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Ways To Sell House During Divorce

Posted Monday, July 13, 2015

When you're in the process of getting a divorce, you're at a point of leaving one phase of your life and beginning another. You definitely don't want to remain in the limbo phase any longer than is absolutely necessary. If selling your house is one of the loose ends you need to tie up, you're going to want to sell your house quickly so that you can move froward with the next step.

Working with a realtor

Having a realtor assist you with the selling your home can simplify and expedite the process. It depends on the situation between you and your spouse how you arrange to handle conversations with the realtor. There may be a mutual decision that designates one of you as the spokesperson or you may decide that both of you will meet with the realtor to discuss selling strategies.

A realtor can help you determine a reasonable asking price for your home. You can sell your house faster if you're willing to be flexible with the price. Emotions can run high when you're in the process of obtaining a divorce. Keep in mind, you are selling a house, not the memories of happy times that you've had there. Be realistic about the price you're willing to take.

Preparing the house

Before a realtor takes pictures of your home and potential buyers begin arriving, you need to take steps to make your house visually appealing. This is not a time when you want to put a lot of money into home projects, but when the goal is to "sell my house fast" you need to take steps to assure that your house is more appealing than the other houses for sale in your neighborhood. The following projects can help make your home enticing to buyers:

  • Give your house a really thorough cleaning.
  • Remove whatever is necessary to uncluttered rooms so that they will look more spacious.
  • Paint.
  • Don't try to sell an empty house, stage it so that it looks friendly, comfortable and inviting.
  • Enhance the curb appeal of your home.

One of the priorities most people have when they put their home on the market is to sell my house fast. Regardless of what type of stress or tension the divorce may be having on you and your spouse, it's vitally important that your negative emotions don't surface when you're talking with the realtor or a potential buyer.