Reprint from the
Kansas City Star
October 2, 2009
ProStar Auctions LLC: Three team up to auction lake property
ProStar Auctions LLC
Bidders participating in ProStar Auction sponsored auctions must be pre-qualified and the property will be sold with the guarantee of a clear and marketable title with no contingencies.
Three experts in their respective fields say they have partnered to offer a new alternative in the way real estate properties are marketed and sold in the greater Lake of the Ozarks area.
Tonia Grein, a leader in the lake area real estate industry, along with William C. Shively and Robert A. Shively, who bring more than 30 years of professional management and real estate auction experience to the table, have formed ProStar Auctions LLC. They call the company a highly professional and pro-active real estate auction firm that promises to deliver a time-and-date-certain sale of property.
?We live in a society that is continually evolving, yet, until now, the methods of selling real estate have basically stayed the same for decades,? Robert Shively said. ?However, that?s about to change. Clients will now have an accelerated marketing option. ProStar?s innovative time sensitive marketing approach will handle real estate transactions in an entirely different and tremendously more productive manner.?
William Shively added, ?Within the next five to seven years, the National Association of Realtors data projects that more than one-third of all real estate will be sold by auction.?
?First, a real estate auction asset specialist will tour the client?s property,? Grein said. ?After an agreement has been reached, a date for the auction will be set from 30 to 45 days out. A marketing campaign will begin immediately that includes direct mail brochures and postcards, electronic billboards, e-mail blasts along with an extensive and strategically placed newspaper advertising campaign in both large metro and small markets. All interested parties will be invited to attend a buyer?s seminar and inspect the property during a four-to-six-hour period several weeks prior to the auction. Then on the day of the auction event, which can be held either on or off site, the entire process will be streamed live with both audio and video on the Internet so bidders anywhere in the world can take part.?
Auction bidders must be pre-qualified and the property will be sold with the guarantee of a clear and marketable title with no contingencies.
?When the auctioneer hammers the gavel and pronounces the property ?sold,? it?s sold,? Robert Shively said.
The trio agree that ProStar?s accelerated marketing method will result in a winning scenario for everyone who uses their service, including Realtors, buyers and sellers.
?Our real estate auction method is an effective tool for selling all types of properties, from elegant estate properties, fine homes, condominiums, resort properties and land through a competitive bidding process,? William Shively said. ?Selling real estate properties by auction is an art form, requiring skills and capabilities that are foreign to most auction companies whose experience in real estate is limited.?
?A ProStar auction works because we offer three main features,? Grein said. ?First, we have media savvy. We know what works and where the best buyers obtain their information. Sellers also benefit from our exclusive partnerships with major media outlets, allowing us to purchase desirable feature locations for the lowest rates. Second, we offer integrated marketing. Not only do we feature the client?s property on ProStarAuctions.com, but we also use our proprietary database to target brochures, postcards, e-mail blasts and other media to buyers who have specifically requested information about properties like those we offer. Third, we provide expert attention to detail. We thrive in focusing on detail to make sure that each aspect of the auction is conducted appropriately to ensure a successful event on the auction event day. The more complicated the sale, the brighter we shine, with specialists in every facet of the auction marketing program, from design to public relations to our preview staff.?
?Our entire operation is set up to provide the highest possible level of service to Realtors, sellers and buyers,? Robert Shively said. ?From the moment a client contacts us, we are committed to serving them with class, integrity and professionalism. With a professional staff, experienced and knowledgeable about the auction real estate business, supported by state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, ProStar Auctions is the firm best suited to successfully complete an auction sale of the client?s property.?