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The executor of their estate is responsible for this, an executor is usually appointed by the probate court. They have power of attorney to care for all assets, property and investments.

Local laws and regulations will determine how the executor makes the sale: public auction or private sale, and choice may depend upon whether there are liens on the property (mortgage, taxes, judgments, etc) that exceed the fair market value. A contested will might delay the sale indefinitely.

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