A Certified Divorce Real Estate Expert (CDRE™) is a REALTOR who has passed a rigorous certification program taught by attorneys, mediators, certified mortgage professionals, real estate professionals, and judicial officers. As a crossover expert between real estate and family law, a CDRE is trained to prevent and resolve real estate disputes that may arise in family law cases. Attorneys and clients can rely on a CDRE to help resolve their cases.
In a traditional real estate transaction involving a family, the sellers are typically one team united in their objective. When divorce is added into the mix, the sellers may not have the same end goal and may be on hostile terms. Communication is often extremely difficult. Since there are two sides to every story, neutrality becomes exceedingly important. A divorce-trained CDRE always listens to both sides, stays neutral, finds point of leverage, and creates a path to getting the house sold. This is a complex role that traditional real estate agents, lawyers, therapists, family, and friends simply are not trained to navigate.
In contrast to a traditional realtor with no training in the divorce process, as well as limited skills in dispute resolution and negotiation, a CDRE ensures that the house is sold expeditiously for the highest proceeds and with the least amount of collateral damage – all while delivering excellent communication throughout the transaction and effectively using of the legal process, where necessary. Specifically, a CDRE brings the following skillset and training to the table when dealing with divorce:
While I am always wishing everyone a happy home, I often see the challenging emotional and financial issues facing homeowners who are divorcing. As one of the few Certified Divorce Real Estate professionals in California, I am uniquely equipped to help guide and empower divorcing spouses with regard to real estate so that we can get their home sold with neutrality.
Please contact me at 805.441.7744 to learn more about how I can help you.
Lindsey Harn | Certified Divorce Real Estate Expert
Richardson Properties | Christie’s International Real Estate