Selling Probate Real Estate in Florida: The Process




Quick guide to the probate home sale process in Florida

Probate is the legal process under which a deceased person's estate is managed. Selling real estate subject to probate court approval sounds complicated, but can be broken down into 6 simple steps:

  1. Owner of property passes away.
  2. One or more of the heirs decide to sell the property.
  3. The heir(s) list the property with a local realtor experienced in the probate process, and enter into a contract with a buyer, subject to probate approval.
  4. The heir(s) will retain an attorney to handle the probate, if not already in probate.
  5. Probate transfers the decedent’s title to the heir(s).
  6. Once probate transfers title to the heirs as the new legal owners, the property can close and the heirs can collect their proceeds at closing.

Need expert assistance with a home you've inherited and wish to sell?

Probate adds an extra layer of hoops to the home sale process. You best bet to a smooth, seamless sale is to make sure you have the right professional assistance.

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Last Updated on October 28, 2021 by Minna Reid


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