Once an estate is closed can the legal heirs can sell a house that was part of the estate house without any problems?

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Once an estate is closed can the legal heirs can sell a house that was part of the estate house without any problems?

My mother’s homem, which is worth $20K (maybe less by now), was willed to my brother and me after her death 2 years ago. We are done with the probate case because we were sent a document which the judge said that the case was closed. I live in another state and my brother does not want to hire an attorney to help us. I am not in a situation (unemployed for 1 year) to retain an attorney on my own. We simply want to sell the house with no problems. Do we need a real estate person or can we just sell it on out own?

Asked on June 3, 2013 under Estate Planning, Michigan

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss.  WHen you say that you are done with probate and that the case is closed do you mean that it is finished and the assets disbursed?  WIth the house that would mean that the Executor transferred the house to you and your brother with an executor's deed and filed same in the proper courthouse.  If that is the case then yes, the property is now yours and you and your brother can do with it as you please.  Good luck.


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