How a Good Real Estate Agent Can Help You Sell Your Home During Divorce

Wednesday, September 21, 2016   /   by Nicole Solari

How a Good Real Estate Agent Can Help You Sell Your Home During Divorce

Why selling a home is a good decision during divorce


Most experts claim it is time to sell your home when you go through a divorce. It can help you tackle some of the most crucial situations the easiest way possible. This way, you don’t let things complicate further and get into an even worse situation.


Selling the home


Selling the home during a divorce is not much different from selling real estate during normal times. However, the former must follow a carefully laid out groundwork on who gets what after the sale from the proceeds.


While a real estate agent will help you sell the home for a fair market value when you follow his or her advice, you must in the first decide how the money will be divided amongst you.


The decision over the equity is best done with the help of attorneys. They shall thoroughly go through the history of your marriage with regard to the property and would also consult a few real estate appraisers.


You must first have a good idea of the real worth of the home and the value of the improvements you made on the property. Once you do this groundwork, then it is the right time for you to choose the right real estate agent who can do a good job for you.


Do this by interviews, credentials and sales history. This will enable you to get your home successfully on the market. You also need to understand that once you have found the right agent, you must be willing to follow his or her advice and be willing to compromise a bit, because selling for a little less shall help you get rid of the house faster letting you move on with your lives smoothly eventually.


How to choose the right realtor


It is important to work with an exceptionally good realtor while selling your home during a divorce. Since in the majority of cases both the parties do not get along with each other comfortably, the agent you choose must be able to understand the nature of divorce and the emotional baggage that comes with such a stressful life factor.


Since the agent might need to repeat the communication multiple times, they must have the patience necessary in this regard. They must also be objective enough to address the mutual interests of the concerned so that both of them benefit from the deal equally.


This is best achieved when they work with the common objective of selling the home for as much money as possible, with the shortest time and with the least headaches. They must also be able to create and sustain an environment of trust which shall drive the entire process smoothly and successfully.


The role of good real estate agents


A good real estate agent communicates well both with the owners divorcing, as well as the parties showing interest to buy the property. They shall let you know clearly where you stand in connection with your present selling situation and let you move quickly to another buyer.


Good agents are proactive in inviting potential buyers, communicating with them and constantly chase new leads. In each of these regards, they shall keep their client well informed of the proceedings. They also listen to you well and understand your needs and concerns so that the decision they make favors your good interests.


Good agents put their vendors first since they are going to benefit more from the deal if the house sells for a good amount. They shall create a situation for the client to feel that he or she is supported all the way through.


Therefore, they always intend to keep their clients happy and confident. They are also good at reading the minds of their clients and communicating with them in a suitable manner.


They communicate with the client in the most convenient way the client requests.


Accomplished agents know the time frame the client has got to work through and are therefore under tight schedules as they prepare themselves to complete the deal, as quickly as possible.


If the clients have the luxury of time to complete the deal, then they can advise on how to benefit the maximum from the market while spending some more time effectively through the deal.


Good agents grasp the real needs of the and fine tune their approach accordingly to serve their best interests.


They shall be prepared to share their previous clients with you so that you can make the right choice in choosing them.


The agents can work with a thorough knowledge of the area and also invest their recent sales experiences to drive for a better outcome in the deal. Agents working in a well-organized and professional way can drive the process with a keen eye to minute details.


This can work very well in a tough market. They can also suggest some great points to you, that can make your home more attractive and sellable in the eyes of the buyers.


They will take the best photos to be creative for to the MLS listings and project it in the most effective manner. They are experts in managing the client appointments and in dealing with the client queries in the right way.


A good agent will have highly-desirable qualities, that will give handheld assistance through the entire sale process and enable you to profit more from the sale of your home during a divorce.

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