My mother recently passed away (father already deceased). She owned her home free and clear (approx value $175k), and had a will naming me and my sister as co-executors. The will states that each of her 7 surviving children get 1/8th of her earthly possessions, and my 1 deceased brothers kids get the other 1/8th. My siblings all get along fine, and there is no contention, and we are all in agreement on selling the home. But I would like to know if in order to sell the house, do we need to go through probate? We would prefer to just sell the home, and then divide the profits equally, but if we do that, do we all have to sign the deed/title that is currently in my father and mothers name? Can the home closing attorney/title company facilitate this?
Any help would be appreciatedThank you all for the prompt responses. Boy am I glad I found this website! Just to clarify, my mother named my sister and I as co-executors in her Will, and the Will further states that the the executor shall have numerous powers, including "to sell any real or personal property of my estate...." Also, my mother executed a "Durable Power of Attorney" document, naming me as her true and lawful agent and attorney with powers, including "to undertake performance of any and all acts, whether or not otherwise specifically enumerated herein, including the sale of any property....." If my sister and I are co-executors, and these powers to sell my mom's real estate are outlined in her Will, and all of the other inheritants are in agreement, and I have been named as power of attorney, can we bond over any title issues with the Title Company?