Bohica_2017 wrote:hoosier_dad wrote:Skip the real estate agents and get an actual appraisal. Whoever disagrees with that initial appraisal can request a 2nd or even a 3rd and average the results.
+1. Real estate agents give you market assessment - what they'll try to sell it for. Then you have to guess at how much it actually sells for, then commission.
STBX is going to by me out w/ 401k money (and pay the 30% tax/penalty premium!) - her appraisal was thru the bank that will re-fi the mortgage. We're using that number.
I got full 50/50 (7/7) - my kids are old enough to advocate for themselves.
We went thru mediator first, for a Memo of Understanding. She then employs the lawyer to walk it thru the court, I go pro-se. Fees should come in < $7k total.
Thanks! Great feedback.