I did everything as dumb as possible.
I met a guy in Jacksonville, Florida and after a few months, we bought a house together. We both figured marriage was right around the corner. It made sense to buy a house and tie ourselves financially. Well a year later we never got married and wanted to split. The house was constantly a source of contention. Neither of us wanted the place. My ex-boyfriend wants to move back north where his family was. I wanted to move further south. So we agreed the house had to be sold. The question was how to sell it and for how much. We first tried doing it through a real estate agent. When you break up you don’t want to call and text your ex. You don’t want to hash numbers, discuss renovations, and be there to show off the house. We tried it for a few months and it just wasn’t working. I started researching how to sell divorced homes fast. We weren’t divorced but it felt like it. I then found that there are Jacksonville Florida cash property buyers that handle cases like ours. The Florida real estate buyer was really nice to work with. I called him, we talked about a price, I texted my ex, he said yes, and that was that. We split the money in half and then never spoke again. I haven’t seen him in years and I used that money to buy a new place further south. It was the best decision for me. I am so thankful that there are cash home buyers that make messy situations like ours way easier.