Estate Sale

Fresh Start Transitions Client Testimonials

“The overwhelming task of cleaning out a home of 30 years was accomplished by Fresh Starts “angels” – guiding my every step of the process. Their experience in organizing, the sorting, and packing, unpacking, moving and selling of re-useable items was a huge help to me. But most of all the compassion in their services was clearly evident and greatly appreciated. Their ministry to seniors in transition is a service that made the difference. I’m glad that Fresh Start was recommended to me. I highly recommend them to all families of seniors in transition.”

Pat – daughter of Gerry and Dick, Atria Merrywood

“Adele Mahan is absolutely wonderful!  She assisted our family with moving my disabled father.  My father is disabled due to a brain tumor and was not able to handle moving on his own.  She arranged many aspects of transitioning my father to an out-of-state independent living facility.  Adele was professional, reliable, honest, flexible, and caring.  She was extremely patient with and kind to my father.  Additionally, she communicated with me throughout the process.  Adele was able to be there for my father, when I was not.  When things with my father’s sale of his home went askew, Adele was available on a moment’s notice.  I could not have done this without her.  I would highly recommend Fresh Start Transitions to anyone in need of transitioning services.”

Kimberly Schaffer – daughter of Michael, Assisted Living NJ

“Adele is dependable and very efficient and a joy to have.”

Vivian, Cypress

“This home continues to be so pleasant to live in. Thanks to your wonderful organizing skills, I could use and enjoy my home so soon after my move. In addition, I am pleased with your decorating skills in hanging my paintings and photos. You made my move so much less stressful. Thank you!“

Ann Anderson – Carriage Club

“Grace and Adele have my complete trust and a very emphatic recommendation. They have done an outstanding job organizing and arranging the details for the sale of my grandmother’s household possessions. Fresh Start Transitions has made this process not only achievable but also surprisingly fun with their positive attitudes and outgoing nature. They accomplished more work in a short time than I could ever have imagined. They also located items, which the family couldn’t find, and which were considered lost, including keys to a 1959 Ford and its documents. I consider Grace and Adele invaluable; their work is top-notch. It is very evident that they are skilled organizers and able to do their work which would have been an unbearable burden to our family. They followed our instructions to the letter and offered valuable insight and ideas to help us. I have complete confidence in them and total peace of mind.”

Jan Alaksa – granddaughter of Margaret, Plantation Estates

“Transition with the elderly is difficult at best. Couple that situation with distance in trying to coordinate a move. Fresh Start handled the task with ease and compassion, not only on moving day, but with follow-up as well. A job well done!”
George Davis  Durham, N.C. – son of Sara at Sharon Towers

“Dear Angels of Fresh Start Transitions;
Thank you so much for all of your hard work at my father’s house. That alone is an understatement! I know the work was unreal and much more than you or I had anticipated. I know what I had gone through this past spring. My parents were real collectors and savers of many things. I know what I threw out and divided up for my siblings and their children to take as memories let alone what was left by them on “moving day” weekend. I don’t know where to begin with thanks for all of the work you both did with your team of cleaning out the rest of it and setting up a sale and then dispersing the remainder to the proper parties and garbage. What an astounding job you did for us! The timely phone and e-mail updates worked great for us too! It was so great that we left it all in capable hands and could concentrate on moving Dad here and getting him settled in and comfortable. He too, had peace of mind that the items of value were left to caring and knowledgeable people. You truly are angels! I would highly recommend your services to anyone since you give such honorable and ethical service to people who are distressed over moving and selling a house and all that goes with uprooting one’s self and all of their belongings. You offered a great service where we were confident we weren’t going to be taken advantage of when we had so many other things to with which to concern ourselves. Thanks again for such a wonderful job!...KUDOS!!!”

Ellen De Vogel – daughter of John VanGenderen who moved to New Jersey to be with family

“Fresh Start Transitions is a perfect assistant whether you are needing a fresh start in a new home, during a major life change, a new way of thinking, or just a different way to handle everyday life.  Their attitude is wonderful and they care about you as their special client.  Thank you for your excellence and concern.”  
Nannette – daughter-in-law of Shirley at The Laurels

“Adele Mahan and her team are true angels! Not only did they do a wonderful job in moving my Mom from her apartment to the Laurels Assisted Living Center, they made it a effortless transition; from having all the furnishings in place to decorating with Mom’s favorite pictures and knickknacks while Mom and I were at lunch. The care and attention to detail made a situation that could have been completely overwhelming virtually stress free for my Mom and me. Within a short time after this transition, my Aunt passed away. Again, Fresh Start Transitions was there to organize, clean out, throw away and sell all the items in my Aunt’s estate and have her apartment completely cleaned and ready for the next tenant. How blessed I felt to be in such capable and caring hands! Adele even sent a member of her team to help me get organized after all of the transition we have been through that year. I would highly recommend Fresh Start Transitions since they provided my family with the most amazing service that I have ever experienced.

Julie Byrum – daughter of Millie at The Laurels

I think that your company and its employees are top shelf. Anyone can come into a home, pack up the contents and unload them at a new destination, but you and your group really work efficiently, with humor, and respect for the seniors and their treasures.

Debera Shane, Leasing Director The Laurels at Carolina Place

The first prospective buyers saw the house today - here is the feedback:
“Beautiful home, and nicely staged. Buyer liked backyard shop, large lot, bonus room, and house in general. Was not crazy about the more closed room layout downstairs (thought about ways to modify it to open it up some) and the smaller grassy area in the back yard. Overall, very nice home. Buyer will contemplate.”
 THANK YOU and your group for doing such a great job staging the house!!!

Terri and Mike, home seller