Holiday Season Telephone Call to Beth Atalay

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

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 the ActiveRain community. When I talk with Beth it feels like we have been best friends forever.  We talk about anything and everything. Nothing is off-limits. We trust each other and know there will be no judgment and our conversations are private and confidential. 

One hour into my call to Beth and I said, "We have been talking for one hour, and everything we have discussed so far I cannot blog about."  We both cracked up! 

As most real estate agents can do, we brought the conversation back to real estate and other light-hearted life events. 

Beth's real estate market is crazy but it has slowed down.  She does manage long-term rentals for her clients.  Brian England of Vacassa manages the short-term rentals. Another great ActiveRain connection! 

She recently returned from visiting her son in Las Vegas for Thanksgiving. She was there for eleven (11) days.  This is their annual tradition.  They hung out at the  Venetian in Las Vegas for three (3) nights before Thanksgiving.

They check out Thanksgiving morning then head home for their annual mother and son Thanksgiving dinner. She pre-orders a turkey from Whole Foods. They cook their meal together.

Beth spends a week with her son in Las Vegas.  When Beth asked her son what he wanted for his upcoming birthday, he told her that the best gift is spending time with her. I got choked up typing that. 

When a son tells his mother the best gift is spending time with her, you have got to know how wonderful she is. 

Beth, thank you for your time and for being a wonderful mother and AR friend. 


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Comments (22)

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Michael Jacobs every once in a while I fall from grace when I fail to keep my mouth shut.  Believe me, all hell would break loose in the comments if I blogged about most of what we talked about.  Some things are better left off the Internet.  Well, then we always have FB  but I would risk being excommunicated from that church. 

I am sorry your book publication got canceled. 

Thank you for commenting.  

Dec 13, 2021 01:38 PM
Michael Jacobs

More people should follow your wise advice.  

Dec 13, 2021 01:43 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Hello Miss Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker - she sure is awesome. I always enjoy talking with her. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. 

Dec 13, 2021 01:38 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathleen sounds like the two of you better have a lot of free time available when the two of you get on the phone together.  😄

Dec 13, 2021 01:47 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Sweet Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, it's amazing how openly we can talk considering we never even met in person. Now...that is a great friendship! 

Dec 13, 2021 02:01 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Look out if/when we ever do get to meet face to face Beth Atalay - we would have a blast doing anything or nothing. 

Dec 13, 2021 05:53 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

George Souto - I planned the call knowing we might be on the phone for a while. It's like we are in the same room together. 

Dec 13, 2021 05:53 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Kathleen- Beth Atalay has always been one of my favorite members here. I love her love of traveling and hope that she gets the chance to go to all of the places she missed in 2020 as well as this year. 

Dec 13, 2021 07:32 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

She does love to travel Kathy Streib - I guess I could have included that 🤗

Dec 14, 2021 09:49 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I had to smile when you mentioned that after an hour of talking with Beth, there wasn't anything you could blog about.  Sometimes, the best conversations do not leave a tale to tell.😊

Dec 14, 2021 12:16 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

I am smiling too reading your comment Myrl Jeffcoat - indeed some are personal and private and remain in our hearts. 

Dec 14, 2021 09:48 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Beth Atalay seems like such a wonderful person and I thought I was going to get to meet her when she had a trip planned to Arizona but I don't think that trip ever happened.

Dec 14, 2021 06:16 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

If you ever do get the opportunity you will not want to miss it. Beth is a kind soul Brian England 

Dec 14, 2021 09:50 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Beth is a great person.  My wife and I have visited with here in Florida on one of our trips and she is the real deal

Dec 15, 2021 12:12 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

It is pretty amazing how that one hour can fly by when talking with a special friend. Thanks for sharing, just a bit of, your chat with us!

Dec 18, 2021 12:31 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist - What a great call.  It is so nice to see that the best gift from Beth's son is spending time with her.  Have a great Christmas week. 

Dec 19, 2021 01:49 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist and Beth Atalay - I had the good fortune to talk to each of you more than once many years ago - time flies! I'm afraid that if there was a three-way call between us, electrical sparks would light up the skies between CA, TX, and FL! I adore both of you! I'm glad you connected. If you want my opinion, Kathleen, this AR Bells are Ringing challenge should stay open throughout the New Year and beyond!

Dec 23, 2021 03:01 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

I agree a three-way call between us would light up the skies. I adore both you and Beth. Who knows, given that it was only recently the two challenges this month were added to the contests page, maybe it will be extended. We have another great challenge in January I am co-hosting with another member ... it will be his first challenge Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

Dec 23, 2021 03:06 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist - Thank you. There are many days when I feel like the outcast. It's members like you and Beth that give me hope and confidence. An extension for the challenge would be nice. Good for you to host another challenge in January with another member. I'm looking forward to reading all about it. 

Dec 23, 2021 03:30 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist  loved this post and love our friend Beth Atalay  it has been ages... oh about four years since we last spoke.... no problem we still love our friendship via the platform, ps.: had no idea there was another AR Challenge, I guess I have been too busy working, Endre

Dec 23, 2021 10:57 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Beth seems like a wonderful person and her trip sounds like one I'd enjoy as well, spending time with our children. Have a wonderful Christmas Day Kathleen and here's to a stellar 2022!

Dec 25, 2021 02:06 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Awww, you picked one of my favorites to call - so, two of my favorites becoming great friends, Kathleen - I LOVE IT!

Beth is such a sweetheart and is actually taking great care of referral clients of mine at the moment. They speak very highly of her, as I knew they would!

I took an online break yesterday to focus 100% on my family and enjoyed every minute of it!  I hope you enjoyed your Christmas too, Kathleen!

Happy Merry Day after Christmas

Dec 26, 2021 10:06 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist  Great choice and a wonderful lady. She is so caring and an asset to the community 

Dec 30, 2021 06:53 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


Seems I missed a lot of posts during the holidays, this being one of them. What a wonderful conversation you must have had. I have followed Beth for years and has the great pleasure to meet up with her when I was in Orlando for a CRS event a few years ago. It was awesome and she was just as I expected!


Jan 11, 2022 02:04 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathleen - Beth and I have talked a while ago and I follow her.  Since I have a house in Florida  I should meet with her some day.

Jan 20, 2022 03:51 AM
Debb Janes
Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
Put My Love of Nature At Work for You

How wonderful. I can only imagine the conversation.  Beth is a loving soul and her light shines in all she does. I'm so happy you two had such a wonderful connection. And, agree re: the son story. That's so lovely. 

Jan 21, 2022 07:58 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Talking to fellow ActiveRainer's is like catching up with a good friend. The online relationship becomes a bit more personal and time does fly. Beth seems like a wonderful human being, similar to you Kathleen!

Jan 29, 2022 10:15 AM