Our Estate program

Our Estate program

Our estate program is designed so that we handle all the details so you don't have to:

  • Communicate with all parties involved in the transaction including attorneys, real estate agents, escrow, title and lenders.
  • Order title insuance and review title report as it pertains to estates.
  • Provide recorded documents to parties as needed (saves you from having to locate and deliver).
  • Deliver paperwork to your attorney for review and modifications.
  • Ensure proper estate terminology is included in listing published in the Northwest Multiple Listing Service in order to protect seller.
  • Negotiate terms of purchase and sale agreement including:
    -  Waiver of Form 17 (Seller disclosure statement):  This form is not required in estates; however, the buyer can back out if waiver not  signed.
    -  Lead based paint disclosure:  Required on all properties built prior to 1978. 
  • Special Warranty Deed:
    - Pre-printed purchase and sale agreement specified the use of a "statutory warrant deed", which we will change to "Special warrant deed" to limit the scope of warranty.
    -  Use of special "As-is" clause to protect the administrator or executor.
  • Review need for possible change in homeowner's insurance policy.  Due to an estate, property may not be covered by the existing policy.
  • Ensure that buyer's earnest money check is deposited into a trust account.
  • Indicate that property is to be sold in its present condition, or if seller prefers to make modifications:
    -  Provide suggestions for improvements to maximize profit (Some small items can generate a big return).
    -  Supply our "preferred provider" list of cleaners, landscapers, contractors, etc.
    -  Collect bids, schedule and provide access for work to be completed.
  • Provide recommendations and referrals for removal of personal property (Estate sales, charity, dump hauling).
  • As needed, communicate with multiple family members to keep you "out of the middle."
  • Maintain a file with all documents for a minimum of three years, in case information or copies are needed at a future date.
  • Ensure confidentiality at all times.

 

WE HAVE MERGED!

We are pleased to announce that Chuck Cady & Associates has merged with Deborah Arends & Associates, both of RE/MAX Northwest.  From here forward, the combined companies will conduct business together under the name of the TRI STAR Team. 

This is an alliance of two highly successful Seattle real estate teams that have consistently guided buyers and sellers through Seattle’s ever changing real estate market for over 30 years.

We will continue to maintain our core values of achieving excellent results for our customers through our knowledge, hard work and creativity.  Chuck, Ann, Deborah and team will provide the same high quality service you expect. 

The Tri Star Team will remain at the same RE/MAX Northwest office located at 300 NE 97th St, Seattle.

TRI STAR Team

Experience is the difference!


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