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250: How to Start an Estate Business - How To Quit Working
250: How to Start an Estate Business

250: How to Start an Estate Business

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Lisa Kroese is the owner of Expert Estates and also known as the “Estate Mama.” When a move acrosss the country turned her families life upside-down, she decided it was time to finally take the leap to entrepreneurship. On this episode of the How to Quit Working show, Lisa explains how she leveraged her knowledge and expertise to start a successful estate liquidation business.

About Lisa Kroese:

Expert Estates‘ owner, Lisa Kroese, has over 17 years of personal property appraisal experience. She quickly determines and highlights the best objects for sale in your estate.

Shortly after moving to Tehacahpi, California from the east coast, Lisa opened Expert Estates so that she could help people by offering the best estate sale and appraisal services to her clients in and around Southern and Central California. Her husband, Steve, works as aerospace software engineer in Mojave, California for Scaled Composites. The Kroese family came to California so that Steve could work on spaceship software, it’s his dream job. They have two daughters.

As an estate seller, Lisa combines her passion for researching and preserving heirlooms with her passion for helping people and solving problems.

Lisa’s current and past California estate liquidation clients include the Estate of Elaine and Jack Palance; Dr. Birds; Don Hall, the founder of Don Hall Jewelers; Nancy Halls’ Fond Memories; 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.

Lisa is a seasoned event organizer. She handles estate sale crowds and unexpected emergencies quickly and gracefully.

Call Lisa for free advice about your liquidation or appraisal: 661-474-7201.

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About Jeff Steinmann

Jeff wants to help you Live More. He is the author of How to Quit Working, A Simple Plan to Quit Your Job for a Life of Freedom. He hosts a weekly show called The How to Quit Working Show that features lessons from Freedom Fanatics who quit their soul-sucking 9-5 job and created a business that lets them live a passionate life of freedom. Jeff also writes for several media outlets, including The Huffington Post, Lifehack and Elite Daily. Most of all, Jeff is a Freedom Fanatic, fiercely devoted to finding a better way to “do life”.

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