After regrouping with a new box of Kleenex, a fresh cup of coffee, and a little break, I am now ready to finish up this series of posts describing the 4 reasons mature homeowners sell.
This 4th type of sale is usually based upon the request of a family member, attorney, executor, power of attorney, or other person entrusted with the task of liquidating property on behalf of an estate or incapacitated individual.
In these situations, we may be charged with getting a home ready for sale by organizing the liquidation of remaining personal belongings, managing repair projects, or coordination of long-distance communications between the various people involved (i.e. property managers, tenants, movers, trust managers, attorney, title companies, inspectors, etc.).
Sometimes the person(s) hiring us has never even seen the property, while others may have grown up in Oklahoma and have cherished and lingering childhood memories here. We may be coordinating the transaction through an attorney, or we may be mediating conversations between 5 adult children — all with equal ownership interest — scattered around the globe.
As I said in the beginning of this series, no two sales or clients are alike, each having their own unique set of challenges, complexities, and circumstances.
So what do we appreciate and find appealing about this particular type of transaction?
What we really enjoy about selling homes that are part of estates is that we can truly help the family by handling all the tasks related to the process. By preparing the home for sale, organizing the disposal of any remaining personal effects either through estate liquidators or other resources, and managing the real estate transaction, close family members can spend their time and energy by doing the things necessary to heal and grieve.
Estate attorneys and executors who are not necessarily emotionally affected by the loss of an estate holder know that when working with us, our focus is to make their jobs easier, less time consuming, and to net the estate as much as possible in our efforts.
For us it’s both-and… a fiduciary responsibility as real estate professionals AND a personal responsibility as people who care about others who are caught in the midst of closing an estate.
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