Now More Than Ever, Divorce Lawyers Need a CDRE

December 15, 2020

2020 has been quite a year in the Bay Area. Between the threat of contracting COVID-19, pandemic-related job losses and business closures, and being forced into house arrest under the country’s strictest Stay at Home orders, some residents may feel as though they’ve been knocked around enough for a lifetime.

Add to that a spate of fires destroying vast swaths of the state, soaring home prices in areas that were already among the most expensive in the world, and—for your clients—the dissolution of marriages that were, for some, supposed to last forever. Look at the larger picture and it becomes apparent that today’s divorcing clients may be carrying heavier burdens than might be noticeable at first glance.

Given everything that’s happened in the Bay Area in 2020, it makes sense to start 2021 with help.

Here are some of the reasons why you need a Certified Divorce Real Estate Expert at your side:

The Certified Divorce Real Estate Expert, or CDRE, is a neutral third-party that helps attorneys on both sides of divorce to navigate the disposition of the most complex and valuable asset involved in a divorce proceeding: the house. She’s the person you turn to when you have a tricky real estate question. She’s the person who sits with your client and his or her soon-to-be ex-spouse to amicably discuss the disposition of real property during a divorce.

The CDRE is the person who executes the court ordered sale of your client’s home. Her job is to guide clients and law professionals through the home selling process while keeping attorneys up-to-date on the progress of the transaction in case there are issues that need to be addressed in court.

The CDRE will help you with:

  • Hyper-local real estate advice
  • Mediation between contentious spouses
  • Free property valuations
  • Legal documentation and discovery

Partnering with a CDRE will help you meet your fiduciary duty to clients with proactive resolution of real estate problems, thorough preparation of the home for sale, and professional listing and sale of the home with a fast turnaround and minimal fuss—ideally ahead of the case going before a judge.

Documents the CDRE will provide at no cost

  • Deeds of Trust
  • Legal descriptions
  • Property profiles
  • Chain of Title
  • Comparable Market Analysis (CMA)

Documents the CDRE will provide for a fee

  • Fair Market Value*
  • Fair Market Rent Value*

*These documents include a thorough property analysis and are suitable for use in court proceedings.

When should you contact a CDRE?

The moment you take on a new client with an ownership stake in one or more residential properties, contact a CDRE. By involving a partner early in the process, you increase the likelihood of reaching an amicable agreement before the case gets to trial. The benefit to your client is a faster payout and a smoother transition into a new home.

By bringing in a CDRE to manage the property transaction in your divorce cases, you’ll gain access to qualified support that helps you resolve issues of contract sabotage, asset waste, title problems, restraining orders and more. The CDRE maneuvers through all those problems to effectively and neutrally sell the property and ensure both parties net the highest proceeds in the shortest time possible.

To schedule a complimentary chat and discover more ways Shannon Rose, CDRE can help you resolve the real estate challenges plaguing your divorce cases, call:



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