June Smith has prepared a "How To Guide" to help people like yourself who have been entrusted with selling the family estate.  This is a great responsiblitiy and the family home is probably the largest financial asset in the estate.  This process can get complicated if the property is not in the area you are currently living, if multiple family members are involved in the decision making process or if you are left alone to deal with this time-consuming effort.  Whether it's a detached home, townhome or condo, it can be an overwhelming experience.  A Professional Realtor like myself can help you take care of many of the details and make the sale as stress free as possible.

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What is an Estate Trustee?  The Estate Trustee (or Executor) is the individual appointed in the will to carry out the terms of the will and to wind up the affairs of the deceased. The Trustee takes full responsibility for administering and distributing the property of the deceased as well as being legally accountable to the beneficiaries or creditors of the estate.


 What are the Duties of an Estate Trustee?

A Trustee’s duties start immediately upon death. The job is a complex one and can take a year or perhaps longer to complete all the tasks.. Some of the duties of a trustee include the following:  Read More...



What is the Certificate of Appointment?
The Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee (formerly called Probate) is a grant from the Courts certifying that the will you have is the last will and confirming your status as Estate Trustee with full legal power to execute the will.  Read More...

Key Steps for Dealing With The Real Estate Holdings
One of the tasks you have been entrusted with in your role as Estate Trustee is to deal with the family real estate holdings.  It will involve securing, evaluating and liquidating these holdings.  Read More... 

 Clearing Out The House

Clearing out the home after the death of a loved one can be bittersweet.  It's best to attack the job with a group of relatives and consider it a celebration of life.  Read More...


When Can the House Be Listed For Sale?
Early in the process, your lawyer will require an evaluation of the property to be used for Probate and in determining the total value of the estate. A Realtor or Accredited Appraiser can determine the value of a home. Read More...

Getting the House Ready To Sell

The Big Sort is finished, items are well on their way to being distributed to the beneficiaries, sold, given to charity, or trashed. Now you need to get the house ready for sale.  Read More...


Tips To Select the Right Realtor for the Job
After the death of a loved one, many Realtors will appear on the scene anxious to list the property. Family members and Beneficiaries may have their favourite Realtors that they have worked with in the past, but that doesn’t make them the best fit for this job.  Read More...

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June Smith, B.A.Sc.
Re/Max Aboutowne Realty Corp., Brokerage
Sales Representative


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