San Diego Probate Solutions

Typical San Diego Probate Real Estate Process

Probate real estate typically involves:

  • One house (the primary residence of the deceased).
  • One or more heirs of the decedent (spouse and/or adult children) who are motivated to sell the real estate.
  • The heirs list the property and eventually agree to a contract with a buyer.
  • The heir(s) retain an attorney to handle the probate, or the property is already in probate with an attorney appointed by the court. In that case, we work with your attorney, as the “seller” and meet all Probate Court requirements.
  • The Probate Court approves the sale and transfers the decedent’s title to the heirs.
  • Once the probate transfers title, and all outstanding debts of the estate are satisfied, the heirs collect their money distribution at the closing.
  • At the closing, real estate professionals will receive their fees, rather than having to wait until the end of the probate process.

We recognize that each probate real estate situation is unique, and we rarely encounter the “typical” situation. At San Diego Probate Solutions, we are Probate Real Estate Specialists as well as Seniors Real Estate Specialists. What that means is we are the best SOLUTION for helping you with selling the primary estate real property subject to probate in San Diego.

We understand that the process of selling your loved one’s home is likely going to be emotionally challenging, from the sorting of the personal belongings to the finalization of the sale at the closing table. We can make it easier because we find the solutions.



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By surrounding yourself with professionals who are empathetic and helpful, this process can and will be easier. We understand the intricacies of probate property sales in San Diego County, as well as the additional issues facing seniors. We will guide you through the steps, as well as keep you on time with required court filings, and all the other timed steps to the process.

There are many specific terms associated with probate in California and San Diego County that you need to know. And there are many frequently asked questions with probate real estate. We’ve put together a Probate FAQ and Glossary to help you get started.

If you don’t see your question and need a quick answer, give us a call at (619) 813-3331 or use our website Contact Form. There’s NO OBLIGATION, and we WILL HELP YOU with answers.
Everyone needs time to deal with the passing of a loved one. When it’s time to liquidate the real estate in the estate, you need to take the appropriate steps to learn the market, educate yourself and find an empathetic REALTOR® that can save you time, money and headaches during the transaction.

At San Diego Probate Solutions we can help you every step of the way, starting with an accurate property analysis with recommendations to maximize the sales price while saving you time in the disposition of the property. Throughout the probate process, we provide highly personalized assistance from start to finish to navigate the complexities of California probate law.

Our Team Can Also Help With The Sale Of Personal Possessions


Over the course of a lifetime, people accumulate a wide variety of possessions, objects, and belongings that reflect their lives.  Disposing of these possessions in a dignified, yet efficient manner is often an obstacle in bringing the estate to a final settlement. If that’s the case, our team can help coordinate a successful estate sale or refer you to reliable appraisers and other professionals that will sell the belongings for top dollar.

You should also be aware that the estate can realize significant tax advantages by donating any unclaimed assets and possessions to charity, and we maintain strong personal relationships with numerous charities that would welcome these donations with open arms.