Ever been a personal representative that was knee deep, involved in a real estate property sale?
It is an honor to be picked, selected to handles the affairs of a person's estate. All they collected over the years.
That with the help, working hand in hand with a lawyer, a legal beagle, the estate can be settled.
Everything tied up in probate squared away ship shape.
No lingering liens or unresolved tax issues. Everything put to bed once and for all.
For closure when a loved one is no longer around to live, work, play in the old familiar real estate you always saw them at.
Associate them with over the years from visits to that particular property address all your life.
Missed dearly or sometimes hardly known by many after they pass away
The expression real estate is emotional sure is an accurate one.
Sometimes more crowd control, keeping the lid on hot tempers. That can boil over.
Heated emotions means diffusing the estate sale temperature that can soar. Get kinda crazy. When it becomes personal. Ugly. The Hatfields and McCoys within the same family division, fragmentation.
Everyone may not exchange Christmas cards, but some common ground to agree to disagree is part of our job. That starts before, during, even after the real estate sign gets speared in the front lawn. A big part of the job. Laying the staging for what comes next.
The real estate marketing band cranks up the music, the dancing begins to attract the one in the herd. The best buyer who ultimately ends up the new owner in the old familiar Maine home or lake camp, whatever property type.
That is hard for some family members to envision, accept. Or in the property listing one family member over all the rest of the brood. He or she thinks the other brothers, sisters, whoever should have just signed over to them for a song.
Or chicken feed if any money is exchanged which they expect is unreasonable for them to pay anywhere near the listing price. Because the departed said they should get the place. Even though the will, which hopefully there is one, does not mention that small important tidbit being circulated to anyone that will listen.
By the one angry family member that caused locks to be changed. That acts like they already own the place and is a loose canon. Dropping in during showings and saying don't get too comfortable. This place is his.
Expectations, setting them, keeping everyone in the boat to get to the property closing on the estate sale listing in Maine on time.
It takes some navigation, Dr Phil skills too. Listen, keep everyone focused and work through the sore spots that cause the flash fires that keep popping up. Need squelching. Nipped in the bud if possible. To not cause the entire property listing sale in Maine to be a house a fire so to speak.
Read full article on who's calling the shots, in a real estate sale when the owner is missing. No longer walking the face of the blue and green marble.