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Estate Liquidation – The Final Accounting

This group of articles was created to maximize the value of a personal estate while minimizing the efforts by you or for the family, executor or conservator. This Multi-tiered approach to Estate Liquidation leaves the real property ready for SALE after generating maximum income from the personal property.

 

Yes, we are at the end of the project. Estate Liquidation – The Final Accounting offers some final thoughts:

 

  • Be organized and make photocopies of everything, including sales and expense receipts, appraisals, and all relevant materials.
  • Consider putting all sales and expenses in a spreadsheet for the convenience of your attorney or accountant.
  • Keep a hard copy for yourself and give one to all other interested parties, including family members.

 

Outline of Headers for Spreadsheets

 

Global expenses for the project

 

  1. Commissions/Fees
  2. Advertising
  3. Postage and Insurance
  4. Cleaning
  5. Movers
  6. Bookkeeping/Accounting

 

Personal Property Expenses

 

Your original Inventory List can be expanded if originally created as a spreadsheet. The new columns to add (for tracking data and expenses):

 

  1. Appraisal
  2. Repairs
  3. Refinishing
  4. Movers
  5. Storage
  6. Sales Staff/Commissions
  7. Staging
  8. Bookkeeping/Accounting

 

 

Preparation of Property for Sale Expenses

 

  1. Construction
  2. Maintenance/Repairs
  3. Clean up
  4. Supplies
  5. Storage
  6. Bookkeeping/Accounting

 

 Life Events Coordinator/Personal Assistance Services –My niche and my passion is Supporting People In Achieving Success & Quality of Life, one project at a time. You are considering taking this project on, but you will need an assistant. I can be of  support in creating a Timeline, deciding What to Sell, deciding How to Sell, investigate options for Selling to Private Buyers/Selling to the Public, coordinating Donations, support in Preparation of the Home for Sale, and support in Recording Sales and Expenses.

 

You will be making lots of decisions. I am that “GO TO” gal when you need to delegate parts of the project, such as: take photos of the entire inventory of  personal items, locate venues for events, handle shipping or storage of items, provide local research of any type, in fact just about anything you can think of that supports you as the Estate Liquidator . This “GO TO” gal is also a Notary Public.

 

Books on the Topic

 


Executor's Guide: Settling a Loved One's Estate or Trust

by Mary Randolph


The Executor's Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide to Settling an E...

by Theodore E. Hughes


How to Administer an Estate

by Stephen Christianson


How to Settle an Estate (How to Settle An Estate)

by Charles K. Plotnick


Your Trustee Duties: How to Dissect a Trust Contract, Prepare...

by Holmes F. Crouch


The Executor's Handbook

by Theodore E. Hughes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comment balloon 1 commentBeth Richardson • August 20 2008 09:29AM

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Beth

Great post your information will be helpful to anyone that's involved in liquidating an estate.

Good luck and success

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 10 years ago

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