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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Is there a Nigerian prince involved in this somewhere?  Hope this worked out well.

Jun 21, 2019 10:18 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I haven't.   

Mar 28, 2016 12:25 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

You need a good real estate attorney to handle this and, depending on how recently the deceased owner passed, possibly a good estate attorney as well. Good luck!


Mar 26, 2016 11:54 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

  I sold one last year to an American citizen living in Australia and her South African husband ,who had just past, it was a long drawn out affair ....

Mar 26, 2016 11:19 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

well beyond MY paygrade!!!!

Mar 26, 2016 07:25 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good time to call a real estate attorney.

Mar 26, 2016 05:00 AM
Toronto, ON

I have not been involved in this specific situation.  However, many transactions require quite a few steps and multiple signatures and time.  Keep a checklist and keep following up.

Mar 26, 2016 04:53 AM
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

Never one that complicated, but I find there is usually a way to get it done. It may take more effort and coordinating factors, but the reward and experience will be worth it. Let us know how you do!

Mar 26, 2016 04:49 AM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Foreign national will need to go to a US embassy to be notarized. See if title co will allow power of attorney. FATCO is my preferred - do you have a title rep and escrow officer you know well enough to go the extra mile here? Is there probate for the desceased owner? How many children does deceased owner have and are they all in agreement?  Out of state not so terrible but they need to cooperate

Mar 26, 2016 03:00 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I've had similar challenging situations.  Of course it can be done. It will take time, patience, and some dedicated work to make it happen. Focus on the positive. 

Mar 26, 2016 01:44 AM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I have dealt with estate sales involving 3-4 siblings who were  not overseas and they were challenging enough.  ;-)  I think an attorney may be necessary in this case.  

Mar 26, 2016 01:43 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Limited power of attorney, specifying 'real estate" assigned to USA resident, plus a death certificate and you should be good to go.

An attorney have have a different take based on the laws of your state.

But then there is that issue regarding heirs of the deceased. This could be fun to watch, not necessarily involved in.

Mar 26, 2016 01:43 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe


Hard to get the heir to sign and not argue with the other two.

Mar 26, 2016 01:31 AM
Stephanie & John Webb
Latte Stone Realty LLC - Albuquerque, NM
Stephanie Webb Co-Owner, Latte Stone Realty, LLC

I have not. 

Mar 26, 2016 01:28 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Who cares, we are an attorney state & that's what they do. Doesn't seem all that tough, just a little more time involved for title.

Mar 26, 2016 01:15 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I can only imagine all the paperwork required for this type of transaction.

Mar 26, 2016 12:55 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Sounds pretty complicated - good luck

Mar 26, 2016 12:35 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

You need an experienced attorney for this situation. 

Mar 26, 2016 12:32 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Wow... interesting situation.   I'll be interested to hear how that works out for you, Peter.  

Mar 26, 2016 12:23 AM