Not all real estate agents are created equal. There are over 2 million licensed agents across the USA, and the vast majority only sell a small handful of homes per year. So, as an experienced divorce attorney, you can’t let just any real estate agent testify in court on your client’s behalf and expect the best outcome for anyone involved.
Appointing a Certified Divorce Real Estate Expert (CDRE™) to manage real property in divorce cases allows divorce attorneys to focus their fight on custody and spousal issues while ensuring their clients’ home equity is expertly managed and protected.
In court, a CDRE can:
The CDRE’s primary duty is to the court, so she cannot act in contravention of court orders. She is a neutral third-party expert whose job is to report facts and expert opinions to the court. She does not give legal advice and will not take sides in disputes, but she is free to communicate with both parties as required, even if one party does not appear on the property title. (Some communications between the CDRE and the homeowners may, by necessity, be ex parte, but all communications are neutral, and written communications will be shared with both sides.)
Here are the major tasks a CDRE will take off an attorney’s plate, in addition to providing support in court:
If you’d like to increase the value of the service you provide to your clients, partner with me. I’ll protect the equity in your clients’ properties and make sure every client’s home is sold efficiently and for the highest price possible in its market.
Start by requesting a 730 Stipulation to appoint me as Court’s Expert in your next divorce case.