Every real estate agent, broker, REALTOR has property listing sales where a divorce is underway or has happened.
Sensitivity to the home owners in a divorce situation takes extra effort and lots of after hour calls and emails.
If over half the population is divorced at least once, it is a big wrinkle in real estate home sales that can not be ignored.
Divorce adds to the number of houses for sale, needing to be bought.
Had a seller call today about whether or not a re-listing agreement on a piece of land in Maine had been received by our office.
My secretary let her know no, we don't have the paperwork back yet.
The out of state property owner explained the delay could be because the pair of owners had split, gotten a divorce during the Maine land listing period.
And when sympathy expressed, the I'm sorry to hear that the answer reaction from our Maine real estate office. From the other end of the phone line was no no. Relax. It is a good thing, I am happy the response. But also "I will send a nasty email" to make sure the ex signs on the dotted line of the property listing agreement and gets it right back to your office.
Not everyone is frowning during the big "D". It is a whole lot easier to swallow when there are not kids involved. No his, hers, ours. To fuel the run away emotion spikes very high up and way way down low.
Can I buy or sell a home during a divorce is one common question.
Online, through our email server, text stream and phone logs. The buzz about divorce and the rules as one drags out with the trips up and down court house steps. The billable hours as the negotiating gets kicked into full throttle. If there are kids, assets to arm wrestled over and divide equitably.
Depending on keeping the Maine home, other property or selling it, the opinion of the value to be reflected in the listing price differs greatly.
By the person keeping or buying out the property or saying anchors away.
It is worth more than the other believes that is selling it.
Handling sales where divorcing owners are involved can be tricky footing.
On the pathway from listing, access to show and the sit down at the actual property closing. So folks can move on, regroup, start over. Maine is a neat state for the clean slate, new journey as the life season adjustments happen.
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