PROBATE INVESTING: GETTING INSIDE THE MIND OF THE EXECUTOR SHARON VORNHOLT Probate Investing: Getting Inside the Mind of the Executor By Sharon Vornholt T oday I want to talk about getting inside the mind of the executor. Most people know that probate investing is my favorite real estate niche of all. This group of sellers is very motivated to sell any property in the estate. Once you can understand the seller’s viewpoint, it’s easy to see that investors provide a much needed service to anyone settling an estate. Who Is In Charge? The terms executor and administrator are interchangeable. The term personal representative refers to either of the above. So what’s the difference?