Santa Clara County Probate Homes Activity December 2020

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with KD Realty - 408.972.1822 CA DRE#01366594

Our December 2020 Santa Clara County probate 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 November.

This report is presented by Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist, Kathleen Daniels, Broker-Owner of NeedProbateHelp which provides probate real estate services

 


 

While cases are moving through the court, the increase in court backlog due to COVID-19 and state budget cuts are creating hardship for many probate estates. The Probate Court is acutely and painfully aware that there are significant backlogs.

Let us look at a snapshot of the December 2020 data as of January 1, 2021.

  • Four (4) homes for sale
  • Seven (7) homes under contract
  • Four (4) homes sold

The highest price home sold: a single-family home in Saratoga 95070.  List price $1,295,000. This home was a fixer/tear-down. Final Sale price $2,120,000. 

The lowest-priced home sold: a condominium in San Jose 95135. List price $568,000. Final sale price $553,000.

 

The full report Probate Real Estate Services | Santa Clara County December 2020 was published on January 24, 2021. 


 

Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist

probate real estate specialized servicesWe are real estate specialists in probate real estate sales. That means selling probate properties, trust homes, and property under conservatorship. Over the years we have helped many executors and successor trustees sell homes.

Understanding the challenges people face, we know a higher level of service is needed when representing an estate. That is why we focus on high-touch service versus a high volume of sales.

 

Experience does make a difference. Kathleen Daniels, Broker, Certifed Probate Real Estate Specialist, has extensive probate real estate training. The core of her business is probate real estate sales. The number of clients we work with are limited to ensure we can provide all clients with the highest level of representation. 

We track probate property sales in Santa Clara County probate court because it is important that we keep current and our fingers on the pulse of the Santa Clara County Probate market.

When you need help, call Certified Probate Real Estate Agent, Kathleen Daniels at 408-972-1822, or contact us and request a consultation.

 

Comments (16)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathleen I just closed a Court Confirmation Probate and no thanks to the Attorney... he should be disbarred if you asked me:)Endre

Feb 07, 2021 09:33 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist  -  that fixer must have been fixed and restaged.  That is some difference.

Feb 08, 2021 05:31 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It seems like the courts are always back-logged and that doesn't seem right to me, matters of importance shouldn't have to drag out for long periods of time.

Feb 08, 2021 05:48 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathleen great job on your report as always, but I am reading the comments above and wondering if I am missing something???

Feb 08, 2021 07:10 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Unfortunately, there are many people in all professions that should not be practicing what they practice.  Probate sales are generally challenging sales for many reasons, including the one you mention here Endre Barath, Jr. 

Feb 08, 2021 07:21 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Grant Schneider - the numbers are unbelievable. Someone from AR pinged me last night asking questions about this.  I sent that person the MLS printout to show it is not a typo. 69 offers on that home that sold nearly $900K above list price, which was not priced low. 

Feb 08, 2021 07:23 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I completely agree with you Brian England 

The court staff all have Unions. They do not work on weekends and holidays like we do ... or into the night to get things done. If they worked like we do the system would not be backlogged.  Just saying ... 

Feb 08, 2021 07:24 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

You are not missing anything George Souto - I can see why people are questioning.  I spent at least 6 hours in that home for various reasons and it is a teardown...or at best a fixer.  69 offers and the sale price is not a typo.  

Feb 08, 2021 07:26 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist WOW - I am amazed at what you do. And then your marketplace! a tear down listed at 1.2 and sells at 2.1? WOW! You really provide a huge service when your clients all ready have so much on their plate. Great job!

Feb 08, 2021 08:15 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Thank you, Rocky Dickerson - a misperception is that probate sales are "easy money" and people can get a "steal of a deal" ... neither is true in my 18+ years experience.  In fact, they are becoming more and more complex and challenging due to family members living in homes that need to be sold and they have no money (until the home sells) and nowhere to live. 

Feb 08, 2021 08:52 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Santa Clara home buyers and sellers are sure to value your real estate market report, Kathleen.

Feb 09, 2021 07:58 PM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Nice report Kathleen.  Keep up the good work!  Your market reports are always well done.

Feb 19, 2021 03:45 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

What a great report, Kathleen. Anyone looking to buy or sell a probate home in Santa Clara would be wise to phone YOU!

Feb 22, 2021 02:15 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist - you deserve accolades for all your hard work but at the very least, respect. What you do is not easy and many who took the Probate education recognized quickly it's not for everyone. I also know someone who went through the class and never got Certified but wanted me to share the information I was receiving when I was certified - I said NO! That person still thinks she's certified just because she took the class. 

Mar 01, 2021 08:15 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Oh Boy Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - there are so many pretenders out there ... in real estate and in life! 

Mar 01, 2021 08:40 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathleen hope you had a Happy Easter just stopped in to say hello, Endre

Apr 04, 2021 11:20 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Thank you, @Endre Barath.  It was quiet and peaceful ... enjoyed lunch with my son. No doubt you, Diane, and your fur babies enjoyed your time together as well. 

Apr 05, 2021 06:14 AM

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