Orlando, FL asked in Probate for Florida

Q: I need to sell my deceased mother's home asap

- do I need to wait to get the will probated first or can I go ahead and put it on the market?

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Jennifer Isaksen
Jennifer Isaksen
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Bushnell, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You can put it on the market, but it would have to be contingent upon finalizing the probate. I would recommend that you consult with a probate attorney right away to start the probate process. Best of Luck! Jennifer

John Richert
John Richert
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Clearwater, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You should consult with a probate attorney to get the property probated as soon as possible. Probate can take a few months (depending on creditors and other factors of the case) and therefore the sooner you get it started, the sooner it will be transferred. Our firm offers a free consultation for all probate cases.

Andy Wayne Williamson
Andy Wayne Williamson
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Santa Rosa Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: It the title is still in your deceased mothers name you need to probate the property into your name asap. You can technically start a listing but most buyers desire to close on the contract asap and if you wait to probate until you get a buyer you could run the risk that a delay in the probate process causes the buyer to get tired of waiting and walk away.

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