Telling Your Spouse That You Have To Sell Your Home

It is very difficult to be put in a position that forces you to sell your home. You may have lost your job or been transferred against your better wishes. There are a million reasons why you may have to sell your home and move on to the next stage in your life, but it is never a great situation to feel forced into. This can be especially difficult if you have a spouse and family members that will also be affected by this very big change. Unfortunately, you are going to have to tell your spouse. Here are just a few tips to keep in mind.

 

Why You Are Being Forced To Sell Your Home

If you know why you are being forced to sell your home, quickly write these reasons down so that you do not forget them when you approach your spouse. The worst thing you can do is panic when you are talking with your partner. This may be difficult information for you, even if you knew that it was a possibility, but it can be even harder to be surprised with this information. Being forced to relocate for work, threatened by larger corporations that want to buy your land for their new business, and losing your source of income are all valid reasons that would force you to sell your home. Just make sure that you are clear about these reasons so that you can answer as many questions as need be when you confront your spouse.

 

Form A United A Front That Can Weather Anything

Once your spouse has gotten over the initial shock of being told that they are no longer able to live the life that they have been living, it is time to establish the united front that you need to be able to move forward. This step doesn’t necessarily have to cover the plan that you will need to form, but it will establish the connection that you need in order to make mutual decisions and compromises about your current situation. This may include selling items, discussing your next set of living requirements, and telling the people in your life about the situation.

 

Find The Right Sales Representative For Your Needs

If you are fortunate enough to be able to sell your home and are not being evicted, then take this opportunity to find a sales representative that will be able to help you figure out how to market your home and buy another one. These individuals have seen situations similar to yours and will know how to handle your situation delicately.

 

Form A Plan For Your Next Steps

Once you have established your united front and hired a sales representative it is time to figure out the plan that you will need to move on. You may decide to tell your family and friends about your circumstances, sell items that you cannot take with you, attend social events with those that you will be leaving, and settle your new living arrangements. You may have other loose ends that you must tie up before moving on. The important thing here is that you and your spouse formulate a plan together that will meet your needs.

 

Take Home Advice

Remember, being forced to sell your home is never a situation that anyone wants to be in. This is not a reflection on you as a spouse or a provider. Any person in Canada can find themselves forced to sell their home at any given time due to unforeseen circumstances.


Caitlin Weaver
Sales Representative
(416) 890-3017
cweaver@chestnutpark.com

Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage
1300 Yonge Street, Suite 100
Toronto, ON M4T 1X3

(416) 925-9191