What’s Different About a Probate Real Estate Agent?
When someone dies without a living trust leaving real property that needs to be sold to settle the estate, an experienced Probate Real Estate Agent is your best bet. A Probate Real Estate Agent has special expertise that will prove to make the preparation and sale of the probate real estate easier for the executor or administrator.
If you Google Probate Real Estate you will generally find every website or book on “how to sell probate real estate” from one point of view. That point of view is not helpful to you because it is based on how can the buyer amass wealth buying probate real estate in apparent distress because of being in a probate or a trust. Even worse, family members at a time of loss and stress are cajoled by investors and real estate agents to “Sell the real estate FAST!” And, at the time of need, the family members become fearful and worried instead of supported.
In 2005 I created www.ProbateAndTrustHelp.com because I wanted to be the one Probate Real Estate company that supports the executor or administrator. As the advocate for the estate representative, I developed a tried and true system to prepare, market and sell the real estate in probate or a trust to obtain fair market value for the Probate Real Estate in any market. Rather that the buyer making the profit, my proven plan makes certain that the decedents life goods go to their beneficiaries.
The typical real estate agent does not have the experience to guide the executor or administrator. The typical real estate transaction will mean that a sign is placed in the yard, photos are taken and the property details are included in the postings that you will see on the Internet.
Meanwhile, the executor or administrator has the following concerns:
- What should I do with all the personal property?
- What cost-effective changes can be done to maximize the buyer’s interest and ultimately the selling price of the house?
- How can I manage all that needs done when I do not live in the area of the Probate Real Estate?
When I helped my first executor in 2005, I didn’t know how to guide the family because I didn’t have any experience. Since then, my team and I have helped hundreds of executors and administrator. I can honestly say that there isn’t any situation that I have not experienced and drafted a solution so that the Probate Real Estate sale obtains the best price and terms maximizing the decedents equity.
What I did discover is that unlike typical real estate transactions, the Probate Real Estate transaction has a myriad of details (way beyond the simple task of putting a sign in the front yard) that must be addressed. And these details include:
- Liquidation of the personal property such as clothing, furniture, household goods, the decedents car and more.
- Once the personal property is removed, there can be cost-effective repairs such as cleaning the entire property including the windows and carpet or perhaps some painting.
- Maintaining the property during the marketing and sales period, the yard, the pool and even checking in on the property on a regular basis because most of the Probate Real Estate is vacant.
All of this became a perfect niche for my team and me because my licensed contractor husband and I had renovated many homes. That experience taught me what buyers are looking for and I learned how to minimize the expense while maximizing the San Diego homebuyer’s interest.
In the over a decade that I have been helping hundreds of San Diego executors and administrators with Probate Real Estate I have provided all these extra services at no additional fee to the estate. The truth is that I am passionate about maximizing the equity for the Probate Real Estate. The commission, the fee that you would pay any traditional real estate broker includes all of my teams specialized services.
I invite you to visit www.ProbateAndTrustHelp.com/clilent-testimonials/ to see what others, like you, have to say about their experience working with our team. And please call 619-741-0111 with any questions or to schedule an appointment to discuss your exact circumstances. I’m Kim Ward and I am ready to help!