Are you going through a divorce and need to sell your home? Here are three tips that will make the sale process easier.
If you’re going through a divorce and need to sell your home, here are three tips that will make the sale process smoother.
First, talk to someone with divorce experience. A Realtor will be able to answer a lot of questions about your home, and they should be the first person you call. But you should also speak with someone who’s handled divorce sales in the past. Even if you and your spouse are on the same page, couples going through a divorce will oftentimes have a difference of opinion halfway through the transaction, and it takes a special skill set to walk each person through these differences of opinion.
Second, know your options. I work with a lot of couples who are going through a divorce, and I find that many of them aren’t sure of what their options are when discussing one of their largest financial assets: their home. This means it’s paramount that you speak with a Realtor who can explain your options.
Usually, the best option in this situation is to sell the home and split the proceeds, but is that the best option for you? Or would the best option be if one spouse bought out the other, or rented the home from the other? Or what if you both kept the house and used it as rental income? No matter which option you choose, make sure you get good advice and that all the paperwork is handled correctly
Lastly, know what to expect. I’ve helped many clients who were going through a divorce, and I’ve seen a lot of different scenarios arise. That’s why I put together an e-book that covers this topic in-depth and details which strategies to use to overcome various obstacles. To receive a free copy of this book, all you have to do is reach out to me and I’ll email it to you.
If you have any more questions about this or any other real estate topic, feel free to reach out to me. I look forward to talking to you soon.