Your Probate Solutions







Probate real estate services are important when choosing a real estate group. We know there are plenty of tasks to complete in preparation of selling your property. Often, a little help makes all the difference in what can be a challenging process. We will show you how to maximize property value, without cutting corners.


When you list your probate property with The Scott Group, you get a dependable partner at your side with a full range of home selling services. Our specialized Probate marketing program has allowed us to sell a property no matter the location or condition and at a faster pace.


We have assisted many clients selling their property at the best possible price in many different real estate markets. We work with the client’s attorney and family members to create a smooth transaction from start to finish. We are sure to always be compliant with all deadlines and guide lines while providing excellent customer service.



Brian wrote:


Darren provided tangible service throughout the entire sales process. His honesty, integrity, and vast knowledge of the real estate business and local community are unparalleled. Darren drove this sale from pre-sale prep to close in a calm professional manner. The deal would likely fallen apart without his tenacity





We understand timing of the following procedures in probate:




  • Petition for letters of administration



  • Notices


    Publication


    Petition for probate


    Full power VS. limited power


    Appraisal


    Listing


    Terms of sale


    Court Conformation


    Overbids


    Closing Procedures








OUR SALES STATISTICS


List price to sold price ratio sold in = 102%


Average Days on the Market for Properties Sold = 14 days


FULL RANGE OF SERVICES





PROBATE REAL ESTATE SERVICES:


Clean Up and Haul Away Services


Locksmith


Estate and Yard Sale Services


Eviction Services, Board Up and Squatter Removal


Property Preservation


Movers and Packers


Gardeners


Pool Services


Painters


Plumbers


Electricians


Desk Top Appraisal Reports


Private Investigators



COMPLETE INVENTORY,


APPRAISAL & CATALOGING


Aside from resolving a clutter issue, estate sales are a great way to keep inventory of all personal property within an estate. For average sized properties, The Scott Group not only prepares, advertises, and hosts the estate sale, but we help our executors, administrators, and trustees with inventory, appraisal, and cataloging the decedent’s personal property, all at no extra cost.


This is extremely important, as the Probate Court will require a list containing all of this information. The items in the catalog are categorized and appraised, and upon the completion of an estate sale, the document is presented to the requested parties to ensure proper compliance and protocol.


The Scott Group can assist with the challenges of your estate sale, and with our commitment to serving others, this level of service is our pleasure. The Scott Group recognizes this type of challenge and with our extensive concierge of vendors; we have the capacity to address this and any other issues.







COMPLIMENTARY HOUSEKEEPING


Preparing a home for sale can come with a number of challenges, but making it shine should not be one of them. As part of our service, we provide housekeeping at NO COST to our clients. We have a team of trusted professionals who will clean and prepare the home for the market. From carpets to tile and windows to a thorough cleaning of the home. This allows us to market the home, and take professional, attractive photos of your property. This complimentary service is just one of the many ways we work to get you the most value possible.









GARDENERS & LANDSCAPING


Curb appeal is one of the most important items as it contributes to the value of the property. A complete clean-up of the yard, including haul away of all debris will increase the price of submitted offers.


Our gardeners and landscapers can make your home’s exterior stand out from the other properties on the market.







REPAIR VENDORS


We have a skilled team of contractors, repair people, painters, plumbers, electricians, and locksmiths who will ensure your property meets city requirements and net you the most money possible.


These services are an added bonus to what we can provide, and many times the vendors can even defer payment until close of escrow!







HAUL AWAY & MOVING SERVICES


As many discover, probate and trust real estate often includes a large collection of personal items. We have several professional haulers in our referral list ready to meet your needs.


The Scott Group will provide you with the packing and transporting of goods, and assist you with the haul away of abandoned vehicles.


We will even provide a list of local charities for donations. Let us assist you through every step of the real estate transaction.




WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT SELLING PROPERTY IN PROBATE?



WHAT IS A PROBATE SALE?


A home will be sold in probate court when someone dies intestate or without bequeathing his or her property.




WHAT ARE THE COSTS TO SELL MY HOME IN PROBATE?


Probate Home Sales costs are the same as they are for Standard Sales . All of our additional services provided during the Probate process are at no additional cost to the estate.




WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT A SELLING A HOME IN PROBATE?




Exemptions


There are several California disclosure exemptions; Most Notably sellers are exempt from providing Natural Hazard Reports, Transfer Disclosure Statements, and Mello-Roos Disclosures. Earthquake guides are also exempt. Smoke Detectors requirements for Single Family Residences are also exempt.




Court Case Disclosure


The Case#, who the Court Appointed Representative is, whether it is an Estate, Conservatorship, or Guardianship.




Whether or not Court Confirmation is needed




  • With Court Confirmation Needed the appointee has “limited authority” to sell the property and needs final approval through the court process.






  • Without Court Confirmation needed, the Appointee has full authority to execute the sale of the property.







CAN WE SELL IN PROBATE WITH A REVERSE-MORTGAGE?


Yes, having a reverse mortgage on probated property is a common occurrence.




WHAT IS THE TYPICAL PROBATE SALE PROCESS?







  • Executor/Administrator signs a listing agreement with a Probate Realtor.




  • A Buyer submits an offer to the Probate Realtor.




  • Executor/Administrator accepts the buyer’s purchase offer.




  • Probate Court accepts the buyer’s purchase offer.




  • Transaction closes and the lender releases the lien.




WHAT IF A DEATH OCCURRED ON THE PROBATE SALE PROPERTY?


California law mandates that we must disclose a passing on the property if it occurred within 3 years of selling any property. Most buyers understand that these things happen in homes. We do our best to respect your confidentiality and privacy. The Scott Group will display our sign in the same exact way our Standard Sale signs are.


PROBATE SALES TAKE FOREVER?


Not true! Probate cases can take some additional time to close; we have a 100% Success rate in receiving Probate Sale Approvals from the Courts, Lien-Holders and Banks.


Do Probate Sales take longer than Standard Sales? Yes, but depending on the situation and what type of Authority the executors/administrators have, we expect anywhere from 60-120 days total.


Contact us for a FREE Consultation at 714.357.9516. We do all the negotiations for you knowing that you have Experienced Probate Real Estate Expert working for you that will deliver a smooth, hassle free process.






Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist