One of the most emotionally difficult parts of divorce is the fact that so much of your life is changing. Once your divorce is over, you may not live with your children full-time anymore, and the companionship you had with your spouse is now over (for better or for worse).
The family home is another thing that may change. In some cases, one spouse keeps the house after divorce. But often, that is not financially practical, or else there are too many memories for one of the exes to keep living there during the next chapter of their lives. So they sell the house and split the proceeds.
Picking a real estate agent during divorce
To sell your house, you need to hire a real estate agent. But finding the right agent is more complicated when the co-owners are getting divorced. Here is some advice for finding the right realtor in this situation.
- The agent must be acceptable to both you and your ex. They must be able to stay neutral and not take sides between you.
- Between your job, taking care of the kids, and dealing with divorce, you are probably very busy right now. A good agent will take much of the burden of preparing your house for sale off your plate and be able to accommodate your schedule.
- Avoid the temptation to hire a relative or friend. Pick someone separate from your personal life.
With the right agent, your house sale will go smoothly, and you will get the highest price possible. Similarly, when you retain an experienced and professional divorce attorney, you will have an easier time settling on property division, child support and child custody. Not only will this save you time and money, but it will also help you maintain a cordial relationship with your ex, which matters a lot if you are going to continue raising your children together.