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