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What you describe is known as a Life Estate. Your sister deeded the property to herself as a life estate with the remainder going to her son on her death. If he refuses now to agree to allow her to sell the property, he can prevent the sale.
Now she can rent it out for the remainder of her life if she wants to move---but she does not have the unilateral right to sell the property. A sale can only be legally accomplished with the consent of the Life Estate Remainderman---her son.
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