Lunch and Learn: Probate 100: Introduction for REALTORS® on Probate!

Probate 100: Introduction for REALTORS on Probate!

Lunch and Learn: Probate 100: Introduction for REALTORS® on Probate!

Hosted by Missouri Residential Real Estate Council

The loss of a loved one is difficult enough, but when a home is stuck in the probate process and conflicts arise among family members, the REALTOR® can be stuck in a difficult situation trying to help the family through the sale of the home. Come learn a few probate basics and tips to maintain neutrality in difficult situations. During lunch, we will cover information to help all REALTORS® be more successful when speaking with clients and guiding them through the process of listing or buying a home. 

During the presentation, we'll also share information on the NEW Probate Specialist Certification Offering from The Residential Real Estate Council!  The Probate Specialist Certification program is designed to help agents learn the probate basics so they can more effectively speak with clients and guide them through the process of listing their home or buying a home. It focuses on helping agents maintain neutrality by putting them through common contentious situations and exercises with a focus on helping them develop techniques to prevent potential disaster moments.

Event Details: 

  • Wednesday, January 17 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


  • $50.00/person - Early Bird Special ends January 10, 2024.
  • $58.00/person - onsite registration 
  • Pricing includes lunch and course materials; Please email for any dietary needs at least 2 weeks prior to the conference.
  • All registration fees paid are considered final. Refunds will not be issued for this class.


Register for Lunch and Learn: Probate 100: Introduction for REALTORS® on Probate! when you register for the Winter Business Conference.


Portrait of Fran Bixler

Fran Bixler

Fran Bixler, a seasoned veteran with three decades of invaluable experience in the real estate realm, is a respected figure in RE/MAX of Naperville and the Real Estate community at large.

Her leadership shines brightly through her consecutive terms as the Illinois RRC State President in 2022 and 2023, as well as her current role as the Regional Vice President for Region 6. Fran's dedication to her profession is underscored by her attainment of many RRC certifications and her co-authorship of the RRC Residential Real Estate Divorce Specialist Certification, showcasing her commitment to advancing industry standards.

Fran's journey through the probate process was deeply personal, stemming from her role as a caretaker for her mother. This firsthand experience provided her with a unique insight into Probate Court procedures and challenges, enriching her understanding in a profound and personal manner.

Drawing from her extensive industry knowledge and personal encounters, Fran is poised to offer invaluable insights into the probate process for real estate professionals. Her practical expertise and genuine understanding promise to illuminate the complexities of probate within the real estate context.