Usually no, the will likely gives you the power to dispose and manage the property for the benefit fo the estate. As executor of the estate, it's important that you are very careful to make sure all the heirs get what they are entitled to in a fair way.....an experienced attorney could help you do this.
I agree with Mr. Stumpf if you have already been appointed. If you have not received letters from a probate court, then many states require notification to all heirs during the application for probate process. Once you are appointed you take on a fiduciary duty with respect to the estate and tne beneficiaries and the creditors so everything you do is subject to scrutiny. With that said, while probably not necessary, if you think everyone would agree, then get their input before selling.
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I agree with both of the other responses. You are in charge, here, and you are not required to get input or agreement on this decision.
Having said that, you are like the CEO in this enterprise. While it may not be necessary to communicate your intent or to get input from your "shareholders", it often helps to do so, especially from a morale standpoint. Open communication can make the difference between lots of talk behind you back, innuendoes and resentment, OR a smooth, easy administration. You might also want to communicate this to them so they can not only feel part of the process, but also understand how you arrived at the sales price, etc. It also strikes me as possible that ONE of your siblings may wish to purchase the property, which would avoid not only the hassles of selling, but also the costs.
By being a benevolent ruler, you not only keep the shareholders from trying a management upheaval, but you may also improve your relationships with your siblings.
Best of luck to you! You have a task which is often thankless. Your parents selected you for a reason, however, and perhaps your handling of this will show your siblings that they made the best choice they could have.
Needless to say, but it is advisable in ANY probate situation to have legal representation. With this many beneficiaries involved, it is even more so.
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