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Real Estate and Estate Settlement for Executors


Gordon’s Downsizing & Estate Services Ltd. is a fully-licensed independent Real Estate Brokerage and for the past 40 years, we’ve been experts in selling seniors’ homes. Our 98% success rate proves that our approach is the best on the market. 

At Gordon's we deliver predictable results. Our experience has shown us that:

  • You don’t want your home on the market for months and you don’t want to sell it for less than it is worth.

  • Proper planning from the onset allows us to sell the house in less than 7-14 days.

  • A successful home transaction is about education not salesmanship. 

  • Ensuring our clients are up-to-date and educated on all aspects of the transaction (including anticipating all potential buyer questions) ultimately provides the smoothest process for all parties. 


We have proven thousands of times that this approach will generate the highest price for your property with the shortest waiting period. We don’t consider ourselves to be a real estate company, but rather a trusted partner in a major life transition. At Gordon’s, our relationship doesn’t revolve around the house, but rather our customer’s circumstance.

Some clients also choose to sell their property by auction. Although we don’t employ real estate auctions much anymore, our company has deep real estate auction roots having successfully sold over 2,000 properties by auction across Ontario. If you're interested in offering your property by auction, just ask. No one in Ontario has better answers.


See who you’ll be working with.

Taking the Key

Are you ready to talk to our team about a Gordon’s package? Contact us today for a no-obligation call with a friendly member of our leadership team. They will answer any questions you may have, help determine the right plan of action for you, and get started on the package process when you’re ready.

Our Real Estate and Estate Settlement for Executors service is a great fit for you if you:

  • E-books
    Gordon's Downsizing Advice eBook Gordon's Guide for Executors and Estate Trustees Gordon's checklists for a stress-free move
  • PDFs
    Moving into a Retirement Community What we Do How it Works Managing an Estate Expert Team How to Talk to your Parents 3 Tips for Estate Trustee
  • Videos
    How we help Bob Rice - Downsizing is a Way of Thinking (client testimonial) Our Solution to Excess Stuff
  • Interviews
    99.3 CountyFM Downsizing Interview with Manson Slik Limestone Lens Interview with Barry Gordon
1. Needs & Contract Discussion

First, you’ll meet with our leadership team who will listen to you and help you to determine your goals and a plan of action. If you agree, you will sign a contract at this stage.

2. Appraisals for Probate

We will prepare certified real estate and general contents appraisals so the probate applications can be completed and your official status as executor of the estate is recognized by the Ontario court so that you may begin settling the estate on behalf of the deceased.

3. Project Discussion and Planning

Our team lead will meet with you to listen and review your goals as they relate to the Will and estate settlement.  They will then outline a plan that will deliver on your goals and get your feedback before taking action.

4. Project Execution

Your Team Lead & Transition Specialists will oversee all elements of the process so that you can focus on what matters: the other professionals involved in the estate, your stakeholders, the beneficiaries, and yourself and family.  We manage the sorting, packing, cleaning, shipping, selling, donating, and disposal of the personal property.  We also schedule and manage any required third parties, such as property managers, handymen for repairs, auctioneers, shippers, cleaners, and waste disposal companies.

5. Real Estate

Our Real Estate Team determines the best way to market the property and prepare it for sale. Once we have your agreement on the approach, we list the property and manage the sale process. We get unsolicited positive feedback on how great the real estate process was not only from clients but also from the agents representing the potential buyers of the property who thought our process was seamless and professional.

6. Invoicing and Client Feedback

Once your estate settlement has been completed with the personal property dispersed and the real estate listing sold and closed, we discuss the outcome with you. Because we managed the physical asset envelope of the estate settlement from end to end, we take full responsibility for your end to end satisfaction. 

What does the process look like?

Financial Highlights of the Real Estate and Estate Settlement for Executors

  1. Market rate real estate commission includes: the sale of real estate, certified real estate, and general contents appraisals for probate, unlimited project management, and interim funding of all project expenses

  2. Hourly fees for the Transition Services (as required by you)

  3. Managed third party services at cost (approved by you)

  4. Financial recovery on the sale of excess items (typically through MaxSold Inc.)

If you’re ready to talk to our team about this service, contact us today.

Real Estate Sale

Our experts deliver great results in a predictable timeline via our calm and thorough process that keeps you in control.


We provide free, certified, probate appraisals including real estate appraisals and contents appraisals for estate trustees.

Transition Services

Our experts execute the plan approved by the estate trustee including, but not limited to: ship, sale, donate, etc.

Project Management

We plan and manage the execution of all real and personal property activities across everyone involved.

Interim Funding

It’s included throughout the project on both our services and managed third party services. We get paid when you do.

Real Estate and Estate Settlement for Executors

Being the Executor for an estate (Estate Trustee) is a considerable responsibility - juggling fiduciary responsibilities, stakeholder communications, beneficiaries, and 10+ professionals in varying industries just to settle the physical assets of the estate (including appraisers, auctioneers, lawyers, real estate agents, and property managers to name a few).  That’s a lot to manage whether you’ve done it before or not.  The good news is, since 1956, we’ve established ourselves as experts in providing estate settlement solutions for executors of estates and their estate administration support (estate lawyers, trust officers, etc.).


We take care of everything (and everyone) related to the physical assets in your custom estate settlement process.  Best of all, engaging us doesn’t impact your executor fee as our most valuable effort and support, unlimited project management, is included in the same fee you would pay to just sell the property (the real estate commission). We are there with you from the time you are made aware of your role, to initial understanding of the estate situation, to planning and executing the settlement of personal property assets to preparing, listing and closing on the sale of all real estate assets.  We make things simple, safe, and seamless for you (and in turn the stakeholders and beneficiaries you are accountable to).


Our guarantee is that our team of knowledgeable professionals and our integrated real estate process will deliver peace of mind.

Want to learn more about what we do? Check out the individual elements of our services.
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