Newton Falls, OH asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Ohio

Q: What Steps do I need to take to legally sell my mother's domicile. I have powers to sell via last will and testament.

The estate in located in Ohio. I have also begun the probate process. I have letters of authority. I also have submitted the inventory list to the court, currently awaiting approval. I'm basically asking what are my steps to sell the home legally?

The home does currently have a mortgage on it, so no deed. Can I list and accept offers and then sell the home? That way I can pay off the loan and then settle the estate. Also Do I need certificate of transfer, even though there's no deed? I would prefer not to do this though.

There is no spouse. And my sister wants the house sold as well, there's no issues there at all! Just looking for a clear outline of what the steps are, thank you!

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1 Lawyer Answer
Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Cuyahoga Falls, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: It's not the answer you're going to want to hear, but it depends on many other factors. Probate can be very complicated. I highly recommend sitting down with an attorney to review the situation in detail and advising you.

Best of luck.

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