I always enjoy a new experience of any kind, and presenting a sealed offer for a probate sale at Marin County’s Public Administrator’s Office turned out to be a good one. My clients and I had monitored the competition on this sale for weeks, strategically planned inspections just prior to the offer, and submitted a very carefully thought out bid. With no competition, and a strong pre-approval letter, they walked away with an acceptance on an incredible price.
It was a very strange place to get such great news… we were on one side of the plastic barrier at the counter — the official reviewing the offer on the other. No matter… great news is great news… and even probates suddenly don’t seem as difficult a process as I expected. Another interesting piece of information: the county will sometimes do light remodeling on a home in order to bring in a higher price. In some cases, like in any sale, it’s necessary to do some work for the home to sell at all.