If You Need a License..think TWICE about Doing it Yourself

Real Estate Agent with EXP Realty 414-525-0563 57026-90 Broker

   There are lots of occupations that the government says require a license to practice for the general population.  If you want to....give your child, sister, neighbor a hairhaircutcut..there are licensed beauticians and barbers...and in the scheme of scheme of things....a "bad hair day" cut or color does not have long term disasterous consequences.

    Probably not much harm done if you paint your gal pal's nails and file them done rather than going to a licensed nail technician.

polishing nails  When there is more money, more cause to examine the health and welfare issues that surround the licensed task....people need to take a second look at the"do it yourself method" before proceeding.

    A Pro Se divorce...while sounding like it saves thousands of dollars in legal expense...can result in spending more money on legal fees and unresolved issues when they are dealt with post divorce than had they been resolved before the gavel hit the final  time declaring the marriage irretrievably broken and the couple legally divorced. 

gavel What IF....

   - The house that was ordered to refinanced or sold

   to remove a spouse from the mortgage has no equity ?

  - Who will pay for possible extensive repairs required to enable the house to

     financed  by the new buyer ?

  - Are there adjustments made in compensation for improvements made by

   one now former spouse..how is the value of those improvements calculated ?

- How are other expenses recovered or claimed...property taxes, insurance..

  and the list goes on....

        The stress of divorce and the emotional roller coaster that can be part of the process sometimes ignores these situations and others that are unknown and not considered at the time...it is about..."getting it over with quickly and inexpensively" without realizing possible future expenses for these and other situations not yet experienced by a couple who is no longer a couple.Divorce house

    If you or anyone you know is getting divorced or has divorced where there is real estate involved andwithout having  the benefit of legal guidance during the process, call the Hansons. We are the only real estate divorce experts in Wisconsin...trained both in traditional and collaborative divorce. We won't give you legal advice, we will direct you to other sources for that.  We will resolve all things surrounding real estate involvement for the best possible "happily ever after" and a new beginning for everyone.  Be secure in knowing you did the right thing...the best thing...not just for the immediate payment of legal bills but for your long term future. Sally & David Hanson have that background....founded on education and fostered by experience to help that new beginning be the best one possible. 

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Sally.... you have developed a very unique niche and you are a "rare find" in that field....people would be wise to call you for guidance...

Nov 22, 2014 06:50 PM #1
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Sally. You're right of course. This is not a time not to be represented, the value you that you bring to both parties is a good investment on their part.

Nov 22, 2014 06:53 PM #2
Richard Burge Realty/ Burge Homes
Richard Burge Realty/Burge Homes - Conway, SC
Broker in Charge/Owner

Even an attorney will not represent themselves in court in any legal matter.  They know better and everyone does not know it all. 

Nov 22, 2014 07:20 PM #3
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Smart attorneys don't represent themselves...smart couples hire attorneys...and everyone should go to the highest and best source for information.

Nov 22, 2014 07:27 PM #4
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

You are so right Sally & David. When there is a lot a stake, call in the experts. It will save you money and major headaches.

Nov 22, 2014 07:31 PM #5
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Sally.  A lawyer that represents himself has a fool for a client.  Always hire an expert.

Nov 22, 2014 07:42 PM #6
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Excellent advice, Sally and David.  There are times in life when its much wiser to hire a professional to manage those tasks that are important.

Nov 22, 2014 07:47 PM #7
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I agree like with pluming or electrical issues I call someone who specializes in those as should people when selling a home.  Call the experts and let them do their work

Nov 22, 2014 08:04 PM #8
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

I've seen too many "divorces gone wrong".....best to use the experts.

Nov 22, 2014 08:08 PM #9
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Yikes!  What a mess.

By the way, I used to paint my mothers' nails.  She filed and prepared, and I painted.  And I kind of liked the smell!

Nov 22, 2014 08:39 PM #10
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Your niche is a unique one Sally & David. Anyone needing Realtors in southeastern WI would be wise to hire you two!

Nov 22, 2014 08:46 PM #11
Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

Buying and selling homes is very EMOTIONAL  and with divorce there is more added emotions and stress. Its a win-win to have a team of agents on your side when dealing with divorce who understand and can guide you in the right direction when selling.

Nov 22, 2014 10:12 PM #12
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!


Very good advice. This Industry takes a dedicated and talented agent to cover all bases. Over the years you and I have seen some agents that need to rethink their appraoch. Some I think shouldnot even be in this business. I will be the first one that anyone working with Sally K. & David L.Hanson have one of the best teams possible and thy can rest assured nothing is missed, and their transaction is in the best of hands. Have a great Sunday

Nov 22, 2014 11:30 PM #13
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Absolutely well said.  I have no idea why there are so many DIY folks out there.  In many ways they are not saving money, because in many cases, they may be losing money.  I remember walking into a house that had crownmolding.  From a distance it looked good, however, up close, it was clearly a shoddy job...A

Nov 23, 2014 02:13 AM #14
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Here's the thing about "licensing" folks . . . it's a numbers game.

There are X number of people going for their real estate license.  Of that X number, there are going to be a lot more than folks going to cosmetology school.

Real estate license schools get their money from volume business. 

Cosmetology schools get their money from the length of time it takes to pass their test.

Nov 23, 2014 03:36 AM #15
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Sally you are so right.  There is so much bad advice out there when it comes to divorce and Real Estate.  Those who are facing these issue truly need someone who knows what they are talking about, and those who try to just rely on themselves quickly find out what major disaster that is.

Nov 23, 2014 11:24 AM #16
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Sally it's pretty obvious every wants things simple and easy; without paying exorbitant fees. I can't even imagine what the population today would be if physicians operated like this. A license means something to me. That Pro Se Divorce sounds pretty scary to me and more costly in the future.

Nov 24, 2014 04:14 AM #17
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Sally and David,

Barbara Todaro is right when she commented you have developed a very unique niche and you are a "rare find" in that field. Anyone seeking guidance in this situation would be wise to give the "Hanson's" a call for excellent representation!

Nov 24, 2014 08:49 PM #18
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