How to sell your home through divorce in Maryland
Selling your home while going through a divorce in Maryland is an extremely emotional, frustrating and personal process. Most people who are going through a divorce and also need to sell their homes want to keep it as private and as confidential as they can, but they also want to get as much MONEY as they can too! This is precisely why hiring an experienced local real estate agent who neither of you has a prior personal or professional relationship with is ideal. The real estate agent that you decide to work with should be worked on together, not just picked by one of your attorneys. I have found that if one party (or party’s attorney) selects the real estate agent, then the other party often feels slighted and that the real estate agent will “play favorites” to the party that selected them. As much as it may be hard to work together, let alone speak to each other, the absolute most important thing that you can do to help you save as much of your homes equity as possible is to select and hire the real estate agent yourselves, by working together!
As a real estate agent who has sold lots of homes for couples going through divorce in Maryland, I have represented many different home sellers going through divorce and have been able to not only get their homes sold, but have also been able to get them TOP DOLLAR by getting all parties working together. Some clients going through divorce have been amicable and cooperative with each other through the process and some could not even sit at the same room with each other. When I am hired to represent clients who are selling a home through divorce in Maryland, I want them BOTH to be present at our initial meeting together. I want them BOTH to understand that I work for the BOTH of them equally and there will be no favoritism involved. My number one priority is to sell their home for as much money as possible in the shortest amount of time with the LEAST amount of stress period!
I ALSO OFFER FREE CONFIDENTIAL HOME SELLER CONSULTATIONS IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME SET UP AT A CONVENIENT TIME FOR YOU!
BENEFITS OF HAVING A “NEUTRAL” REAL ESTATE AGENT
(someone whom neither one of you know personally)
Help keep your emotions out!
Focuses on getting you as much money as possible!
Helps keep your situation personal and confidential!
Helps keep the stress of selling a home to a minimum!
PROFESSIONAL TIPS & ADVICE FOR SELLING YOUR HOME WHILE GOING THROUGH DIVORCE IN MARYLAND!
TIP #1 “Stage” the home so potential buyers can NOT tell that one of you is no longer living in the property! Many couples make the mistake of separating and moving all of one of the party's personal belongings out of the home including but not limited to: clothes, shoes, personal photos, bath & hygiene items, several items of furniture, etc. A good buyer's real estate agent will be able to pick up on the fact that there are no photos of mommy or daddy or any of their things which may lead to a lower offer.
TIP #2 Pretend you and your soon to be ex are just business partners who are selling a business that you used to own together and focus on money and NOT emotions! Too many couples get way to emotionally wrapped up in fighting with each other instead of focusing on what is really important - MAXIMIZING YOUR BOTTOM LINE so the both of you can move on with as much MONEY in your pockets as possible!
TIP #3 Hire an experienced top producing real estate agent who has worked with lots of clients that have SOLD their homes through divorce. Experience counts and equals more money in your pockets. Make sure you hire an agent who knows what to say and more importantly what NOT TO SAY to any and all potential buyers and agents. If the buyers find out that you are getting divorced and that is why you are selling it WILL COST YOU THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OUT OF YOUR POCKETS! Most people selling their homes through divorce also want to keep that fact as confidential as possible, which is why it is always best to hire a local top producing real estate agent that neither one of you has a deep personal relationship with.
TIP #4 Hire your agent by making that decision together – do not let your attorneys decide this for you. As much as it may be difficult to work together on anything; interviewing and selecting your real estate agent shold be the one thing that you put your differences aside and work on together. If one party or party's attorney is the only one involved with selecting the real estate agent the other party will at some point during the transaction feel slighted.