Selling a home when divorcing presents several unique challenges for couples. It’s very important that you and your ex (or soon to be ex) feel comfortable with the agent and that the agent has the experience and compassion to handle the sale.
Our goal is to listen to you and your concerns and then provide you with the best information so that you can make the best decision and to get your home sold at the right time, for the most money and with the least stress. Money is almost always a concern. We know that in a divorce that every dollar counts because you are going from a two-income to a one-income household. We balance this with the knowledge that selling the property is about getting on with your life and disconnecting from the other person. We can help you as a disinterested third-party with staying focused and not getting too distracted with emotional concerns.
Communications is very important with any sale and even more so with a divorce. We can help every party become very clear on the goal of getting the home sold. This often involves discussions regarding price, showings, contract negotiations, and moving time frames (very important.) We ensure equal and fair treatment to all parties.
If one party is not as motivated to sell or move as the other we have experienced difficulty and sabotage to the process. We’ve seen one party want to “punish their ex” by not negotiating in good faith and by even going against what the divorce decree states and what their attorney recommends. We attempt to bring any discussion back to the business at hand minus any emotion. We try to bring reason to the situation and remind all parties of the ultimate goal: getting the home sold.
When all else fails we recommend legal counsel. Lawyers often emphasize differences and that can sometimes make it even more difficult to reach an agreement so we recommend this only after all else has failed.
It sucks to go through a divorce and having an experienced realtor can really ease the process. If you are in the unfortunate situation and have questions feel free to give us a call at 770-726-1454.