First, there is a legal process going on at the same time as the real estate transaction. An agent without experience or training in the area of divorce real estate can be overwhelmed by the complexity of a real estate transaction happening concurrently with a legal one.
As founders of Your Colorado Home Group, we have extensive backgrounds helping divorcing couples with real estate and are Certified Real Estate Divorce Specialists (CREDS) and Certified Divorce Real Estate Professionals (CDREP). This makes us highly qualified to provide a neutral third party to handle complex, potentially volatile situations.
The second main difference is that we make sure to provide fiduciary responsibility to both spouses. Unlike a “traditional” real estate transaction involving two people on the same page, a divorce real estate transaction requires the agents to provide fiduciary duty to two people who may have different opinions on how to move forward.
Two Agents, One Team
Our unique business model incorporates two agents—one for each spouse—both certified divorce specialists working towards the same desired result. Utilizing two certified divorce specialists allow each seller to feel represented in a real estate transaction that expertly blends a legal process with a real estate transaction—a transaction that has sequence and time requirements that don’t always blend well with the emotional aspects of divorce.
We are highly trained to treat the two parties—and their differing objectives—with equal respect. As trained certified divorce experts our extensive experience allows us to defuse many volatile conflicts. We understand how to provide a listening ear and acknowledge and represent each party’s grievances while offering practical ways to break a deadlock.
The Third big difference in divorce real estate: we often are working in a time frame that doesn’t easily accommodate emotions. According to the Holmes and Rahe stress scale, selling a house is the third of the five top stressors in life. Divorce is second.
Selling a house = stress; Divorce + selling a house = STRESS
Your Colorado Home Group is sensitive to the difficulty inherent in this situation. We listen, guide and negotiate on your behalf, allowing you to function at your highest level during a time that might otherwise have you paralyzed. Both of us are trained to treat the two of you – and your possibly differing objectives – with respect. Their extensive experience allows these highly trained certified divorce experts to defuse many volatile conflicts.
While Shirley has Clinical Psychology experience, Bill has extensive experience as a consultant in Conflict Resolution and Change Management. Together we listen, acknowledge and represent each of the marital partner’s positions while keeping an eye on the larger objective: selling the marital home to both parties’ advantage.