Heartland Probate

I have served the northwest suburbs of Chicago for over 35 years as a pragmatic small business owner with the training and experience to create real value for individuals, families and investors seeking advice and representation in real estate brokerage.

I own and operate Heartland Probate, a small, mostly free concierge of services company. Heartland Probate was created out of my own experiences of having gone through an expensive, stressful, and time-consuming probate process as the personal representative for my own mother’s probate estate.

Knowing what I know now as a Certified Probate Expert (CPE), the probate process can be stress-free, less time consuming and less expensive. Heartland Probate brings real and professional value to the personal representative, the heirs, the family members and to the estate itself.

At the heart of what we bring to the probate estate are problem-solving skills and services as they relate to the three most common and troublesome areas the personal representative deals with:

  1. Personal Property – from packing and organizing to estate sales and property clean outs.
  2. Real estate maintenance and small repairs – from grass cutting to water leaks, repairing windows, and doors.
  3. Real estate management and sales – from rental qualifying and leasing to full-service property preparation and marketing.
Heartland Probate brings a differentiating professional service. We offer vetted referrals and recommendations for practically all aspects of the probate process including:

Assisted care & living, estate attorneys, real estate sales & marketing, CPAs and accountants, estate lending, building contractors, maintenance & repairs, estate sales, packing and moving and more.

Additional memberships and accomplishments:

Member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), Real Estate Negotiations Expert (RENE), Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR). Also, a licensed Realtor at Keller Williams Success Realty in Barrington, IL., a participating member of the Greater O’Hare Association and the Greater O’Hare Networking Executives (past chair), Government Affairs Team past chair and Ambassador Team past chair. Contributor to our veteran heroes via the Tunnels 2 Towers Foundation. Completed the Landmark Worldwide leadership training and active member of the Knights of Columbus.

Ted Breden

CEO, REALTOR® & Probate Expert

(773) 590-9393

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