Handling Probate Is NOT Easy!
If you have been appointed as an executor of an estate you, probably know by now this responsibility is not to be taken lightly. Because our team has so much experience buying and selling inherited and probate properties, we have created a program specifically to help families navigate the process, overcome the challenges and sell the real estate for the highest price in the shortest amount of time.
1. Hire a Professional
Statistically 90% of all sellers use a professional and they net 20% more from the sale than they would selling independently. Selling an inherited property can be very complicated and time-consuming. So hire a professional with experience to advise you…you’ll be glad you did!
2. Hire Someone with Experience
Not all REALTORS are created equal. I have a team of full-time professional advisors who have hands-on experience in dealing with the purchase and sale of homes ranging from condemned houses to luxury estates. I know local investors who pay cash and close quickly, and over time we have built a strong network of estate attorneys, title companies, contractors and estate sale companies required to get the most money out of an inherited property in the shortest time. My experience in working with inherited properties gives you a competitive edge you will not find elsewhere.
3. Price the Property Appropriately
Pricing is the first of the two primary factors necessary for homes to sell. Most homes listed in the Seattle area do not sell because they are overpriced. Homes that do sell are priced appropriately and in turn, the market responds with interest and offers. I will prepare a comprehensive and detailed Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) that will give you a accurate estimation of the current market valued. I take an in depth look at what has sold, but I also go a step further and look at what did not sell and what is still for sale to determine what needs to be done to get you the highest possible price considering the current market. If you are realistic on price, you can expect to sell quickly and if you are willing to make small investments that I recommend you can greatly increase your sale price and shorten the market time.
4. Market Aggressively
Marketing is the second of the two primary factors necessary for homes to sell. In order for buyers to get excited about your home, they have to be able to find it. My proprietary marketing package includes a variety of ways that we reach the consumers and other agents both online and in person. The bottom line…I make sure your home is presented in the best light and can be found anywhere and everywhere buyers are looking!
5. Negotiate Wisely
When homes are priced appropriately and marketed aggressively, we generate significant interest from multiple buyers and their agents, which means you negotiate from a position of strength knowing that you have plenty of qualified buyers to choose from. I will guide you through this process and offer advice where needed to get you the highest price with the least amount of risk and effort.