certified probate real estate specialist: Acts of Kindness | Stand Up for Kindness | Fear No Evil - 12/20/23 12:07 PM
This post is my third entry in Acts of Kindness | Sharing Love & Joy This Holiday Season the December 2023 Active Rain Challenge.  
This post is about an act of kindness by someone I know. It is inspired by something I learned following the death of a friend. I learned that our deceased friend believed something about me, something I allegedly said or did, that was not true. Someone told a straight-up lie, and it was believed as though it were truth.
 
How often in life does this happen? 
How sad that for over ten (10) years my friend believed something about me … (21 comments)

certified probate real estate specialist: An Attitude of Gratitude | Blessed in the Rain! - 11/02/23 07:40 AM
I did not wake up today intending to write a Gratitude post. In fact, doing so was not even on my long list of things I want to accomplish today.  
However, I tend to go with the flow at the moment and fully feel what I am feeling. No better time than the present to write and publish my first of what I hope will be one of four gratitude posts for the November Gratitude Challenge hosted by the one and only gracious, Miss Debe Maxwell, CRS 
It's easy to live in the default mode of all the things we take for granted. … (23 comments)

certified probate real estate specialist: Probate Real Estate | Selling a Probate Home - 09/27/23 04:06 PM
The process of selling a probate home is explained by Kathleen Daniels, Broker-Owner of Probate Real Estate Services and CPRES serving Santa Clara County, California.  
The process is part of the legal process to administer an estate and is managed by the probate court. 
Selling a Probate Home | The ProcessThe process of selling a probate home is among the duties of an estate representative. Ideally, the executor or administrator will exercise prudence and hire a CPRES to list the home for sale. A CPRES holds a Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist Designation. 
Specialized Knowledge | Selling a Probate HomeWhile many aspects of selling … (15 comments)

certified probate real estate specialist: Probate Real Estate | Why Hire Kathleen Daniels CPRES? - 09/16/23 05:01 PM
Kathleen Daniels is a California Real Estate Broker, and a CPRES or Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist. She specializes in probate real estate and works exclusively with probate and trust estate representatives listing homes for sale. 
What is a CPRES? A CPRES Designation is a Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist.
There is so much more to learn about probate real estate beyond receiving the CPRES designation. 
Why Hire Kathleen Daniels, CPRES?With probate real estate, one size does not fit all. Real estate agents with a CPRES designation, and even those without the designation, are not created equal in terms of depth of knowledge, training, education, … (14 comments)

certified probate real estate specialist: Probate Real Estate | What is IAEA? - 09/16/23 01:47 PM
The sale of probate real estate under IAEA is part of the probate process. 
Probate is the legal process to administer a deceased person's estate.  
The legal process is managed by the probate court in the county where the deceased person resides. Among other things, the process involves: 
Determining if there is a will and if it is valid The heirs and/or beneficiaries Value of the estate Managing the financial responsibilities of the decedent Distributing or transferring assets to heirs and/or beneficiaries What is IAEA?The California Probate Code governs the Independent Administration of Estates Act also referred to as IAEA.
The laws allow an … (22 comments)

certified probate real estate specialist: What Makes Kathleen Daniels Exceptional? - 07/01/23 03:41 PM
Margaret Rome and John Meussner are hosting the Active Rain What Makes You Exceptional July 2023 Challenge. 
Exceptional Definition:  Adjective. You use exceptional to describe someone or something that has a particular quality, usually a good quality, to an unusually high degree. Source: Collins Dictionary 
The Challenge: This month, we want to know how you stand out and provide an experience for your customers that is exceptional amongst your industry peers. 
Do you have scripts or procedures that allow you to scale while providing rock-star-level service?  A concierge experience?  An awesome post-settlement process?  
My Exceptionalism 
No scripts for me. I absolutely turn off when people … (42 comments)

certified probate real estate specialist: New Year’s Eve Fire | Letting Go - 12/04/21 11:12 AM
Carol Williams and Andrea Bedard challenged the ActiveRain community in the December Challenge: 'Tis the Season for Miracles & Scares to “take a look back and identify the one thing you'd like to scare away or free yourself from, and not bring into the new year with you.”
For me, New Year's Eve is like a reset button.  The end of a year is a great time to reflect on the year and decide, both personally and professionally, what changes we would like to make.  Notice I did not say resolutions.
The ONE thing I am letting go of is the nasty … (20 comments)

certified probate real estate specialist: Thankful for my Good Health and Healers 11-25-2021 - 11/25/21 10:44 AM
I am thankful for doctors and all medical staff. They are human and as such they make mistakes. I avoid them as much as possible.
I do get my annual screenings but even something as simple as that is subject to error. Most recently, after seeing a doctor for the first time she ordered the annal mammogram screening.
Doctors note the history of breast cancer on the screening orders. This doctor’s note as to which breast had cancer was WRONG!
I called the office to get clarification on what that note meant. Does that indicate the breast that had cancer or … (21 comments)

certified probate real estate specialist: Thankful for my Happy Place | November 23, 2021 - 11/21/21 05:40 PM
My happiest place on earth is not Disneyland.  Not even close.
My happy place is Half Moon Bay. I suspect I am so drawn to it because I spend so much time there growing up. My Dad ran a fishing boat out of Pillar Point.  During the summer months, I skippered the boat.
Other times my sister and I would go horseback riding on the beach.  I will never forget the time she cut school and went riding.  On the way back the horses get excited because they know they are on their way home.  The horse ran her into a chain-link fence. … (8 comments)

certified probate real estate specialist: Thankful Jake Survived COVID | November 22, 2021 - 11/21/21 02:04 PM
To preserve the privacy of my friend his name has been changed to Jake.
Jake was my CPA for as long as I can remember.  He owned his small private family business. He is such an incredible person. A family man. Loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, etc.
Sometimes in life, we just take an extreme liking (and disliking too) to people. Jake is one of those people I took an extreme liking to. I knew I could trust him. He was honest to his core. He held nothing back. 
My appointment to complete my 2019 tax returns was in March 2020. A few days … (19 comments)

certified probate real estate specialist: Thankful for Active Rain | November 20, 2021 - 11/19/21 06:50 PM
I will never forget the day I first heard about ActiveRain. The person I was speaking with was shocked that I was clueless about this real estate community.
His message rang loud in my ear. Anyone who is somebody in real estate is a member of ActiveRain.
At that moment, suddenly, I was a nobody. Who doesn’t want to be somebody in real estate – especially when real estate is their career?
That afternoon, in May 2008, I joined ActiveRain. But I was still clueless.
I do not recall how long I lurked, read posts, and tried to figure out who all the somebodies in … (24 comments)

certified probate real estate specialist: Thankful for Nature and Animals 11-19-2021 - 11/18/21 06:05 PM
I decided to post this today because among the many things about nature that I love are full moons. They mesmerize me and bring me joy. 
Friday, November 19, 2021, we experience the Beaver Moon. It reaches peak illumination at 3:59 AM EST. This moon is accompanied by a partial lunar eclipse. 
Prior to searching for the next full moon, I had not heard the term “Beaver Moon". I learned a lot about the names of moons during my research.  So much fun!
According to Almanac.com, the full moon in November is called the Beaver Moon because “this is the time of year when … (23 comments)

certified probate real estate specialist: Kathleen Daniels | Thankful for my Probate Real Estate Clients - 11/17/21 10:16 AM
Sometimes in life, we do not find clients - they find us.  
Sometimes in life, we do not choose - we are chosen. 
When I started my real estate business in January 2003 I did not set out to specialize in Probate Real Estate Services. 
Even though I had listed homes in probate early in my real estate career I had not declared probate to be my area of specialization. 
I have loved and lost several family members and friends over the years yet when my sister died suddenly in April 2014 and my mother died a year later in April 2015, is when probate … (19 comments)

certified probate real estate specialist: Probate Realtor Help in Santa Clara County - 10/10/21 03:45 PM
We serve Santa Clara County and provide probate real estate services.   What that means is we list homes in probate, trusts, and conservatorships.  We do not, despite many requests to do so, represent buyers on the properties we list or any other probate homes. We focus on representing sellers exclusively. 
 
Probate Real Estate Services vs Probate Legal ServicesWe received a call last week from a person who said “I watched your video on Conservatorships and have a few questions. My name is [blank] and my number is xxx-xxx-xxxx.”  
We know the Internet is where most people go to look for answers. We also … (12 comments)

certified probate real estate specialist: Successor Trustee Hires Kathleen Daniels to Sell a San Jose Home - 10/03/21 03:04 PM
After 64 years, the successor trustee for the original owners SOLD their single-story family home.  Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist, Kathleen Daniels, had explicit instructions, among them, no open house. 
The title to the home was held in the family trust. With the death of the trustee, their mother, the successor trustee knew she needed help from a real estate agent with experience, not only working with a successor trustee selling homes but experience working with people who had lived in the home their entire life.  
Kathleen Daniels is a Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist and certified in Professional Fiduciary Management for Trustees. … (16 comments)

certified probate real estate specialist: Probate Real Estate Sales Report in Santa Clara County | August 2021 - 10/03/21 12:14 PM
The August 2021 Santa Clara County probate homes sales activity report is published. The data consists of properties sold in probate and homes sold by successor trustees. There were no conservatorship sales in the month of August.
This report is presented by Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist, Kathleen Daniels, Broker-Owner of NeedProbateHelp which provides probate real estate services. 
With the addition of a second probate judge, the cases are now starting to move through the court system at better than a snail’s pace.  
Let us look at a snapshot of the August 2021 data as of September 1, 2021.
Four (4) homes for … (0 comments)

certified probate real estate specialist: Probate Real Estate Sales Report in Santa Clara County | July 2021 - 10/03/21 11:49 AM
The July 2021 Santa Clara County probate homes sales activity report is published. The data consists of properties sold in probate and homes sold by successor trustees. There were no conservatorship sales in the month of July.
This report is presented by Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist, Kathleen Daniels, Broker-Owner of NeedProbateHelp which provides probate real estate services. 
With the addition of a second probate judge, the cases are now starting to move through the court system at better than a snail’s pace.  
Let us look at a snapshot of the July 2021 data as of August 1, 2021.
Five (5) homes for … (0 comments)

certified probate real estate specialist: Probate Real Estate Sales Activity in Santa Clara County | June 2021 - 10/03/21 11:28 AM
The June 2021 Santa Clara County probate homes sales activity report is published. The data consists of properties sold in probate and homes sold by successor trustees. There were no conservatorship sales in the month of June.
This report is presented by Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist, Kathleen Daniels, Broker-Owner of NeedProbateHelp which provides probate real estate services. 
With the addition of a second probate judge, the cases are now starting to move through the court system at better than a snail’s pace.  
Let us look at a snapshot of the June 2021 data as of July 1, 2021.
Five (5) homes for … (0 comments)

certified probate real estate specialist: 3 Bedroom Home in Alum Rock 95127 For Sale | Probate Home - 06/17/21 11:07 AM
10121 Torrance Ave San Jose, CA 95127 
Charming 3 bedroom, 2 full bathroom probate home for sale in the Alum Rock area of San Jose, listed by Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist, Kathleen Daniels, Broker-Owner of NeedProbateHelp.
 
An extended driveway provides additional parking space. Gates on both sides of the home offer access to the side yards leading to the backyard. The single-car attached garage conveniently leads directly into the kitchen. The washer and dryer in the garage are included.  
 
Tile Flooring in the Dining area. Two large dual pane windows provide plenty of natural light.
 
Updated kitchen with tile flooring, granite countertop, … (13 comments)

certified probate real estate specialist: Probate Real Estate Sales Activity in Santa Clara County | May 2021 - 06/13/21 11:06 AM
The May 2021 Santa Clara County probate homes sales activity report is published. The data consists of properties sold in probate and homes sold in trusts. There were no conservatorship sales in the month of May.
This report is presented by Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist, Kathleen Daniels, Broker-Owner of NeedProbateHelp which provides probate real estate services. 
 
 
With the addition of a second probate judge, the cases are now starting to move through the court system at better than a snail’s pace.  The State reopening on June 15, 2021, may help as well. We will provide an update following the “The State … (6 comments)

 
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Probate Real Estate Services

San Jose, CA

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