Baltimore, MD Property Owner Died

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Hello. I’m a newbie and have been out driving for dollars and door knocking. Found a property of which I’m told the owner has past away recently, several weeks ago or so. 

Does anyone have suggestions to reach the executor to see about purchasing? Thanks I’m advance!

Quite a few results popped up when I searched the site for executor so I would start there. My first guess would be to send a letter to his address. His executor will be handling his mail and creditors. Just be warned, you won't be the only one so try to stand out. 

First make sure you are dealing with a property that needs to go through probate. If titled jointly, or as tenants by the entirety, in a trust or in a life estate, you may have a living seller to deal with (surviving joint tenant, surviving spouse, Trustee or remaindermen). Go to SDAT real property search and find the liber/folio of the current deed. Then go to mdlandrec.net and pull that deed. Figure out how title was held to determine who the true owner(s) is/are. If solely owned and that owner died, you'll be looking for the Personal Representative of the Estate and once appointed the full name and address of the PR can be found online here (sounds like you know this last part): https://registers.maryland.gov...

I would send directly to the property... somebody will eventually get the mail.

Originally posted by @Tom Gimer :

First make sure you are dealing with a property that needs to go through probate. If titled jointly, or as tenants by the entirety, in a trust or in a life estate, you may have a living seller to deal with (surviving joint tenant, surviving spouse, Trustee or remaindermen). Go to SDAT real property search and find the liber/folio of the current deed. Then go to mdlandrec.net and pull that deed. Figure out how title was held to determine who the true owner(s) is/are. If solely owned and that owner died, you'll be looking for the Personal Representative of the Estate and once appointed the full name and address of the PR can be found online here (sounds like you know this last part): https://registers.maryland.gov...

I would send directly to the property... somebody will eventually get the mail.

Hit the nail on the head