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The Fundamentals of Probate

Have probate real estate concerns?

Dealing with the probate process can be daunting but Ed can help.

Probate Resources

  • Probate Timeline

  • Avoiding the 7 Biggest Mistakes in Probate Real Estate

  • Probate Glossary of Terms

  • Probate for the Inexperienced

  • Personal Property Inventory and Appraisal Form

Contact me today to get your FREE probate guide that includes all of these probate resources and more!

What is probate?

Probate is the judicial process whereby a will is "proved" in a court of law and accepted as a valid public document that is the true last testament of the deceased, or whereby the estate is settled according to the laws of intestacy in the state of residence [or real property] of the deceased at time of death in the absence of a legal will. The granting of probate is the first step in the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person, resolving all claims, and distributing the deceased person's property under a will.

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How can you successfully sell a house in probate?


Every day, many people across America experience the loss of a loved one — this is, unfortunately, part of life's journey. We offer our sincere condolences to anyone who has experienced such a loss, as we know it's not an easy time. For every person who passes away, another individual must take on the task of managing the estate. This process can be stressful and overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. 


For starters, having the right team in place will help give you peace of mind. We provide top-quality professional services throughout the probate process. Our team will guide you in finding attorneys, accountants, estate sale services, and other professionals to help you settle your loved one’s estate.

How can Ed Elam help?

When beginning the probate process, you'll need to have a clear picture of all your options, so you will know you’ve made the best decision when it comes to selling the property held in the estate. You will also want to avoid common mistakes — this will save you time, help you avoid unnecessary stress, and could potentially save you thousands of dollars.

My free probate guide is designed to help you prevent making mistakes that many executors and administrators make when they manage an estate. By sharing information that my team and I have accumulated through our experience and education, we hope to help you deal with some of the uncertainties you may encounter during the process.

Need further guidance?

At Ed Elam Real Estate, it is our privilege to help you manage your loved one’s estate professionally and with the least amount of stress possible.


To maximize the benefits of my free probate guide, I recommend you take notes and write down questions that arise as you read. Afterward, please send these to, and we will respond with any additional information you may need. Or, feel free to contact me anytime at 208-861-8062.


Remember, you are not alone.


Start your probate journey with the help of
Ed Elam today.

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