Estate Sale

Fresh Start Transitions was formed because of Adele Mahan and Grace Ely’s love for older adults. In 2005, after Grace learned of the need to have professionals manage the stressful details of relocating to a new residence, the two began working together. They both also enjoyed organizational tasks and a very fulfilling opportunity was launched.

Grace now works part time with Fresh Start Transitions, due to her commitment with SIM, Serving In Missions, where she assists retired missionaries.

Adele Mahan, owner of Fresh Start Transitions, was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga. and attended Western Carolina University. She and her husband have lived in Charlotte since 1989 and are the parents of two boys. They also own a golden retriever.

Adele formerly worked as a licensed Realtor with Prudential Carolinas Realty, SouthPark location. During that time, she gained valuable experience helping others throughout the home sale process. Adele received training as a ASP (Accredited Home Stager) in hopes of enabling her clients to get top dollar for their home. Adele also earned her CRTS (Certified Relocation Transition Specialist) to insure quality services and national support while working with senior adults. Lastly, Adele earned her CAPS (Certified Age In Place Specialty) which has trained her to make design and functional changes to a home, in order to better suit those with physical disabilities. For instance, this includes changes that would make wheelchairs and walkers more accessible.

Adele enjoys playing tennis with her friends and family and loves to read. She desires to bring comfort and support to older adults and their families. Her goal is to help create a ‘Fresh Start’ during this new season of life.

Adele Mahan

Hilton Head Island, SC

Bluffton/SunCity, SC

Insured and bonded




Adele Mahan, CRTS, ASP, CAPS
accredited through the following;

CRTS - Certified Relocation Transition Specialist

ASP - Accredited Staging Professional

CAPS - Certified Age In Place Specialist

and in association with;

NASMM - National Association of Senior Move Managers

Awarded the NASMM Circle of Service

International Association
of Home Staging Professional

NAPO - National Association
of Professional Organizers

SR Alliance