Expert Advice on Selling Your Home During Divorce with Lou Rodriguez

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Lou Rodriguez 

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!

Topics Covered

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

  1. Have you told your family and friends about the divorce?
  2. 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

Connect with Lou Rodriguez

Lou’s Website

Connect with Katherine Miller

The Center for Understanding Conflict

Miller Law Group

Katherine on LinkedIn

The New Yorker’s Guide to Collaborative Divorce by Katherine Miller

Email katherine@westchesterfamilylaw.com

Call (914) 738-7765

Resources

For Sale by Divorce: The Expert’s Guide to Divorce and Property Division by Lou Rodriguez

Selling Your Home During Divorce: How Everyone Can Win by Lou Rodriguez

Carol Ann Wilson & Gregg Greenstein