Divorce and the sale of a home are two of the most stressful life events people can experience. Doing both at the same time can seem overwhelming. If you and your spouse have opted to sell your home and split the proceeds in your divorce, you may be dreading having to interact and make decisions with them throughout the process.
That’s where a real estate divorce specialist can make a big difference. These are real estate agents who have had specialized training in dealing with real estate transactions that are part of a divorce. They know how to minimize conflict between estranged (or already divorced) spouses.
A neutral voice can help ease the process
Selling the family home (or even a second property, like a vacation home) in a divorce can be fraught with all sorts of emotions. These can make decisions on everything from what price to list the home for to what repairs and upgrades should be made an opportunity to fight and rehash old grievances. You both may be willing to accept the first offer you get just so you can move on.
An experienced real estate divorce specialist can be a neutral voice who can work to ensure that spouses’ negative feelings toward one another don’t get in the way of getting the best sale price possible without letting the process drag on.
Selecting the right agent is key
Since both of you need to be able to trust and work with the agent, you may need to talk with a few of them together before you find the right one for you.
Your family law attorney can likely recommend some experienced people with the right training in the area with whom they’ve worked before. If you and your spouse both bring several possibilities to the table, you can work from there to find the right agent to handle the sale. A high-asset divorce can be complicated, but there are many ways to ease the process along.