Divorce is bad enough…BUT when you have to sell your home on top of that….You must be feeling some stress!
If you are wondering how to sell your home during a divorce in Colorado Springs, this article will hopefully provide some insight into the steps and things to watch out for.
With over 50% of marriages ending in divorce, many residents are thinking about selling their Colorado Springs home during a divorce.
Your home is one of the most valuable joint assets in a marriage, and obviously cannot be divided without liquidating. While a divorce is one of the most stressful and emotionally charged life events, it is very important to remain rational and not let your emotions override your common sense.
DETERMINE IF (AND WHEN) YOU WILL BE SELLING YOUR HOME DURING YOUR DIVORCE.
In many divorce cases, one spouse will want to keep the home, buying out the other’s share.
Alternatively, agreements are also made where one spouse remains in the house for a set period of time (this usually happens when there are children involved), and house is then sold at a certain date (usually when the children reach a certain age and/or are out of school).
But there are also many instances when the house needs to be sold as part of the divorce settlement, and waiting for months for this to happen isn’t an option.
GET PROFESSIONALL HELP – AGENTS AND HOME BUYERS/INVESTORS
Selling a home is a difficult process under the best of circumstances. During a divorce, it adds a lot more stress to an already stressful situation.
During a divorce, there is a lot going on, and a lot to consider. You don’t need to take on the stress of selling your house yourself. Unless your divorce is very amicable, there could be disagreements with your spouse about the selling price, or other issues. By working with a real estate professional, either a reputable agent or real estate investment firm, you’ll both have a neutral, professional third party who can advise you on a fair selling price and can handle the marketing of your home.
If you need to sell your house fast, reputable real estate investment firms like Swift Results may be a great option. Firms like our actually BUY HOUSES (rather than listing them as real estate agents do)…and we pay cash and can close quickly if you need to sell the house fast. And we charge no fees.
If you can wait for the time it will take to list the house with an agent and sell it on the open market, going to a real estate agent is your best option.
But, if possible waiting 3 to 9 months to sell a house in Colorado Springs doesn’t work with your timeframe (maybe you want to get on with your life), chat with us to see what we can offer you for your house.
SET (and stick to) A TIMEFRAME
It’s important, when selling your house during a divorce, to keep to a timeline.
You know the timing of the divorce proceedings, and you should put your home for sale in advance. When an offer is made and accepted, set firm closing dates, moving dates and times, and coordinate which spouse will be handling the details ( or talking to the real estate agent). Make sure you get all of these agreements in writing, and negotiate penalties for breaching these agreements.
This helps ensure that the home sale does not morph into a major disagreement and hopefully results in a smooth, surprise free sale.
SELLING YOUR HOUSE FAST FOR A FAIR ALL-CASH PRICE
One option that many divorcing couples have turned to is making a quick sale to a real estate investment company like Swift Results.
Reputable local real estate investors, like us, can purchase houses quickly and without stress, and the process can take as little as seven days. We are a local company that wants the best for you and our community. This is a tough time for you, we would like to try to make it just a bit easier for you.
Deciding how to sell a marital home in Colorado Springs doesn’t have to be as stressful as the divorce itself. By protecting each party with a qualified real estate agent or simply jointly deciding to sell and sell fast to a real estate investment firm like Swift Results, you can walk away from the sale without stress.
If you would like to discuss your situation with your divorce and see if we can help you save time, reduce stress, and get out of this situation fast….
Give us a call anytime at 719-447-9438 ext 125 or
Fill out the Quick Response Form on this website today!
We will evaluate your house, make you a fair, all-cash offer, and you can then decide if selling your house to us is the best option for you. We’re here for you; reach out and let’s talk.