How to Sell Property Before, During, and After a PA Divorce is an intro to how everything to do with property division on The Main Line. Selling a home and divorcing are probably two of the most stressful life events. Going through both at the same time can multiply the effects. Your two best supports are your friends and your experts to help navigate the legalities of divorce. I specialize in the division of property, relocation, and downsizing on The Main Line PA.
For many couples, their home is the greatest asset they have, and it usually holds a lot of sentimental value as well. As much as one or the other may want to keep the home, many times due to financial, legal, or personal reasons they just have to sell it.
Once you settled on the reasons why to sell and agreed to do so and how the proceeds from the sale will be divided up, it’s time to find your Realtor!
The Realtor You Choose in times of divorce is very Important! You need to hire a reputable real estate agent – one hired based on interviews, credentials, and sales history and preferably one who has experience with selling through divorce.
We all have friends who are Realtors and you may feel pressured to use them but making your choice based on friendship is not smart for any business decision, especially not the sale of a home during a divorce. You may not want your friend to become familiar with your financial information and your STBX will want to be assured of the agent’s neutrality in the transaction as well
Given that there could be two parties that might not be getting along that well anymore, you are going to want to work with someone who understands the nature of divorce and all the emotional baggage that comes with this stressful life event. You want someone who is comfortable with talking about divorce and understands that the marital home is a business transaction. They’ll guide you through the tough conversations that need to happen rationally and without bias.
When going through a divorce and selling your home, you are going to want to work with a Realtor that has exceptional communication skills. Divorcing couples often do not communicate well or much with each other any longer. So, you will need a Realtor who has patience, as all communications could be repeated multiple times. They will need to maintain their neutrality; your Realtor must be sure to share the same information with both you and your STBX. They should never assume that one party is going to tell the other about the discussion you had individually, so they will need to make sure the other party is informed about that conversation.
They also understand that you might need a little more time to think and process the events.
To sum it up you will need an experienced agent who is trusted by you and your STBX. Someone who remains calm and neutral through the entire transaction, communicates well, doesn’t advertise your dissolution, protects your privacy, in addition to marketing your property and negotiating the sale, keeping the interest of both of you the entire time.
I have helped many in this same situation. If you found How to Sell Property Before, During, and After a PA Divorce helpful, Please reach out or click on the link for more seller information. Let’s start this next chapter together. Kimmy Rolph Sells The Main Line and Local Areas.