Dealing with the death of a parent or loved one is challenging, but selling their home can be fraught with land mines, particularly if they die without a will. Family members consumed by grief may be unable to make decisions, leaving homes that may have already languished fall further into disrepair. Siblings may harbor emotional attachments and have unrealistic expectations about what the property should sell for.
The task can be a difficult and long process — or relatively quick and painless. Much depends on the heirs’ ability to ask for help and hiring a professional who knows the local housing market. Experts say the sooner the process begins, the easier it will be. Parents can take steps while they’re alive to help ward off contentious complications.
Here at Beach State Realty, we provide all of the tools to make this process as seamless as possible.
Here are a few tools to consider: