The death of a loved one brings about a lot of responsibilities, especially if you find yourself inheriting a part of the deceased’s estate. Should you feel that it’s best to sell your newly acquired property, you need to prepare properly. You need to:
Look for Support
It’s hard to handle any sort of tragedy if you try to carry the burden alone. Don’t be afraid to lean on your friends and loving family members for support during this trying time. If possible, involve them in your efforts to sell the inherited property. As long as they are people who you completely trust and are willing to go the extra mile for you, then things will be easier.
Contact the Experts
You will need to know more about the property beyond its possible price range. Check the status of the house’s mortgage, taxes, and marketability. Meet up with the real estate professionals in charge of your parent’s home. Clarify every detail necessary to expedite the sale. Ask for recommendations of other professionals such as house inspectors, renovators, and even water damage restoration experts. Finally, check these experts’ history, feedback, and affordability before you agree to any of their services.
Pack up Personal Effects
It can be hard letting go of the memories in your parent’s residence, but sorting, storing, packing, selling and giving away the furniture, appliances, and personal items can help you move on from your loved one’s passing. Invite your friends and family for a day or two of refreshments, camaraderie, inventory, and storage of these possessions. If you are willing, you can even offer some of their preferred pieces to them as part of their “payment.”
Be patient when undertaking such a task, since it will take time before your inherited property is sold. With the right people to help you out, however, it won’t be too long before you see the fruits of your labor.