Going through probate can be a long and challenging process, so the last thing you need is a real estate agent who makes the probate process more difficult than it needs to be. Not only are you probably grieving the loss of a loved one, you now are faced with divvying up their estate – which very often includes selling or transferring ownership of their home and other property.
A good probate agent will guide you through this delicate and emotional process, so you’ll want to find one with a lot of experience. But how do you know if the agent actually knows what they’re talking about?
At Mitten Made Properties, we’ve been buying and selling Metro Detroit real estate for quite a few years now, and here are some questions that we recommend asking agents to determine if they’re experts at the probate process.
Are You Educated in Probate?
Sometimes, it’s best to just ask the agent outright. They might not be completely honest, but you can follow up with more detailed questions to find out the truth.
How Many Probate Transactions Have You Done?
A real estate agent who’s a true expert at the probate process will have done a sizeable number of probate transactions. They might not know the exact number, but they shouldn’t be able to count them on two hands.
How Do Probate Sales and Traditional Sales Differ?
If a real estate agent can’t explain the difference between the probate sales process and the traditional sales process, then they definitely don’t know what they’re talking about. Make sure to work with an agent who’s educated on the ins and outs of probate in your area.
Now, if you decide that you want to sell the property as-is, fast for cash rather than going the traditional sales route, then give Mitten Made Properties a call at (248) 883-3340. We can make you a fair cash offer and close in as little as two weeks – and you won’t have to lift a finger to clean or fix up the house.