With over 50% of American marriages ending in divorce, many Washington DC residents are searching for advice on selling a home during a divorce.
A home, one of the most valuable joint assets, cannot be divided without first liquidating. While divorce is an extremely stressful and emotional life changing event, it is important to remain rational. There are several factors to consider when facing divorce in a real estate market that has yet to rebound from the housing bubble burst.
Determine if (and when) You Will Be Selling Your Home During A Divorce in Washington DC
A spouse may decide to keep the home, buying out the other spouse’s share. Or agreements may be made allowing a spouse to use the house for a set period of time (this is usually the case when children are in the home), and then the house will be put up for sale at a certain date (typically when the children reach a certain age).
Get Professional Help – Agents and Home Buyers / Investors
Selling a home can be a long and difficult process. During a divorce, with emotions, a million different things going on, and a lot to consider, selling your house shouldn’t be one of the things you have to take on by yourself. Disagreements over selling price or other issues, can add to the already stressful situation. By partnering with a real estate profession, either a reputable agent or real estate investment firm, you’ll have a neutral party who can help you determine a fair selling price and take on the task of marketing your home.
If you need to sell your Washington DC house fast, Express Homebuyers is your number one choice. Firms like ours actually BUY HOUSES (rather than listing them like agents do), pay cash and can close quickly.
If you have the time to wait, listing with a real estate agent to sell it on the open market is probably your best bet.
But if you can’t wait the 3-9 months it sometimes takes to sell a house in the Washington DC market, chat with us to see what we can offer you for your house during your divorce.
Set (and stick to) a Timeline
It’s important, when selling your home during a divorce in Washington DC to keep a timeline.
Set firm closing dates, moving dates and times, and coordinate which spouse will be handling the sale (or talking to the real estate agent). Make sure that each of these agreements are in writing, and negotiate penalties for breaching the agreements.
This will help ensure a smooth, surprise free home sale.
Selling Your House Fast For A Fair All-Cash Price
One option that many divorcing couples have turned to in recent years is making a quick sale to a real estate investor like Express Homebuyers.
Reputable local real estate investors like us, purchase houses quickly, without stress and the process can often take as little as seven days.
Deciding how to sell a marital home in Washington DC doesn’t have to be as stressful as the divorce itself.
Selling fast to a real estate investment firm like Express Homebuyers, moving the process as quickly and according to an agreed upon schedule, all parties can walk away from the sale without stress.
If you are ready to see if we can help you save time, reduce stress and get out of this situation fast …
Give us a call anytime at (877) 804-5252 or
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We’ll evaluate your house, quote you a fair price, allowing you to decide if selling your home to us is the best fit for you. We’re here for you, just reach out and let’s chat.