A Commitment to Clarity & Support Throughout Your Probate Process

Your Free Guide to Probate and
How to Navigate the System

The combined complexities of your estate executors duties and dealing with your emotional
loss of a family member or friends can leave you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed.

As a certified probate real estate specialist, I am committed to give you a clear picture of all your options so that your feel you are making the best decision every step of the way during your probate settlement.

Probate is Difficult –
I Can Help

From start to finish, I support you and your efforts through consistent quality communication and actions that decrease your overall workload. When you need help with your property, I take care of providing you with and scheduling the industry’s best professionals who not only are the best at their craft, but are compassionate and caring people.

Having helped many executors like yourself, I understand that managing the details of an estate for a family member or friend who has passed on can be a challenging responsibility.

From the initial filing paperwork until the real estate is sold and you are ready to settle the estate, my goal is to support, guide, and provide you a clear picture of all your options so that you feel you are making the best decisions as a probate estate executor.

Read more about Jessica Wilkinson,
Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist DRE #02033305 | Phone: (858)-228-7453 | Email info@buythewest.com

-Between the uncertainties of the probate process and the mind still processing your loss, critical details can be overlooked and mistakes can be made. One of the best ways to get educated is by getting a copy of my free ebook called the 7 BIG Mistakes Most Executors Make While Going Through Probate… Learn what they are AND how to avoid them in less than 10 minutes.

I care about the people I help with probate, and know that you may need extra time to process the passing of a family member or friend. I am committed to providing executors a proven successful compassionate approach that minimizes your stress and efforts, which makes the entire probate process work out well.

As a Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist(CPRES), I specialize in educating you on the current real estate market, making sure that you have taken all the appropriate and legal steps when decide to sell the property that is held in probate, and most importantly guiding you through every phase of the real estate transaction as I negotiate the price and terms that you and your family need.

A Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist receives special training to deal with the sale of properties that are in probate, and knows how a court confirmation probate sale works, how to sell real estate under a living trust and conservatorship, and any special probate rules regarding the sale of real property in your state.

Because of my CPRES training, I can be there for you every step of the way helping you with the sale of your loved one’s property. This means I help you with all the little and big details of probate property sales. From helping you to select and schedule the best service providers(ie professionals that can help you get the personal property sorted, handyman tasks, estate liquidators and appraisers, etc) all the way until the closing of the sale of the home.

Making Things Easier For You As A Probate Executor

By giving you access to the best team of professional service providers, you do not have to go and search out and interview multiple people and risk receiving poor service.

It has taken me many years to develop and offer you the absolute best network of service providers to help assist you as you navigate the probate process. In addition to helping to give you clarity in dealing the most common probate challenges, I can also help you secure the services of competent professionals, some of these include:

Probate Attorney

A good probate attorney will help you through the legal process of handling the decedent’s estate. For those who died testate – with a will – a probate attorney will help you distribute assets to the proper person, and will help you with paying the estate debts. If the decedent died intestate – without a will – it’s a good idea to retain a probate attorney if the decedent had retirement accounts, bank accounts or real estate.

Accountants, CPAs, and Tax Attorneys

A tax attorney will also be able to help you with estate taxes that may be due when you file the decedent’s final tax return. Accountants, tax attorneys and probate attorneys will also help you with retirement accounts, investments and other accounts that need to be distributed. In some cases, the executor or administrator may be held responsible for unpaid taxes, so you’ll need to ensure that the estate pays all of the necessary local, state and federal taxes that are associated with the decedent’s death.

Appraisal, Liquidation and Property Care

Real Estate Opinion of Value Letter: Often requested by accountants, establishes home value at time of passing, this is also known as a PCMA, a Probate Comparative Market Analysis and should be done by a CPRES agent.

Real Estate Appraiser: A licensed home appraiser gives a full appraisal.

Personal Property Appraiser: Appraises the decedent’s personal property.

Personal Property Estate Liquidator: Takes care of selling and or donating decedent’s personal property.

Property Care & Support: Handymen, electrician, plumber, roofer, pest control, property manager, landscaper, trash hauler – all these service providers and others can be provided by your CPRES real estate agent.

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