LET’S MAKE THIS TASK EASIER FOR YOU
Losing a loved one is a sad and difficult time for family, relatives, and friends. And while you may be experiencing a flood of emotions, you may need to make some difficult decisions; especially if you have been charged with the task of an executor or personal representative. And I am here to help you through as a real estate agent specializing in real estate and probate property sales in California.
Those left behind must often figure out how to transfer or inherit property from the person who has passed. The property that a person leaves behind when they pass is called the “decedent’s estate.” The “decedent” is the person who died. Their “estate” is the property they owned.
To transfer or inherit property after someone dies, you must usually go to court. And dealing with the courts and the property of someone who has died is very complicated. And while all this is spinning around you, the heirs may not be united on decisions during this time of grief, which amplifies the stress. More Info
As an experienced Real Estate Professional, I am committed to making sure that you are well-informed in regard to these decisions – especially as they pertain to real estate. I will also help you with some of the difficult conversations you may have to have with family members and other heirs. I’ll help you at every step along the way and do everything possible to steer you clear of the minefields. Of course, you’ll still have to make some challenging choices, but having an experienced advisor by your side makes the task significantly less lonely and stressful.
HOW I HELP
Here’s where I really shine. First, I will help you determine specifically what the most critical objective or objectives are regarding the real estate that’s involved in the estate. If so, I can provide immediate cash buyers from my list of qualified investors. Often, this is vital to allow a surviving spouse to move into a more suitable location, handle medical or other bills or simply get asset funds into the hands of the heirs quickly. My investors can often make offers within 24 hours on almost any property and can close quickly. Sometimes, funds can even be advanced prior to closing. Of course, timelines are frequently subject to the courts and filing timelines which are beyond our control, but our efforts minimize these delays whenever possible.
Do you need to maximize the selling price to provide the greatest cash benefit to the heirs/stakeholders? When maximum revenue is the focus, I’ll make certain the property is not only listed properly but marketed aggressively and intelligently to assure maximum exposure. With the power of RE/Max Gold network of 90,000 agents, I’ll make sure you know exactly what the property is worth if you are willing to wait for the right buyer and I’ll help you determine any possible repairs (if any) that might add more to the final selling price than their cost – in other words, the greatest bang for the buck. Be aware that all too often, ill-informed sellers spend far too much on repairs that do not even cover their cost in the final sale price. This is where my experience, preparation, and savvy marketing skills really shines.
Property evaluation and marketing strategy
Staging, marketing campaign, negotiation.
Probate paperwork, deadlines, procedures.
Determining the market value of the estate home.
Between legal teams, buyers, multiple beneficiaries
Exposure to brokers agents and qualified buyers
From start to finish, A-Z, listing to closing.
Navigating the complexities of the probate process.
ATTORNEY OR 3rd PARTY PROFESSIONAL?
I CAN BE A GOOD PARTNER
I work especially well in these situations. Typically the attorney of record has one of two roles. They are either appointed to the task by the court or selected by the family or executor / personal advisor. If you’ve been court-appointed, then your role is usually focused strictly on the legal issues regarding any transactions and dispersal of assets. However, if you are retained by the family or the executor / personal representative, your role usually extends to include a more advisory capacity as well. In either case, I will at all times keep you well-informed about any aspect of the process in which I am are involved – especially when it comes to fielding offers on the real estate.
In some cases, the family or executor / personal advisor will want ALL aspects of the probate to be handled completely by the attorney. In these cases, I’ll work with you as “the client” regarding the real estate, just as we would with the executor / personal advisor.
I have focused on working in this unique area of Real Estate, because I am a compassionate person and due to my own experiences, really perform well with a much-needed service to people in times of great stress. If you’d like some general information, please review the list of Frequently Asked Probate Questions and additional pages of this website. I am ready to start working with you today and can ease any of your unnecessary burdens quickly.