Guide to Selling A House In A Divorce

If you’re reading this then you’re probably at the point of making a decision on what to do with the home.  A traditional sale with a sign in the yard works for most but they don’t have the stress of a divorce in the background.

The other option is to work with a flexible buyer that can provide an answer to your issues. Unlike traditional listings with a real estate agent, we can start working on buying your house immediately and often close in less than a week.

Step 1 – Set the Right Price

This is a very critical step and that’s why I put it at the top.  If you price it wrong from the start then you’ll have nothing more than a headache and lack luster offers.

Fill out the form to the right and you’ll have an offer on your home within 24 hours.

It simply makes no sense to try to guess the value of the home when you can get an offer within a day.

Real estate values are driven by many local factors:

  • Seasonality – spring and summer are the strongest
  • Local economic conditions
  • School system
  • Condition

The most common way to sell a home is with a sign in the yard but that method fails to take into consideration the current divorce, financial problems, and privacy.  I’d recommend that you talk to an investor or cash home buyer that can offer flexibility and custom solutions.

Step 2 – Clean

The money you spend to clean your house thoroughly, top to bottom, is almost certainly the smartest money you can spend on your house.  If you don’t have the time then hire somebody if necessary.  When selling to first time home buyers your house will need to be in perfect condition.

Pay special attention to the kitchen and bathrooms.  These areas have the biggest impact on buyers.

Step 3 – Clutter Free Home

Your house should be furnished but you don’t want it stuffed full of nick nacks and collectibles.  A first time home buyer is very picky and your house needs to be perfect if you expect a quick offer.

You should consider a storage unit if you have way too much stuff in the home.  Don’t forget that you can turn those belongings into cash with a garage sale.

Buyers love counter top space so make sure you put the toaster, blender, and other items in the closet or cabinets.

Bathroom counter tops are in the same boat as the kitchen counter tops.  They need to be cleared of all belongings and make sure they’re clean.

If you have a garage full of junk then have a garage sale immediately.  Turn those items into cash that you can put back into your home.

Step 4 – Stage The Home If Needed

If you’ve moved out and taken all of your belongings with you then I’d recommend that you work with a staging company.  You will have to pay for their services and the furnishings but it could be money well spent.

Step 5 – Curb Appeal

First impressions are critical and your yard is the first thing that a buyer will see when pulling up.  Make sure the lawn is kept mowed and trimmed during the entire selling process, even after you have a contract.

If the outside trim looks worn then put a fresh coat of paint on it.  You really can’t go wrong with a fresh coat of paint.

Frequently Asked Questions - Working With A Cash Buyer

We buy properties in any condition and in any price range.  No house is too large or too small we make offers on pretty much everything.  If you have a single family property, condominiums, townhouses, duplexes, apartment buildings, commercial properties, and mobile homes.

We’ve been in the real estate industry since 2009.  We are transparent from the start and we’re accredited by the Better Business Bureau.

Absolutely!  You can sell today and close immediately or we can set a close date sometime in the future.