Well, at Echo Properties, we have bought lots of properties in Opelika from people in similar situations. Here are some tips for making the process as seamless as possible.
Figure Out Who’s On The Title — First things first: double-check the title to see who actually owns the property. If you’re both on it, then you’ll have to agree on what to do with the house before a decision can be made.
Hire a House Stager — Usually, a divorce results in one or both people moving out of a property before it’s sold. The problem is that not having anything in the house makes it more difficult to sell. You might consider hiring a professional house stager to pretty things up.
Figure Out Who is Paying Utilities — Unfortunately, a divorce requires a lot of time and energy. So before you get lost in the shuffle, make sure you know who is paying for utilities. We’ve seen houses in Opelika go without utilities for months because each person thought the other person was paying the bills.
Split The Cost Of Repairs — If your house needs repairs and you’re both on the title, try to split the cost with your spouse. If that’s not possible or they are trying to make it difficult, give us a call and we’ll buy your property for cash, as-is.
According to Zillow, the average house spends between 65 and 98 days on the market before selling (not counting the time it took to actually list the house). If you’d rather be done quickly with as little drama as possible, give us a call at (334) 422-4477
(we can close in as little as two weeks)!