Natalie Scollard  |  CIR Realty

Cell: 403-796-9317 |

Divorce and Real Estate

While I always love getting new clients – buyers or sellers – I can honestly say I hope you never have to call me because your real estate needs are changing as the result of divorce. But, we also know that it happens. It happened to me, and it happens to many others.


As much as I hope divorce doesn’t happen in your world, if it does, I hope you’ll call me.


When you’re going through a divorce, you need to take care of yourself and take care of your children, and you need to work with your lawyer to finalize the separation or divorce proceedings. Let me take care of the real estate.


1)      Equal treatment. My role is not to take sides. I will competently, professionally, and confidentially work for you AND your soon-to-be ex-spouse. In most real estate divorce situations, the husband and wife jointly hire a real estate professional to represent them in the sale of the matrimonial home. I will deal with both you and your ex-spouse if you jointly own the property. If you and your ex-spouse really can’t agree on the choice of a real estate agent, it is possible to do a co-listing between two real estate companies and I am also open to such arrangements. But even still, both of the real estate companies will represent both sellers.


2)      Confidentiality. If you’re selling your matrimonial home and plan to buy something else, my dealings with you as a buyer will be confidential from your ex-spouse. While I will represent both spouses, jointly, in the sale of the matrimonial home, any subsequent purchases by either party individually, will be confidential from the ex-spouse.


3)      Cooperation and communication with your divorce lawyer. I will work closely with the family lawyers involved in the divorce to ensure the real estate details align with the agreements the parties are entering into through their divorce lawyers. I will keep your lawyer(s) informed about the progress of the transaction, and if there’s something outside my scope of expertise or experience – I’ll make sure to get answers from the legal experts.


Buying or selling real estate can be stressful – as can divorce. Put those two things together and it can be overwhelming if someone doesn’t have the benefit of professional, competent advice, and service. Let me help you. Call or text 403-796-9317 to see real estate done real.

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