Probate is the process of reassigning the property to the beneficiaries after the person dies. When a person passes away they leave their loved ones and their property behind. Sometimes a loved one leaves a will (testate) and in some cases not (intestate).
Whatever is the situation, the property is reassigned to the heirs through the court of law. This process is known as probate.
Sometimes a question arises, “can a house be sold while in probate in SW Florida?“, and the answer is that it can be sold if simple steps are followed. As real estate investors in SW Florida, SWFL Homes LLC advises sellers to go through the following steps.
Can a house be sold while in probate in SW Florida? Yes, but make sure to follow these steps first!
Most people get their values from either professional investors who make them an offer for the home as it sits, or they contact a real estate company to give them a comparable market analysis to determine value, based on similar homes in the area.
Place your Property for Sale
The next step is putting your property up for sale. Real Estate investors are familiar with the process and can work with you while probate is under way. We can close once probate is complete. That makes selling the home quick and easy. If you’re looking for a REAL investor to buy your property in SW Florida, then we can help.
If you want to sell through a real estate agency, you’ll need to do a bit more work, such as cleaning, clearing out, yard work, etc…. but you likely will net more proceeds. However, you also will have to hold the property for a longer period of time and deal with the frustrations of buyer inspections, appraisals, open houses, and showings.