Divorce can be a difficult time for all parties involved. It is very possible that the last thing people want to do at this time is work together to sell a house. In our latest post, we discuss the easiest way to sell your house during divorce in Chicago.
Depending on your personal situation, dividing assets and making the split can be emotionally and physically draining. Even if you are splitting on great terms, the process of selling a house, while you are going through such a huge life change can feel overwhelming and stressful! There are easy ways to sell your Chicago house so you can quickly move on with your life and begin the next chapter. At Chicago Home Buyers, we will make selling your Chicago house as simple as possible!
Sell Your House Without An Agent!
Selling directly offers a whole wealth of benefits for those who may want to sell their home quickly. You won’t have to worry about cleaning up the house, getting it ready for the MLS or keeping it in tip-top shape. You won’t have to worry about making repairs, upgrades or and renovations to the house before selling it. There is no need to hire a photographer, market the house or pay to have it listed. You won’t have to pay out any commissions once the house is sold. With a direct sale, you can avoid gambling with the sale. You will know how much we can offer and when we can close from the very beginning.
No Debating Who Pays for What
People who are going through a divorce can be quick to point the finger. Things you might not have argued about before can quickly become an area of contention. Who will do the cleaning? Pay for the landscaping? Deal with the lender, insurance company, and utility providers? Selling can be a lot of work and it is important you are able to work together throughout the process. The last thing you want to do is set yourself up for more arguments and hassles. When you sell the house in a few days as opposed to a few months, you can avoid many potential bickering.
A Fast Sale Provides Closure
You will both be able to move on quickly without the financial ties to a shared property. When you list the house, you could spend months finding a buyer. From there, it could still be several more weeks until the sale is final. All of this unknowing makes things even more stressful. If you are getting a divorce, you will likely want to be able to move on quickly rather than dragging things out. When you sell your house to a direct buyer such as Chicago Home Buyers, you won’t have to extend a situation that is likely pretty painful already. Selling your house quickly and easily will help everyone move on.
If You Hire An Agent…
If you decide you would rather give listing a shot, set clear parameters ahead of time. Decide how selling costs will be handled and who will have to deal with the agent, with showings, cleaning, maintenance, receiving offers, etc. Determine your lowest acceptable price and decide how the profits will be divided if it is not already laid out in your divorce agreement. While you might get lucky and have things done right away, you are more likely to spend several weeks or months waiting for things to be finalized.