Specialize as an Agent Selling Probate Real Estate
How did I start to specialize as an agent selling probate real estate? An agent in my previous office was a probate process expert. She was closing about 20+ cases a year. When she tried to sell her business, she lost a large client, a professional fiduciary. The Realtor was fired by her fiduciary. I then bought this Realtor’s book of business and inherited two busy professional fiduciaries who worked with two very busy probate attorneys.
What prepared me for the visual physical part of probate sales? My previous career was as a Deputy Sheriff-Coroner. In this role, I assisted the Yolo County Coroner’s department with body removals. I gave face-to-face death notices to next of kin. In this job, I performed homicide and suicide investigations, as well as natural death reports, routinely. I collected and preserved the evidence. Having extensive courtroom testimony experience and completing police reports has been useful in my probate sales. With my past profession, it was a natural evolution to work in the probate process of real estate sales.
I’ve worked on some very interesting probate cases. I find the work very satisfying. My past professional experience working in and around the death of persons and all that was involved, attracted me to probate work. I especially enjoy the teamwork with the professional fiduciary and working with attorneys on each case.
Much of the time to specialize as an agent selling probate real estate is very interesting. I know I am helping the heirs by liquidating the real property assets. The cases are scientific to me in nature. I have had to prepare homes for sale that have been previous crime scenes. These types of listings require me to have the property cleaned up and ready to show. It is always fascinating work. No matter what has happened, the real estate must be sold.
If you have a real estate transaction that needs probate expertise, there is nothing too much for us. Call Weintraub & Wallace Realtors, with RE/MAX Gold. We can be reached at 916-233-6759.