Father has passed away. Estate house needs to be sold. Son is the PR and will states PR is to dispose of all assets including house with proceeds to be divided equally among heirs. PR hires real estate agent who then requires all the heirs to sign contract with her making her the listing agent for the house. Question: If son is named PR and the will expressly states that he is to dispose of estate assets (including house), is it necessary for all the heirs to sign the contract with the agent making her the real estate agent for listing the house? Or can the PR act on his own and be the only signatory to the real estate agent contract?
The appointed PR for the estate has all authority to deal with the estate. He would be the sole signatory for all matters required to settle the estate. It is likely that the PR is taking the right steps, but if he/she is unclear as to any steps in the process, they should contact a knowledgeable attorney.
Sorry for your loss and good luck.
Ian A. Taylor
The Taylor Law Office L.L.C.
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
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