“Buying the Family Home isn’t always Easy”

“Buying the Family Home isn’t always Easy”



The biggest issue is usually that the parties are not represented by a real estate professional. When there is not a third party, emotions can get pretty serious and feelings can get hurt pretty quickly.


So many issues need to be addressed, here are a few that can create lots of issues and stress for all parties:



  1.    Price can be a major issue especially when there are multiple owners or heirs. Also if the original owner made promises that will not be honored


  1.    Condition of the property can mean that a home inspection            isn’t done, which could mean problems for the buyer in the future. And if a home inspection is done and problems are discovered, how are these issues resolved?


  1.    What if the buyer has not been pre-qualified for a mortgage? What if the buyer just can’t get a mortgage?




I gave your information to a client who is the 3rd generation in lineage of a particular clients family.  She’s in a tough/unique spot and trying to purchase family owned home she lives in.  She can fill you in on the details.  It’s not a ‘slam dunk’ but she’s a good person and I know if someone can find a way to help her it’s you.  Appreciate your time in seeing if she can purchase this home.

Best, Dan


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Comment balloon 5 commentsJoe Petrowsky • October 14 2016 06:07AM


Great points Joe Petrowsky .  With today's moving society, buying the family home may become a scarce sale.

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 3 years ago

Joe indeed I spend more time managing the expectations and controlling and throttling the Drama:))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) almost 3 years ago

Good Morning Joe - these are points that come up with families.  I can imagine managing the drama.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) almost 3 years ago

Good morning Joe. Anything having to do with a family death is complicated. Home....I can't imagine.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 3 years ago

Hi Joe Petrowsky If only one of them wants the house, the others should be willing to take a note for their share. Done!

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) almost 3 years ago