Wednesday, March 11, 2020 / by Vanessa Saunders
I’ve seen some nightmares in my 18 years in real estate. I once found a dead homeowner at the bottom of his basement stairs during a showing. I interrupted a couple making a porn film in a vacant property I went to photograph. But one of the most frequent nightmares I come across is when a divorcing couple needs to put their home on the market.
Getting buyers and sellers to agree on the details of a real estate transaction is hard enough. Getting an agreement between a buyer and two warring sellers, full of animosity and anger toward each other and who don't agree on anything, is nearly impossible.
In most circumstances, the sellers want to unload the property quickly as the divorce process moves along. But they also want to get a fair price when they put it on the market. After all, a home is probably the couple’s largest investment, and neither wants to end up with an unfair settlement.