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Real Estate Divorce Specialist Nitin Gupta in Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)

 

Dallas Divorce Real Estate - Selling Your Dallas Home During Divorce

Divorce is the legal ending of a marriage.  If a couple owns real estate, a divorce will either force the couple to sell the house or force one of the spouses to buy-out the other spouse.  Divorces can be adversarial and emotional.  If real estate is involved, the best strategy for both parties is to try and detach emotionally from the real estate.  Although detaching is extremely difficult, doing so will allow both parties to think logically about how to best resolve their mutual investment. 

Selling a house is easy but selling a home is hard. Homes are where memories are made, where kids grow up, and where precious emotional things have happened. 

The best strategy is to come to terms with the fact that the house must be sold and select a real estate professional that both parties respect.  The real estate professional must be neutral and focused on accomplishing the task of selling the real estate.  Choosing a strong and knowledgeable  divorce real estate professional who is experienced in handling the challenges that can arise during this time is crucial.  Additionally, the real estate professional must be capable of remaining neutral and understanding he emotional aspects of a divorce sale.

With this in mind,  homeowners  going through a divorce should hire a certified and highly trained real estate specialist who works solely for you. 

I promise to work with you to sell your home with unique marketing techniques that have your best interest in mind. It is my mission to provide you with the highest level of quality service and assist you with all aspects of the home selling process. Connecting home buyers and home sellers in Dallas is more than just my business. It's my passion!

Marketing a divorce sale can be challenging for numerous reasons. 

 

First, a wise real estate professional will not let prospective buyers know that the sale is caused by divorce.  Buyers knowing that the sale is forced by a divorce might try and take advantage of the situation by sending in lower offers hoping that the sellers might accept their low offer just to “get the sale over with”.  Both the sellers and their agents must do their best to try and shield the divorce as best they can from buyers and their agents. 

 

Second, one party might not be as emotionally ready to sell the house as the other party and intentionally cause delays or violate court orders.  A real estate professional that has experience in dealing with the emotional aspects of a divorce sale will recognize the signs of an uncooperative spouse and deal with the problem as early as possible. 

 

Third, sometimes the parties are not speaking to each other directly.  All communication between the parties might be through divorce attorneys.  Divorcing couples should choose a real estate professional capable of speaking to divorce attorneys in their own language.  Choosing the right realtor will create a synergistic effect between all parties and their attorneys. 

 

 

Fourth, sometimes a spouse has a different time-line for trying to sell the house than the other spouse.  The speed at which the couple desires to sell the house might affect the price.  Obviously the more time the better.  An experienced real estate agent will be able to formulate a plan from the inception of the listing that will take into consideration the needs and desires of both parties.

I’ve Discreetly Helped Families Sell Homes During a Divorce. Contact me today at 469-269-6541

 

Who Gets What - Community Property

Texas is a community property state which means that any asset acquired or income earned by a married person while living with a spouse becomes community property owned by both individuals 50/50 (unless of course, a prenuptial or a postnuptial agreement is  in place). Typically when you go through a divorce and you own a home, both parties try to settle and reach an agreement as to what happens to the home. If you and your spouse cannot agree, then the court will order a sale.

The earlier you and your spouse can agree on the division terms the better.  If not, the divorce might be so complicated that you can’t agree about anything, and you end up in the court every week.

Refinance, Buy Out & Keep, or Sell - Options For Real Estate

Make sure to get the latest value of your house. If the home has equity, you might consider refinancing and buying out your spouse, then you can keep the house and make the mortgage payments on your own.

This is rare however, because many homes are purchased with both spouses’ incomes and credit scores. Without the dual incomes, the banks are less likely to offer you a loan for the same amount.

Remaining optimistic, let’s assume you are approved. It’s important to be conservative. If you cannot afford the mortgage payments on a single income, or there is no equity in the home to be able to refinance it, selling your home may be the best option.

 

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My Strategy

 

STEP #1  FREE CONSULTATION

Initial Consultation

Emotions run high in any real estate transaction.  Add the element of a divorce and it adds a whole  new level of stress. The initial consultation between myself and the client(s) may be a series of :

  • One on one meetings with each individual spouse

  • Meetings with a spouse and their attorney

  • Meetings with individual Attorneys

  • In-person or virtual meetings with all the parties involved.

Value of Your Home

Knowing the value of your home is paramount during a divorce as it pertains to the division of assets. I have provided numerous Broker Price Opinions (BPO) that have been used in divorce court proceedings and during negotiations between parties. Feel free to contact me for a no cost & no obligation home evaluation that can be used in court to demonstrate the estimated market value of your property.

Absolute Discretion

It has  been said that a “Divorce is the death of a Dream.” Everyone grieves differently. I approach each spouse with absolute courtesy, non-partiality, and with total discretion. No one needs to know your business. If you are a high-asset individual or celebrity with real estate, protecting your privacy, your finances, and intellectual property during the divorce is my priority.

 

 

STEP #2 - GETTING READY

Condition of the Property

It is unfortunate, but many properties that are sold by divorce don’t show as well. The pride of ownership is gone and some spouses do not want to invest additional effort or money into something they will end up splitting the proceeds for anyway. This can cost you thousands of dollars. I’ll need you to make sure the property shows well.

 

Access to the Property

In some cases, both parties have left the property and it is vacant. This makes it very easy to show. If one or both spouses is going to occupy the property, I will need access to the home for showings. It can be a delicate situation and I will navigate these waters carefully. The quicker the property is sold and the proceeds are split, the better off everyone will be.

Court Appearances

When and if necessary, I make court appearances on behalf of a client. Sometimes it’s to testify that a spouse isn’t cooperating with the sale. Sometimes it’s simply to defend my recommended list price. Either way, my goal is to make the transition as smooth as possible for everyone, and if my presence is needed, I’ll be there.

 

 

STEP #3 - DURING THE SALE

Present a Unified Front

Close friends and family may know that you are divorcing, but the buyers don’t, and you aren’t obligated to share that with them.  The last thing an interested buyer wants to do is to step into a conflict between two sellers. The process is always smoother when both parties are on the same page. Easier said than done, I know.

 

Avoid an Empty House

If both parties have left the house, leave some basic furniture until the property sells. If necessary, consider staging the home. I can provide a list of home stagers we can interview together. Don’t try to sell an empty house. It’s too much of a hurdle for buyers to imagine themselves living in a desolate house versus a comfy home.

 

Set (and stick to) a Timeline

It’s important, when selling your Las Vegas house during a divorce to keep a timeline.

You should put your home for sale in advance. Set firm closing dates, moving dates and times, and coordinate which spouse will be handling the sale (or talking to the real estate agent). Make sure that each of these agreements are in writing, and negotiate penalties for breaching the agreements.

This helps ensure a smooth, surprise free home sale.

Call (469) 269-6541 to schedule a confidential discussion about your house today!

Why Choose Us?

Professional

You deserve to be treated with a level of professionalism from seasoned Realtors with experience of working with divorce survivors.

Care and Confidentiality

Divorce has all kinds of not so pleasant connotations associated with it and can make you feel as though you are alone and no one can or will understand your specific circumstances. Let us help you

Communication

We provide constant communication so that you can focus on what is important to you

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Change Your Perspective. It's Me, Not We. Well, Kind of.

In a marriage, when you’re selling your house in DFW, your interests are generally aligned with your spouse.  Together, your goal is to move forward to a new home, city or other life circumstance.

In divorce though, when you’re selling your home in Dallas, your interests may now be very different.  You should determine your own next steps and goals are so you can use them as a guiding light throughout this process.  For most divorcing couples, regardless of new, separate personal goals, I always ask my clients to focus on the bottom line, selling their home as a means to an end. 

Selling Your Home After Divorce Is A Business Transaction

So how do I empower two divorcing people, who are often at odds, to focus on the importance of selling their home together? I rip off  the “sugar-coating” and remind them this is not emotional, this is business.

Selling your Dallas home after divorce is  a business transaction and nothing else.  I always pose the following question to my divorcing clients, “in current market conditions, how do we BEST sell your home for the most amount of money in the least amount of time and pain?”   

It may sound generic, but these are my tenets for anyone  going through a divorce:

  • EQUALITY: No matter if I know both of the parties involved or not, I insist both spouses are at the initial interview / the listing appointment.  This is very important because, as a realtor, I must clearly establish that there are no sides or favorites. In this situation, I am always going to be the neutral third party, chosen to make the process fair and easy, as possible.  Our personal relationships become irrelevant during our sales transactions. It has to be this way to make both parties become equal.

 

  • TRUST:   No matter if my couples are divorcing or not, I always say it is imperative that my clients feel a level of comfort and trust with me.  Each person should feel heard and validated. This is why I believe it’s important to choose a realtor who not only has a successful sales track record in your area, but also a realtor who makes you both feel comfortable.  There should always be a level of empathy, connection and understanding you both feel with your realtor or it’s not a right fit.

 

  • COMMUNICATION:  Whether or not you and your spouse are communicating, it is extremely important that I communicate with both of you, equally. Over the years, I have found corresponding is best done with divorcing couples via email. This way both parties are informed at the same time.  I also ask my clients to respond “reply all” so the three of us are on the same page. With divorcing couples, and especially with regards to selling their home, things can happen and often go sideways at a moment’s notice.  This is why I am always available and easy to reach, via phone, email or text. Weekdays, nights and weekends. I try to always anticipate the problem/opportunity before it presents itself.

 

  • PRIVACY: Generally speaking, while selling their home/properties, I recommend divorcing couples not advertise this. True, family and friends will know, but the goal is always to come from a position of power and the sale of your home should not be perceived as a “fire sale.” This is why I strongly encourage divorcing couples to work together on selling their home with Compromise and Restraint.  I also do not offer up this information to prospective buyers and their realtors. When prospective buyers know couples are divorcing, they may assume the sellers are more eager to make a deal. Although in some cases this is true, I don’t want the buyers’ realtor to use it as leverage while negotiating the deal. Again, this is another reason it’s imperative for a good realtor who is aware of the intricacies of selling a home during divorce.    

 

  • PROBLEM SOLVING:   This is a big one for divorcing couples.  Because things can go sideways so quickly, it is advisable that your realtor is able to efficiently solve problems with confidence and ease.  This is one of the reasons you are hiring one. This will be quite important when pricing your house for sale; negotiating with buyers and finding creative solutions to close your deal. If your realtor is creating more problems than solving them, he/she is not effectively doing the job for you!

Steps in Selling Your Home During a Divorce in Dallas

 

 

If you’re wondering about the ins and outs of selling your home during a divorce in Dallas Texas… we’ll dive into the steps and things to look out for in this section.


 

Determine if (and when) You Will Be Selling Your Home During a Divorce in Dallas

In many divorce cases, one spouse will keep the home, buying out the departing spouse’s share.

 

In many cases, agreements are made where one spouse uses the house for a set period of time (this is usually used when there are children in the home), and then sold at a certain date (usually when the children reach a certain age).

 

Get Professional Help – Agents and Home Buyers / Investors

 

Selling a home is a difficult process when everything is going right.

 

During a divorce, you have a lot going on, and a lot to consider. You shouldn’t take on the task of selling you home yourself. You may have disagreements with your spouse about selling price or other issues. By working with a reputable real estate professional you’ll both have a neutral third party who can help you determine a fair selling price and handle the marketing of your home.

 

If you need to sell your Dallas house fast… a top Dallas real estate agent can help you identify your options including finding a cash buyer/investor, selling to iBuyers or pricing the home aggressively to generate a lot of interest in the home.  If you can wait the time it’ll take to list it with an agent and sell it on the open market, going with a real estate agent is your best bet.

 

Set (and stick to) a Timeline

It’s important, when selling your Dallas house during a divorce to keep a timeline.

 

You should put your home for sale in advance. Set firm closing dates, moving dates and times, and coordinate which spouse will be handling the sale (or talking to the real estate agent). Make sure that each of these agreements are in writing, and negotiate penalties for breaching the agreements.

 

This helps ensure a smooth, surprise free home sale.

 

Deciding how to sell a marital home in Dallas doesn’t have to be as stressful as the divorce itself.

 

By protecting each party with a qualified real estate agent and moving the process as quickly and according to an agreed upon schedule, all parties can walk away from the sale without stress.

 

If you want to discuss your situation with your divorce and see if we can help you save time, reduce stress, and get out of this situation fast…

 

Give us a call anytime at (469) 269-6541  or

fill out the form on this website today!

The bottom line is that you need to trust your realtor to take you through the entire process – from marketing your property to open houses, to negotiation and  all the way through escrow. This is why we are here! And, remember, this is not an emotional decision it’s a business transaction.

Here Is A List Of Common Questions From Our Clients. Please contact us to discuss these further.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT DALLAS, TEXAS DIVORCE AND REAL ESTATE

 

Should I Really Sell the House?

Should I Consider Buying out my Spouse?

Is it Worth to Advertise a Divorce Sale?

Is it Possible to do a Deferred Sale?

What Should I Do about the Mortgage?

Should I Buy a New House?

Should I Buy a New House?

Should I Include my Kids?

Who Must / Should Move Out of the House at the Start of the Divorce?

What Can a Divorce Judge Do with Jointly Owned Separate Property?

How to Value the House

How the House is Divided in a Divorce?

What To Do About the Joint Mortgage?

How to Get the Equity Out of the Family Residence

Should I Sell My Home Before or After Divorce?

What are the Taxes when Selling a House During a Divorce?

selling your house during divorce dallas, Are you getting divorced? Do you worry about what's going to happen with your joint real estate property – particularly the family home? Should you sell it, buy out your spouse’s share, or have them buy out your share? What are your options? An experienced real estate lawyer answers eight of the most common questions about real estate and divorce from couples going through this tough stage in their lives, dallas divorce real estate sell house home top agent broker

Call Nitin, Divorce Realtor Dallas County Specialist today at 469-269-6541 or email nitin@NitinGuptaDFW.com

 

You are not alone. We have references you can call and we assure you we will respect your privacy at this difficult time.

How Much Is My House Worth?

Whether you’ve just filed for a divorce or the divorce is final, you’ll need to know how much your house is worth before listing it for sale. Generally, it’s this question that leads to the initial contact from the majority of my clients. If you’re like so many others and you’re asking yourself, “How Much is My House Worth?” please click this link for instant home value or give me a call, text, or send me an email to set up a free consultation. During the consultation I will share recently sold homes comparable to yours and also provide you with a complete market analysis which will allow us to determine the proper list price.

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What Divorcing Couples don't know during their divorce may hurt them long after the divorce is finalized. Major mistakes in divorce real estate are preventable during divorce but are not fixable after the divorce is final. Divorce does not automatically cancel or sever joint mortgage or any joint ownership of one’s house. These mistakes often result in damaged credit, mortgage default, foreclosure or even bankruptcy. These mistakes ruin finances, families, and futures years after divorce.

Agents specializing in Divorce Real Estate follow a very detailed process for a confidential consultation or to receive our “10 Deadliest mistakes divorcing couples make” primer, please fill out our contact form.

  1. Using an Appraisal to Find Value

  2. Not Conducting Professional Pre-Divorce Home Inspections

  3. Not Understanding Options / Consequences of Keeping / Selling Property

  4. Not Understanding Options / Consequences of Keeping / Selling Property

  5. Not Completing a Full Title Search

  6. Not Consulting a Mortgage Professional

  7. Leaving One Person on Title & Both on the Mortgage Note

  8. Not Conducting an Insurance Inspection

  9. Not Conducting a Tax Bill Inspection

  10. Not Staging Property being Sold

  11. Not Getting a Home Warranty

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