Inheriting Real Estate Can Be A Real Mess
If you have been appointed as an executor of an estate you probably know by now this responsibility is not to be taken lightly. Because our team has so much experience buying and selling inherited and probate properties, we have created a program specifically to help families in Rockland County navigate the process, overcome the challenges and sell the real estate for the highest price in the shortest amount of time.
How Can We Help You?
Sell Quickly for Top Dollar
Our proven system for marketing and selling homes allows us to sell homes in an average of 38 days which is nearly one third of the market average. We have the team and system in place to sell homes in any condition from vacant properties up to luxury estates. Learn more about our selling system below in 5 Steps for Selling Inherited Properties Quickly for Top Dollar.
Get Help With Personal Property
In our experience one of the most challenging parts of settling an estate is dealing with the personal property. You have a busy life and distributing and selling everything a family member owned can take weeks and even months if you do it alone. Part of our Team is made up of Estate Sale Companies that can sell the property on-site or simply just buy the property directly from the family and clean out the home. If the personal property is of no value we also have crews who can handle the clean-out and donation of property to charities/churches/non-profits around the region.
Fix It and Flip It for Top Dollar
Often times inherited homes are outdated and have significant deferred maintenance so they sell for a lower price than they would if renovated. We have contractors on our team ranging from simple trades like painting to Class A contractors who can do major renovations. We have a lot of experience buying, remodeling and selling homes so we’ve done the work of vetting the contractors and we know what projects cost and what return on investment you can expect from that. If the estate has money to invest in the home and 3 to 6 months we can show you how to unlock tens of thousands in equity you would otherwise pass to the next owner.
Sell In a Week or Less for Cash
If your situation calls for a quick sale we can bring a cash offer in days. We work with over 100 local cash buyers who purchase properties in “AS-IS” condition with or without the personal property. These buyers are professional home buyers so they typically pay all of the closing costs and will close on any timeline that suits you.
5 Tips For Selling Inherited Homes Quickly for Top Dollar
1. Hire A Professional
Do you want to sell for more money and not have to deal with the problems? If so you should hire a professional. Statistically 90% of sellers use a professional and they net 20% more from the sale than they would selling independently. Selling an inherited property can be very complicated and time consuming so hire a professional with experience to advise you…you’ll be glad you did.
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2. Hire Experience
Not all REALTORS are created equal. The average REALTOR sells only 8 homes per year and spends less than $500 in marketing annually. We have a team of highly educated full-time professional advisers who have hands-on experience in dealing with the purchase and sale of homes ranging from condemned houses to luxury estates. We are the choice professionals for a large network of local investors who pay cash and close quickly, we buy and sell homes ourselves and over time we have built a very strong network of estate attorneys, title companies, contractors and estate sale companies required to get the most money out of an inherited property in the shortest time. Our experience in working with inherited properties gives you a competitive edge you will not find elsewhere.
3. Price Appropriately
Pricing is the first of the two primary factors necessary for homes to sell. Nearly 66% of homes listed in Rockland County do not sell because they are overpriced. Homes that do sell are priced appropriately and in turn, the market responds with interest and offers. Our team will prepare a comprehensive Market Absorption Analysis (MAA) that does more than the traditional Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) that agents have used for years. We take an in depth look at what has sold but we also go a step further and look at what did not sell and what is still for sale to determine what needs to be done to get you the highest possible price considering the current market. If you are realistic on price you can expect to sell quickly and if you are willing to make small investments that we recommend you can greatly increase your sale price and shorten the market time.
4. Market Aggressively
Marketing is the second of the two primary factors necessary for homes to sell. In order for buyers to get excited about your home they have to be able to find it. Our proprietary marketing package includes a variety of ways that we reach the consumers and other agents both online and in person. The bottom line…we make sure your home is presented in the best light and can be found anywhere and everywhere buyers are looking!
5. Negotiate Wisely
When homes are priced appropriately and marketed aggressively we generate significant interest from multiple buyers and their agents which means you negotiate from a position of strength knowing that you have plenty of qualified buyers to choose from. Our professionally trained negotiators will guide you through this process and offer advice where needed to get you the highest price with the least amount of risk and effort.