Sorry for your loss. As the Trustee, you would need to finalize up the details with an Attorney. You will be responsible for the property. Do this immediately, if there are any existing liens on the property you do not want to make it more complicated than it needs to be. Also, contact a realtor so they can have an escrow officer pull a preliminary report for you.
Get it done right. Get it done once. Get the highest price possible. Please hire a local Realtor.
Here you go:1) Sit down with your Realtor. Get a sense on how the inventory is looking and how aggressive the other prospective buyers are. (you don't want to sell and have to settle with a property you aren't crazy about due to shortage of inventory)2) Game plan on projected proceeds, time frame, where you plan on relocating to etc.3) Get a pre-approval letter, fulfill all the conditions, contingent upon the sale of your home.4) If everything is clear to go, list your property.5) Accept an offer.6) When the buyer's remove their contingencies, start looking for a replacement property.7) Make an offer on the replacement property, contingent upon the sale of your current residence. (Make sure your agent packages up the offer and presents it with style.)8) Ratify w/ the replacement property.9) Close on your current house.10) Finalize up the loan on the replacement house.11) Close escrow on the new house.12) Keys in hand.
No, use an agent specializing in the area where you are purchasing. Before hand, interview at least 3 agents where you're relocating to. Plus, if the agent isn't licensed in the state you are relocating to, then he cannot represent you. Good luck!
If your current lender cannot do it, find someone who can. Your Realtor should have connections with someone that can make it happen. Good luck!
If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, message me, I have a handful of loan consultants to help you out.
Contact your local Realtor/Broker for help. They have the tools to find you all the properties on the market.
All of this should have been in writing. An addendum allowing you the permission of installing the railing out of your expense and verbiage of costs if the escrow were to fall through. Your agent has the responsibility to protect your best interest. Even though the Seller's agent is in the same office, they are not 'doing you wrong'. All Realtors are self employed contractors, as far as the brand name (Remax, prudential, keller williams), it doesn't really matter.
Lol that's zillow for you. It's great but it's very misleading. Leave the real values to the Realtors. Good luck, OP!
These days everything is blown up online. Yelp, yahoo reviews, google reviews, zillow reviews etc. If your trying to find dirt about your agent, that's just telling me you don't trust them. Keep interviewing agents until you find someone you can trust. The Realtor & Client relationship is like choosing your spouse. Choose someone that has your best interest in mind. I can guarantee every agent will say it, but actions speak louder than words. Make sure they are passionate about real estate. Best of luck.