Some probate properties in California don’t require court confirmation. Examples of probate properties in California that don’t require the court to confirm a sale can often include:

  • Trust Sales (can avoid probate altogether)
  • Probate properties where the Estate Executor/Administrator was granted “full independent powers” under the Independent Administration of Estates Act (IAEA).

Trust Sales in California

If the home is part of a trust, the property sale can close without court confirmation. These properties are sometimes thought of as probate properties by people, but trusts are often set up to entirely avoid the probate process. See, the trust is separate from the person’s other belongings. Trusts are their own legal entity. So, the property sale or transfer process can be quicker.

IAEA and Full Independent Powers

A California probate property sale can also go quicker if the Estate Administrator/Executor has full independent power under IAEA. They still need to send out a Notice of Proposed Action to all heirs, but the heirs generally only have 15 days to object to the sale. Generally, heirs want the process over quickly too, so they can move forward. With no objection, no court hearing is required.

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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