The process of selling a family home under the best of circumstances can be a highly charged situation. Now add to this process divorce and consider the emotions at play if any of the following are involved: children, a court order to sell the home, one or both participants involved wish to retain the home or if there’s uncertainty as to where parties will relocate following the divorce.
The question in the minds of those involved is often, where do I begin and how will I ever get through this?
As an educated, trained and experienced realtor and mediator, Liz Gonzalez understands the importance of breaking down the process of selling a home and communicating that to all involved in the process.
This is done by working with the participants to complete the following steps:
1) Identify specific goals, so all are clear in what the parties are working to achieve,
2) Create a list of priorities from the perspective of each participant which assists all in remaining focused on important issues,
3) Establish a clear plan to the end goal by breaking the process into parts and focusing on the completion of each part. This helps to avoid the overwhelming feeling of the big picture, especially divorce cost,
4) Lastly, communicating to the participants that challenges will arise but everyone will work through them as they occur.
To effectively move through this process agreement or acceptance from all parties at each step is key. This can be accomplished through clear and concise communication.
Liz helps participants through the process by keeping the following in mind: if the emotions of participants remain in check, they will experience more control of the process and the ability to achieve their desired outcome. There is comfort in clarity, and the participants need to understand what is taking place through each phase of the process and the importance of each phase in achieving the end goal.
The need for participants to be heard/validated is a key component. Liz’s goal is to reach the end goal which was established at the onset. In reaching that goal, the parties need to see and feel their views or opinions have been heard.
Liz’s experience is that acceptance and closure often result not from complete agreement, but from participants understanding how to file for divorce in Nevada and the ‘whys’ of the process of divorce mediation.
Liz Gonzalez is a member of the Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors and has extensive experience in real estate, negotiation, sales, marketing and design. She is a certified mediator and places honesty and integrity cornerstone in all her dealings with divorce in Nevada.
Get in touch with her at Nevada Collaborative Divorce Professionals here.