Are you going a separation...a divorce....a family death or any life change... and need to decide what to do with the family home? I completely understand...I was there once too. Do you need to get an idea what your property value is? I am happy to compile and give you a free comparative market analysis (CMA) to help you see your homes value in todays market. Many times the family home is the most valuable asset in a divorce, however, when dividing marital property, appraisal minus mortgages does NOT necessarily equal equity! This incomplete equation can leave your house over-valued and that can work against you. More real estate due diligence is needed much earlier in ones divorce process.
Your home could have unknown liens or hidden defects--like termites, unseen mold, deferred maintenance--and that affects the value of the property. Many times these things are not discovered until after your property settlement is signed, sealed, filed and final! If not detected before you sign your settlement, the spouse retaining the house probably did not receive an equitable division.
To protect your interest, you need a real estate agent specializing in divorce--a RCS-D REALTOR® that knows how to work with you, your mediators or legal teams to come up with workable options for both parties.
I am a RCS-D REALTOR®--a Real Estate Collaborative Specialist-Divorce. I am also a Family Law paralegalli and worked under family law attorney's and mediators for over 11 years. As a RCS-D REALTOR®, I am professionally trained to neutralize divorce real estate as a business transaction in the best interest of the house-and each divorcing spouse.
I was recently interviewed by REALTOR magazine, a national magazine for realtors and brokers. If you'd like to read the article please go to http://realtormag.realtor.org/sales-and-marketing/feature/article/2014/01/providing-help-during-break-up.