Are you the administrator of a North San Jose Probate sale home that belonged to a hoarder? Maybe it was a home that was living in for 50 or 60 years by a relative or close friend who had a lot of family mementos and a soft spot in her heart for them. Maybe he was a collector of things which seemingly have no value today like technical manuals from the 60's.
You need to sell the North San Jose Probate home, but it is filled with stuff. The house is worth many hundreds of thousands of dollars, but the estate has little or no cash. Or the estate has cash, but the heirs need every penny they can salvage out of the Redwood City Probate sale. What do you do?
As the Personal Representative for the estate you have several choices.
My advice is to take the following steps:
1. Do not try to figure out yourself what is valuable and what is not. Get a professional in to tell you. For example you could call DGW Auction House and see if they want to try to sell anything. They will know what will sell and what won't and will take away what has some value and the Redwood City estate gets the money for it after they sell and take their portion. Yes, you do not get 100%; but they will know what has value and unless you are an appraiser you will not.
2. Next step to to gather up what is donatable and find a charity who will come and pick up anything that won't sell but can be used by someone. The key here is to find who will come and pick up so you do not have to lift furniture.
3. You are then left with debris. Some of this will be recyclable and some will not. Separate what you can recycle and that can be done for free.
4. What is left is trash. If it does fit in the trash can over a period of weeks that you have available while selling the North San Jose Probate home then you can call a hauler and have the trash hauled. At this point it will hopefully be a small enough load that it will not cost very much to dump it.
As an alternative you could just call me to list your North San Jose Probate home. I will arrange for all of the above to happen. You don't have to lift a finger and the yucky work of cleaning out a North San Jose Probate home is done by me.
If you have any questions about selling a North San Jose home in Probate please feel free to contact me.
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