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By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 22
Malware, Spyware & PUPs - OH MY | Don't Let It Happen To You!It can happen to all of us. We can unknowingly download Malware, Spyware and PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) onto our computers. When that happens our computers become infected with viruses. Over the past few weeks I've noticed my ...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 19
The Undercover Boss Gets A Lesson In How It Is All About The CustomerAs business owners and independent contractors in the business of real estate, loans, appraisals, staging, flooring, consulting, SEO, etc., we've all had, or at some time will have, an experience of not being hired by someone. S...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 33
IDX Broker Disabled My IDX-MLS Service Without Notice I subscribed to IDX Broker on September 9, 2013. I received a confirming email which stated ... your setup and first month's recurring service payment has been processed using your credit card on file.  On September 26, 2013 I noticed IDX Brok...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 14
Extra Extra Read All About It - AR Meetup in San Jose is on 12/2/2013 ActiveRain's Angel, Kerrie La Guardia updated her post on the AR winter meetups. Find a meetup in your area and plan to attend. *****************The meetup in San Jose is one week from today! Date:  Monday, December 2, 2013Time...

By DEBORAH STONE
(PACIFIC HOME BROKERS, San Diego, CA)
Comments 5
5 Rules ---How to Choose Good Tenants   When my investors ask me to manage a property they just bought, they know I have a track record of finding good tenants. Easy,huh? Run an ad on Craigslist, answer the email, show the property and get a deposit. I wish it were that simple. It's not difficult...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 25
The Jury Is In - The Verdict - NOT GUILTY ..... However Yesterday I wrote this post. I do not believe the general public understands "referral fees" in the business of real estate. The clients I have have served on a referral basis did not know that I pay the referring party a referral fee - a pe...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 13
Sweet Home California | The Beautiful California Coast!   What makes California so special to this San Jose real estate agent?  There are two primary reasons:   #1 It's home - I was born here #2 The beautiful California coast     The photo above was taken at my favorite place in Half Moon Bay.  I...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 21
Would You Vote For Realtors® Charging Retainer Fees? I wonder how the real estate profession would change if clients truly had to "hire" us to work for them, including consult with them?  I am a firm believer that nothing is truly free.  Someone always pays. In real estate, that someone is often ...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 16
December Challenge Is Coming on December 5, 2013   Kerrie went light-weight on us for the December Cloudburst challenge and Debbie Reynolds is sponsoring another fun challenge in December. We get to decide if it is a really big deal or not a big deal.  This is just to wet your whistle, so to spea...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 23
Things You Need To Know About Life That Dish to Real Estate As Well If we ask enough questions the truth will eventually be revealed. No matter how “right” we are it will not create happiness. We really do get what we pay for.  If we are not sure we should be honest we are already living a lie. D...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 34
Pre Plans for My Business During the Winter Holiday Season In addition to my ME time Pre Plans I've been evaluating my life and determining what I can do new, do differently, or stop doing, to enrich my life and enrich my business. I want to experience more beauty and less stress in my business. ...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 36
Sometimes We Just Need To Make Soup From Life's Lemons Life will sometimes serve us buckets and buckets of lemons. Lately, I've been swimming in lemons ranging from discovering a seller was attempting to commit lender fraud on my watch to my IDX provider, IDX Broker, shutting down my service. So ...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 22
I Remain Conflicted About Dressing Up Our Pets For Halloween I know they are adorable just like all the little kids.  I just can't help but wonder if our pets had a say in the matter, would they be willing participants?   I watched my son dress his dog, Molly.  She had no issue wearing the pants ...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 25
October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month And My One Year Cancer Free Friday, October 11, 2013 was my one year cancer free anniversary. I had several follow up medical appointments that day, including blood work and a mammogram. I took a photo of the banner which hung in the waiting room of the br...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 15
Who Would I Like to Meet in Person? | Joe Petrowsky Look at Joe's smile! When I read Joe Petrowsky's blog posts I know he is a genuine person. Joe is not your "average Joe" ... that is for use. There in nothing average about him. He is an extraordinary soul. Joe is a loving and devoted husband an...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 19
ActiveRain Winter Meet-Up in San Jose on December 2, 2013 ActiveRain's Angel, Kerrie La Guardia announced the AR winter meetups. It's time for a meetup in San Jose! Date:  Monday, December 2, 2013Time:  11:30am - 1:30pm (or longer if you choose to stay a smooze)Venue:  Cheesecake Factory - in the...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 14
AR Meet-Up at Tres on 11-8-2013 Following The NAR Conference It's not easy getting the attention of 23 people, mostly ActiveRain members, who are actively engaged in conversations to pose for a photo.  However, as you can see, we did it!  It was so nice to see so many new faces as well as many lo...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 14
Who Would I Like to Meet in Person? |  Carla Muss-Jacobs  I remember the day my phone rang like it was yesterday. What seemed like out of the blue, I received a call from Carla Muss-Jacobs in early May 2013. I had been following Carla for some time. She was certainly someone I had wanted to talk ...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 11
Read This If You Are Attending The NAR Conference in San FranciscoNAR is right around the corner. In one week I will be picking Joan Cox up from the airport.  Joan and I agreed to be roommates during the conference.  I hope she does not snore! I look forward to meeting Joan for the very first tim...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 10
Managing My San Jose Real Estate Business When I Am Out of Town   As a San Jose real estate agent I use a lot of technology that allows me to manage my business when I am out of town.   While I may not take many vacations per se, I do find from time to time that I must leave town for weddings, fu...