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Don’t Take On Probate Alone

The probate process can be confusing and overwhelming. Selling your loved one’s home is likely going to be mentally challenging and emotionally exhausting, from sorting through personal belongings to signing papers finalizing the sale of the family home. By surrounding yourself with professionals who are empathetic and helpful, this process can be easier. Other than an attorney, your greatest resources are real estate professionals who understand the intricacies of probate property sales.

 Kim Fahy is a Realtor® in Sonoma County with a special calling for helping family members of a deceased loved one simplify the process of maintaining, preparing and selling a home that is part of a probate or trust administration. Having spent over 15 years in the real estate industry and 20 years working as a paralegal, Kim’s diverse background makes her a valuable resource for families that have the sudden responsibility of inheriting a loved one’s estate. Not only is Kim empathetic to the grief and overwhelm one may be feeling, her experience and expert knowledge of the probate process allows her to provide real estate guidance and peace of mind to families who are dealing with the death of a loved one.

Probate Solutions & Real Estate Guidance

Everyone needs time to deal with the passing of a loved one. All the while the bills keep coming and the lawn still needs to be mowed. When it’s time to liquidate the real property in the estate, you need to take the appropriate steps to learn the market, educate yourself and find an empathetic probate and trust realtor who can save you time, money and headaches along the way. Kim and her team are ready to help and guide you in every phase of the transaction and get the outcome you and your family want and need.

DO YOU NEED HELP WITH CLEAN OUT?

Over the course of a lifetime, people accumulate a wide variety of possessions, objects, and belongings that reflect their lives.  Disposing of these possessions in a dignified, yet efficient manner is often an obstacle in bringing the estate to a final settlement. If that is the case, Kim and her team can help coordinate a successful estate sale or refer you to reliable appraisers and other professionals that will sell the belongings for top dollar.  You should also be aware that the estate can realize significant tax advantages by donating any unclaimed assets and possessions to charity, and we maintain strong personal relationships with numerous charities that would welcome these donations with open arms.  Call Kim today at (707) 303-5185 for more information.

IS THE HOUSE IN DISREPAIR?

Unfortunately, many estate properties suffer from deferred maintenance, either because the late homeowner was ill or simply could not maintain it properly for other reasons. You can alleviate the anxiety of repairing and/or maintaining the probate property by leaving the details to my team of carefully vetted reliable home professionals to bring the home up to a marketable condition in order to be sold in a competitive market. Help is only a phone call away.

DO YOU NEED TO MAXIMIZE THE SELLING PRICE TO PROVIDE THE GREATEST CASH BENEFIT TO THE HEIRS/BENEFICIARIES? 

When maximum revenue is the focus, I’ll make certain the property is not only listed properly but marketed aggressively and intelligently to assure maximum exposure. I’ll make sure you know exactly what the property is worth if you are willing to wait for the right buyer and will help you determine if there are any repairs or improvements that might add more to the final selling price than their cost. In other words, get you the greatest bang for your buck. Be aware that all too often, ill-informed sellers spend far too much on repairs that do not even cover their cost in the final sale price. This is where my experience, preparation, and savvy marketing skills come into play.

Kim Fahy

REALTOR® | certified probate real estate specialist

Martinelli Real Estate Inc. | CA DRE #01710975
Cell 707.303.5185 | Office 707.539.1630
kim@probatehomehelp.com