Client testimonials appearing on this site are actual testimonials received from San Jose Probate Realtor, Kathleen Daniels, clients. The reviews reflect the experiences of the individuals who worked with Kathleen Daniels, Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist (CPRES), and Broker-Owner of KD Realty, Need Probate Help, and Probate Real Estate Services in San Jose, California.
Kathleen has extensive probate realtor training and is Certified in Professional Fiduciary Management for Trustees. Her knowledge and experience selling real estate in probate set her apart in the industry. She is a member of the SiliconValley Bar Association and has in-depth knowledge of the San Jose probate court process.
As a Probate Realtor, she works exclusively with an estate representative listing homes for sale. She frequently receives calls from people looking for unlisted probate real estate or off-market properties. It is Kathleen’s best practice to list all probate homes on Multiple Listing Service (“MLS”) to ensure sellers get the highest and best price for the home. Ultimately, if a seller wants the home to be sold off-market as unlisted probate real estate, then that is what Kathleen does. There are plenty of people looking for those off-market opportunities.
As a listing agent, she understands the process of buying a house under probate however she rarely works with buyers.
The testimonials bring light to the many reasons why people hire Kathleen Daniels Certified Probate Real Estate Agent.
The written testimonials displayed are given verbatim except for the correction of grammatical or typing errors. Some have been shortened because they contained personal or confidential information not relevant or suitable to the general public.
The house selling experience my family and I had with Ms. Kathleen is so extensive, I’m not even sure where to begin. It would take a novel or extremely lengthy review to grasp our experience, but I will do the best I can to encapsulate the gist of it in this review. This is seriously just the abridged, cliff notes version of our experience. Even though the home selling process was overall not a great experience for us, Ms. Kathleen was a ray of sunshine and made the experience 1000x better. Please don’t misunderstand this to mean that the experience was bad because of Ms. Kathleen. It was actually quite the opposite.
Ms. Kathleen was wonderful throughout and was probably one of the main reasons I did not completely suffer from a mental breakdown. She always stayed positive, on the mark, and uplifted us in ways I didn’t think possible. The not positive experience we had was mainly due to the village of idiots we had to work within regards to buyers and their agents.
From buyers showing up super late to showings, to buyers showing up several times unnecessarily on different occasions and wasting everyone’s time, to rudeness and overall lack of basic human respect, Ms. Kathleen was an utmost professional throughout the entire process.
I’m not sure how she kept her cool, but my family and I were at our wit’s ends. She definitely went above and beyond her job duties in this transaction, and I truly cannot state how much my family and I appreciate her compassionate nature and sincere dedication to her job. It is clear she loves helping people, and this was very evident in how gracefully she handled all the roadblocks in this transaction.
In terms of work ethic, Ms Kathleen is top-notch. If lack of communication is your thing, Ms. Kathleen is not your person as she communicates perfectly and will always keep you in the loop. Rest assured that you will ALWAYS be updated of any news or information related to the transaction. This communication style alone is what makes Ms. Kathleen extraordinary and truly rare in this industry. Her abundance of real estate and probate knowledge was pivotal in this transaction. This is one of Ms. Kathleen’s exceptional qualities as she is always up to date on what is going on in the industry to better guide her clients.
Throughout the process, we experienced tears, hard work, and struggles. Again, this was due to the village of idiots and NOT Ms. Kathleen. At one point, Ms. Kathleen and I joked that we might need discounted group therapy after this is all said and done (hahaha). But what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and this experience really epitomizes that sentiment.
This experience certainly made me swear off agents forever. Except for Ms. Kathleen, of course, as I feel she’s the only agent in California we would ever want to work with. Hopefully, we won’t be back in Cali (we moved out of state) but if we had to *knocks on wood,* there’s no other agent I would work with besides Ms. Kathleen. I’m so sad Ms. Kathleen only works in California! I think it’s also important to note that aside from being our agent, we see Ms. Kathleen as a family friend who works tirelessly for her clients.
We eventually sold the house for the price we wanted to an all-cash buyer, and Ms. Kathleen was excellent in carrying out this transaction on a rapid timeline. Always punctual and always working day and night for her clients, her role in facilitating the close was undoubtedly legendary.
We were not familiar with the process of such a fast closing, but with her awesome guidance, the closing was super quick and smooth. If you are on the fence about hiring Ms. Kathleen, please don’t hesitate and hire her now! I wish I can give Ms. Kathleen more than 5 stars because she deserves infinite stars. She is truly one in a million, and my family cannot thank her enough for helping us during such a difficult and rapidly changing time in our lives. Thank you for always being wonderful, Ms Kathleen 🙂
San Jose, CA
It has been a pleasure and an honor, to work with such an incredible real estate broker. In fact, I have been so impressed, that I have given her name and phone number to friends, family, and acquaintances.
My mother passed away after owning our family home for over sixty years. She put it into a Trust. The home needed to be sold and I began to look for a real estate broker that we would feel was honest, competent and have our best interests at heart.
After interviewing many brokers, I chose Kathleen Daniels. She came highly recommended by two other family members who sold their homes in Trust through her. Once I met Kathleen, I understood why those family members had recommended her. She is honest, professional, reliable, knowledgeable, and caring. She understood how hard it was to sell our family home with the strong emotional ties that we had to it.
Some family medical issues came up along the way, but Kathleen was always caring about our health and well-being first and foremost. Once the house listed, it sold quite quickly, and we received more than we expected.
I have and will continue to recommend Kathleen Daniels, to anyone in need of who I consider to be the absolute best real estate broker.
San Jose, CA
Honesty, Integrity, Wisdom, Experience, Helpful, Attentive, Highly Responsive, Trustworthy are all words I would use to describe Kathleen Daniels, she is in a class of her own.
I would not hesitate to use or refer Kathleen Daniels for any future real estate or Probate needs. Kathleen goes well beyond her duties of a realtor agent, she's a problem solver as well because she truly does care about her clients and their overall goal, not just a sale. Kathleen's wealth of experience and knowledge in the Probate and real estate arena is unparalleled.
I consulted with Kathleen regarding my Mother's Estate. From one conversation, she demonstrated the ability to hone into my specific needs and pinpoint what it would take for me to move forward with closing out Estate affairs, and she provided the perfectly exact and sound advice I needed.
Consulting with Kathleen gave me the understanding and empathy I needed regarding my specific situation but also the wisdom and clarity to help make final decisions. Kathleen is a rarity to find these days, and I am so thankful to have contacted her.
I had to sell a family property and am so thankful to have found Kathleen to work with. Of all the agents I interviewed, Kathleen was the only one that demonstrated her knowledge and experience selling probate homes.
Throughout the process, Kathleen was a consummate professional. She was attentive, detail-oriented, and committed to providing exceptional service.
I am grateful for all she did to sell the home in challenging covid times, and for working harmoniously with my attorney.
San Jose, CA
We worked with Kathleen on a probate sale and benefited from her deep experience in this area. Her dedication to helping clients, vast knowledge of probate, honesty and integrity, attention to detail, and caring personality made it a pleasure to do business.