Sell My Probate House. When a family member or someone you were close with passes away, life can be difficult and confusing. On top of reconciling your complex emotions surrounding their passing, you may have to deal with legal issues, one of which includes handling their estate. This often entails a probate process. If you are in charge of a probate house, you may find that you want or need to sell your probate house. Managing a probate house sale can be overwhelming, but working with an experienced probate house buyer like Evervest can help make this time easier on you.
Evervest Home Buyers have been a staple of the Greater St. Louis community for thirty years. We have helped many families like yours sell their probate houses and other properties quickly and for a fair cash value. If you or your family find yourselves in charge of a probate house and need to sell, Evervest is here for you. Find out how we can help you sell your probate house by calling us today at 314-730-0366.
What is a Probate House?
Probate is the legal process of transferring ownership of a property when the property’s original owner passes away. If the decedent–or the person who died–names an executor to manage the estate in their will, that person will take charge and make decisions when it comes to what to do with the decedent’s estate, including selling property, paying off all debts in the decedent’s name, and distributing remaining assets among the heirs. If the decedent did not provide a legally applicable will specifying an executor, the state will appoint an administrator– almost always the closest living relative.
There are certain cases in which you can avoid probate. Certain types of property that are valued under a specific dollar amount may be passed to beneficiaries without having to go through the probate process. Properties such as houses often do enter probate. However, certain legal arrangements made prior to the family member’s death can keep the house from entering probate and instead allow individuals to take immediate legal ownership of the house. These arrangements are things like joint ownership with the right of survivorship, revocable trusts, and transfer on death (TOD) deeds. Each state has its own probate laws and practices. You can view detailed information on Missouri’s property probate laws here.
So, a house in probate is a house belonging to a person who passed away undergoing the legal process of verifying the legality of the will or, if there is no will, ensuring that the assets are properly divided among living family members. Confused yet? You are not alone. Selling a house in probate is a complex legal procedure that can be daunting and difficult. Probate laws are meant to protect all family members or rightful heirs by ensuring that the estate of the deceased family member is distributed fairly, but the process of selling your probate house is often stressful and confusing.
Luckily, Evervest Home Buyers has experience buying probate houses and can help you sell your probate house. We are familiar with the legal requirements and procedures and can make sure you can sell your probate house successfully.
The Probate Process
When you find yourself in a situation where you realize, “I need to sell my probate house,” it is easy to get overwhelmed. Selling a probate house can be confusing and frustrating, but knowing the steps involved and what to expect throughout the process can help make selling your probate house a little easier.
Selling a house in probate differs from a typical home sale in that the state probate court oversees the entire process. When you sell your house in probate, you will go through the following process.
- Prove in court that the decedent’s will is valid or have the court appoint an administrator
- All probate property of the decedent must be found, collected, and secured
- The probate property must be appraised to determine the cash value
- Any and all taxes and debts in the decedent’s name are paid
- The remaining property is distributed to the heirs as specified in the will or, in place of a will, according to state law
Selling My Probate House
It is possible to sell a probate house. However, because the court supervises the entire probate process, you must take extra care to ensure that you sell your probate house according to Missouri state probate laws. As the executor or administrator of the probate property, you must follow steps to ensure that you sell the probate house the right way. Once the will has been authenticated, you have been put in charge, and you have decided that you want to sell your probate house, you must:
- Inform everyone involved. Unless you are the only living relative or only person named in the will, there are others whom the sale of the probate house will affect. It is your responsibility to inform anyone with an interest in the property that you are planning to sell the probate house.
- Have the property appraised. To sell your house in probate, the house’s value must be determined so that everyone involved knows how much they can expect to receive from the sale of the house.
- Choose how to sell. This is where Evervest comes in to make the process of selling your probate house much easier and quicker. You may elect to sell to a home buying company like us or go with a traditional real estate sale. You will have to weigh both options. If the house is not in excellent condition or you and your fellow beneficiaries do not want to wait months (or longer) to sell the probate house, the best choice would be to sell to a home investor like Evervest. You will get a fair value and receive cash quickly.
- Accept the offer. If you choose to sell to home buyers like Evervest, the sale will be closed in under 30 days and often in as little as one to two weeks. At that time, you will have sold your probate house and will have cash for the value of the house.
When you find yourself saying, “I need to sell my probate house,” you will have to decide how you want to sell. There are pros and cons to any decision, but selling to Evervest means you can close the sale quickly, allowing you and your family members to receive payment quickly and avoid a painful, drawn-out, stressful process. When you sell a home to Evervest, the all-cash offer is for the property as-is, meaning you do not have to do ANYTHING – no cleaning, no repairs, no landscaping, showings, etc. Make it easier on yourself and all the beneficiaries of the family member who passed away by selling the probate house to us for cash now.
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When you realize, “I have to sell my probate house,” it is time to call Evervest. During a time that is already difficult for everyone involved, make the process as easy as possible for you and your family members by selling your probate house quickly and for a fair, all-cash offer to Evervest Home Buyers. We are a local home buying company. We know the Greater St. Louis community, understand how to navigate the probate home selling process, and, most importantly, are committed to paying you a fair cash price for your house. When you are ready to sell your probate house, get in touch with us right away by giving us a call at 314-730-0366 or filling out the online form.