Even a regular sale or purchase of a property can be emotionally overwhelming. However, adding to the mix a property that was once owned by a family member who has recently passed, makes for an emotionally-charged situation. The answers are not always easy, especially while grieving.
For starters, establishing the value of the home can help you make a clear decision on whether to keep the property, sell the property or rent the property. The best way to go about finding the estimated value of the property is to have a professional appraisal done on the property. An automated estimate online is not the same as a extensive market analysis. Computers do not buy homes, people do.
After appraisal takes place and you find out the value of the home, it would be in your best interest to seek a professional realtor who can share with you realistic selling or rental goals based on the current market. Especially, if you decide to rent the property. You need to know how much it will take to maintain the property. Likewise, this is also a good time to figure out the extent of repairs needed on the property. Often times, homes need updating or minor repair work before listing property.
The best way to move forward is to know your options, assess the financial consequences of your choice, and seeking expert assistance in navigating throughout the process.