Hey there, I’m Todd Goforth, a Realtor in Concord and Walnut Creek who specializes in probate and trust sales. If you’ve been appointed as an executor or administrator of a probate estate that involves selling a home in Concord or Walnut Creek, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the process. Don’t worry, I’m here to help guide you through it!
What is a probate sale?
First, let’s review what probate is. It’s the legal process of administering a deceased person’s estate, which can include real estate. If the deceased person owned a home in Concord or Walnut Creek, that property may need to be sold as part of the probate process. As the executor or administrator of the estate, you’ll need to obtain letters testamentary or letters of administration from the probate court before you can act on behalf of the estate.
Do I need a probate attorney?
Once you have the necessary documentation, you’ll want to find a probate attorney to help you navigate the probate court process. This is an important step, as the attorney can help ensure that all legal requirements are met and can provide valuable guidance throughout the probate process.
Probate Realtor Near Me
Next, you’ll want to find a probate realtor like me who has experience in selling homes in probate in Concord, Walnut Creek, Clayton, Pleasant Hill, San Ramon, Martinez, Danville and other local cities in Contra Costa County.
Selling a home in probate is different from a traditional home sale, as there are additional requirements and procedures that must be followed. For example, the sale of a probate home must be approved by the probate court. As a probate realtor, I have experience working with probate courts and can help facilitate the sale of the home.
Once you’ve found a probate realtor, we’ll work together to prepare the home for sale. This may involve cleaning, decluttering, and making any necessary repairs or upgrades. Depending on the condition of the home, you may also need to hire a professional stager to help showcase the home’s best features.
Once the home is ready to go on the market, we’ll list it and begin marketing it to potential buyers. We’ll work with the probate attorney to ensure that all legal requirements are met, and we’ll keep the court informed throughout the process.
When we receive an offer on the home, a notice of proposed action (NOPA) will be filed by your probate attorney, notifying any other possible parties or heirs that you intend to sell the home, followed by a 15 day waiting period in which one may come forward to object.
We’ll present offers on the property to the probate court for approval, if court confirmation is required. Once the court approves the offer, we’ll move forward with closing the sale. This can involve working with the buyer’s lender, coordinating with the escrow company, and making sure that all necessary documents are signed and filed.
Throughout the process, I’ll be here, as will my team, to answer any questions you may have and to make sure that everything is running smoothly. My goal is to make the process as stress-free as possible for you and to ensure that you get the best possible outcome.
So, if you’re an executor or administrator pr special administrator of a probate estate in Concord,Walnut Creek, Danville, or surrounding cities in Contra Costa County and you need help selling a home in probate, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m here to help guide you through the process and to ensure that you get the best possible outcome!