Lisa Schick Hudspeth
A professional with 25+ years of experience in fine art and antiques, business management, and appraisal services; Lisa is uniquely qualified to offer personal property appraisal (Fine art, antiques and residential contents) and estate liquidation services. Lisa is committed to using the highest ethical standards and especially enjoys helping clients through what is often a difficult transitional phase of their lives.
Her education includes a degree in Art from Duke University, and MBA from UNC – Chapel Hill. Lisa worked at the Smithsonian’s Museum of American Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and as a Director of Marketing with a Fortune 25 company before starting Heirloom Estates, LLC. Lisa is USPAP (US Professional Appraisal Practices) certified and Certified Accredited Appraiser by the International Society of Appraisers.
Founded more than 20 years ago, Heirloom Estates, LLC earned the reputation as a “go-to” company for high-end estates. Heirloom Estates’ success is based on Lisa’s ability to appropriately value and secure top dollar for her client’s property. Rather than relying on local or wholesale liquidation markets, Lisa’s network of national auction houses and large client list are used to maximize client’s sales. While her background includes work on eight figure licensing deals and leadership of a $500 million corporate business, Lisa is perhaps most proud of founding her antiques, appraisal, and estate sale venture. Heirloom Estates remains a very successful company in an industry where 95% of all businesses lose money.
Lisa's "What's it Worth" column has been featured in the Charlotte Observer and Greensboro News and Record. Her broad-ranging corporate, legal and appraisal experience enable her to bring a unique skill set to meeting your appraisal and high end estate sale needs.
Skills: Certified Appraiser with the highest level of accreditation, the CAPP designation, from the International Society of Appraisers; certified in both Fine Arts Appraisal and Antiques and Residential Contents. Federal Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) current. Extensive Antiques and Art Knowledge, Excellent analytical, research and presentation skills, MBA with 25+ years successful business and entrepreneurial experience.
Heirloom Estates, LLC
Owner/Accredited Appraiser, High-end Antiques, Estate Sale and Auction Brokerage Company
2001 - Present
Cary, NC and Paradise Valley, AZ
Sara Lee Corporation
Various progressive positions, most recently Director of Marketing, Childrenswear Division, Director of Licensing, and Director, New Ventures.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Manager of Corporate Support
Houston , TX
Ampersand Inc. Arts Management Consulting
Smithsonian Inst. National Museum of American Art
Traveling Exhibition Coordinator
Durham, NC: 1976–1980
B.A., Art and Public Policy, Graduated Magna Cum Laude
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC: 1984–1986
Masters in Business Administration, concentration in Marketing and Finance. Graduated 8th in class. Beta gamma Sigma Business Honor Society
International Society of Appraisers with ISA, CAPP and USPAP designations
CERTIFIED Accredited Appraiser
Certified in Fine Arts
Certified in Antiques and Residential Contents
USPAP Compliant (U.S. Professional Appraisal Practices) recertified 4/2016
Fine Arts Certification Course Covering:
Residential Contents Course studied:
Whitehall Antiques Summer Seminar - 2014 & 2015
Annual National Conference of the International Society for Appraisers, attendee: Philadelphia, Ft. Worth, Chicago, & Pasadena
Collector Systems On- Line Collection Management Systems Trained