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You may be thinking things like, what do I keep? What do the kids want? What can I sell and how? What can I donate or discard and where? Can I physically get the items down from the attic or up from the basement? Do I move and then sell the house or can I live in the house while I sell it? In fact, you may never have moved before or it could have been a long time since you have. Your mind may be spinning thinking about all the questions you have and what to do first. You start feeling paralyzed, discouraged and overwhelmed.

Don’t panic! We have good news! You can greatly reduce the stress and burden you are feeling. Downsizing can actually be a very freeing and enjoyable experience!

We have been helping seniors and their families work through the downsizing and transition process for years. Our job is to help you determine what to keep, what has value, how to sell it and what items are best donated or recycled. We specialize in organizing, packing, moving and unpacking at your new home, while we coordinate staging, marketing and selling your existing home for the highest price in the shortest amount of time.

Take the Stress out of Downsizing!

When you have lived in the same home for 30, 40, or even 50 years, the downsizing, transitioning or moving process can be very overwhelming and stressful for you and your family. You may not even know where to begin.

For four generations our family has been involved in the Auctioneering business in South Central, PA. During our extensive experience in selling homes and the treasures within, we have taken great pride in our reputation for being trustworthy, honest, and respectful.

Observing the needs of families who were selling their homes, their belonging and dealing with the transition, my wife Shendy and I launched A Life Transition Service. We are dedicated to helping families not only benefit the most from the sale of their home and treasures, but also providing full service assistance with the entire downsizing process.

As a licensed Realtor and Auctioneer, my goal is to help families gain the most profit from the sale of their home, offering the choice to sell by Auction or list through a Realty Service.

I understand and respect the emotional attachments you may feel as well as the family relationships involved with this process. My desire is to maintain compassion while helping you sell your home and move with ease.

Shendy and I realized that together, through A Life Transition Service, we could meet not just some, but all the needs of someone going through the downsizing process. With our customized approach, we will create a plan that best suits each person's needs and unique situation with great care.

We treat our clients like family and aim to look out for their best interests across the board.

Pete Shaub, Owner (ALTS)

Downsize & Move Manager

The processed was well organized and professional. It exceeded our expectations. They treated us and our belongings with great care. Dave in Manheim

Pete Shaub
Realtor / Auctioneer / Move Manager

Pete and I raised two children in Lancaster, PA. While volunteering at various organizations, helping people and actively assisting others through our church, I realized the satisfaction that comes through serving others. 

A Life Transition Service enables me to get respectfully and compassionately involved in the decision making needs of those who are in the moving and downsizing process, while helping make it easier and less stressful for them.

Making a major change in your living arrangements, such as moving into a retirement community or a smaller home, can be a significant and emotional adjustment for everyone involved. Not only that, but there are a multitude of tasks that must be accomplished in order to prepare for and complete the process of moving. Alone, this is seldom easy or without anxiety.

From the initial planning to the day of your move, my goal is to ensure that nothing is forgotten, and your new home feel just that..."home". I structure the experience by laying the foundation that you can have complete control. You decide what level of assistance you need, and we will take care of it without you having to bear the emotional and physical burden of remembering every detail and making sure that everything is done. My goal is to work with you, and your family to make this process manageable and even fun.

God and family are key to our lives. Pete and I have been married for 40 years and now have six grand kids ranging in age from 11 to 21 years.

Shendy Shaub, Owner (ALTS)

The team at A Life Transition Service made a difficult process easy and allowed my family to concentrate on caring for our parents.Ruth in Quarryville