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I read this great post today from Karen Bernetti, Advice for Couples Selling a Home Because of Divorce. Below is a small portion of her post, but I encourage you to read the whole thing. This is, unfortunately, one of the main reasons for selling and it’s very tough for the real estate agents as well as the sellers going through a tough thing such as divorce.

    • Sellers: If you have to sell your home because of a divorce, take Scott’s advice and try to keep those emotions in check. I KNOW, I KNOW – that’s easier said than done – but there’s so much at stake! You could easily end up making a very costly mistake that you’ll regret later on.

    • Do whatever you have to do to put that hurt, resentment, hate, fear or whatever else you’re feeling aside. Get counseling, join a support group, spend time with family/friends who are positive and supportive, read inspiring literature, exercise, pray, meditate. Do what works best for you.

    • Don’t underestimate the healing power of TIME. Give yourself TIME to process the many emotions you’re experiencing right now. If possible, take time to grief the loss of your marriage BEFORE you take on the sale of your house. Remember, it’s a process that can’t be rushed.

    • Most importantly, hire a competent and reputable Realtor to represent you. Be honest about what you’re going through and make sure that person has experience with your type of situation.

    • Remember the job of an agent representing a couple who’s hostile to one another or not communicating well is extremely difficult! Your agent wants to help you – let him or her do the job and don’t make it harder than it needs to be.

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