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Selling Your Home While Going Through Divorce

Clermont Florida Realtor® Beth Atalay shares an excellent post with us. Divorce is never easy. Add in selling a home and it can be downright overwhelming. Hiring the right agent who understands your situation, local market, and who is there to guide you every step of the way is imperative. Thank you for such a well written post Beth! 

Selling Your Home While Going Through Divorce

Legal AdviceSelling your house under normal circumstances can be stressful enough. Selling your house in the midst of a divorce can be a total nightmare. When selling a house, sellers are advised to leave their emotions out and look at it as a business transaction. When you put divorce in the mix, it may be rather difficult to leave your emotions out. Carrying the burdens of a divorce is hard enough and you may not want to bother with the sale of your mutual house as you have already checked out from the relationship. It is essential to have good legal representation as well as a REALTOR® whom you would put all your trust in to get your house sold. Selling your house while going through a divorce is not easy, professional REALTOR® will be there to assist you and hopefully listen to your worries, concerns and guide you from listing to closing.

If the decision is to get the house sold prior to final divorce, here are some tips to ease your stress;

-Hire a Professional Home Stager- When dealing with life-altering decisions, the last thing you might want to do is to make your house look visually appealing to potential buyers. Not to worry, there are professionals who will take on this task for you. Your Realtor can direct you to the right Professional Home Stager.

-Hire a REALTOR® you will be able to work with for a couple of months- Your Realtor will most likely be someone more than somebody who’s going to put a sign in the yard and get you to closing table. They might have to be flexible to meet with you and your partner individually. Your choice of Realtor should be someone you could trust in and someone who’s going to be there to listen to your concerns. 

-Find out if there are any liens on the house-In order to transfer clear title to the new owners, you must have a clear title. It’s best to find out whether there are any liens on the house early on and address them prior to closing. In Florida, title companies will be able to order a title search which will show any liens that may be on the house. Other states may be different, however, in Florida, your Realtor will be able to assist you with this.

The fact you’re going through a divorce is irrelevant when pricing your home and potential buyers don’t need to know the reason for the sale.
Keep in mind on the surface, selling your house while going through a divorce is no different than any other sale.

As in any other Real Estate transaction, selling your house while going through a divorce, it is best to work with a local Realtor who has market knowledge, innovative marketing tools as well as a passion for their clients.

If you’re looking to sell or buy a house in Clermont, Minneola, Groveland and Winter Garden areas, call or text me at 407-929-1852 or visit  

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Comment balloon 10 commentsAmanda S. Davidson • September 07 2016 08:23AM


Thanks for sharing this, Amanda. I love Beth's posts and missed this one. Haven't had to deal with clients going through this but there's some good information.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) about 3 years ago

Great choice for a re-blog Amanda. The sad but common issues we deal with.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) about 3 years ago

Hello Amanda S. Davidson,  This was stuff a great blog and deserves to be reblog.  Make it a great day!

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) about 3 years ago

Good choice to reblog this. Divorce is part of life and all of us agents touch it in our real estate business.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 3 years ago

Hi Amanda S. Davidson, thank you so much for the re-blog, I appreciate it.

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) about 3 years ago

Hello Amanda

Great re-blog and I have a client from out of state that is going through a divorce right now while trying to sell the home, very difficult time for her.

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) about 3 years ago

Good morning Amanda.  You picked an excellent post to re-blog.  There's some valuable information here.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 3 years ago

I've done a couple of these types of sales.  They're never fun, as I hate to see anyone getting divorced.  But yes,  the advice here is solid, it's needs to be viewed as strictly a business transaction.  Great post Amanda and best wishes to you.

Posted by Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES, Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate (Long Realty West Valley) about 3 years ago

Thank you all for your comments, Beth did such  a great job on this post!

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty) about 3 years ago

Great post. My husband and I bought our current home 13 years ago from a couple going through a divorce. We offered full price because we really wanted it. We had no idea they were going through a divorce until the checks at closing were dispersed. The husband and wife each got half the proceeds. The after we moved in, the neighbors told us all about it.    

Posted by JoAnn Moore, Home Loans in Delaware (The Mortgage Market of Delaware) about 3 years ago