Peabody, MA asked in Probate for Massachusetts

Q: How long does it take to get a license to sell real estate in probate court?

I have already signed a purchase and sale for a house which is an estate sale. The deceased had a will and his son is the executor. The sale has been delayed for now a license to sell must noe be obtained. Is this a quick process?

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David E. Peterson
David E. Peterson
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Burlington, VT
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: Different counties' Probate Courts have different backlogs. If all of the paperwork is correct, and nothing is amiss, then it could take anywhere from one to three months on average for the entire process to go through.

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