Is estate property ever sold?
If an estate is insolvent or has insufficient cash assets to pay creditors, taxes, and fees, property will have to be sold to pay these obligations. If an estate is solvent and has sufficient cash, heirs are given the opportunity to select estate assets that they want to receive in place of cash. If real property is vacant, it usually is sold as soon as possible. However, if an heir wishes to receive real property as part of his or her distribution, the heir should make such wishes known and reach an agreement with the Public Administrator as soon as possible. For more information please call 405-713-6770.

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1. How does the Public Administrator’s Office get involved in a case?
2. How does someone report such a case?
3. What are the primary duties of the Public Administrator?
4. Will the Public Administrator make funeral arrangements?
5. What is a formal probate proceeding?
6. Is there a less complicated way of handling small estates?
7. Should a beneficiary hire an attorney to represent his or her interests if the Public Administrator is acting as administrator?
8. Is the Public Administrator bonded?
9. Is estate property ever sold?
10. How does the Public Administrator sell the estate?
11. Can anyone bid on real estate property?
12. Can the Public Administrator or his/her staff buy estate property?
13. Who can make a claim against the estate?
14. During administration, do funds held by the Public Administrator earn interest?
15. Do estate beneficiaries receive a full accounting of the estate administration?
16. How long does it take for the estate to be distributed to the heirs?
17. How much does the Public Administrator charge for its services?
18. Are heirs required to advance funds necessary for the administration of the estate (court costs, insurance and storage costs, etc.) in those cases where estate funds are not immediately available?
19. How can a beneficiary or other interested person help to speed up the administration?