In this guest post, real estate specialist Glenn Bool from Place discusses the importance of effective and open communication during property transactions.  He offers some quick tips to ensure a smooth sales process.

Divorce, inheritance and effective communication

There is no avoiding it – divorce is rarely pleasant.  In most cases, effective communication will be the last thing on your mind.  Being polite and respectful is not easy and will become more difficult when it is time to sell the family home.  Personal experience has shown that a Real Estate Agent is seen as the referee, in a boxing match.

Similarly, property sales associated with an inheritance often become difficult to manage. I have seen it time and time again where siblings never speak again over a disputed Will. I have had a personal family situation where family members have broken away and refuse to communicate.

Selling a family asset is a significant event and is an environment where effective communication is vital, to achieve a desirable end result and conclude a sale.

Hurtful words add unnecessary stress to the sales process.  Being nasty and spiteful can and does jeopardise a sale.

My top 5 tips

  1. Select an agent that has the knowledge and professionalism to deal with your situation
  2. Set boundaries for effective communication
  3. Settle on an asking price
  4. Treat the process as a business transaction
  5. Don’t let your emotions get the better of you

Selling a property does not need to be stressful. With the right advice, cooperation and open lines of communication, a property sale can be finalised quickly.  This means, that everyone can move on with their lives.

Having worked in the industry for over a decade, I know people need help to communicate during difficult property transactions.  A platform like Toppako can help maintain open communication, enhancing the sales value and settlement timeline for your property.

Glenn Bool is one of Brisbane’s most well-respected, down to earth real estate agents. Coming from a humble working class beginning and having lived and worked in Brisbane for many years, he believes the key to maximising the value of every property he sells comes through hard work, dedication and effective communication.