Become a C.A.R. Certified Probate Specialist

The only Probate Course Certified and Facilitated by the California Association of Realtors®

  • Upon completing the final exam for the course, you will be eligible to receive a certification from C.A.R as a Probate Property Specialist.​
  • Each of the 5 chapters in this course focuses on a specific probate-related topic.
  • Maximize your commissions in a probate listing by understanding how the probate process works from the real estate agent's perspective

Written and presented by Probate Attorney, Speaker, and Real Estate Educator
Paul Horn

Member price $699 ONLY $125

Non-member price is $250

Probate certification by C.A.R.

An in-depth probate course which breaks down every aspect of probate from the real estate agent's and investor's point of view.

The good news is that attorneys handle a lot of what happens in probate. You don't have to worry about this part!

As a real estate professional, you only have to understand the basics of probate and learn some essential probate vocabulary. This way, you can be confident during your listing presentations as well as when dealing with probate attorneys and real estate agents representing the other side of the transaction or if you simply wish to buy the property.

Each of the 5 chapters in this course focuses on a specific probate-related topic. The material is presented from the real estate professional's point of view but with the experience and knowledge of seasoned probate attorney and State Bar Certified Specialist, Paul Horn.

As you progress through the course, you will discover why certain probate cases take longer (full authority vs. limited authority). This understanding will help you maximize your commission in a probate listing and guide you through the probate purchase process.

What will you learn?

Wondering if this course is for you? Any real estate professional seeking a thorough understanding of the Probate transaction and wishing to represent sellers or buyers in probate transactions, as well as investors looking to purchase probate properties, will benefit from the course. 

Just a few topics that are covered in the course:

  • The Purpose of Probate
  • 9 exceptions to Probate
  • Inventory and Appraisal
  • Orders for probate and letters
  • Different ways of holding title
  • The sale of real property in probate
  • Full authority vs. limited authority
  • Which necessary legal documents are used in probate
  • Factors affecting homeowner's tax obligations
  • Estate taxes, Capital gain and California property taxes
  • Parent-Child/Garandparent-grandchild transfer exclusion
  • Change in Ownership statement – Death of a real property owner
  • How homeowners' choices determine whether a probate is needed
  • Various marketing techniques to assist with probate prospecting

Member price $699 ONLY $125

Non-member price is $250

Do you need leads?

Learning how probate works is the first step to your success with listing and buying probate. Start receiving probate leads on-demand. For a low monthly fee, we offer probate case access in 9 counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Mateo, and San Joaquin. That's a potential of 1,000+ off-market properties a month!