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The Essential Executor’s Handbook by David G. Hoffman

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Chapter 10

The Realtor: The Miracle Worker

Almost all of the members of your team perform critical tasks to keep you on track and out of trouble. But a good realtor is essential. While you might be able to muddle through without your accountant or even without your attorney, trying to sell your decedent’s real estate on your own gives a whole new meaning to the word “foolish.” As probably one of the single most valuable assets your decedent owned, you must handle it with care. Sell it for less than it is worth and your beneficiaries will not be happy with you—sometimes unhappy enough to attempt your removal, perhaps unhappy enough to sue you.

However, before we delve into the importance of your realtor, it is important to first mention that you ...

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