When I first entered the field of real estate, I encountered a couple of probate situations where the confusion and lack of information around settling the estate significantly cost the heirs. It took a terrible emotional and financial toll on the executor and the other family members. Prior to my becoming a realtor, we experienced that stress in my own family. We found ourselves not only dealing with the loss but also overwhelmed with the responsibilities of an executor and unsure of how to accomplish all that seemed to be required of us. It felt even more difficult because we lived in another state. Knowing those feelings firsthand and having the heart of an advocate led me to focus on this particular niche, knowing that I could truly provide a valuable service in a time of need.
Settling an estate is a very personal and emotionally charged undertaking. I understand how difficult it can be to deal with the business side of the death of a loved one and to sort through the various misunderstandings that can sometimes arise with multiple beneficiaries. Putting you and your family's interests first, I will take the time and listen carefully to understand which efforts will best serve your specific needs and objectives. I will provide you with a comprehensive market analysis for the property. And if you choose to sell the estate home, I will facilitate that sale in the most efficient and equitable manner. My specialty is in liquidating the real estate portion of the estate before too much of the estate's assets are expended on the costs involved in maintaining it. As an experienced real estate agent with an understanding of the nuances of probate, trust and inherited property transactions, my people-centered approach is direct and sensible, taking into consideration the big picture, while skillfully managing the myriad of details.
In cases where a property is in need of a significant amount of work and may not be a good candidate for the retail market, I also work with investors who can close quickly and will purchase in various states of disrepair. For executors that live out of the area, digital signings allow for easy, paper-free completion of most of the needed documents without requiring any travel, fax machines or trips to the post office. Although the probate process necessarily takes some time to complete, once court authority has been granted, the real estate portion of the estate is able to be sold before the entire probate process has been completed. This not only provides additional liquid funds for the settlement of the estate, it also puts an end to the ongoing expenses associated with maintaining a property.
If I can be of any help, be it simply answering some questions or putting you in touch with another needed service provider, please don't hesitate to give me a call. I would welcome the opportunity to be of service.