Estate Sales

Are in a situation where you are faced with being the executor of a will in Pennsylvania?
There are many ways to handle the will and filing paperwork , so please consult with an estate attorney. Below is a list of the paperwork needed to sell a home involved in an estate sale in Pennsylvania


Sales, Information needed to sell a home after someone has passed away in Pennsylvania.
of Administration (Appointment of Executor by Register of Wills)
of Will(s)
Certificate – if both parties on the title are deceased 2 death certificates
are required.  Please be aware that even
if one person has passed away years prior a death certificate is still needed.
You can obtain a copy thru the Pa website at
and Inheritance Tax filings – this is for all deceased parties who are on title. If they have not been filed and paid for title company will hold a % in escrow until filings and payment have been completed. We have typically seen between 6-10% of the proceeds held in escrow. A title company can ask for receipts for inheritance tax payments as far back as a death from 25 years ago.
Useful phone numbers when requesting old inheritance tax receipts
Philadelphia: 215-686-6272. Depending on the age of the will and date of death the City will need 24 hours to pull the file from the Archives building.
Call us now for information on selling an estate home in Pennsylvania. 215-946-7090