Did you inherit a house? First and foremost I would like to extend my condolences, as I’m sure this is not an easy topic to discuss or easy times for you. Unfortunately, death comes to us all and as family members of a loved one we must handle their properties/estates/accounts, etc. Probate is the legal process required in order to distribute assets after someone passes away. Whether someone passed away without a testament, referred to as intestate or with a testament, referred to as testate, a probate attorney will be required to handle the probate process. It’s important to consult with various specialized attorneys in the field in order to choose the one you feel most comfortable with and is most knowledgeable and experienced with the process. It’s also important to choose an attorney who specializes in probates, as this can make the process much smoother, comfortable and quick.
Many times there’s a piece of real estate as part of the probate case which needs to be sold. I’ve had cases where the decedent no longer lived in the house as they were now living with family members locally in the same city and state or out of state, etc. Regardless, the property needs to be sold and you're facing a task you were not planning on having to handle and do not have time to handle. At this point you will have several options, of which one is to list the property for sale. I suggest you seek the consultation of a experienced and compassionate real estate agent who has worked probate cases and is familiar with the process, as this will have a direct impact on the effectiveness on making this a smooth process.
I hope this helped a bit in clarifying a complicated process in very difficult times. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, I’ve worked many probate sales and it will be a pleasure to bring you some comfort. 786.471.4125
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