After completing renovations, 354 Balsam Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 is ready for its new owners. Probate Realtor, Kathleen Daniels, was contacted by the estate administrator in early August 2022 to sell a probate home. After a lengthy discussion about the home and needs assessment, the out-of-state administrator with full authority under the Independent Administration of Estates Act (“IAEA”), hired Kathleen.
The administrator made the decision to make improvements to the home versus selling it in the condition it was in when the owner passed away.
There was a lot of work that needed to be done. Kathleen scheduled home, termite, and chimney inspections and met with contractors to get estimates for the renovations she recommended.
Given the California drought, we determined a low-maintenance front landscape with drought-tolerant plants would be best.
The administrator invested in transforming the home to make it move-in-ready for its new owners. In addition to making some repairs, the following is a short list of the work completed.
- Interior paint including ceilings, baseboards, and trim
- Refinished hardwood floors
- Added a fireplace mantel
- A new closet door in the living room
- Vinyl flooring in the kitchen
- Light fixtures in bedrooms, hall, and dining area
- New front door, porch light, mailbox, lighted address
- Exterior paint including trim
- New side garage door
- Motion sensor floodlights
- So many more small details
This charming home makes a great starter home with room for expansion. The one-car attached garage has a workbench, storage shelves, a washer and dryer, a side garage door, and the convenience of a door leading into the kitchen.
Certified Probate Realtor
Kathleen understands the needs of her probate and trusts real estate clients and the probate process. She is trained and certified in probate real estate and certified in Professional Fiduciary Management for Trustees. Her experience and qualifications speak volumes. Her clients appreciate her knowledge, experience, legal resources, and her project management skills working with contractors on home improvement projects.
We are dedicated to working exclusively with our seller clients (probate estate administrator and successor trustee). It is our policy to represent only our seller clients. What that means is we rarely represent buyers on our listings. While legal to do so in California, we prefer not to.
If you are an estate administrator and need to sell a probate home, request a consultation with Probate Realtor®, Kathleen Daniels. She can manage all of your real estate needs.