Cates Auction & Realty Co., Inc. is Kansas City’s oldest and most experienced real estate auction marketing firm. Our business is growing and so is our need for talented staff! Successful auctions are the result of hard work by a dedicated team of professionals.

We’re always looking for energetic individuals to join us in working to exceed the expectations of our clients and customers. Below are some of our current opportunities. If you are up to the challenge and ready for the excitement of the real estate auction industry, contact the appropriate person listed.

Current Openings

In addition to the opportunities below, we are actively recruiting :

  • Auction Support (immediate)
  • Buyer’s Agent
  • Sales Manager (future)
  • Digital/Social Marketing Coordinator (future)

To receive a summary for any of these positions, email your request to



In up markets and down, real estate auctions work! We need professional, trained sales people to present the auction option to property owners around Missouri and Kansas. Full time independent contractor positions pay generous commissions. Our fully staffed office provides all necessary marketing, operations, and support for each auction, allowing you to focus on what you do best – selling!

Candidates should have a strong entrepreneurial mindset, personal business planning skills and 5+ years of outside sales experience. Professional sales training and/or real estate experience are a plus.

Click here for full information on Sales careers at Cates Auction & Realty.

Opportunities exist in the following real estate areas:

  • Residential – general
  • Residential – estates/aging population
  • Luxury homes
  • Commercial (office, retail, industrial, multi-family)
  • Land (recreational, agricultural, development)
  • Extended markets (beyond KC metro)

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Auction Support

There are a wide variety of part-time opportunities in the area of personal property specialization and general auction support. Some examples are:

  • Personal property cataloging
  • Pre/Post auction clean-out
  • Open house / Preview event hosting
  • Property maintenance
  • Misc. labor

Contact information:


We’re always looking for talented auctioneers to assist with bid calling and ringing on a contract basis. Contact information:


If you would like to submit a resume and letter of interest for us to keep on file, you may send it to

We are Kansas City's oldest and most experienced real estate auction company specializing in accelerated real estate sales in Missouri and Kansas, including Overland Park, Lenexa, Shawnee, Leawood, Kansas City, Lee's Summit, Olathe, Blue Springs, Independence, Liberty, Kearney, Parkville, Smithville, Gladstone, Clay County, Platte County, Jackson County, Johnson County, Wyandotte County, Leavenworth County, Cass County, Lake of the Ozarks, Lake Ozark, Sunrise Beach, Osage Beach, Four Seasons, Shawnee Bend, Miller County, Camden County, and around the Midwest. Kansas City auctioneers with regional expertise!