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Inheriting a House - Ayre/Rhinehart REALTORS

The loss of a loved one can unleash a flood of emotions. It can feel as if you are treading water as you wade through thoughts and memories deciding what to do with their property. When you inherit a home, the first thing to know is that you inherit all the rights and responsibilities that go with the property. To help you through the process, our REALTORS® recommend moving forward slowly and methodically to expedite the process and avoid costly mistakes. 

  • Take Care of Business
    Your first steps should be to update the homeowner's insurance policy and transfer all the utility accounts into your name. Even if you are planning to sell the home, you want to keep the utilities operational to prevent damage to the property. It is also vital to continue making all mortgage, property tax, and HOA payments.

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Personalized Offer Letter-Ayre/Rhinehart REALTORS®

There's a lot of truth in the old saying that "Home is where the heart is." As the years pass, memories are made and your heart and home become intertwined. When a seller decides to move, they make the decision to leave a little bit of themselves behind. It's common for sellers of Midland homes for sale to want to sell their home to someone who will take care of the place where so many of their cherished memories were made. When buying a home, a personalized offer letter helps you stand out from other prospective buyers. It gives sellers an opportunity to get to know you better and decide whether you're the right person to hand their keys over to when they lock the door for the last time.

Personalization Counts

Personalized offer letters should be handwritten and sent on visually appealing stationery. This creates a more personal touch than something you type out and sign. Writing your letter in a friendly, heartfelt tone of voice creates a connection between you and the seller. It establishes bridges between your dreams for the future, and the ways the seller used the home. This builds trust and shows the seller that you'll care for the property.

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