Expert Advice on Selling Your Home During Divorce
Selling your home is a complex process in and of itself. But selling your home because of divorce adds another layer of complexity. How do you make decisions with an ex when you’re already struggling to communicate?
Lou Rodriguez is a professionally trained and certified Real Estate Divorce Specialist and Real Estate Probate Specialist based in South Florida. He has 19 years of experience in valuing homes and analyzing market trends, and in that time, he has closed on more than 700 transactions. Lou is also the author of For Sale by Divorce: The Expert’s Guide to Divorce and Property Division and Selling Your Home During Divorce: How Everyone Can Win.
On this episode of Divorce Dialogues, Lou joins Katherine to discuss the role a real estate divorce specialist plays in helping couples sell a marital property. He explains why it’s important NOT to disclose that a couple is divorcing, how he handles the situation when the couple is not getting along, and what he does when they disagree on how much to invest in fixing up a property. Listen in for Lou’s insight on what to do if one or both parties is reluctant to sell their home and learn how a real estate divorce specialist makes it easier for a divorcing couple to liquidate their marital property—so everyone wins!
The role of a real estate divorce specialist in helping couples sell a marital property
Why it’s important NOT to disclose that a couple is divorcing as they sell their home
How Lou handles the situation when a divorcing couple is not getting along
The benefit of meeting with both spouses together to establish expectations
What Lou does when a couple disagrees on how much to invest in fixing up a property
Lou’s ability to assess what needs to be done to get the best price for a house
Making maintenance part of the MSA when one party is staying in the home
The questions Lou asks a divorcing couple upon first meeting
- Have you told your family and friends about the divorce?
- Have you discussed what’s happening with your kids?
Why it’s crucial for Lou to keep an open line of communication with both spouses
The information Lou provides if a one or both parties is reluctant to sell their home
Lou’s approach to communicating with divorce attorneys and other professionals
How understanding the couple’s timeline helps Lou structure the transaction
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