What Every Executor Should Consider When Selling an Estate Home in Mississauga
Wednesday Apr 14th, 2021
If you’re the executor of an estate for a friend or family member, the journey ahead can be a complicated one. Not only will you be filled with emotions, but you will also be thrust into a role full of responsibilities – ones that you may have no experience with at all.
As an executor, dividing assets will be a large part of your job, especially if the deceased owned any property or real estate. While you might consider overseeing the sale of your loved one’s home in the hopes of saving realtor commission fees, this can make the already overwhelming role as executor more challenging.
In times like these, you’ll want to lean on the advice and expertise of an experienced realtor who will help you and the estate’s beneficiaries make the right decisions for the best possible outcome. This includes everything from preparing a home for sale and pricing it right to marketing, negotiating and managing the sales process. A real estate sales representative will also show the property to potential buyers, which is important if you live in another city or have an already busy schedule on top of being an executor of the estate.
When choosing a realtor for an estate sale, you want to find an agent that has experience with this type of real estate transaction since there are specific factors, like probate, that come into play. A well-connected realtor can also put you in touch with other trusted service providers in Mississauga, including lawyers, estate contents sellers, cleaners, movers and garbage removal companies, which can make your job as executor much easier.
To learn how I can help you as an executor of a loved one’s estate, contact me, Deborah Clerk, Real Estate Sales Representative/Accredited Senior Agent (ASA) at Keller Williams Real Estate Associates, Brokerage in Mississauga.