The process of selling your loved one’s home is likely going to be emotionally challenging, from the sorting of the personal belongings to the finalization of the sale at the closing table. By surrounding yourself with professionals who are empathetic and helpful, this process can be easier. Other than an attorney, your greatest resources are real estate professionals that understand the intricacies of probate property sales.
Everyone needs time to deal with the passing of a loved one. When it’s time to liquidate the real estate in the estate, you need to take the appropriate steps to learn the market, educate yourself and find an empathetic REALTOR® that can save you time, money, and headaches during the transaction. My team is ready to help in every phase of the transaction and get the terms you and your family want and need.
If I Have a Probate Lawyer, Why Do I Need a Probate Real Estate Agent?
Even the simplest probate sale has nuances that need to be done according to probate law. You should use a real estate agent for any type of real estate transaction, but a probate property requires additional experience.
If you don’t have a probate agent, you’ll need to rely on your attorney to check over the probate sale documentation to ensure it will be approved by the courts. Attorney’s fees get expensive when they’re spending hours doing the work a probate agent would do as part of their standard commission.
Unfortunately, many estate properties suffer from deferred maintenance, either because the late homeowner was ill or simply could not maintain it properly for other reasons. You can alleviate the anxiety of repairing and/or maintaining the probate property by leaving the details to my team of carefully vetted reliable home professionals to bring the home up to a marketable condition in order to be sold in a competitive market.
Over the course of a lifetime, people accumulate a wide variety of possessions, objects, and belongings that reflect their lives. Disposing of these possessions in a dignified, yet efficient manner is often an obstacle in bringing the estate to a final settlement. If that’s the case, our team can help coordinate a successful estate sale or refer you to reliable appraisers and other professionals that will sell the belongings for top dollar.
You should also be aware that the estate can realize significant tax advantages by donating any unclaimed assets and possessions to charity, and we maintain strong personal relationships with numerous charities that would welcome these donations with open arms.
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