Have You Inherited Real Estate Through Probate?

Learn How Not to Leave Money on the Table

  • Maximizing the Value of the Estate
  • ​Avoiding Unforeseen Tax Liabilities and Expenses
  • ​Selecting the Right Probate Realtor
  • Maximizing the Value of the Estate
  • ​Avoiding Unforeseen Tax Liabilities and Expenses
  • ​Selecting the Right Probate Realtor

Would You Like Us to Help Maximize the Value of the Estate Property?

    Have You Inherited Real Estate Through Probate?

    Learn How Not to Leave Money on the Table

    • Maximizing the Value of the Estate
    • ​Avoiding Unforeseen Tax Liabilities and Expenses
    • ​Selecting the Right Probate Realtor
    ✔ Maximizing the Value of the
        Estate
    ✔ Avoiding Unforeseen Tax
        Liabilities and Expenses
    ✔ Selecting the Right Probate
        Realtor

    Would You Like Us to Help Maximize the Value of the Estate Property?

      Meet Bruce Johnston

      Broker Keller Williams Realty Greater Seattle

      Bruce has been a Washington state Licensed Real Estate Broker since 2001. He is with Keller Williams Realty Greater Seattle. He specializes in single family residential resales and has been involved with luxury and new home construction sales as well.

      Bruce has a passion for those individuals and families that are going through the probate process. Although this is a difficult time for the family members that are involved, these final affairs of the deceased must be taken care.

      Bruce helps with the execution of those plans to get property cleaned out and prepared to be sold on the market. Bruce believes that every home should be able to maximize its market value and that not having it prepared properly, is leaving money on the table for the sellers.

      Most real estate professionals fail to discuss with their clients that there are many negotiations that take place after a buyer and seller have agreed to a purchase and sale agreement. This is where the real work comes in for the agents involved. You want to have a lion in your corner negotiating for you.

      Bruce’s no-nonsense approach to providing a successful real estate transaction should be important to you. He wants to know what you are going through and help you navigate a path that is both satisfying and rewarding to you. His goal is to protect the accumulated equity that you have worked hard to obtain.

      If you need to get your home sold, contact Bruce for a 9-minute interview to see if he can achieve your goals.
      Bruce has been a Washington state Licensed Real Estate Broker since 2001. He is with Keller Williams Realty Greater Seattle. He specializes in single family residential resales and has been involved with luxury and new home construction sales as well.

      Bruce has a passion for those individuals and families that are going through the probate process. Although this is a difficult time for the family members that are involved, these final affairs of the deceased must be taken care.

      Bruce helps with the execution of those plans to get property cleaned out and prepared to be sold on the market. Bruce believes that every home should be able to maximize its market value and that not having it prepared properly, is leaving money on the table for the sellers.

      Most real estate professionals fail to discuss with their clients that there are many negotiations that take place after a buyer and seller have agreed to a purchase and sale agreement. This is where the real work comes in for the agents involved. You want to have a lion in your corner negotiating for you.

      Bruce’s no-nonsense approach to providing a successful real estate transaction should be important to you. He wants to know what you are going through and help you navigate a path that is both satisfying and rewarding to you. His goal is to protect the accumulated equity that you have worked hard to obtain.

      If you need to get your home sold, contact Bruce for a 9-minute interview to see if he can achieve your goals.
      No one should ever tell you that being an executor or personal representative can truly be stress-free because decisions will indeed have to be made.

      As an experienced Real Estate Professional, we will make sure that you are always well-informed in regard to these decisions – especially as they pertain to real estate. 

      We will also help you with some of the difficult conversations you may have to have with family members and other heirs. 

      If you haven’t yet secured the services of a competent probate attorney, we can help you choose one whose good work we know and are comfortable recommending.

      We’ll help you at every step along the way and do everything possible to steer you clear of the minefields.

      Of course, you’ll still have to make some interesting choices, but having us as an advisor by your side makes the task significantly less lonely.

      OPTIONS TO DISPOSE OF THE PROPERTIES

      OPTIONS TO DISPOSE OF THE PROPERTIES

      • Make appropriate repairs yourself to bring property up to selling standards.
      • ​Have funds provided to pay for repairs now.
      • ​Hire a listing agent with probate sales experience. 
      • ​Investor purchase of the property.
      • Make appropriate repairs yourself to bring property up to selling standards.
      • ​Have funds provided to pay for repairs now.
      • ​Hire a listing agent with probate sales experience. 
      • ​Investor purchase of the property.
      When it comes time to sell the property of an estate, it is critical that it is in its best condition. This means that the property should be brought up to selling standards in today’s market. Not all sellers have the means to repair their properties before going to market.

      We can provide you with a service to make any necessary repairs now and pay for them at the close of escrow when the home sells. Renovate in weeks not months. In this way, the property will be in a move in ready condition and may attract more than one offer from interested buyers.

      A great option when the estate is low on cash but has sufficient equity in the home. This is one way that you can see a better return on the value of the property that a buyer is willing to pay.
      When it comes time to sell the property of an estate, it is critical that it is in its best condition. This means that the property should be brought up to selling standards in today’s market. Not all sellers have the means to repair their properties before going to market.

      We can provide you with a service to make any necessary repairs now and pay for them at the close of escrow when the home sells. Renovate in weeks not months. In this way, the property will be in a move in ready condition and may attract more than one offer from interested buyers.

      A great option when the estate is low on cash but has sufficient equity in the home. This is one way that you can see a better return on the value of the property that a buyer is willing to pay.

      There are 3 Options to Consider for Inherited Property

      There are 3 Options to Consider for Inherited Property

      Key Lesson #1

      Sell as Is

      By not renovating the property, this could result in lower than true market value of the property. Low offers or an investor may seek to get a deal for the property, fix it themselves and resell it for a hefty profit.

      Key Lesson #2

      Fix Now, Pay Later

      If the estate property has needed repairs to bring the value up to market level and there is little cash in the estate, we have a solution. Ask about our Fix Now & Pay Later Program that will maximize the value of the property.

      Key Lesson #3

      Need Cash Now?

      We also can help you get quick cash against the property before close of probate. There are limits to the amounts available, please inquire for more information. Buyers are interested in properties that don’t need major fixing.

      Key Lesson #1

      Sell as Is

      By not renovating the property, this could result in lower than true market value of the property. Low offers or an investor may seek to get a deal for the property, fix it themselves and resell it for a hefty profit.

      Key Lesson #2

      Fix Now, Pay Later

      If the estate property has needed repairs to bring the value up to market level and there is little cash in the estate, we have a solution. Ask about our Fix Now & Pay Later Program that will maximize the value of the property.

      Key Lesson #3

      Need Cash Now?

      We also can help you get quick cash against the property before close of probate. There are limits to the amounts available, please inquire for more information. Buyers are interested in properties that don’t need major fixing.

      For Personal Representatives of Estates and Their Heirs

      Why You Must Read This

      How to avoid mistakes with property going through the probate process. Avoid unnecessary mistakes that can cost the estate and the heirs money.

      For Personal Representatives of Estates and Their Heirs

      Why You Must Read This

      How to avoid mistakes with property going through the probate process. Avoid unnecessary mistakes that can cost the estate and the heirs money.

      - WORD ON THE STREET

      Results That Speak For Themselves

      "Bruce did a wonderful job in helping us to understand how much our home was valued at and helped to detail what we needed to do to prepare our home for selling, including staging the house and getting photos taken. When he listed our home he kept us informed constantly, communication is a high quality of Bruce! Bruce stepped us through each step once we had a buyer and everything went quickly and smoothly, there were no surprises - Bruce is an awesome Real Estate Agent!"

      Angela

      Renton, WA

      - WORD ON THE STREET

      Results That Speak For Themselves

      "Bruce did a wonderful job in helping us to understand how much our home was valued at and helped to detail what we needed to do to prepare our home for selling, including staging the house and getting photos taken. When he listed our home he kept us informed constantly, communication is a high quality of Bruce! Bruce stepped us through each step once we had a buyer and everything went quickly and smoothly, there were no surprises - Bruce is an awesome Real Estate Agent!"

      Name of Client

      Renton, WA

      Work with a Good Attorney

      There are many reasons to work with a good attorney. We pick up where they leave off. We work alongside them to help get you through the probate process in a timely manner.

      Maximize the Real Estate

      You could sell any inherited property as is, or you could list it for sale with some updates to maximize its value for the estate.

      Keeping the Heirs Informed

      Communicating with the heirs on a weekly basis is crucial for the personal representatives. Help minimize misunderstandings.

      Reverse Mortgage & Insurance

      Why you must act swiftly if there is a reverse mortgage on the property and update property insurance coverage.
      Trust of your real estate broker is vital with your home sale.
      Strong negotiation, key for protecting your best interests.
      Open communication to keep you informed of the home sale events.
      Full results to get what you need at the time of the home sale.

      Work with a Good Attorney

      There are many reasons to work with a good attorney. We pick up where they leave off. We work alongside them to help get you through the probate process in a timely manner.

      Maximize the Real Estate

      You could sell any inherited property as is, or you could list it for sale with some updates to maximize its value for the estate.

      Keeping the Heirs Informed

      Communicating with the heirs on a weekly basis is crucial for the personal representatives. Help minimize misunderstandings.

      Reverse Mortgage & Insurance

      Why you must act swiftly if there is a reverse mortgage on the property and update property insurance coverage.

      WORD ON THE STREET

      Bruce Johnston supported my family in selling my parent's home. He was very knowledgeable about not just the market, but how to sell an inherited property in probate.

      Karen Lippy

      Federal Way, WA
      We had the pleasure of having Bruce help us to sale a home and purchase the next one. He was fantastic to work with and helped navigate us through the tough market here in Seattle with his knowledge and professional network.

      Nathanield Richardson

      Seattle, WA

      WORD ON THE STREET

      Bruce Johnston supported my family in selling my parent's home. He was very knowledgeable about not just the market, but how to sell an inherited property in probate.

      Karen Lippy

      Federal Way, WA
      We had the pleasure of having Bruce help us to sale a home and purchase the next one. He was fantastic to work with and helped navigate us through the tough market here in Seattle with his knowledge and professional network.

      Nathanield Richardson

      Seattle, WA

      Handling Probate is Never Easy!

       Choosing us as an advisor by your side will definitely make the task significantly easier for you.

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