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"Awesome team to work with! They went out of their way to get my auction online as soon as possible since I needed the house emptied for closing. Fantastic communication throughout the entire process and I felt very safe with them handling everything since I lived out of state. When done I walked in to a clean house; no dinged walls, no dirty carpets, no garbage lying around. Couldn't be more pleased with their service!"

Beth Barrile - Fish Creek - March 2018

"We could not be more grateful for the service provided by Mary Kay and Caring Transitions, or more appreciative of the quality and professionalism of our interaction. When our mother passed unexpectedly and we had to move our elderly dad to assisted living, it was up to my sister and me to take care of everything in the house. It was overwhelming but Mary Kay, her husband, and her team made it doable for us. They explained they could deal with as little or as much as we needed. We took out everything we wanted to keep and they dealt with selling, donating, recycling, or disposing of absolutely everything else. The house sold a week later. Our parents had an extensive book collection, and Mary Kay even went to the extra effort to donate the whole collection to a food pantry outside of Green Bay starting a small shop. Wow. We were blown away by the thoughtfulness. Mary Kay also sent us an email she received by the person who bought our family china through the on-line auction -- this buyer was so pleased with the china and it made us feel great to know it has gone on to bring job to others. Highly recommend this service for anyone facing the loss of parents and feeling overwhelmed by how to manage a home full of years and years of memories (and storage!) Thank you, Erin & Flora"

Erin Bowley - Green Bay - March 2017

"I was extremely pleased with Caring Transitions marketing and selling of 95% of the items in my 10 room house. Circumstances forced me to downsize within a short time and CT did the job in sorting, packing ,labeling, and generally helping me out. They were organized and cleaned up every day that they were there. The sale itself went well with everything selling except for one item. I loved not having customers tramp through my house. I have recommended them to several friends who are planning to downsize within the next year."

Karen Dutil - Green Bay - April 2017

"I have known Mary Kay Minnis since she began her Green Bay Caring Transitions franchise. Over the years, I've been delighted to see how business grown ... with people "flocking" online to her estate sales and waiting to get on her team's calendar to have their own estate sale conducted by MKM's Caring Transitions. There are real, substantial reasons behind this success: First and foremost, they care: about their clients, about their customers, about the worldly goods for which they're serving as the seller's representatives. Each and every item is carefully examined, analyzed, and researched. Descriptions not only are accurate and honest -- down to the last detail -- but I've seen as many as 40 photos (or more!) to properly portray an item being sold. As a buyer, not only have I gotten some great "deals" from Caring Transitions auctions ... but Mary Kay has gone out of her way to accommodate the special needs of her buyers. Now, as a seller with an upcoming estate sale auction being handled by Caring Transitions of Green Bay, I've had the opportunity to watch the team in action ... sorting, cleaning, questioning, and representing in precisely the right words and pictures a timeless treasure that's been part of our family for years if not generations. When you think about estate sale agents that not only conduct their sales online, but begin each item with an opening bid of just $1 (one dollar), these folks must be doing something right to satisfy both their clients and customers. We very highly recommend them!"

Bruce Joffe - Green Bay - April 2017

Caring Transitions is an exceptional group. Our experience with you all was extremely helpful, less stressful for us and you did a magnificent job all around. We will highly recommend you! Caring Transitions is all you promised it to be.”

Dorie B, Fish Creek (relocated to Austin, TX) – 12/2015



We had a fantastic experience with Mary Kay of Caring Transitions. She was incredibly helpful and always quick to respond with any questions we had about items. We couldn't have been happier with the pieces we purchased. I would highly recommend working with her. A true professional.”

Andrew B, Green Bay – 09/2014



Mary Kay and company, you all did such a great job. Thank you so much, from our family to yours!”

Sharon S, Green Bay (Oshkosh) – 09/2014



I cannot thank you enough for your hard work and professionalism.  The house looks amazing!!  If you ever need a reference please do not hesitate to use me. Thanks again!!!”

Ellen M, Allouez (Chicago, IL) – 08/2014



It all started because I wanted a new bed! I had been sleeping in that 1920’s beautiful walnut poster bed for over 20 years and I loved the feel and color of that mellowed wood. There was a new mattress placed on that bed about 10 years ago and it was still pretty comfortable. But, the bed was just too small.

What do I do with that walnut poster bed and the two matching dressers? They were in such good condition but my children had their big king sized beds and they were not interested. Over the past years I have had many treasures that were now stacked in boxes in the basement or tucked into cabinets throughout the house. There were many thoughts racing through my head. What do I do with all my “stuff?”

My new bed was ordered and on route from the manufacturer so I had some time to collect my thoughts and realized that I simply needed to downsize. I checked out this new business I had been hearing about called Caring Transitions of Northeast Wisconsin. Into my life entered Mary Kay and her husband Paul. What a wonderful pair of “angels” they were for me.

First, they came and talked to me about their services and how that beautiful bedroom set would certainly be of value to someone. We talked about my boxes of Stangl birds, my 1900’s cranberry glass collection, and my Star Wars ornaments. Before long I realized I could accomplish my goals of downsizing my household, receive value for my collections of the past, and also to realize some additional cash to purchase the new bedspread, pillows and curtains for my bedroom.

Mary Kay and Paul began to explain to me the process and soon they were advising me of each step. It was wonderful and they did all the work! They helped identify items, they cleaned items, and they photographed all the items. When I thought they were finished, they were actually just going home to research and write descriptions for each item.

Soon, with my permission of course, there was a very interesting on-line auction! Oh, how nice those items looked! Some items attracted many bids and some of my perceived treasures were not so popular. It was actually interesting to watch the on-line sale from my bedroom computer.

The sale is now completed. Mary Kay and Paul packed my treasures into boxes for each bidder to pick-up. My emotions were ones of satisfaction and completion. I had loved my treasures over the years but like my bed, they too, had outlived their usefulness. I was happy with the extra space in my house and my new bed!”


Mary S. - Green Bay - 03/2014



"We were living 700 miles away when our lake home sold. Having no idea how to manage the liquidation of the furniture, we did an internet search for Estate Sale companies. We reached out to Caring Transitions on New Years Day (we were desperate!) not expecting to hear back on a holiday. Within 20 mins Mary Kay emailed that she'd be available to talk THAT DAY. After talking with her, we felt one thousand pounds of burden lift off of our shoulders. She assured us that she'd orchestrate the entire moving process, which included:

* Selling all items we designated and managing the pick-up
* Cleaning out a very messy boathouse that was covered in snow in the bitter wind and cold
* Managing a team of movers to transport key items to our FT residence
* Ensuring the house was cleaned properly
* and so much more.

Mary Kay and Paul exceeded all of our expectations. They communicated every step of the way with us and were always positive and comforting to us. Trying to manage this on our own, several states away, would have been a nightmare. Caring Transitions made it a dream."


Maripat A. - Luxemburg WI - 02/2014

I just wanted to let you know how happy we were with everything you did. If you ever need a testimonial for using your services, I will be more than happy to let anyone know how pleased we were.”

- Jill H. - Ellison Bay - 07/2013


Many, many thanks from all of us! You made a difficult process so much easier. And so professionally done. Much appreciated.”

- Susan B. - Green Bay - 05/2013

Thank you for everything. The move was made so much easier because of you. You are providing a wonderful service – you worked your butts off, all this in one day. This has made the transition for Ruth so much nicer as you set up her new apartment just the way she liked it. Thank you again.”

- Bill M. - Suamico - 01/2014

It is such a relief that I don't have to deal with this anymore. I am so thankful for you!  Don't know what I would have done without you.”

- Virginia B. - Kewaunee - 08/2013

You helped out [our mom] wonderfully so she could help herself about moving into a new season of her life.”

- Debbie M. - Sister Bay - 10/2013

 Thank you so much for inspiring me, educating me, and helping me to get organized with our things. If anyone needs someone to help them stay on task with cleaning out an attic, basement, garage, or any space...Mary Kay Minnis is the person you need to manage your project!”

Michelle B. - Green Bay - 01/2013