Does a home being sold due to DIVORCE have to sell for less?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Remax Baja Realty

When divorce hits and it is time to sell the home, does it make the home worth less? With most divorces, selling the home is a must and the last step of ending the marriage and beginning of starting over.

Every seller wants the top dollar for the home, even in a divorce. Why though do some homes sell for so much less than others in a divorce sale?


THE HARD TRUTH anyone getting a divorce or couples separating that need to sell a property need to learn is: How well they work together and with the listing agent is how well this sale will go. The FACT is that homes where the couple agrees on an agent, a price and maintains the home will always get More money than the couple fighting. Not letting buyers in. Not maintaining the home and fighting over everything in between will get you less when it is time to sell.


You do not have to be friends, but do have to be civil. When I list a home due to divorce it is important to set the expectations from the start. I am not on any-ones side. I am neutral. My job is to the sell the home. My job is to communicate the pros, cons, good and bad to get the home sold. I communicate by email and it goes to both sellers. I listen to all concerns and bring about a civil answer that works best for selling the home. In the end, the seller gets more.


I wear many hats... Realtor, Appraiser, referee, peace maker and over all good guy.


home owners are asking. Some want to know what time of year to sell while others ponder if they should sell now or stay put. There are many reasons to sell. Each home owner though, needs to look at their situation and assess if the time is right. I love to give them the value of their home right now. I tell them how long it may take to sell and show them what is available when they tell me about the dream home they may want to move to next.


You may be ready to sell if any of these things are happening to you: (in no particular order....


  • WORK RELATED: It is increasing people are buying or selling due to work. You have been relocated. Your ride to work is too long. Many reasons can fall under this.
  • The INLAWS are moving in. Also could be the parents or even the kids are moving back home. Homes with inlaw apartments also known as accessory apartments are very popular.
  • Your home is TOO SMALL for you. You need more space. More bedrooms, more storage or additional bathrooms. Your having more kids perhaps?.
  • Your home is TOO BIG. It is time to downsize. You want 1 story. Bedrooms on the first floor and often no stairs.
  • You want MORE LAND. It is time to grow. You want room for the kids. You want more privacy. Perhaps a treed lot or even wide open fields.
  • You HATE YOUR NEIGHBOR. It can happen, houses too close. People too nosy. Too loud or too "anything" that makes you uneasy.
  • You are GETTING A DIVORCE. With half the population they say getting one, it is time to move on. You split, he moves, she moves, it is time to sell the home. Selling in a divorce can be testy. We specialize in divorce sales and make it easier on both parties to get the home sold and be comforting to both.
  • You need a home IN NEW or NEWER condition. Your current home is falling apart, roof leaks, furnace always goes out. Pipes drip or the wood is rotting. You want a new home. You want a home already in good condition.


Some reasons are serious, some comical and others for a need. We cater to all types of sellers. The key is we tell you your options. You decide if now is the time to buy or sell.


The MOST IMPORTANT message is to share with every consumer that my philosophy is simple, provide more personal and professional service to guide clients through each step of the buying or selling process. All Agents are not created equal and every buyer or seller should take the time to hire the BEST not just the biggest.


Recovered from: Scott Godzyk´s ActiveRain Blog



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Gustavo Torres

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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

In this reason to sell below market price

Jul 16, 2018 06:52 PM #1
Jim Crawford
Crye-Leike REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR

Thank you so much for sharing this.  This is exactly the type of information that buyers and sellers need to make informed decisions.  Very professional!

Jul 17, 2018 05:36 AM #2
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