Little Rock, AR asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Arkansas

Q: AR probate, zillow claims house is 126000 which is over the small estate limit. Can an appraiser claim its less

My mother passed with a beneficiary deed that wasn't filled. Her house was intended to go to me. theres no exexcutor, i am acting on her behalf. zillow states the value is 126,000. can an appraiser be used to devalue the house below the 100,000 limit of Arkansas small estate probate limits to simplify the process. i have 2 siblings who wish to honor her wishes and do not contest the house.

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Anthony M. Avery
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A: Administrator can value Estate assets. An appraiser's value is just his opinion. If the Probate Judge does not like it, he will let him know, and then regular Probate will be required.

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