If you are the owner, they may have to leave. You can sell perhaps without having them leave and let the new owner get the family to leave.
You may be able to sell without repairs.
Call me if you need help.
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You probably never have to visit to list or sell it.
It is amazing to me that some people get on here and write responses to your question when they didn't even READ the question. You said the Roof & Furnace are new. That means you don't have a lot of repairs to worry about, especially if the house is occupied and livable.
If the people who are occupying the house are you family, then you have a personal problem as well as a legal problem. You did not specify if this house in question is in Fort Worth or Illinois...?
It makes a difference. Because the Realtors here in Fort Worth can only discuss what the Texas Real Estate Laws say, and we do not know the Illinois Laws.
But, in either case, You need to contact a Real Estate Attorney who specializes in such cases as inherited property. First, the Will has to be Probated in court. Then the Judge will determine who inherits the property, and if you did not get 100% of the property in your name, then you have to get together with the other family members and work out a solution. The Judge will also determine who is the Executor of the Estate and THAT person will be in charge of selling or leasing the house, or turning the title over to you (the heirs).
Once you become the actual owner on title, then and only then, can you take control of the property. IF you no longer want the Tenant to stay there, you would need to get an Eviction Order from Court to throw them out. Go to Small Claims Court if it is here in Texas. (May be similar in Illinois.) The Constable will remove the Tenant within a few weeks, once the Judge signs the orders.
Next, if you decide you want to Sell the house, (or lease it), then contact me and I will help you do so,... providing it is here in Texas. I have been selling houses around here for 34 years, and I know the market well.
Good luck to you!
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Without knowing this nobody can do anything.
If YOU are that person, meaning you have 100% ownership, or executive or personal representative, contact a real estate attorney.
Now you must decide is the value of a home in 'not so goo shape' of greater value than the resident family.