Our Team

Lisa Taylor

  • CEO

Lisa brings her decades of estate experience to CalEstates. The owner (and mom) of this family enterprise, she has several professional designations in addition to her experience, to include; Certified Estate Specialist, Senior Real Estate Specialist, Realtor with Sotheby's, Graduate Personal Property Appraiser, and Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (Fundraising auctions for local non-profits).

She brings her family business to assist you in your family affairs, be it the personal property, the real estate or all of the above. 

Lisa enjoys history - Where homes & collections are concerned, it's an important component. The provenance of items, or even special stories related to cars, homes & boats helps sell those items for top dollar.

Alexa Bartlett

  • Product Marketing Director

Alexa, a graduate of Scripps College (also born in Berkeley) is the super creative one in the family. With an eye for detail, layout, staging, and turning any room into a masterpiece, Alexa shines. 

Alexa is also the internet guru. She has incredible skill for marketing campaigns, the use of social media for promotion and is an avid networker. Her youth is certainly to our advantage, having grown up with the internet! 

Alexa loves people. She is an incredible listener, which is so key in a business that involves families, estates and buyers. 

Kera Bartlett Binns

  • Marketing and Public Relations

Kera was the inspiration (in 1986) for the start of the estate sale business. She was born in Berkeley! Since, Kera has assisted in numerous sales, from organization to packing, pricing and marketing. 

Kera graduated from Occidental College, and more recently, Carnegie Mellon's MBA program. Kera's skills at organization (she is the spreadsheet queen in the family) and keeping us on track is invaluable to details that need to be covered.

Kera as always had a smile that brightens any room. When working with clients she is the perfect connector.