Expert Estates LLC

Hire the original Estate Sale Experts for all of your liquidation and appraisal needs. We offer professional quality with true integrity. Both BBB and ASEL memberships set us apart.

Our California estate sales are the place to find: Modern, Vintage, Art, Furniture, Home and Garden Goods, Tools, Antiques and just about anything else...

Our estates are always fresh, never picked over, and found for you by Southern California's Premier Estate Liquidator and CAGA Certified Appraiser, Lisa Kroese.


Welcome to the store

Expert Estate Sales by L.A. Kroese recently opened a fun and fabulous 2200 square foot showroom at 151 N Mill Street. At the store, local and out of town shoppers will find new and vintage furniture, retro treasures, household goods, heirlooms and even appliances from families who need an estate liquidation but can’t have an estate sale at their home. If you like shopping the smart way, stop by frequently - we are always getting fresh estates. Plus we have lots of great services for people just like you. We offer one stop shopping for appraisals, estate sales, online auctions, consulting and consignments.

As a certified appraiser, I know the true value of the goods I am selling and marketing. That means you can consign and shop with confidence. I prepare written USPAP compliant personal property appraisals for insurance, estate, donation and other purposes.

We also sell property for our clients online and we are authorized sellers with iGavel auctions. This grants our clients access to an established national auction venue far better than eBay for antiques, art and high end family heirlooms.

Expert Estates also does popular traditional tag sales at client’s homes. If you are downsizing or dealing with circumstances that require estate sale services, hiring Expert Estates gets you a careful and trustworthy team who will clean, sort, stage, appraise, price, professionally photograph, market and sell your home's entire contents. Whether in the store or in your home, we bring in shoppers from near and far to clear the entire estate: house, garage, and yard. We can leave your home clean and ready for marketing, rental or residence. Our goal is to eliminate your burden - we do as much or as little as you need.

We provide free estate sale and appraisal consultations to develop the best plan for your situation. Each family and each estate is unique and we understand that. My team and I have been conducting estate sales throughout Kern and Los Angeles counties since shortly after I relocated to Tehachapi in 2010 when my husband, Stephen, was hired by Scaled Composites. In a very short time I’ve been blessed with new friends and a loyal customer base.

At Expert Estates, we do things differently and we like it that way. We have a unique 14 point customer guarantee for our estate sale clients. My staff and I never buy from our estates until after the public has been able to shop, that keeps our sales fresh and can draw in shoppers from Sacramento to San Diego. I offer valuable resources for people who need estate and appraisal services, like a free Estate Sale Checklist that you can download at our website. And a free Home Inventory sheet for insurance and estate planning purposes. These are just a few of the things that set us apart.

Expert Estates is owned and operated by a CAGA certified appraiser, is BBB Accredited, is licensed, bonded and insured, and is a member of The American Society of Estate Liquidators® (ASEL). I am proud to say, we are the only estate sale company in the county with those combined credentials.

I hope you will come over and shop the smart way with us at 151 N Mill Street. And for more information on having an estate sale or hiring an appraiser, visit the Services page at, come by or give us a call at 661-823-1635.

Always something new at the estate store! 

Always something new at the estate store!