Can you recommend a realtor to sell my parents house as I live out of state?

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Google your parents address. What will likely pop up is Trulia or Zillow listings of homes nearby theirs. Then I'd suggest you contact the Realtors doing those listings as they are already active in your parents market area.

Please be realistic about price to ask for on the house and what you can handle for costs for the DOM (days on market). Today's buyers are expecting homes to be walk-in ready and done and if the home is still filled with old people stuff and has not been redone, it will not show well. (Think Home & Garden TV) Realize that to ask for a decent price, that there are costs to putting a home on the market - utilities have to be on, interior cleaned, yard spruced up and maintained, insurance in place. And this done for the run of the listing whether it's 3 weeks or 10 months.
Be frank with the Realtor on what you can afford to do. Also ask how they approach DOM and what their days to closing ratio is. Some Realtors will ask you to significalty reduce price if there are only a few walk-through's in 2 weeks while others are fine to let it roll at the same price for the 6 month run of their listing.

The tax assessor value may or may not be at all realistic of what you could get. Also if your parents are in a NH or other LTC and get Medicaid,there may be a claim or lein on the property that they signed off an acknowledgement of when they applied for Medicaid. If so, this needs to be disclosed to the Realtor too.Good luck
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You can search recent sales in their neighborhood on line or search homes for sale on local streets around them and real estate names should pop up.
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Go on Daveramsey and look for "endorsed local provider" for real estate. It should be a good one.
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In which state is your parent's home located?
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