Realtors & Real Estate Agents In Kansas City

For many years, agents have enjoyed partnering with Cates to earn real estate auction commissions. Whether you have a seller who could benefit from an auction sale, are representing buyers who are interested in an auction property, or are considering a career change of your own, let’s talk!

Below are brief explanations of four of our most popular partnership opportunities. We’re always happy to talk with you, answer questions, and help you determine if auction is an appropriate strategy for a particular client or property.

Refer a Seller

Select the referral option if you do not wish to be actively involved in the auction process. When the seller you refer completes a successful auction, we’ll simply pay you a portion of the buyer’s premium commission at closing. It’s easy! This is just one of the benefits sellers enjoy with a real estate auction. Complete the Agency Partnership Form or give us a call to begin the process.

Convert a Listing

If you want to maintain the listing and be involved in the auction process, you and your client can both sign an “Auction Addendum” to your listing agreement that will authorize Cates to conduct the auction marketing and sale. You will receive whatever commission you and your seller negotiated and the auction commission will be paid by the buyer. Complete the Agency Partnership Form below or give us a call to begin the conversation.

Agency Partnership Form

Represent a Buyer

It’s easy to represent a buyer at a Cates auction. To register as your buyer’s agent, just print the pdf form below, complete the required information, and fax it to us at 816-781-1135. You may also email it to

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Broker Participation

Join Our Team of Agents

Are you ready to move your real estate or sales career in a new and exciting direction? As a licensed agent with Cates Auction & Realty Co., Inc. you will represent auction sellers and earn a portion of each buyer’s premium on your listings. Our business is growing and we are looking for qualified representatives in the field of residential, land, and commercial sales. Our agents must have an entrepreneurial mindset, current real estate license(s), and a minimum of 3 years of successful sales experience. Our fully staffed office provides all the necessary marketing and operations for each auction. Click here for full information on Sales careers at Cates Auction & Realty.


To learn more, send a letter of interest along with your resume 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!