The probate process for a house in Charleston – don’t get shortchanged

inherited a house Charleston SCBuying and selling real estate is big business in any economy, especially in busy Charleston, SC. As a population increases, more houses are needed for people to live in and offices for people to work in.  Every neighborhood seems to be growing -West Ashley, James Island, Park Circle etc.

Despite this fact of life, real estate transactions can still be very risky propositions! Especially when it comes to probate property, if the prospective buyer doesn’t understand the probate process for a house in Charleston SC.

So what is a probate anyway?

A probate is a legal way of administering the property of a deceased person (decedent) if the person never left a will or if the will had specific instructions on how his or her property was to be administered after they have passed. These proceedings take place in probate courts. Sometimes they can end up being the best real estate deals that any buyer or seller might get in Charleston…

inherited house probate Charleston SCHow to begin the probate process for a house in Charleston

The probate process begins after a person dies. Soon after this, the seller is expected to inform the court, which appoints an attorney to take care of the sale. Once this is done, the attorney advertises the property just like other real estate properties. The price is based on the agent’s suggestion and also from an independent appraisal ordered by the probate court. Note: It is important for the seller to familiarize himself or herself with the property to avoid being short-changed. This can be avoided by choosing the right partner in Charleston and that would be us, D Gilpin Properties. Click the link here, fill out the form and we’ll help you get started now.

Okay, my property is on the market, now what?

Now, after the property is advertised on the market then it is up to the seller to wait for the buyers to make offers on the property. Once this process is completed, the final decision is made by the probate court on who should buy the property based on an auction if there was more than one interested buyer…. In this case, we would suggest you choose D Gilpin Properties to purchase your property because as you can see from our website we have not only given the best deals on probate property in SC but also on short sales!

Want to sell your house in Charleston fast (and securely)?

D Gilpin Properties and our partners have been in this industry for years and our reputation speaks for itself. If you are interested in choosing us as your partner in Charleston, you are always free to contact us through our website form, our social media pages, as well as giving us a call at 843-994-3200. For immediate assistance, you can leave an email message on our site and we will call you back within an hour or two. Also, you can leave a text message and we will respond and make a time to call you.

We are always here to help walk you through the probate process for a house in Charleston, we look forward to speaking with you. 🙂

Call us today at 843-994-3200 to get a cash offer on your inherited house today!