kathleen daniels: To Be Crazy or Not to Be Crazy | Real Estate Stories - 09/09/22 04:17 PM
I received my license on January 18, 2003, and started working immediately in full-time real estate sales.  That means I am a few months shy of 20 years in the business. Although I was already a Broker Associate, I went out on my own as an Independent  Broker In January 2012.  I've been flying solo for ten (10) years, never looked back, and love my freedom and independence. 
Eileen Burns and Kathy Streib are the Hosts of Crazy Real Estate Stories September Challenge.  
Well now, in nearly 20 years I could fill a book or two with real estate stories.
Many years ago, an … (21 comments)

kathleen daniels: What's Your Professional Story by Kathleen Daniels - 02/12/22 04:50 PM
In Post 1, What's Your Personal Story by Kathleen Daniels, the experiences I shared in my personal life most definitely influenced my professional life especially in terms of choosing my niche. Or, shall I say, how my niche chose me because of my life experiences. 
I worked in several law firms as a legal secretary, admin, and ultimately as a paralegal.  I loved paralegal work.  It is in my blood and DNA; I just know it. From private law corporations, I made the leap into technology. 
Worked at Tandem computers as a paralegal and contract manager.  Cisco was a hot company and many … (31 comments)

kathleen daniels: What's Your Personal Story by Kathleen Daniels - 02/05/22 11:12 AM
This post is an entry in the ActiveRain February 2022 Challenge
What's Your Personal Story? 
I was born in Burlingame, California at Peninsula Hospital, the youngest of six (6) children, thereafter, rendering me the “baby” in the eyes of my five (5) siblings. Being the last-born child played a huge role in my personal story of caring for my mother in later years. I was the only one she trusted to honor her wishes in caring for her as she grew older. Sadly, my other siblings were either incapable and/or did not care.
There won’t be a book written about this. I have no … (25 comments)

kathleen daniels: Things Lost to the Internet by Kathleen Daniels - 12/26/21 03:46 PM
In the January 2022 Challenge, things lost to the Internet, we are asked to reflect and write about what we have experienced as the biggest change the internet brought to our business both in the way we do business and the way our clients do business with us.
It seems I’ve been around since shortly after the dinosaurs disappeared.
I am among the generation that made the transition from a typewriter to an electric typewriter. Everything that evolved thereafter brings us to where we are today.
Of course, that technology is used in a variety of ways to access the Internet in terms of … (32 comments)

kathleen daniels: Holiday Season Telephone Call to Beth Atalay - 12/12/21 12:17 PM
This is my Option 2 post which is to call an AR member we have spoken with before but have not talked with them in 2021 and an entry to the ActiveRain Bells Ringing During the 2021 Holiday Season Challenge hosted by Kathleen Daniels. 
I placed a call to Beth Atalay on December 8, 2021. Prior to my call, I dropped a hint in a comment that I would be calling her soon so she was not necessarily surprised to hear from me. 
I cannot imagine I will ever stop sharing my amazement and gratitude for the connections and friendships I have made in … (22 comments)

kathleen daniels: Holiday Season Telephone Call to Mayra Espinosa - 12/12/21 10:46 AM
This is my Option 3 post which is to call an AR member we have never spoken with and an entry to the ActiveRain Bells Ringing During the 2021 Holiday Season Challenge hosted by Kathleen Daniels. 
I placed a call to Mayra Espinosa Realtor San Mateo Pacifica Homes on December 11, 2021. The call went to voicemail. Within a short period of time, Mayra returned my call. I was not certain she would be a willing participant yet, Mayra was more than willing and happy to chat with me and agreed that our call could be part of the December challenge. In fact, she said … (9 comments)

kathleen daniels: 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)

kathleen daniels: Christmas Season Miracles | Spreading Joy - 12/03/21 06:43 PM
Carol Williams and Andrea Bedard challenged the ActiveRain community in the December Challenge: 'Tis the Season for Miracles & Scares to “spread some joy and share a Christmas season miracle.”
It can be a personal miracle or a professional one, it just must be tied to the holidays in any way we are celebrating in December.
The “holidays” mean different things to different people. People celebrate holidays in different “untraditional” ways as well as traditional Christian and/or “religious” ways.
For the context of this post, “miracle” defined by Oxford Languages is a highly improbable or extraordinary event, development, or accomplishment that brings very welcome … (19 comments)

kathleen daniels: 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)

kathleen daniels: 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)

kathleen daniels: 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)

kathleen daniels: Thankful for my Little Feathered Friend Mikey | November 21, 2021 - 11/21/21 10:10 AM
Many members of the ActiveRain community that I know personally have pets. Some have several pets.  In my book, anyone who has pets, loves animals, and advocates for them is a GOOD person. 
That does not mean that anyone who does not have a pet is not a good person. 
Those of us with pets know how deeply we love them and how much pure joy and entertainment they bring to our life. 
Thirty years ago, we went into a local pet store to buy fish for my son. As I was figuring out the difference between salt water and fresh water, the various … (35 comments)

kathleen daniels: 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)

kathleen daniels: 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)

kathleen daniels: 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)

kathleen daniels: 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)

kathleen daniels: 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)

kathleen daniels: 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)

kathleen daniels: 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)

kathleen daniels: 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)

 
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Probate Real Estate

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