My question involves real estate located in the State of: Illinois
My Mom passed October 2014 Her house is in probate. We have been instructed by the courts to have it listed for sale by 5/1/16. All four siblings were previously on board to sell to the public and I obtained a realtor to do this. My one brother has since said he's interested in the property and that we don't need the realtor. He has made this power of attorney/estate tasks extremely difficult for me. I have done the best I can... my siblings have procrastinated in clearing out my Mom's house so I was alone in doing this. It has taken so long that now the court has mandated this date. I was all set to meet this 5/1 selling date, but now he says he wants to buy it and that we don't need a realtor. I contacted the lawyer and told them and the lawyer said my brother must still list it but without his own name.
I am so confused. I want to do this with as little communication to my brother as possible... since he has been nothing but a jerk to me since my Mom passed. I already wrote him an email and cc'd the lawyer and said he needs to show documentation that he has listed the house with his interest to buy by 4/29/16 or I will go forward with a realtor and list the house on 5/1/16 to the public.
Am I doing this right? What else do I need to do? Thanks.