Sherry FitzGerald O’Meara Guide to Executer Sales- Understanding the Process.February 24, 2020
At Sherry FitzGerald O’Meara, we understand the process of administering a deceased person’s estate or disposing of a family home. It’s often
a complex and emotional time and requires the utmost sensitivity. But more importantly, because an administrator or Executor is required to preserve the assets until they are sold or distributed – as well as protecting them from devaluation – Executors require the best and most up-to-date advice.
Sherry Fitz simplifies
In most Executor sales, you require more from your Estate Agent than just sales and marketing advice. When there is more than one beneficiary, appoint Sherry FitzGerald O’Meara to handle
your sale and everything is managed simply – and centrally. All communication updates are issued from one point of contact.
• Market leading sales valuation advice, backed up with market comparables and research to distribute to other beneficiaries
• Regular written updates distributed to all beneficiaries as required by letter, report or email
• Property maintenance and cleaning
• Property dressing and staging
• Furniture removal and storage
• Clear, transparent and agreed marketing budget
• Property insurance options
Property Maintenance and Cleaning
To achieve maximum value for the property, we advise our Executor Sales clients to set aside a budget for the general property maintenance and cleaning so that the property is
presented in the best possible light during the sale. Properties that have been vacant for some time may require initial basic maintenance work. Depending on how much work is
required, we can arrange competitive rates by the hour, half day and full day through our in-house property maintenance team who offer:
• Cleaning – interior and exterior
• Garden maintenance – lawn cutting, weeding, replanting
• Painting – interior and exterior
• Electrical repairs
• Plumbing/heating/alarm repairs
• General handyman repairs – replacing such things as skirting boards, locks and leaky tap
Property Dressing and Staging
If a property has been vacant for some time, as an Executor you might want to consider dressing it with props and furniture to make the property look its very best for the sale.
Our expert team can also be on hand before any viewings to ensure that the house is staged properly. This can be priced and organised centrally.
For more information please contact us on Tel: 090 647 5500
Notes for Executors
• When a person dies, the duty of carrying out the terms of their Will falls to their Executor. Usually, but not essentially, there are two Executors. Once there is a Will, the
Executors must obtain a grant of probate.
• When an estate contains property, it is critical to remember that the process of selling that property can begin before a grant of probate is in place.
• The fact is a property can be put up for sale, offers received and indeed a sale agreed prior to probate being granted, although a sale cannot close until a grant of probate has
been obtained – and this could take some time.