Probate Real Estate

Real Property Advisors, Inc.

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Certified Probate & Trust Real Estate Specialists 

Serving Sonoma, Marin & Napa Counties

Whether you’re a new Executor, Administrator or professional Fiduciary, being the Personal Representative of an Estate or Trust is a time-consuming, stressful job that comes with great responsibilities and potential liabilities. When real property is involved the challenges are that much greater. Please allow me to assist you.

If you are a new Executor or Administrator, let me start by offering you this FREE eBooklet: Probate Real Estate and You: Avoiding the 7 Biggest Mistakes Made in Probate Real Estate. Simply go to: and click where indicated. You will also get additional free follow up materials.  No credit card, no postage, no waiting for a book in the mail. The eBooklet and other materials are delivered automatically, so you get virtually instant value. You can become a more knowledgeable probate executor or administrator by learning from over 20+ years of other executor’s experiences.

Probate is a process. From the time you file the Petition for Probate, or even before, you need a plan. While your attorney will be your primary guide, they cannot help you with everything. You need to consider and address the following issues:

  • Is the property vacant or occupied?
  • Do you have professional property management in place if currently vacant or rented?
  • Is the property properly insured?
  • Do you plan to keep or sell the property?
  • Do you have the cash to pay creditors, taxes, insurance, your attorney and other expenses?
  • Do you know the tax implications, including capital gains and the tax basis used?
  • Do you have title insurance and know how to vest title?
  • Is your broker knowledgeable in selling real estate in probate?
  • Do you have a written plan to market the property to obtain the highest and best offer?
  • Are there any cost effective improvements to maximize the sales price?

Hello, my name is Craig Saxon. I am a Certified Probate & Trust Real Estate Specialist. I have over 25 years’ experience as a licensed and insured property manager and California real estate broker. I am a member of the North Bay, California and National Association of Realtors® and an affiliate member of the Professional Fiduciary Association of California. Most importantly to you, I am an experienced and responsible professional you can trust.

Be aware that not all real estate brokers and agents are familiar with the special requirements of the probate process. I am certified as a Probate & Trust Real Estate Specialist by both the California Association of Realtors® and the MTI Education CPRES® programs. I am also certified as a Property Manager by the California Association of Realtors®. This matters to you by avoiding expensive and time-consuming mistakes that might occur with less knowledgeable brokers and agents.

Here’s my promise to you: My associates and I will work in your best interests to help make the probate real estate management and settlement process as seamless and worry free as possible.

Equal Housing Opportunity Certified Probate & Trust Specialist PM Cert Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist Realtor

CalDRE #01904379
NMLS/MLO #355855

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on how we might help you.
(707) 849-8995

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(707) 849-8995

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
After Hours by Appointment

6570 Oakmont Dr, #110,
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

Service Area
Napa Valley, as well as Sonoma & Marin Counties