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Have you lost a loved one and facing the emotional wear and tear of probate?
You don’t have to navigate these waters alone! I have worked with the most experienced local attorneys and fiduciaries in the East Bay, giving me the experience to properly assist you.
As a specialist in probate and estate sales of real property, I focus on Oakland, Berkeley, Piedmont, Albany, El Cerrito, Hayward, San Leandro and Castro Valley. I addition, my associates cover the greater Bay Area. I was born and raised in Berkeley and have lived here all my life. I know the neighborhoods very well.
After 10 years working with many conservators, administrators, attorneys and other fiduciaries, I’ve learned a lot about how we all grow old and come to need others. And how we are so much the same. It is amazing how we let things go as we age and – If you don’t have someone around you – the things that can happen are god awful. I’ve seen this happen in Piedmont, Pleasanton and East Oakland. Your socioeconomic class doesn’t seem to matter. I talk to some of my friends about this. They say it will never happen to them. I just shrug, look at them, and say “yeah sure”. So, I think I bring some compassion to my work. Actually I don’t see it as work. I love it.
As an owner, builder, and experienced real estate agent, I can help you make informed decisions… whether you are buying or selling. I promise to be there every step of the way. This includes everything from major/minor repairs, to prepare your home for the best possible sales price, appearing in court to provide information the court may require about the transaction, to representing you during the negotiation process of selling your home. No question is too trivial and no issue is to minor to warrant my full attention.
My support staff will make sure all details are given the professional care they deserve.
- Full time administrative staff.
- Marketing support staff.
- Short sale and legal support.
If you need to review the local court rules or have questions about the probate process you will find that information here.
Are you or a loved one transitioning to a Residential Complex or Assisted Living?
I have also achieved the National Association of REALTORS’ (NAR), SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) Designation to gain important knowledge about working with different generations of real estate buyers and sellers. By earning the SRES® Designation, I have demonstrated the necessary knowledge and expertise to counsel clients age 50+ through major financial and lifestyle transitions involved in relocating, refinancing, or selling the family home.
Michael Stephens is a real asset to my law practice… I recommend him highly. —
Charles Triay, Attorney
Let me be your real estate advocate!
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Please do not hesitate to call me with any questions or comments.
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