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.


Expert Estates Miami's owner, Maria Mihalic, has lived in South Florida for over 25 years. She has a vast network of professional connections and buyers, and she quickly highlights the best objects for sale in your estate. Maria has a long held interest in preserving, maintaining and selling heirlooms and household goods. Maria is a master in the art of repurposing and creative home decor. She makes both high end homes and thrift store chic homes look their best to bring the best possible results for each estate liquidation. 

Maria has worked with her sister, Lisa Kroese, for over a decade learning personal property appraisal, estate liquidation and marketing techniques. Maria is now at the helm of the family's Florida estate liquidation business with her own office. She has turned her passion into her career by working with families to stage and liquidate estates. Maria's clients benefit from her family's Florida base, her master's degree and knowledge of antiques.

Maria earned a Master’s degree in Psychology from Appalachian State University. And has worked as a corporate recruiter for over 7 years. Shortly after moving to South Beach, Maria opened Expert Estates so that she could help people by offering the best estate sale services to her clients in and around South Florida.

In 2013, Maria married David Sanchez of Worldwide Properties. For clients who need one stop shopping, Maria's estate liquidation office combines David's real estate experience and Maria's estate liquidation services to provide efficient services families looking to pursue a hassle free sale of a home and its contents. 

Maria is a skilled negotiator and event organizer. She handles estate sale crowds and unexpected emergencies quickly and gracefully.

Expert Estates' California estate and business liquidation clients include the Tehachapi Estate of Elaine and Jack Palance; Estate of Dr. Birds; Nancy Hall's Fond Memories; Don Hall, the founder of Don Hall Jewelers; and the owner of Denny Refrigeration Company.

Call Maria for free advice about your estate liquidation or to schedule your free consultation at 786-553-3374.

Professional Summary


Professional Estate Liquidation expert located in South Beach serving Miami, South Beach, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, and other areas in and around South Florida. Traveling to serve other areas nationwide when needed.

Experienced in negotiations, sales, marketing and team management.

Experienced in selling fine art, furniture, antiques, vintage, collectible, estate, business and residential contents.