Can You Sell a House in Probate? The answer is yes as soon as the court appoints an executor.
Nolo Law for All says “Probate is a legal process that takes place after someone dies. It includes:
Quoting Nolo Law for All: Not all assets are subject to probate. Some kinds of assets transfer automatically at the death of an owner with no probate required. The most common kinds of assets that pass without probate are:
If the house is subject to probate, the heirs may still quickly dispose of the property when the court appoints an executor. If there is no appointed heir when the owner passes, the property is turned over to the courts and then appointed to the closest relative as the executor to sell the property.
Choices for disposal of the property includes using a realtor with an MLS listing, heirs selling the property themselves, or using a real estate investor like Styl Properties, Inc.
UpNest tells us, “A buyer must make an offer accompanied by a 10% deposit, which may be rejected by the sellers. The offer is subject to the court’s confirmation, and the seller is not committed to that buyer even though their offer was accepted. The estate representative, through their probate attorney, will then submit to the court to confirm the sale. If all parties agree, then a future date is set for the sale to be finalized in court.”
After all the steps for selling have been taken, the probate court will handle proceeds being split between beneficiaries.
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