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I have a book that is specifically for probate executers and administrators and it is called

The Probate Personal Representive’s Survival Guide & the Seven Most Costly Mistakes Made by Probate Administrators When Selling Properties in Probate


Estate/Trust/ Probate Attorney Reviews

“Brad did an outstanding and professional job in assisting the Estate Representative in a sale transaction.  He was familiar with the necessary rules and procedures for this probate administration, and was diligent and thorough in closing a successful Estate sale.”

-Cheri H., Attorney at Law

“As a probate attorney, it’s not always easy to find a professional in the real estate business that’s easyto talk to and knows just what to do when things aren’t going smoothly. It was a nice surprise to find those qualitiesin Brad Brinkman. I worked with Brad for the first time on a probate sale with a relatively inexperienced administrator /seller.  Brad was diligent and worked hard for the client, even if it wasn’t a large sale.”  I very much admire Brad and his tenacity to bring the deal together. He circles himself with well-qualifiedprofessionals who know what they’re doing, too. I’d highly recommend Brad to my clients in the future.

-Doreen Erenea, Attorney at Law

I care about my clients, and when it comes to probate, all the paperwork and processes can seem overwhelming!  The below chart is one of the first things that I can do to help you…and thanks for considering me to help you!

– Brad Brinkman

The Probate Timeline

Step                                                                                                       Duration

Prepare and File Petition for Probate 1-2 months
Court hearing on the petition for Probate 2-3 months
The following are issued: Letters of Administration,Orders for Probate, Duties and Liabilities, Issue Bond(if ordered), & ** Letters Testamentary** 2-4 months(if not contested)
Notice to Creditors 2-4 months
Notice to Department of Health Services Inventory &Appraisement 4-8 months
PayStateand Federal Taxes (if necessary) 6-12 months
Allow or Reject Creditor Claims
Possible Preliminary Distributions
Notice to Department of Health Services (if deceasedReceived medical)
Notice to Franchise Tax Board (if heir is out of state)
Claim of Exemption (if assets transfer to a minor) 6-15 months
Receive Final Tax Letter from State and Federal (ifAppropriate) 6-18 months
File Petition for Final Distribution and Accounting 8-16 months
Hearing on Petition for final Distribution andAccounting
Order Approving Final Distribution and Accounting
Distribution of Assets to Heirs 9-17 months
Final Discharge Order (indicates close of probateCase) 9-18 months
Final Distribution of Funds 9-18 months

Success Stories

‘He explained everything very carefully and clearly, it was a great sales experience.’

-Annette R.

‘I used my own loan officer at first, he started to jerk us around. Brad said that he knew of a few to contact. We used one that he recommended and in ten days, we closed on the purchase of our home!’

-Dan and Sandi H.

‘I was very satisfied with Brad’s service!’

-Charlie P.

‘Brad kept his promises, understood my needs, and was knowledgeable and easy to reach. He went out of his way to help me.’

-Tom G.

‘Brad worked very hard to get the sale of my home finalized.’

-Pat & Jon D.

‘I would highly recommend Brad Brinkman to anyone in need of a realtor. I had such a great experience with him as my agent.’

-Esther S.

‘I wanted to take the time to say thank you for your help in short selling my home and all the information you have provided me in this process.’

-Dan H.

‘I would not hesitate to recommend Brad to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, ethical and kind-hearted real estate agent. In fact, I plan to employ his services on my next move.’

-Lynda T.

‘He is a strong negotiator with significant experience in the San Diego area. Having worked with many Realtors, Brad is the best I have seen.’

-Dan B.

‘Brad is a consummate professional and we will definitely work with him again in the future’

-Greg and Marisa F.

‘Brad went above and beyond to make my home purchase as easy and seamless as possible.’

-Chris K.

‘Brad was able to make the transaction very painless for both my wife and I. We greatly appreciate all the work that Brad put into selling the unit and we would definitely use his services in the future.’

-Shawn L.

‘It has been a pleasure working with Brad Brinkman as a real estate agent. Brad has helped us with the purchase of one property, and we are continuing our search for other investment opportunities with his assistance, which speaks to our positive experience with him.’

-Melvin & Lina F.