought levity to what could have been a very stressful situation. He and his staff were simply amazing. When auction day arrived, he was there to walk me through the process, which was very exciting! The entire Cates team ensured the sale went smoothly and the sales price grossly exceeded all of our expectations! I can’t imagine selling a house any other way, or with anyone else.

Erin Harrison, Executor

One of Rick's Recent Clients
Gorgeous Property on 10 Acres Auction Results

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