Sherman Oaks, CA (PRWEB) June 21, 2013
The probate process in Sherman Oaks, CA just got a whole lot simpler thanks to local real estate agent, David Hitt. Hitt recently obtained his C.P.R.E.S. for probate real estate. The C.P.R.E.S., also known as the Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist, is recognized across the nation as the standard for real estate agents who specialize in probate real estate.
Current numbers indicate that there is a high demand for qualified C.P.R.E.S. real estate agents and a low number of them actually available by comparison. Real estate agents with the probate certification can help clients in a myriad of ways, as Hitt recently discovered. “I had been hearing from clients that they needed help with probate and while I could help them I just didn’t fully understand,” he said, “but now that I have been in the industry for 18 years, I can clearly see the benefit to having this type of certification.” Hitt impressed the importance of education. “As a Realtor you have to stay current with the times and up to date with changes in laws and regulations.” he said, “I am fortunate for the opportunity to further my education and training. Additionally, it also makes a difference in the lives of the families that I help.”
Hitt is a well-known real estate agent in Encino, California servicing residential real estate clients who are both purchasing and selling real estate. Hitt’s prime service areas include Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. Hitt’s C.P.R.E.S. was obtained through the nationally recognized probate certification training program at MTI Education and he is now a member of US Probate Services.org.
What to Expect During Probate
Probate is recognized in Studio City, California as a necessity in many cases to handle the debts and bestowments of Wills after a person has died. In order for probate to be initiated, an executor/administrator must come forward on behalf of the deceased. Probate ensures that before the assets of a Will are distributed that first all creditors of the deceased are paid. After creditors are paid, the heirs of the deceased receive what is left and those assets are often split up evenly amongst family members named in the Will. The sale of real estate during probate may be necessary in order to pay off creditors or even to meet other conditions of a Will.
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