Helping Seniors Downsize in the Greater Kansas City Area

senior-downsizing-auction-services-kansas-cityAfter many years in your home, the thought of moving can feel overwhelming. There’s much to organize, pack up and discard when you’re planning to transition to a new home. And that doesn’t even consider the time, effort and energy it takes to sell your house, find a new place to live and process the emotions of leaving a neighborhood and street where you’ve made so many memories.

Cates Auction is here to help. We provide senior transition auction services in the Kansas City area, services that help you get the most value for your home and contents while seamlessly moving from one location to the next. Downsizing is the perfect solution for many individuals and couples, but that doesn’t make it easy.

Simplifying a Complicated Process

Many of our clients choose our senior downsizing real estate sales services because they’ve become rooted in their homes and lifestyles. It’s difficult for them to imagine taking the steps necessary to facilitate a home sale, eliminate unneeded belongings and move. Two important steps include:

  • Reducing: When downsizing, you can’t take it all with you! That means deciding what to do with furniture, collections, tools, household items and everything that won’t fit or isn’t needed in your new place. Just tell us what’s not going and we’ll take care of getting it sold for you. Not sure? We’re happy to share our recommendations for what to sell, donate, or dispose of. We can even take care of disposal if you need us to. It’s that simple.
  • Navigating the Real Estate Market: You may feel intimidated by the real estate market after many years of living comfortably in your home. Selling can be complicated and drawn out. Just tell us when you plan to move and we’ll take it from there. Your property sells on the day you choose and under terms that eliminate negotiations or need for you to do additional work. What’s more, at Cates Auction, our approach to selling your home brings prospective buyers together to compete to own your property and ultimately pay you the true-value sales price. And, they’ll pay all the commission!

Our Approach

We begin with a free initial property analysis during which we get an understanding of your goals and time line. We bring over 70 years of experience and knowledge in senior downsizing real estate sales services in the Kansas City metro area. We’ll answer your questions and craft a plan to help you easily transition from your house to senior living or your next home.

We create a customized marketing campaign and then we schedule your home sale on your date of choice. Unneeded contents can easily be sold at the same time. The result is a fast, effective downsizing experience that gives you control and peace of mind throughout the entire process.

About Cates Auction

Founded in 1942, Cates Auction & Realty has a long history of providing the utmost in client care as we effectively manage the downsizing process. Your home is your most valuable asset, and we use our real estate specialty and expertise to ensure you’re getting the greatest return on that important investment. The true secret to our effectiveness is a team of dedicated professionals who are all working together to achieve your downsizing goals.

Other types of properties sold at Cates Auction include Real Estate, Commercial Property, Lake Property, Luxury Real Estate and Land.

How can you get started? Fill out our free property analysis form and take the first step toward a smooth transition.

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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!