What agents should know about the rise of 'silver splitter' divorces

Agents, are you prepared to handle this new demographic?
  • Divorce rates are rising nationally for older couples, which means agents should be prepared to handle this group as they sell the property they shared and buy new, separate property.
  • Agents should be sensitive to the challenges faced by former spouses who have not been active in the workforce.

If you’re no longer in love with your spouse, you both are toward the ends of your careers, you’ve regained equity in your shared house and your kids have flown the coop — what’s keeping you in the marriage? Increasingly, the answer for many 60-plus couples is “nothing.”