5 steps to an easy, stress-free, Jacksonville, FL probate home sale.

Real Estate Agent with Reid Real Estate Group LLC

Becoming a personal representative for a deceased person can be an overwhelming and unexpected experience. The probate process can be complicated, and getting the home sold quickly and smoothly is always the goal. Just follow these 5 steps and you’re golden!

1. Determine whether the property needs to go through probate or not. Unless the property is held as husband and wife, in joint tenancy, tenancy by the entireties, or is properly set up in a living trust, the property likely needs to go through the Florida probate process. Need an attorney reference? Contact me!

2. Get in touch with a Jacksonville Realtor with experience handling probate properties. Your Realtor will be able to tell you what the home would sell for, and when to get it listed. You may choose to wait until probate is complete, or move forward with listing the home prior. Your real estate agent will also be able to advise you on how to prep the property, and provide vendor references to help. If you are out of state, these services can also be managed on your behalf.

3. Get the home prepped and listed on the open market! The key to a quick sale is the right presentation, coupled with the right price and the right marketing. 

4. Secure a buyer! Once the home is under contract, the buyer will have inspections and wrap up their mortgage processing. Your Jacksonville Probate Realtor will work with your probate attorney to tie up any loose ends to prepare title to transfer to the buyer. 

5. Close! You can usually close within 30-45 days of securing a buyer, unless there are unexpected delays (which can be common in probate sales), and the heirs will then collect their proceeds. 

Need help with your Jacksonville, FL Probate house sale? We'll get you from here to closed with ease! CONTACT US TODAY!




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Minna Reid is a Jacksonville Realtor and Broker Associate with Fathom Realty, serving the greater Jacksonville, Florida area and the Jacksonville Beaches. Minna's focus is foreclosure preventionshort sales, and probate sales. Since 2007, Minna has helped hundreds of home sellers and buyers move on to the next chapter of their lives and she has the expertise to get you through even your most complicated real estate transactions smoothly, from listing your property to closing the sale! 

Comments (4)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Minna  and great information to share with us here in the Rain.  Make it a great day!



Oct 20, 2022 09:07 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net


Enjoyed your blog page, and I added you as a friend. I would love the follow back. Bill

Oct 20, 2022 11:47 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Minna Reid good advice.  Selling or purchasing a home can be stressful under even the best conditions, so anything that can be done to reduce that stress is to everyone's advantage.

Oct 20, 2022 12:26 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.

Oct 21, 2022 03:22 AM