How Your Agent Can Help You Juggle a Home Sale and a Divorce

    Do you need to juggle a divorce and a home sale at the same time? Hiring the right agent makes all the difference in terms of making it through this situation as quickly and seamlessly as possible. 

    What does it mean to hire the “right” agent in this situation, though? To give you an idea, we’ll share a few examples of the service we provide our clients if they’re going through the exact same thing. 

    First, we always promise to communicate with both parties at the same time. Divorces can sometimes be very litigious, and if both spouses aren’t getting along, they won’t want to have conversations with their real estate agent separately—they’ll want to ensure we’ll always be able to have conversations at the same time. My transaction coordinator will always facilitate the conference call, get both spouses on the line at the same time, present all the information, and come to a decision. This has helped move the process forward without anyone feeling like the other is getting preferential treatment.

        Having a real estate agent with administrative staff in place that implements the right processes is key to achieving this communication.

    Another thing to consider is the fact that divorce attorneys sometimes have very high hourly fees. In the past, we’ve heard of clients whose previous agents met directly with the judge or attorney, but they would be the ones who had to pay the bills for those meetings. That’s why we always come to you directly—we’ll never meet with a judge or attorney without your permission. 

    Also, if the divorce decree isn’t final, the divorce attorneys will want an estimate of what the home is worth so they can divide the assets. This means they’ll usually want an appraisal done, which can cost upwards of $1,200 to $1,500.

    How can we save you this extra cost? My real estate attorney has prepared a form that enables me to do a current market analysis on your house and present it to the judge so they can accept it in lieu of an actual appraisal. 

    The bottom line is that communication is key, so you need to work with an agent who has administrative staff in place to implement the necessary processes.

    If you have any more questions about dealing with this type of situation or you have any other real estate needs I can take care of, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to help you.

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    Alexis Weigand

    Recognized industry-wide as a person of influence, Alexis Weigand is renowned for her passion, leadership and steadfast commitment to consistently producing a high level of achievement. A native Texan from Boerne, Alexis is also widely known for her energy, professionalism, and knowledge of the San Antonio and Hill Country Luxury real estate market. Over thirteen years as a top-producing Broker in San Antonio Alexis Weigand has earned a reputation as the go-to luxury Realtor in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Alexis is an experienced bilingual Real Estate broker who has managed hundreds of transactions for both domestic and international clients alike. Alexis began her career in Austin in 2005 and then joined forces with her father as an associate broker at W.K. Shumpes Company in Boerne. When Keller Williams opened their first ever luxury real estate office, Alexis saw the opportunity to partner with the #1 real estate agency in North America as a way to exponentially grow and expand her business and better serve her clients. Since joining KWLI, the Alexis Weigand Real Estate Group has continuously outpaced and negotiated the market, receiving multiple awards and recognitions over the years including No.1 Agent in Boerne and Fair Oaks Ranch for fastest home sales, KW Top Team Awardee, No. 1 KW Listing Agent per number of homes sold and volume sold for two consecutive years, and Platinum Top 50 Winner to name a few. Alexis largely credits this success to a unique approach to a team concept where each team member is extremely efficient by focusing on their individualized areas of expertise. For her, real estate is about the people AWRE serves – and helping them achieve their goals and build wealth through real estate. Alexis’ greatest passion is developing leaders and teaching. She can regularly be found in the classroom educating new and seasoned real estate agents. Always wanting to be remembered most as someone who made things better. Alexis strives to keep learning each day by committing herself and her team members to high-level business coaching and training programs to stay ahead of the curve. When Alexis is not championing the San Antonio Luxury market, she's likely to be somewhere outdoors with her husband Chris and their three children, Carter, Cade, and Elise. As an avid business reader, there's a good chance you'll also find her at the gym, working out and listening to a good audiobook about leadership! Specialties: - ALHS, Accredited Luxury Home Specialist Certifications: - Broker - Broker Associate - CRS®, Certified Residential Specialist® - GRI, Graduate REALTOR® Institute - CLHMS, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist - Institute for Luxury Home Marketing - Texas Realtors Leadership Program - IMSD, Internet Marketing Specialist Designation Awards: - Centurion Award Winner 2014-2019 - 2018 Top Team - Keller Williams Realty City View - 2018 Platinum Award - Keller Williams Realty City View - 2018 Top Growth Partner - Keller Williams Realty City View Industry Organizations: - NAR, National Association of Realtors - TAR, Texas Association of Realtors - SABOR, San Antonio Board of Realtors - NBCLAR, New Braunfels/Canyon Lake Association of REALTORS - REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI) Council - CRS, Council of Certified Residential Specialists Community Involvement Types: - Local: Organization, Association or Club - National: Organization, Association or Club Community Involvement Organizations: - Dallas Children's Advocacy Center - Habitat for Humanity, ALC - National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Congregation Rodfei Sholom of San Antonio Texas - American Lung Association - Children's Hospital of San Antonio - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - American Heart Association - 100 Women of South Texas - SA2020 - Product Council of Urban Land - SNIPSA - Homes for Our Troops - MD Anderson Cancer Center - Ryan's Well Foundation

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