Course Code: 71889 (3.0 CE Hours)
Regardless of economy, circumstance, or socioeconomic background, death is inevitable. Real estate agents will deal with clients who will one day die or deal with clients who are handling real estate assets of a deceased individual and their estate.
With impending and inevitable death, beneficiaries, heirs, and executors will need expert and professional guidance to handle real estate assets and real estate transactions.
When death occurs, Georgia probate laws automatically activate in which all parties (heirs, beneficiaries, executors) must obey and abide. All Power of Attorney immediately become invalid. Many parties have little knowledge or background in probate or death-related matters as it relates to real estate transactions.
Although it is highly encouraged that heirs, beneficiaries, or executors involved with a death-related situation consult and hire a qualified probate lawyer, Georgia does not require it. With or without a probate lawyer, a real estate professional who is knowledgeable in Georgia wills and Georgia probate process will be better equipped to handle these types of clients and real estate transactions.
In this course, students will learn about Georgia probate, how it relates to real estate, and how to apply that knowledge to guiding prospective clients in these situations. After this course, real estate professionals will have higher-quality conversations with potential clients facing probate-related and death-related situations.
☑️ This course has been approved by the Georgia Real Estate Commission.