Using Realtors & Title Departments When Selling Real Estate in Probate

After someone dies, the sale of their property is often a part of the probate process. This sale can go smoothly with the right realtors and the right title department.

Most realtors will tell you that they have years or even decades with experience selling properties from estates, trusts, and probates. This is often untrue.

Similarly, most title departments will tell you that they have years or even decades with experience selling properties from estates, trusts, and probates. This is often untrue.

When selling property from estates/probates/trusts a completely different deed is prepared, the closing documents are different, the warranties given are different, and the legal documentation evidencing ownership status is also unique.

 

If done incorrectly, this can cost time, the loss of earnest money, and lawsuits.

 

 

Some examples of realtors you should not use when dealing with real estate in probate:

  • Your local realtor
  • Your friend who is a realtor
  • Your family member who is a realtor
  • Someone that sends you a random letter in the mail.
Real Estate in Probate

Realtors in Colorado are prohibited from saying or doing pretty much anything dealing with real estate in probate because of their lack of knowledge in this area.

When dealing with real estate in probate, realtors cannot:

  • Your local realtor
  • Your friend who is a realtor
  • Your family member who is a realtor
  • Someone that sends you a random letter in the mail.

 

Realtors are among the least educated and least qualified professionals to handle large transactions in the probate process. The same applies to title department employees.

 

Please call a Colorado probate attorney and ask which qualified realtors and title departments they use for estate sales before listing a property for sale.