How to Sell a Home in Estate Sale After a Loved One Dies

How to Sell a Home in Estate Sale After a Loved One Dies

Selling a home after a loved one dies is a challenging situation.

Working through grief while attempting to move an entire estate in Jacksonville can feel overwhelming and almost impossible from its stress. More pressing concerns can develop with working out how to sell the home and remove all the items inside. At Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty-The Phil Aitken Home Team, we understand your pain. Add the additional stress that comes with how you will sell the home, and you may feel completely overwhelmed.

Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty-The Phil Aitken Home Team How To Sell A Home After Someone Dies

Use a Real Estate Agent To Avoid Feeling Overwhelmed

It may feel hard to make sensible decisions when going through the grieving process. Working with a real estate agent may offer some relief with details like listing, showing the home, and evaluating the property’s condition. With extra help you don’t have to worry about doing everything alone. An unbiased real estate agent has experience dealing with selling a home after a loved one passes.

Finding the right real estate agent that has helped people in your situation is the key.

They can help keep you calm and reassure the sale of the house without too much hassle on your end. Not all agents are alike and won’t always act sensitively to your situation. Our Jacksonville team of agents provides a selling service you can trust with urgency and courtesy.

The best way to do this is to find an agent you can trust to be on your side.

Settle Any Debts on the Home Before Selling

Stay up-to-date on any current home debts. Settling or managing the payments till it’s time to sell will prevent any title claim or government complications during the sale.

Essential bills to keep up with include:

  • The mortgage
  • Utilities
  • Home maintenance 
  • Home taxes

Even if the homeowner passes away, the mortgage company will still expect payments. If the original homeowner left a Trust and Will, the property plan should outline who is expected to manage payments for the home. If family members fail to take over the mortgage, the lender will be forced to foreclose.

Collect Any Important Financial Documents Required for the Home

Financial documents are required for a smooth home sale and transfer process. These documents provide information for the home, such as any titles, liens, or debt associated.

You may find yourself in a scavenger hunt as you search to collect these documents since they can be all over the place.

Important financial documents include:

  • The will
  • Investment documents
  • Homeowner’s insurance policy
  • Bank account documentation
  • Receipts from bills

Beware of identity theft. Some con artists use social security numbers from the deceased to try and claim the home or other assets. To avoid fraud, the current property owner should shred any unnecessary documents with sensitive information.

Get the Home Ready to List on the Market for a Fast Sell

After acquiring all the necessary documents, contact our office for a free home evaluation. We will prep the home and get it ready for listing, guaranteeing a quick sale at best possible value for the property. 

Keep home improvements in mind if the home belongs to an older person or if they have lived in the house for a long time. There is a chance the home’s appliances and electrical work might be outdated.

While we work on our part, check out the property for any common repairs like:

  • Old wallpaper or peeling wallpaper
  • The shape of the carpet and floors
  • Is a new paint job necessary
  • Does the home have damage that has gone unaddressed for a long time

Please consult with our team before spending money on repairs.

We want to get the highest dollar amount for your home without you paying too much to get the house ready to list on the market.

Hire a Top Producing Real Estate Agent With Experience on How to Sell a Home After the Homeowner Dies

If you live in Jacksonville or the communities we serve, reach out to the Phil Aitken Team -Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty to get the best outcome for your situation. Our real estate agents have years of experience and knowledge to sell your loved one’s home as soon as possible.

Before working with a real estate agent, ask them why you should choose to list the house with them.

You will want to ask them about their past experience on how they solved this issue for others.

Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty-The Phil Aitken Team is the right real estate agency for the job. We go the extra mile to alleviate the stress with our exclusive Guaranteed Sale Program so you know for sure the home will sell.

With decades as a top-performing agency, we have a proven track record of testimonials from satisfied customers. We go the extra mile to alleviate the stress with our exclusive Guaranteed Sale Program, so you know for sure the home will sell. If you need to sell your home because someone passed away in your family, give us a call at (904) 544-5252 today so we can help you navigate this painful process. Or fill out the form below to receive more information.

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Phil Aitken, Owner/Broker
Phil Aitken is the Owner/Broker with Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty - Phil Aitken Home Team and has over 13 years of Real Estate experience. Phil’s faith and desire for his family’s continued security fuel his business growth and leadership. The Phil Aitken Home Team continues to profoundly impact the people of Jacksonville via supporting several faith-based organizations. Phil gives back a portion of every real estate transaction to The Tim Tebow Foundation and Rethreaded. Find Phil's full story here.