A standard probate property for sale in California makes no warranties about the condition of the property. This means that probate properties for sale in California list “as is.” Sellers don’t generally give credits because of existing problems. This means that a probate property for sale in California means the buyer knows, “What you see is what you get.” So, here’s where repairs get complicated.

Generally speaking, it’s better to avoid making repairs on a probate property for sale in California. When you make repairs, you could end up concealing something about the property. If you paint a wall for example, you could be covering a mold problem or a water leak, even if you don’t know it. Buyers need to be able to see a probate property for sale in California in its present state. That helps them know the honest truth about the property. Since they know they are buying a property “as is,” they usually expect to have to do repairs on their own. Knowing exactly what will need to be done helps keep the entire sale on the up and up.

If you inadvertently conceal a problem with the probate property for sale in California, you could cause problems for yourself after the sale. It may be hard to convince anyone that you weren’t deliberately covering an issue. Here’s what you can do to greatly improve the selling price and the number of offers coming in:

  • Remove all belongings
  • Hire a professional cleaner
  • Clean up the landscaping of blight

If you’d like contact information for professionals in the Orange County area for preparing your probate property for sale in California, please let us know. We’ll put you in touch with a probate professional.


Do You Need A California Realtor Specializing In Probate?

We are experts in the probate sale under the probate code and trust law. So, we know the California Probate Code. We won’t let you get lost in it. If you need a realtor in California specializing in probate, please contact us today! We are upfront and honest about the costs of probate. Everyone wants to know about probate fees, but no one wants to talk about them. We will though. Sentinel Realty Partners wants our clients to be fully prepared and fully informed about buying or selling California probate real estate.

We have a list of the absolute best probate lawyers in California available for our customers. Plus, we also have relationships with the most vetted contractors, plumbers and electricians in California. See? We will guide you through every step of the process of selling (or even purchasing) a home involved in probate.

If you are buying a home in California, please have a look at our probate property search. If you need a Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, or San Bernardino professional to help you through the probate real estate maze, call us! These waters a murky, and you’ll want a knowledgeable, dependable, responsive team behind you. Check out Sentinel Realty Partners’ client reviews.

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