As Realtor with a niche in divorce...we encounter all kinds of situations...the he said/she said anger ...the tears...and sometimes...Sellers who just realize this is not the happily ever after they had hoped to have...and as peacefully as possible..want to end the marital relationship and move on with their lives.
He doesn't want her collection of this ....the value of her jewelry....the wedding presents she has carefully tallied from HER family and HER friends...he just wants to start over...
As a part of the ultra cooperative attitude....he also allows her to choose the Realtor..you know the agent....SHE knows the agent...her friend...or the one her friend recommended who will list the property for the price she dictates. how does THAT work ? Not Well....Maybe...
just maybe...there might be a price
reduction....usually a teeny tiny one that will not attract new buyers.
It MUST be the Realtor....and we see houses listed for years by different agents...often at the same or nearly the same price...because the reason the house didn't sell was the agent...to the divorcing seller's mind...not the price.
That is when our phone rings...or email pops up....it's the "tired of being nice guy" spouse ot the lawyer who knows enough is enough and this final marital asset needs to sold.....We are "cordially invited" to testify in court...as to the value of the property...not the number anyone CHOSE but the number that the market will accept.
We are often appointed by the judge with the instructions to BOTH spouses that like it or not....The Hansons are the Realtors and both of them will cooperate in all aspects of the sale and closing of the house or....be charged with contempt of court....which can ...and once has....resulted in time in jail.
The Realtor who "bought the listing" for the price that one spouse "required" and the other agreed to ...is fired....by order of the court.
Do "nice guys/gals finish last ?" Yes....but we will make sure that the sale is "Finished" and the house SOLD for the price that the market will bear.
If you or anyone you know has had their home for sale for years....has gone through a string of Realtors and not sold their...about to be...former marital home...Call the Hansons...we are a couple working with couples and while we are not always the first Realtors....we are the last...getting the home sold and helping both spouses begin the next phase of their own "happily ever after."