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Rainmaker
1,459,527
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® Yes, it started with the husband's death. The wifewas the executrix of the will required to sell a property. A couple of days or so before the closing, the wife went into intensive care and passed away. The property was left to eight heirs, one of who was homeless. I was tasked to help find the homeless person or the property wasn't going to close. Through some detective work, I learned this person lived in another state. I found a church where the person visited some times and left a message for the person to call me collect. Luck would have it, the person called the next day. The attorney forwarded the closing docs and along with the other seven heirs who already signed, the property closed successfully.

Feb 16, 2018 09:04 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   Close.  Under contract, seller lapsed into a semi-coma.  Notary and witness went to hospital, got her signature on the Deed.  She passed away a couple of days later.  

Feb 16, 2018 09:06 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,923
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no, never....we keep them healthy.... 

Feb 16, 2018 08:21 AM
Rainmaker
849,960
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yes. The listing died with the seller. Property was transferred into a trust, and I did new listing agreement with the trust.

Feb 16, 2018 09:20 AM
Rainmaker
4,210,527
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

After a contact was executed and before closing. The attorney got it straightened out quickly and we proceeded to close. It was touch and go for a bit.

Feb 16, 2018 08:22 AM
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5,409,020
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Have had many pass away during the duration of a timber sale or other forestry project.  Some had a good succession plan in place and others fell apart.

Feb 16, 2018 11:24 AM
Rainmaker
508,283
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

No, Hella.  They passed after the transacation closed.

Feb 16, 2018 10:16 AM
Rainmaker
4,117,905
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Yes, once. His widow sold the house with me and all went through probate in short order.

Feb 16, 2018 09:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,723,105
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Just had it happen a month ago. Followed the chain of title in IL. Property went to Mom & Dad who are now selling it.

Feb 16, 2018 11:53 AM
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3,056,135
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have not.  

Feb 16, 2018 09:45 AM
Rainmaker
556,758
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Yes we have.  This was during escrow.  The estate completed the sale. 

Feb 16, 2018 09:21 AM
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3,755,617
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

My client was in hospice with stage 4 cancer. Her husband had just been arrested for killing her father to collect on a life insurance policy he had taken out on her and we needed to close to handle her medical bills. She was in Texas and signed closing papers right before... 

Feb 16, 2018 10:20 PM
Rainmaker
1,921,264
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I had a seller that passed away during negotiations.  The son was the executor of his estate and he took over and we got the property sold.

Feb 16, 2018 04:23 PM
Rainmaker
1,231,599
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Yes, delayed closing until probate was opened & POA was appointed as executrix.

Feb 16, 2018 01:45 PM
Rainmaker
3,716,703
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Yes, it was so sad. We had her house sold and found her a smaller condo to live in.  Before closing, the buyer and her agent went to do some measuring, but the seller didn't answer the door...The rest is too sad to write about...

Feb 16, 2018 10:28 AM
Rainmaker
5,587,574
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No, we have not in our career. A

Feb 16, 2018 08:28 AM
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4,312,759
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® - not yet.

Feb 16, 2018 10:15 PM
Rainmaker
529,295
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I did this past year.  It was very sudden and tragic.  Fortunately my Mrs Seller was on the ball and got the paperwork needed to comply with all the requirements and we still closed on time.  She did have to provide an original Death Certificate at closing.

Feb 16, 2018 05:05 PM
Rainmaker
1,736,573
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

No, but I had one instance where I was worried it could happen.

Feb 16, 2018 12:13 PM
Rainmaker
6,607,648
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Not that I recall.

Feb 16, 2018 11:11 AM
Rainmaker
4,938,855
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

No, thankfully.   Not yet, sure it will happen one day.

Feb 19, 2018 07:00 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,703
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Feb 19, 2018 03:34 AM
Rainmaker
821,952
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

No, but there are specific rules for that.

Feb 17, 2018 11:47 AM
Rainmaker
1,387,203
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Thankfully not!

Feb 17, 2018 09:41 AM
Rainmaker
292,535
Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

died without a will . Had to go to probate . But my seller was doing a short sale and bank now has to wait until they can get title . Should have accepted a short sale offer 

Feb 17, 2018 07:52 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,501
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, and I ended up dealing with the heirs.  Had to withdraw the listing for a few months while dealing with probate.

Feb 17, 2018 05:41 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,984
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Kathleen Daniels nailed this one!

Feb 17, 2018 05:10 AM
Rainmaker
1,519,141
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No.....I did not...

Feb 16, 2018 11:39 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,875
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have not,, but close right now.

Feb 16, 2018 10:40 PM
Rainmaker
910,971
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

No. I enjoyed reading the experiences of others.

Feb 16, 2018 06:30 PM
Rainmaker
259,017
Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

yes, had to go through probate , extensions..... ughhhhhhhhhhh

Feb 16, 2018 06:05 PM
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3,986,710
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have had sellers get really sick, hospitalized and had to do the signing for the closing at the hospital. I have not had one die before closing.

Feb 16, 2018 05:24 PM
Rainmaker
1,435,000
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

No but I am not a realtor I have not had a buyer pass though I do know people who have had their buyers pass away on the way to the closing!

Feb 16, 2018 02:40 PM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not yet.

Feb 16, 2018 02:33 PM
Rainmaker
889,017
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

No.

But I have advised other agents their seller has crossed the river.

What happened? Sasquatch intercepted the buyer before they were able to enter the room. 

Feb 16, 2018 11:58 AM