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  528.740.  Sale of heir's property, requirements. — 1.  If the court orders a sale of heirs' property, the sale shall be an open-market sale unless the court finds that a sale by sealed bids or an auction would be more economically advantageous and in the best interest of the cotenants as a group.

  2.  If the court orders an open-market sale and the parties, no later than ten days after the entry of the order, agree on a real estate broker licensed in this state to offer the property for sale, the court shall appoint the broker and establish a reasonable commission.  If the parties do not agree on a broker, the court shall appoint a disinterested real estate broker licensed in this state to offer the property for sale and shall establish a reasonable commission.  The broker shall offer the property for sale in a commercially reasonable manner at a price no lower than the determination of value and on the terms and conditions established by the court.  If the court finds that an auction company is more advantageous to the cotenants as a group, it has the discretion to appoint an auction company to conduct the sale required under this subsection.

  3.  If the broker appointed under subsection 2 of this section obtains within a reasonable time an offer to purchase the property for at least the determination of value:

  (1)  The broker shall comply with the reporting requirements in section 528.745; and

  (2)  The sale may be completed in accordance with state law other than sections 528.700 to 528.750.

  4.  If the broker appointed under subsection 2 of this section does not obtain within a reasonable time an offer to purchase the property for at least the determination of value, the court, after hearing, may:

  (1)  Approve the highest outstanding offer, if any;

  (2)  Redetermine the value of the property and order that the property continue to be offered for an additional time; or

  (3)  Order that the property be sold by sealed bids or at an auction.

  5.  If the court orders a sale by sealed bids or an auction, the court shall set terms and conditions of the sale.  If the court orders a sale, the sale shall be conducted under supreme court rule 96.

  6.  If a purchaser is entitled to a share of the proceeds of the sale, the purchaser is entitled to a credit against the price in an amount equal to the purchaser's share of the proceeds.

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(L. 2019 S.B. 83)


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