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Maine Real Estate Estate Sales, Tough Being Personal Representative.

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.sunset on maine lake photo

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.maine welcome sign photo

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.

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker | 207.532.6573

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Comment balloon 7 commentsAndrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 • August 07 2014 08:22AM


Andrew: I know very well of what to wrote here in your blog post. Getting heirs to agree on just the simple things in listing can be emotional for them and argumentative. Good luck!

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc.) over 6 years ago

Norman ... So true. It can go smooth as punch, or be a sucker punch. Where from the death on, through funeral, all along the way there are Eeyore's, unhappy campers beating up on the PR. And trying to work the process with the broker to their liking, not the entire family's best wishes, greater good. Or what the dearly departed wanted, spelled out as his or her desire.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 6 years ago

We have another hot day in the DC area. I would rather be in Maine.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 6 years ago

Andrew, I have a property right now that is an estate, and one brother will be the executor and the rest of the family is all up in arms.   Tough situation..

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 6 years ago

Good morning Andy. I have bought many properties that was an estate sale. Some of the behind the scenes stuff can get really crazy.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 6 years ago

Andrew, good luck with this one.  I understand the difficulties of dealing with heirs.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 6 years ago

Roy ... Have the guest room ready, fresh flowers in the vase.

Joan ... The guy in charge can change along the way.

JP ... Emotions. They get hot hot hot.

GS ... Most are peaches...but prepare, see the red flags one by one as they are dropped.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 6 years ago

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