Probate

Handling Probate Issues is NEVER Easy!

Whether you are newly appointed executor or personal representative or an attorney that has been retained by the estate or appointed by the court, it is an absolute certainly that there will be difficult moments ahead.

First, there are usually the obvious emotional aspects of the situation. Often, the person chosen as the executor or personal representative to deal with the deceased person’s probate issues is also someone who is still grieving over the loss of that loved one of friend. Then, that same person is faced with the added challenge of having to make many decisions in areas in which they have no previous experience.

These decisions must also be made with the added pressure of knowing that whatever the results of these decisions are, they will likely be very closely scrutinized and (all too frequently) second-guessed by family and/or friends. Couple this with the legitimate concern that everything must be handled “legally and properly” as well as all the horror stories about probates that have gone badly and the pressure and stress really begins to multiply.

Even if there is no real estate in the matters to be disposed of by the personal representative or executor, this is a big undertaking and when Real Estate is involved, the load is compounded.

WE CAN ABSOLUTELY HELP MAKE THIS TOUGH TASK FAR LESS STRESSFUL !!!

Be aware that no one should ever tell you that being an executor or person representative can truly be stress free because decisions will indeed have to be made. As an experience Real Estate Professional, we will make sure that you are always well-informed in regard to these decisions-especially as they pertain to real estate. we will also help you with some of the difficult conversations you may have to have with family members and other heirs. If you have not yet secured the services of a competent probate attorney, we can help you choose one whose good work we know and are comfortable recommending.

We’ll help you at every step along the way and do everything possible to steer you clear of the minefields. Of course, you will still have to make some interesting choices, but having us as an adviser by your side makes the task significantly less lonely.

OK… SO WHAT ABOUT SELLING THE REAL ESTATE THAT’S INCLUDED IN THIS PROBATE?

Here’s where we really shine. First, we will help you determine specifically what most critical objective or objectives are in regard to the real that’s involved in the probate.

Do you need to dispose of the property as quickly as possible>

If so, we can provide immediate cash buyers from our 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. Our investors an often make offers within 24 hours on almost any property and can close really 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, we will make certain the property is not only listed properly, but marketed aggressively and intelligently to assure maximum exposure. We will make sure you know exactly what the property is worth if you are willing to wait for the right buyer and we will help you determine any possible repairs (if any) that might add more to the final selling price that their cost – in other words, the greatest bang for the buck. Be aware that all too often, ill-informed sellers spend far to much on repairs that do not even cover their cost in the final sale price. This is where our experience, preparation and savvy marketing skills come into play.

WHAT IF YOU ARE THE ATTORNEY?

We 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 adviser. If you’ve been court-appointed, then your role is usually focused strictly on the legal issues regarding 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 we will at all times keep you well-informed about any aspect of the process in which we are involved – especially when it comes to fielding offers on the real estate.

In some cases, the family or the executor / personal adviser will want ALL aspects of the probate to be handles completely by the attorney. In these cases, we will work with you as “the client” regarding the real estate, just as we would with the executor / personal adviser.

WE’RE READY TO HELP YOU IMMEDIATELY

We have focused our efforts on working in this unique of Real Estate because we feel it allows us to not only perform a much-needed service to people in times of great stress, but also because it is a place where we can differentiate our level of expertise from others who are not as focused in this niche. We’ve taken the time and made the investment to properly prepare to assist you. If you would like some general information, please review our Frequently Asked Probate Questions. We are ready to start working with you today and ease any unnecessary burdens quickly.

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