Grand Opening News
Lisa Kroese knew it would be a close call and she was right!
She and husband Stephen Kroese planned the opening of their new store, Expert Estate Sales, at 151 N. Mill St. for Wednesday, July 24 knowing these events could coincide with the birth of their second baby girl. On July 22 at 10:30 p.m., three-week early 6 lbs. 5 oz. Mira Serena Kroese arrived on the same day as the royal baby in England. Sister Vivian is as excited as her parents that her little sister is healthy and happy.
Employees Elizabeth Henderson and Nikki Kasch oversaw the grand opening at the store while Lisa enjoyed her new daughter's arrival. The event went smoothly with well wishes and welcoming greetings from local business owners and Chamber of Commerce members. Drawings and refreshments enticed attendees to acquaint themselves with the wide variety of household goods and antiques. The store phone is 238-3999. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Unique to Expert Estate Sales is the bidding process. Each item is priced and a customer may place a bid on the item by filling out a bid sheet. They will be contacted on Saturday if the bid has been accepted.
Owner Lisa, a Certified Appraisers Guild of America certified appraiser, has done appraisals for the last 15 years prior to relocating to Tehachapi. As an estate seller, Lisa combined her passion for researching and preserving heirlooms with her passion for helping people and finding solutions.
Lisa's past California estate liquidation clients include the Estate of Dr. Birds; Don Hall, the founder of Don Hall Jewelers; and the owner of Denny Refrigeration Company. Her appraisal clients include art collectors on ArtNews' list of Top 200 Collectors, the Estate of Gianni Versace, and the Lowe Art Museum.
Early in her career, Lisa worked for one of the country's oldest auction houses. Her fine art services firm in South Florida was a Sothebys.com authorized seller. She has a degree in fine art from The Maryland Institute, College of Art.