During a divorce, you can choose to sell your property and divide the proceeds. You may decide to sell your share of the property to your divorce partner, or continue to co-own the home. It is common for divorcees to sell their real estate and divide the money. Selling your house during divorce involves hiring a real estate agent to help with technical matters such as law related issues, refurbishing the house to increase its market value, and valuating the property to help fix a price tag on the property. Click here.
The Real Estate Agent
Getting a real estate agent to work through this process with you is optional yet very important. You should consider saving yourself all the stress and call a trusted real estate agent to handle everything on your behalf. With a real estate agent, you will be able to avoid many mistakes that could be made due to mental and emotional instability. Read here.
Refurbishing the House
This can be the most difficult part of this process considering that this is a divorce situation. It involves some tasks such as doing minor repairs, interior and exterior painting, and general cleaning of the house before presenting it for sale. The final cleaning of the house should be thorough if you really need to increase the value of the property. Special attention should be given to the bathroom, the toilet, and the kitchen; most buyers usually make a decision whether or not to buy a house based on the condition of these three rooms.
Valuating the Property
This is one of the areas where the real estate agent is most useful. Your agent will valuate the property based of factors such as the location of the property, the neighborhood, among other factors such as the economic state of the county and state, the general condition of your house, the interest rates, and whether the house is ready and available for possession immediately.
It is very important that you get the most accurate value of the house. Undervaluing your property will deprive you of the cash you are looking for at this time. On the other hand overvaluing the property may not get you the quick sale that you also need at this time. Click here.
Retaining the Home
A case may arise where one spouse wishes to keep the house. In such case, both of you should be able to negotiate a fair plan to let one spouse to purchase the home from the other. Unfortunately, the person wishing to keep the home will have to take a new mortgage. This will even introduce an element of risk in the transactions. Read more.