selling when separating

Selling when you’re separating

Here at Ian Reid Buyer and Vendor Advocates, one of our key goals is to help minimize the stress that can impact on people when they buy or sell real estate.  Some property sales are clearly more stressful than others, with a couple or family separating being right up there on the scale of difficult situation in which to sell.

Not surprisingly, there is often a great deal of emotion involved in a relationship breakdown. Many people in this situation tend to make decisions without thinking all the implications through, with revenge being a key goal rather than the best long-tern result for themselves, and these emotional responses tend to be magnified when the separation involves the sale of a property.

If you are in the situation where separating is the only answer, or you know someone who is, here’s a couple of important tips to help you avoid your separation becoming an even bigger source of angst.

  • Don’t make spur of the moment decisions;
  • Find out if you really do ‘have’ to sell;
  • Don’t let your reasons make you rush; and
  • Get advice from someone objective.

Any successful property sale requires carefully considered objective planning. However, as we all know, this is the opposite of what normally happens when you’re separating. That is why having an independent, objective and highly experienced Advocate involved in the sale is so important.

By asking Ian Reid Vendor Advocates to act for both parties in a separation, you can make sure that decisions are made in a way that minimises the emotion of the situation. Your Vendor Advocate can not only ensure that you have the right agent and the right campaign so that you achieve the best possible result, but they can ensure that all communication is handled fairly and evenly to protect each party’s best interests.

You Advocate can also assist you in making sure that the property is presented in a way that not only maximises its appeal, buy so that buyers are not aware of the circumstances of your sale. A half empty house is a dead giveaway for many buyers, who may use this information to make lower offers hoping to take advantage of an emotional sale.

Whether you are selling due to a separation or not, you will always find the process less stressful when you have a skilled negotiator by your side every step of the way…someone you can rely on for experienced, objective advice from day one to settlement and beyond. So why not give one of our team a call today on 9430 0000.

You’ll also find lots of helpful tips in our free booklet, “Fatal Real Estate Traps Exposed”.