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. To ensure that buyers know they are serious, they chose not to put a minimum bid requirement or a reserve on the auction. That means the executive home, built by Don Julian, will sell to the highest bidder, regardless of price.
Cates Auction & Realty Co., Inc. is handling the auction marketing and sale. Cates vice president, Greg Duncan, has been working with the sellers and is looking forward to the auction. “This is a beautiful home, loaded with the features buyers want right now,” says Duncan. He points to high ceilings, tall windows, elegant millwork and upgraded finishes that are found throughout the house.
The four bedroom, four and a half bathroom plan is designed for true main level living with the master suite (complete with fireplace) along with formal and informal living and dining rooms, all on the main floor. The great room, hearth room and breakfast room all look out to the Tiffany Greens golf course. A bonus room through pocket French doors off the kitchen is a perfect office or activity room. A spacious laundry room with Whirlpool appliances is just steps away from the kitchen which features hand-picked birch cabinets and stainless steel refrigerator.
Upstairs a guest suite is situated at one end with two additional bedrooms and Hollywood bathroom at the other end. They are joined by a large loft-style family room and a walkway open to the entry. According to Duncan, the large professionally finished walkout basement is one of the things that sets this home apart. He explains, “With large windows and the same trim levels as the rest of the home, the open layout adds multiple living and entertaining areas.” There is a second kitchen, spacious family room, large hobby room, full bath with steam shower and dry sauna, plus a media area with surround sound and built-in Mitsubishi entertainment center.
Duncan says that he has worked with many owners of fine homes, but few who are as meticulous about maintaining their property as these sellers. “It’s an elegant home and they have taken outstanding care of it, making smart investments along the way. It’s like walking into a brand new home!” he says. He encourages prospective bidders to come and see for themselves at an upcoming open house event August 9th and 16th from 2:00 to 4:00PM.
Jeff Cates, president of Cates Auction, reiterates to buyers that while the Northland has other nice homes to offer, this absolute auction represents a one-of-a-kind opportunity in the current upscale market. He says, “We’ve sold a number of executive and luxury homes at absolute auction over the years. It’s clearly the best way to buy a home.” He adds, “There’s no mystery here. It’s a gorgeous home with smart sellers who have chosen the most transparent method of sale possible!”
The auction will take place on Friday, August 21st at 10:00AM with live bidding offered online and onsite. Alternatively, buyers may make offers to buy in advance of the auction. Details, documents and a photo gallery are available at www.CatesAuction.com. Cates staff is happy to answer questions about this auction or about selling fine real estate at auction. They can be reached at 816-781-1134 or [email protected].