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đź‘ŚHow to Deal with Stress When Selling Your Parents' Home

Real Estate Agent with Remax Central Properties

The death of a parent is always hard on a family.


Aside from the emotional turmoil that comes with the passing of your loved one, you also have to deal with other matters- like selling your parent’s house.


Selling a home in an estate sale after the death of a loved one can be a daunting experience. Our parents’ homes often conjure up happy memories that can invoke our inner emotions. Aside from that, selling your parent’s house has a unique set of stressors.


Here are some tips to help reduce stress during this difficult time.


1. Give yourself time to grieve

The loss of a loved one is life's most stressful event. When a death takes place, you may experience a wide range of emotions, even when the death is expected. It takes time to fully absorb the impact of a major loss. Mourning is the natural process you go through to accept this. As part of the grieving process, brothers and sisters can get together in the house and reminisce about their memories of it.


However, the remaining family members should come up with a time frame in which they will feel comfortable deciding the house's fate to avoid accrual of charges.

2. Understand the process

Can I sell my parent’s house?


This is a phrase I hear too often. To minimize your stress, you need to arm yourself with an understanding of the laws and the process involved in selling your deceased parent’s house. Understanding how deceased estate sales work can ease the burden. Knowing how to address all the potential hurdles of the estate sale will also make the process easier.


Should I sell my parent’s house-  Take steps to prepare yourself to make the sale of your parent’s house as stress-free as possible!


You can only sell the property after the estate has gone through the probate process. It is a legal process in which the estate is settled based on your parent’s Will and Testament. It is advisable to know more details about the probate process in Long Island NY.


3. Inform other family members

Grieving family members should discuss among themselves what they want to do and when do they want to do these things. During this time, communication and patience is of the utmost importance. Remember that you as a family want to pull together, not apart.


One of the most stressful aspects of selling your parent’s home occurs when all parties are not in agreement. Before you decide to list the property, sit down and openly discuss all aspects of the decision.


4. Enlist the help of an expert

Choosing the right real estate agent is critical to the success of the home sale. You need an agent who has some experience with this type of transaction.


That would be me, Rene Perrin. Let me help you avoid home-selling stress! There is no reason for you to through all this alone. I take the stress out of selling your home by being your advisor, your advocate. I fully understand the complexities involved in a probate transaction.


Visit https://sellingyourparentshomenow.com/about/ to know more about how I can best serve you and your family.


Call me, Rene Perrin, at 516-802-3785. I will guide you through selling with ease for the greatest return.


In case you can not view this video here, please click the link below to view 👌How to Deal with Stress When Selling Your Parents' Home on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/jh8s9z5TnbQ

Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

Well written, Rene Perrin. A deceased parent's home sale can be an extremely stressful time, but working with an experienced professional as yourself should certainly make the process a less problematic event.

Thanks for sharing,

Mar 30, 2018 05:48 PM
René Perrin

You're welcome Bruce Kunz!

Apr 10, 2018 05:21 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Good points.  My ned to hire an agent to get the good byers      in

Mar 30, 2018 10:31 PM
René Perrin

Thanks William Feela!

Apr 10, 2018 05:21 AM