Just to clarify some of the comments made by myself and other Texas real estate agents: we are not allowed to provide legal advice. It is a violation of the law governing our licensure. We pay close attention to advice given so not to have our license placed in jeopardy. Just so you know. We do not want you to spend more money than is necessary.
Dominick Dina, Brokerr/Owner
My condolences on your loss.
You did not mention if your mother left a will. This may be critical in transferring title to you and your brother.
As mentioned, a good real estate attorney would be the best course of action. Call me if you need a reference.
Dominick Dina, Broker/Owner
Also, if you are in or went through probate, this is normally something that is done for you.