Berkeley, CA 94707
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Welcome to EstateTeams (formerly known as CalEstates)!

We started assisting clients with estate matters in 1986. As a family owned & operated west coast business, we have sold thousands of items and netted million's of dollars for families through estate sales, auctions and real estate transactions. When you select our EstateTeams Concierge package, we sell your real estate (Sotheby's), personal property, provide top of the line staging, plus handle ALL the details (there are many), for a fraction of what others will charge you - let us know if you wish to learn more. We find that our clients who take advantage of our start to finish concierge services have much better financial results (and certainly far less stress) - than clients who select different professionals for every aspects of their estate matters (and it's a lot easier for you)!

We are also more than happy to provide your quality estate with complete estate sale services (without the real estate, project management or staging components) to include start to finish sales, consignment to online entities, and clear out of all the remains. All your quality items in storage? Not a problem. Ask us how it works!

If you wish to have us handle everything for you to include - Real Estate matters (Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty) & additionally, sale of personal property assets (in home and/or consignment to our consignment gallery), plus professional in-home staging (, utilizing our and our popular concierge service - taking care of all aspects of the estate - please reach out to us for a complimentary consultation in your home! Our previous clients will tell you, they are very glad they opted for the EstateTeams Concierge service!

You can learn more on our website at

We hold the professional designations of; Realtor, SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist), GPPA (Graduate Personal Property Appraiser), CAI - (Certified Auctioneer Institute), CES (Certified Estate Specialist), Staging Professionals and Members of RESA (Real Estate Staging Association) plus Professional Auctioneer. 

We are able to handle everything for you, start to finish with excellent results - just tell us what you want!
Please see some recent testimonials on our website:

Please visit our Etsy shop for some wonderful consigned treasures!

Can't wait to see you at our sale. Setup was 33.

Client References available upon request. 

Licensed, Insured, Bonded.
Thank you for your consideration!

Lisa Taylor, CAI, SRES, GPPA, Realtor, Estate Specialist, Appraiser - Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty
Lisa@EstateTeams (510) 610-4461
Lic #02017954
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Our Testimonials

"We hired CalEstates to sell all of our mother's personal belongings and in addition, we elected to sign on for their concierge services, and - no kidding - it was seamless! We (my brothers and sister) all live out of town and had no clue how we were going to sell all her things, coordinate inspections, sell a house, watch over contractors - so we put it off for a year! Once we got Lisa & Alexa involved, all the stress vanished. They literally took care of everything! They are professional, wonderful communicators and, well, ideal really. Can't recommend them enough!" - Kristin, Tom, John and Erik.Kristin, Tom, John & ErikNovember 2019
*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)
Hazel C.February 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. "Patricia R.March 2019
"Good Morning Lisa! I Hope you slept well and are energized! You and your daughter Alexa 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!"
Betsey T.November 2018
"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. "Dave K.July 2018
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