October 26, 2021

When is the right time to list my Florida home needing probate approval?

right time to list probate

Get your Jacksonville probate home sold!

Have you become the personal representative of an estate, or inherited a property you need to sell? It will be up to you to facilitate the process of getting the property listed and sold and approved by the probate court. Find out how and when to get the home listed!

3 STEPS TO LISTING YOUR PROBATE HOME!

1. SECURE THE HOME:

If you do not occupy the home, you will need to take possession of the property, which includes securing the house, having utilities transferred and keeping the home maintained.

2. VALUE THE PROPERTY:

You now want to know what the property is worth and if there's anything you could or should do to improve how it shows. The best way is to engage the services of a local experienced real estate agent familiar with the probate process.

A qualified Jacksonville Probate Realtor will view the home, establish its market value, and provide a market analysis report you can use in court. Your real estate agent will also be able to cover what should and should not be done to make the home more marketable.

You will want to establish the balance of any mortgage on the real estate as well as any debts against the estate that may need to be addressed with the sale of the property. Your Realtor can help you with this as well.

3. YOU ARE NOW READY TO LIST THE HOME!

It is now time to get the property listed for sale on the open market! Listing with a reputable Jacksonville Probate Realtor will get you the greatest exposure and maximize sale proceeds. Your Realtor will also coordinate the sale with your probate attorney so that you have a smooth and easy probate sale!

ONCE A BUYER IS SECURED, THE SALE WILL NEED TO BE APPROVED BY THE PROBATE COURT BEFORE IT CAN BE FINALIZED.

probate approval stamp

Probate sales are complex specialty transactions. Few real estate agents are experienced or well-versed in the probate process. Make sure to choose an agent who understands the probate real estate sales process, as well as the intricacies of pricing, marketing and presenting such properties.

Last Updated on October 26, 2021 by Minna Reid

Minna Reid

Minna Reid is a Broker Associate at Killebrew & Company Realty Inc, serving Jacksonville, Florida.

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below

Leave a Reply: