A collection of tailored probate services to provide the greatest amount of assistance to people in need - when they need it the most.
Decades of experience in Probate and Short-Sale Transactions
Always available via Phone, Text, and Email
Certified agents educated to handle unique transactions
The Hansons have a solid education foundation in their real estate practice with a unique combination of areas of study specifically chosen to provide the best possible service to the clients they serve. They are the only agents in the state with this education and successful experience combination.
Accredited Buyers Representative
Certified Distressed Property Expert
Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist
Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialists
Internet Marketing Expert
Trained in prep/submission of cash offers to investors
Real Estate Divorce Specialists
Specialized training in working with transferred buyers and sellers
Senior Specialists working with Buyers and Sellers age 50+ downsizing and other unique needs
The Hansons offer decades of real estate experience with services that are needed most by people during what can be a difficult time in selling a property for a Senior citizen or an estate. Sally and David are not strangers to the legal system having been recommended by attorneys and appointed by judges to sell properties in divorce cases throughout southeastern Wisconsin for over a decade. Their service area includes the counties of: Kenosha, Racine, Walworth, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington and Jefferson. The judiciary knows that they will list properties “to sell not to sit” and give a fair and honest valuation.
The loss of a family member can create a need for placement of a spouse or other family member in an assisted living environment. Searching for the right living situation with consideration of both health and finances can be a daunting task for a Personal Representative. We have resources with our business partners that evaluate all aspects of this important housing need…and at no charge find appropriate placement. Guardians can also benefit from our services.
For most Personal Representatives, this is a first and only time experience in this position. The multiple tasks involved from the disposition of personal property to the sale of the house, can be overwhelming. Our estate services combine to enable one call to our office the key to setting all the moving parts in motion in a timely and efficient manner. From utility billing to the home’s final closing documents and everything in between all the details are handled meticulously to insure the property receives the highest and best price. The Personal Representative and heirs are relieved of the stress these tasks can cause and receive regular communication on the completed progress of each item.
There are a number of ways that properties can be sold. One of course is a traditional listing. An “inside/out” home analysis is provided. This does not take the place of a home inspection but it does provide an alert for any major issues that may keep the property from being financed.
If a property is “traditionally listed” the Seller may choose to make updates/modifications to get the highest and best price for the heirs. A concierge service is provided for any possible repair or update with a watchful eye on the budget of every project. In real estate “the eye buys” and preparation of a home for sale is key to getting the greatest possible financial return.
The Hansons have prepared homes for sale for Personal Representatives out of the area working with contractors from the esthetics of flooring and paInting to the necessary replacement of roofing and foundation repair.
Improvements to Increase Sale Prices
It is possible in some cases to make property improvements/repairs and pay for these expenses from the proceeds of the home sale. This consideration is made on a case by case basis. The Hansons will furnish a home valuation with and without additional work being done for consideration by the Personal Representative.
Virtual Staging is a creative tool we often use in selling estates and homes that have been vacated. Our professional photographer takes pictures of the rooms unfurnished and thru the magic of computer technology, rooms are staged to give potential buyers spacial orientation for their own furnishings. When the vacant house is shown, we include pictures of the “virtually staged” rooms in each vacant room for a clear Vision and “buyer friendly” experience.
Virtually Staged Living Room Example
Virtually Staged Bedroom Example
All Dressed Up and Ready to Sell
A clean property is imperative and we have services that will clean everything from carpeting to exterior power washing to insure the property shows well. Staging accessories or virtual is furnished at no additional charge.
Express Buyer Sales
Sometimes the purpose is just to sell the property without repairs. Thru a unique program called “Express Buyer” offered by EXP Realty, LLC, the home may be sold for cash to an investor with an inspection being the only contingency. This does not necessarily mean that the property is one that will be sold to an investor and flipped, this program also has cash investors that keep the property for rental investment.
Challenges to Estate Sales
The Hansons can sell properties with Reverse Mortgages either with remaining equity returned to the estate or as a short sale.
If a property is “upside down”…that is there is a mortgage balance larger than a sale price, the market will allow, the Hansons have successfully closed hundreds of short sales and can assist in this type of sale.
Worldwide Sales Options
If there is property outside of the southeastern Wisconsin eight county area which includes: Kenosha, Racine, Walworth, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington and Jefferson, there is a network of agents worldwide who can assist in the sale of any property. It may be that Snowbirds have property in warmer climates or second homes, hunting land, etc. Each sale outside the area is closely monitored as if it were located in the primary service area.
The Hansons are known for their communication skills in working with all parties concerned in a concise and timely manner. Call/Email or Text the Hansons, they are honored to be at your service.