Buying or Selling a Home/condo


Diann, after getting your reply that you couldn't answer my question (below), with 25 years experience and saying you
'can answer almost any specific question about buying or selling homes, condos...' I must ask, if someone came to you wanting to sell their condo and asked you what I did, would you just not answer them or tell them that you don't know? Just curious. Thanks

I don't know about any of mother is in her 90's and lives in Texas. When she dies, her will states that I am her sole beneficiary of her assets,including her condo, that I will want to sell as quickly as possible. She doesn't have the deed to it showing she owns it, and my niece, who will be the executor, said we will probably have to get that from the county courthouse. In order for a real estate agent to sell the condo, 1.)will they need the actual deed? and 2.) will it somehow need to be transferred over to me before it can be sold or can it be sold without doing that? Thanks

Hi Lee,

If the question was about Nevada, I could have answered it, but these are actually legal questions specific to the state of Texas. I hit the button to send it back to the "question pool" because I was hoping that an agent from Texas would see it and be able to respond to you rather than me just telling you that I couldn't answer it.

In Nevada, the deed would be recorded and we wouldn't have to get a copy from the court house. The escrow/title company could obtain it for us from public records. The executor of the state would just need to provide a notarized copy of the will and the death certificate.

But Texas may be different. (My own mother just passed away last month in Florida and I ran into the same type of situation.) Perhaps you could get in touch with an escrow company in Texas that could answer your questions as to what you will need?  

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Diann Tonnesen


I have over 25 years of experience in real estate in Las Vegas. I can answer almost any specific question about buying or selling homes, condos, high rise properties or land in the State of Nevada as well as general real estate questions that pertain to the industry as a whole. I can also answer questions related to financing on FHA and VA loans, conventional loans, interest only loans, stated income loans, and hard money lending. You can also go to my site at which has lots of information on it as well.


With my husband I have been helping families call Las Vegas home for over 23 years and I still love it! We developed a strong niche in the Internet industry and had to start a team of agents to respond to the large volume of calls we were getting. Currently we have 18 full time agents, a sales manager, two leads managers and two transaction coordinators assisting us. Last year we helped over 280 families and investors find property in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Board of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors

PR Web, Las Vegas Review Journal, and interviewed for numerous magazines as well as a broadcast interview for television by CNN.

college journalism major

Awards and Honors
Top agent in the state of Nevada for sales multiple years when working for Century 21 and last year one of the top 10 agents in the country with Prudential.

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Just too many great clients to mention here, but I can certainly provide a long list of references on request. Or check out our web sites at:

Las Vegas Real Estate
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