17th January 2022
Selling your property following a divorce
When couples decide to divorce and go their separate ways, one of the biggest decisions they need to make is what to do with the family home. One party may choose to remain in the property, or it may be the only financially suitable option for both parties to move out, giving you both the opportunity to make a fresh start.
Your property is likely to be your biggest asset, so you don’t want to let the stress of the divorce impact the sale, or indeed make any rushed decisions during what can be a very emotionally charged time.
Here are some top tips to selling your home in a divorce quickly, successfully, and without creating any more pressure during an already-trying time in your life.
Don’t let your emotions get in the way
Getting a divorce can be an incredibly difficult time, but don’t let your emotions impact the price you are going to sell at. Whilst you may want to sell quickly, listen to a trusted estate agent and take their advice on what price to market your property at. Demand for property is extremely high, so it would be good to take advantage of the current strong market. However, you should avoid allowing your emotions to get in the way when you start to receive offers.
Maintain the property ready for viewings
Try to keep the property looking tidy and presentable during viewings. This is particularly important if one party is moving out and you are packing up boxes etc. It can leave the house looking sparce and unlived in.
Let your agent do the work
If at all possible, allow your estate agent to carry out the viewings so that you are not drawn into awkward conversations about why you are selling. These conversations might lead potential buyers into making unreasonable offers with you if they know you want to sell quickly.
Let your agent do all the viewings and negotiations to find a buyer who is in the right financial position to proceed, and who loves your home.
Be clear with your Estate Agent about your situation
If both parties are waiting to sell the property before they can purchase their next property, there are likely to be two separate chains to consider. This needs to be communicated with your Estate Agent so that they can advise your buyers and ensure that they are happy to proceed.
Whilst a divorce can be a very unsettling time, we are here to make the process of selling your family home smooth and straightforward.
Contact us today for a free, no obligation valuation and we’ll explain the selling process so that it’s as stress-free as possible for you.