Are you about to inherit a home in Southern California?
Let us buy it from you.
Selling Your Inherited Property In Santa Barbara County
How It Works
1. Your State in Probate
If the home is in probate still, only the sole owner of the home can sell it, per the relative’s will. All we need to know is where you are in the probate process, and if you are the sole owner. Once we find out that it’s you – we can start working immediately. All we need is some contact information for us to talk to you. Fill out the forms to the top and bottom of this page, and if you want to speak to us on your own time – call us at (657) 206-0121.
2. Our Offer On Your Inherited Home
3. Cash For Your Inherited Home in Santa Barbara County
After our walkthrough, we then make an offer for your inherited home. If you like it, then we’ll begin the process of purchasing your property. You’ll be able to get some additional money, and you won’t have to deal with maintaining the inherited home anymore.
How We Buy Your Inherited Home in Santa Barbara County
1. Walkthrough to Pay Out
A simple walkthrough is all we need, and from there - you'll get an offer in 48 hours. Once you accept the offer, we can send you a seller's document regarding the inherited home. If you need help filing the documents out, we can help.
2. Time for Escrow
Once the seller documents are signed and returned, you will receive a call from your local escrow company. Our escrow company may have some additional documents for you to sign, but if they don't - you're at the final stretch.
3. Count Your Extra Income!
Your inherited property will be sold to us when all the paperwork has been signed and returned. Congrats! You'll be getting the cash from your inherited home via check or wire transfer.
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“Thanks for taking this house off our hands!”
And we’ll happily buy your inherited Santa Barbara County home as well. We’ve worked with many inheritors, and if they don’t want to spend the additional costs associated with selling their inherited home the traditional way - they work with us.
You don’t need to have any repairs or renovations done on your inherited home to sell it to us, all we need to do is have a simple walkthrough, and we can write you an offer in as little as 24 to 48 hours.
How Long Does Probate Take?
According to California law, as a personal representative, you must complete probate within one year from the date of appointment. However, if the personal representative files a federal estate tax on the property, you can have up to 18 months to complete probate.
If probate is still not completed by that time, the personal representative must file a status report to the court to explain what has happened, and how much time will be needed. If the personal representative has not reported to the court regarding probate, beneficiaries can then ask the court to order him/her to file an accounting or take other actions to close the probate.
Additionally, if there is a Will Contest (in which there is a claim with the court that all or part of the will is invalid) the process of probate can drag out and can take years to resolve.
Why Does Probate Take So Long?
The short answer is bureaucracy and the courts. It does take some time for a case to pass through the California court system and for it to be completed. Furthermore, assets aren’t actually distributed between the beneficiaries until the estate is closed, or when the court deems that the deceased person’s affairs are properly organized and handled.
Is Probate Necessary?
If the individual who died did not have any property to transfer, then probate will not be necessary. However, the deceased person’s survivors may decide to open a probate if there are debts owed or if there is a set deadline needed to file claims for creditors.
If the individual who died did have property to transfer, then the probate process allows for the distribution of the estate’s property to the decedent’s heirs in a fair manner, or according to the Will of the deceased.
Can A House Be Sold While In Probate?
Yes, it can! However, the proceeds from the sale will be dispersed to cover probate costs and estate debts. Afterward, the probate court splits any remaining profits among the beneficiaries.
However, if you are the sole owner of the property as stated via the Will of the Deceased, you can sell the home immediately, and use the income generated to pay off the estate debts and probate costs, and you can pocket the rest of the money.