Your client’s estate includes a probate property that needs to be sold. Ordinarily it would be time consuming enough, but on this occasion the property is hundreds of miles away; you’ve no idea what state it’s in and your knowledge of what it may be worth is sketchy at best.
You can’t rely on your friendly local estate agent this time but you can turn to Executor Solutions.
Simon Bennett, group account director, explains: “We operate across England, Scotland and Wales and deal regularly with estate agents in all areas. We make it our job to find out which agents are the most effective and work with them to progress sales swiftly and efficiently for our clients. On average, we find buyers for 80% of probate properties within four weeks.
“We’ll obtain three valuations from local estate agents and can arrange a RICS probate valuation if required. We’ll produce a comprehensive and impartial valuation report that’s compliant with all the necessary legislation – and you’ll receive these reports within 48 hours of the last agent’s inspection.”
Once appointed, the ES dedicated team will monitor and manage the estate agents in the field and make sure they are doing everything they should to sell your property; providing you with weekly progress reports on the marketing and, once it’s under offer, updating you about the sales progression.
“If the property is vacant we’ll carry out fortnightly inspections to provide peace of mind for you and your client. We can even arrange any necessary maintenance, lock changes, house clearance and other services,” Simon adds.
Executor Solutions’ costs are simple and straightforward. You’ll pay a percentage of the sale price which, very often, is no more that the fee you would be charged if dealing directly with the estate agent. Even if it’s slightly higher, this is normally offset by benefits brought about by the speed of the sale, eg. no need for expensive vacant property insurance over a prolonged period, being able to release capital from the property sooner rather than later so your client benefits from its investment income and, of course, less time and effort spent by you.
For a free, no-obligation consultation call Simon Bennett on 07885 463907, or email Simon.Bennett@exec-solutions.uk.com.