HOW TO SELL YOUR FLORIDA PROBATE HOME
Can you sell a home in probate?
While many sellers will complete the probate process before listing the home, you can certainly sell while in probate. The sale would simply be subject to probate approval. The advantage of listing the home while in probate is to limit the time it takes to liquidate the property and lower carrying costs.
Quick guide to the probate home sale process in Florida
What is a probate sale? Probate is the legal process under which a deceased person's estate is managed.
How does the probate sale work?
Selling real estate subject to probate court approval sounds complicated, but can be broken down into 6 simple steps:
- Owner of property passes away.
- One or more of the heirs decide to sell the property.
- 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.
- The heir(s) will retain an attorney to handle the probate, if not already in probate.
- Probate transfers the decedent’s title to the heir(s).
- 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.
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Last Updated on November 21, 2022 by Minna Reid