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Selling your home while going through a divorce is stressful and emotional. However, there are certain ways to ease your stress during this process and ensure that your house sells so that you can move on to your next home. Below are some useful tips on how to sell your home when going through a divorce.
Find a Real Estate Agent Who Is Neutral
Rather than using the real estate agent who sold you and your partner your first home, find one that has no emotional attachment to you or your partner and has some divorce knowledge. A neutral real estate agent with divorce knowledge will provide you with helpful advice on how to price your home, when to list it, and how to market it so that stress can be alleviated during the selling process.
Treat the Selling of Your as a Business Decision
Be sure to treat the selling of your home as a business decision. Instead of getting emotional and feeling sad or angry, you should tell yourself that your goal is to get the greatest amount of money for your home in a short time frame.
Stage a Happy Home
Try to avoid leaving any clues to potential buyers that there is currently a divorce pending. Make sure that there is furniture in every room of your home and your home give off a happy vibe. You may want to consider investing in professional staging services to increase your chances of selling your home quickly at a fair price point.
Don’t Forget About Home Selling Costs
When you are in the process of selling your home, it can be easy to solely focus on making money and forget about the costs associated with selling. It’s a good idea to ask your real estate agent to compile a list of selling costs so that you can avoid surprises and determine if and how they will be divided.
Determine When to Sell Your Home
Determine whether you should sell your home before, during, or after your divorce. Selling your home before may make sense if you’d like to benefit from financial benefits and tax liabilities. You may consider selling your home during a divorce to pay for the divorce process. If you have children living at home, you may want to wait until after your divorce to sell your home.
Contact an Experienced DuPage County Divorce Attorney
If you are planning on selling your home when going through a divorce, reach out to our to our Hinsdale divorce attorneys at Martoccio & Martoccio. We can answer any questions you may have and make the house selling process less daunting. Call us at Call us at 630-920-8855 today.
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