Brent Hilvitz

Awarded Top 5% Agent in Colorado

Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones

It takes care and compassion

The process of selling a loved one's home can be a daunting task. You need a realtor, like me, with experience selling homes in probate who is knowledgeable about the financial and emotional challenges clients face when they sell a long-held family home. Knowledge and marketing savvy are just some of the skills we provide.

We have resources to deal with everything from cleaning out a cluttered home, to contacts who will purchase homes in need of major repair "as is".  There are tons of decisions to be made and as executor of the estate, you want to be sure you make the right one. Oftentimes there are siblings, children and even grandchildren who have a stake in the outcome. You want to keep everyone happy, but in the end, it's your job as the executor or personal representative to make the decision you think is best and in line with the deceased wishes. 

Selling a loved one's home is quite different than listing a typical home, and requires special skills and relationships. We can guide you through the process and help you manage expectations, clean out and declutter, and stage the home for sale.


 

Home stager: Your parents' home and all the treasures contained in it are no doubt very special to them, but it's important that potential buyers envision themselves living in the house. We provide a consultation with a home stager who can advise you of any changes that need to be made in order to make the house more appealing to a wide variety of people. 

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Manage expectations: Before diving right into preparations for selling the house, be sure to invest some time in "people preparations.”  Although you may see the decision as the only option, your siblings or loved ones may view selling the house as "giving up" the place they've made memories in. Managing expectations of others who have a stake in the process can be one of the most important aspects of selling a loved one's home. We will meet with you first, and other stakeholders if you wish to explain the likely process, and what steps need to be taken next. The other most contentious issue is valuing the home. This is one area where conflict can arise and tempers flare. We hire and pay for a licensed independent appraiser to value the home, so there is never a question about value.

Cleaning: Chances are, if your loved one is an older adult, routine housework like dusting, mopping, and more has probably become challenging for them. The house is probably long overdue for a good "spring cleaning." We have trusted cleaning companies that we can recommend who are insured and professional. You may also consider a low-budget option of hiring a trusted friend or family member.

Repairs: Deferred maintenance is common in homes owned by older adults. We have referral partners who can handle everything from simple handyman jobs to total remodels.  If you don't want to hassle with updates and repairs, we work with buyers who purchase homes "as is". Most of the time you don't need to clean or repair anything, just take the items you want and leave everything else.

Home organization: It can be difficult for heirs to categorize and prioritize the items they plan to keep and those they're going to part with.  To help deal with the emotional strain of this task, a home organizer can help with this process. We work closely with estate sale specialists who can advise you.

Brent Hilvitz

Awarded Top 5% Agent in Colorado

 

Redesigned Realty

 


Centennial, CO 80112

Mobile: 303-668-5789

brent@redesignedrealty.com

 

 

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