How to Sell an Inherited Home

Selling an inherited home is often a multi-step process and having an experienced probate attorney and real estate agent to advise you along the way can make all the difference.

It is important to understand the probate process when selling an inherited home, unless there was already a transfer on death deed recorded prior. Often when selling an inherited home, a date of death value can be necessary to obtain in order to sell the home or for inheritance tax recording purposes.

If you have inherited a home you’re planning to sell or need to know more about the process, Stephen would love to connect, potentially tour the home in question. Reach out today to set a no obligation appointment.

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When Can you Sell a Home in Probate?

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