- Probate, Estates, Wills, Trusts - Specializing in West Seattle Estate Homes
Probate Realtor for Heirs of Estate Property
A specialty of mine is working with family members and heirs of West Seattle probate and estate homes and condos. I have been involved in many West Seattle probate/estate home sale transactions.
With homes that have been willed to and inherited by those from an estate, there are many issues to consider, and every situation is unique.
Wills, trusts, probate, attorneys, personal representatives, and all the details that need to be tended to. Of course, the sale of a loved one's home can be very emotional. I know this from my own personal experience when my parents passed away.
Get the Most Money for the Estate
As your probate realtor, I want you to get the most money possible for the home. This is my primary goal. I will put together a detailed market analysis for you (or the executor), which will explain what the highest price is that you can expect in today's market. There is no cost to you or to the estate, and there is no obligation. It will state what you should be able to receive for the home by selling it in "as-is" condition. I will also state in the analysis a higher price that may be attainable if you choose to "spruce it up" a bit.
Estate Home Legal Matters
There are often times associated matters to take care of, if you haven't done so already. Probate costs, trusts, wills and other legal issues, to name just a few. I can help you with this if you wish. And I would be happy to recommend a few excellent attorneys for estate, probate, will, family, and trusts. They can best advise you on whether you still need to go through the formal probate process, if that is needed, or use some other method.
Preparing the Estate Home for Sale
Personal items are often in need of finding a new home, and I can put you in contact with a few companies that specialize in those services as well.
Preparing the home for sale can be daunting, depending on whether the home has been kept in good shape. Perhaps it could use some cleaning and/or repair. As mentioned above, I will offer suggestions on how to best "make it shine" for very little cost. Or you can choose to do nothing if you wish, and just sell it "as-is". It is completely up to you.
Price & Value
Determining value and getting a high selling price takes expertise. Sometimes estate homes are a bit rough around the edges, so this should be taken into account. We'll talk about this, and much more, and how best to make your estate home sell for top dollar. I excel at this.
Just a few of my included services are...
Free Staging of the Home! See below...
Free Professional Photography! See below...
In-Depth Strategic Marketing Consultation With You
Best "Bang for the Buck" Improvement Suggestions
Achieving the Goal of Getting the Estate More Money!
My Promise To You
I promise to work hard for you and all the heirs to the estate, and will obtain for you the highest possible price.
Brent ...met with me several times and told me exactly what I had to do to sell Dads home quickly and the things that attract a buyer and sells a home quickly. ...Brent was so nice and very caring the entire time. I wish I had more homes and Brent to work with me from the results. ...sold in two days and is finished. ...now I have peace and Brent I thank-you....
I believe that having great photos to show online is vitally important. Most buyers see homes online first, so it is for this reason that their first impression of the estate home must be as good as possible. Having great photos will interest many more buyers, and can lead to obtaining a higher price for the estate. I include Free Staging and Professional Photography on all my listings. This is at no cost to you, and is a super benefit.
Helping heirs and executors of estate homes here in West Seattle has been a specialty of mine for over 20 years. I enjoy striving to do an excellent job for all the heirs to the estate, and I love it when my estate sellers are happy with my services.
I believe in working hard for the heirs, personal representatives, and executors of the estate. It brings me joy when I can play an important part in achieving the goal of selling the estate home easily, and for the most money.