*Note she sent to agents at Alain Pinel Realtors - Shared with us.
We needed to clear all the contents of the Moffitt Mansion last weekend, and we found a company that did a terrific job in the worst weather possible! Lisa Taylor CEO of Cal Estate has over 30 years experience in the field, her marketing brought out droves of people and she and her efficient team made it all happen.
She is a Graduate Personal Property Appraiser, Certified Estate Specialist, CAI Auctioneer, and Benefit Auctioneer. The sale took place Sunday and Monday, and then anything left (and this home was 7.000 sq ft) with cupboards and stuff galore was cleared out! We weren't sure how she was going to make it happen, but when we came to do a walk through with the buyers Wednesday, it was spic and span and empty. So Kudos to Lisa and her professional team! (2019)
To say that you completely removed my anxiety about the long distance sale of our assets would be an understatement. Not only was your team able to come in at the last minute, but you did a remarkable job. The buyers for the home were surprised to see how you left the home cleared and vacuumed just days after the sale - which eased my worries about their walk through. If you ever, ever need a recommendation, you can certainly depend on me for a favorable one. (2019)
Good Morning Lisa! I Hope you slept well and are energized! You and your daughter did such a wonderful job on our small sale in San Francisco. Thank you so much for sharing the heart-warming stories from our aunts home. As I think about all the wonderful stories you have shared that unfolded yesterday, they were all meant to be, and with the remaining furniture and other items, more stories will be made. Have you written your book yet? Estate Sale Stories...The Real Value. It would be a fascinating and warm story when written by you!
So thoughtful and kind of you to share these stories with me, even on a Sunday morning! It is a great way for me to start my day! Thank you again! Have a most delightful day!
Lisa, you and your team exceeded our expectations! Not only did you sell 95% of the household goods, you managed to make more than we had anticipated. You made our downsizing and moving on so much easier. And not only the sale, you added the option of placing other items, and a few that didn’t sell, into your online auction – so we stand to make even more! We are thankful.
“I got a call from a lawyer in Seattle, telling me my aunt passed away and left me everything. I live in New York City and didn’t even know her, but she had no one else. I met with Lisa, we agreed on terms, I gave her the keys and flew home. The house was packed to the gills; most of it looked like junk to me. Lisa and her team saw more. A few weeks later, I received a check for $30,000 and was in total shock. What a wonderful gift from my aunt. Thanks Lisa!”
“I called Lisa and her team because of a storage unit I have had for years and was simply tired of paying rent for…I came to realize after years of having all of those items my mom and grandma left me, plus a load of designer clothes and handbags I would never use...it was just time. I made the call, and am so glad I did! No more storage rent and a great result!”
“Our mother had passed away and items were located in her condo and storage unit. We had nowhere to have a sale. Lisa and her team made it all happen in 3 days. The truck went to the condo and then to storage, picked everything up and moved it to her sale facility in Seattle. It was a huge load off of our minds at a time when we had so many other things to consider. We just wished she had a Real Estate license at the time too! The proceeds check was much larger than we had ever anticipated because of the research time they took to go over every little thing. The experience could not have been any better!”
Jill S. Windermere Realty
“I went to a sale in Seattle and met Lisa and crew, and saved their card. Since I sell Real Estate, I figured this service could be a benefit to my clients. I have referred Lisa to other Realtors & clients with stellar feedback. I have seen Lisa & crew at my listings and they are hard-working energetic people that do an amazing job – Thank you!”
“I have known and worked with Lisa for several years; Lisa is a woman with initiative and wide ranging ideas. She is always well organized, and is a very positive person to work with."
Gene & Liz B.
“Lisa Taylor and her team helped my wife and I on a number of occasions with consignment of high value pieces. She was just super in immediately understanding the help we were asking her to provide and coming up with recommendations. The plan she presented was as good as it gets. She achieved all of our objectives with professional and personal aplomb. She has great enthusiasm and energy as well. We would unhesitatingly recommend her with the highest confidence that she will meet or exceed almost anyone’s expectations”
“I have had the opportunity to participate in 2 events with this team. I am impressed with the way in which they make sure every seller and buyer has the best possible experience. From the care that is given to setting up to their marketing and advertising, it was a great experience. I would work with them again in a heartbeat”
Philip G. - Development Director
“Lisa Taylor helped us raise a record $102,000 at our 21st Annual Ciao! Cioppino! Dinner & Auction.”
Irene & Vance
“Lisa and her team have been nothing short of wonderful to work with. We’ve done extremely well numerous times with selling our goods with them. Each time they have been extremely accommodating and have made us feel comfortable with the process. They are all extremely professional, knowledgeable and friendly!"
“I was impressed with the presentation and execution of our liquidation sale. It was a wonderful experience. Thank you so much for all your help”.
Carie B. Executive Director (2016)
"Lisa Taylor is awesome! She helped us put on our first gala, and we raised more than three times as much money as we had at our past annual events. She makes the whole process fun and achievable. We got a lot of excellent positive feedback from our guests regarding the paddle raise and live auction. We are so grateful for her support"
The board & staff of AFRP (2016)
"Dear Lisa, Thank you so much for everything you did to make our Animal Friends Gala a success. You made such a difference in so many ways! Your energy & compassion for the cause brought out the best in our supporters. Thank you for helping us to raise more than ever before for our animals. What a blessing you are!"
Julie, Carmel, CA
"My mother passed away and when we accepted an offer for her house that closed in 10 days, I had less than a week to clear the rest of her house. I decided to do an estate sale with Lisa Taylor's assistance. She was awesome! Together we set up, she priced everything and we had the sale all within a week. This was a superhuman undertaking that could not have been done without Lisa. She was knowledgeable, calm, dependable, and friendly to people at the sale. I enthusiastically recommend Lisa Taylor for your estate sale"