Rather than fight for your marital home, you and your soon-to-be-former spouse want to put the property on the market. How do you do so efficiently?
SFGate breaks down how to sell a marital home while divorcing. Learn how to start your post-divorce life with one less thing to worry about.
Use your divorce settlement
Depending on where you are in your divorce, you may have a divorce decree that lists the conditions and terms of selling your marital home. If not, think about how soon you want to sell your home, your and your current partner’s responsibilities regarding the sale and what you want to do if you cannot sell your home by the deadline.
Choose a listing price
You could need a real estate professional’s help to establish a fair listing price for your property. Consider the value of similar homes in your neighborhood. If you want to appraise your home, you could include those terms in your divorce settlement.
Hire professional help
If you would rather sell your home with a real estate agent’s help, work with your soon-to-be-ex to find the right person. Whomever you choose, the agent deserves to know about your divorce. You may want to narrow your search to agents familiar with helping divorcing couples sell their marital homes.
Take care of the mortgage
You may still owe money on your mortgage. If so, you may want to use money from the sale to clear the debt. You could also cover how to divide the profit in your divorce decree.
Selling your marital home could become one of the most favorable moves you make for your post-divorce life. Learn how to set yourself up for success the right way.