Death happens to everyone. If we're lucky, we have a chance to think about it a bit before it happens, a chance to think about how we want to live in our final days or years. In his celebrated book Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, author Atul Gawande, MD invites each of us to have a conversation with our loved ones about what we want at the end of life, and when we might be ready to let go.
When it comes to Estate Planning, many homeowners may not immediately think about the importance of identifying a responsible real estate agent in their will or trust. However, there are several reasons why this is an important consideration.
First, a responsible real estate agent can help ensure that any real estate holdings are properly managed and distributed according to the homeowner's wishes. This can help avoid disputes or confusion among heirs, and can help ensure that the homeowner's wishes are respected.
Second, a responsible real estate agent can help ensure that any real estate holdings are properly valued and sold, if necessary. This can help ensure that the estate receives fair market value for any real estate holdings, which can be important for estate tax purposes.
Third, if needed, quality agents have a network of very knowledgeable and professional partners for every aspect of Estate Planning. Together they can provide peace of mind and ease of process for the family.
I encourage everyone to have these conversations with their loved ones. It's never too early to start thinking about end-of-life preferences and wishes, and it's never too late to have the conversation. I'd like to be your trusted source. I'm here to discuss your needs any time at 719-964-7808.