Selling real estate in probate is often the best decision for the estate. It provides the cash to pay the costs associated with probate, simplifies the distribution among heirs and has tax advantages. Our goal in marketing and selling probate real estate is to get the highest and best price for the property in as reasonably short a time as possible.
There is a lot involved in selling probate real estate. It’s more than putting it on the multiple listing service and placing a few signs in the yard. Not all real estate brokers and agents are familiar with the special requirements of the probate process. There are mandatory forms and disclosures specific to selling a home in probate. It also requires clear and timely communication with the Personal Representative and attorney to coordinate the notification requirements of the process.
Being certified as a Probate & Trust Real Estate Specialist by both the California Association of Realtors® and the MTI Education CPRES® programs matters to you by avoiding expensive and time-consuming mistakes that might occur with less knowledgeable brokers and agents. One bad decision can cost you thousands of dollars, a sale, or even a lawsuit!
The Probate Referee will establish the initial Fair Market Value for the real estate. We add value by providing you with a Comparative Marketing Analysis to determine cost effective improvements and various marketing strategies to increase the selling price. We can also provide you with a single property web site and a 3D virtual tour to help prospective buyers view the property 24 hours a day/7 days a week from anywhere there’s an internet connection. Our strategic marketing plan will guide us through the entire marketing process to sell the property for the highest price, in the shortest amount of time, with the least inconvenience to you. Contact me, Craig Saxon, for a no cost, no obligation consultation for more information on how we can help you.