There is a new trend in the divorce industry. The professionals who hold the families’ hands going through the divorce process are CONSCIOUSLY focusing on making the impact of the split less traumatic for the whole family.

As a founding board member of the San Diego Chapter of the National Association of Divorce Professionals and a Real Estate Collaboration Specialist – Divorce (RCS-D), Pacific Sotheby’s Realty’s Realtor Mark Schauder collaborates with a wide range of specialists to more positively support the divorce process.

“My expertise has helped divorcing homeowners in preserving their credit and future home ownership opportunities, while at the same time navigating the unique aspects of divorce real estate transactions,” said Schauder.

Whether it is conscious uncoupling, collaborative mediation or litigation, The National Association of Divorce Professionals and its members believe that a smoother transition is possible for those divorcing and that families going through the process should have a softer, gentler landing.

According to the Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA), 22% of divorcing couples attribute financial and money issues as the reason for the split. So selling the home is often a big source of angst for the couple, which is a good reason to enlist the services of a real estate divorce specialist.

As a member of The National Association of Divorce Professionals, we are at the forefront of the trend leading the movement to change the way families experience divorce. “Having an expert guide you through the process of selling your biggest financial asset can take the tension out of an already stressful situation,” said Schauder.

National Association of Divorce Professionals, Co-founder and Communication Skills Coach, Liz Becker says, “Children are always the collateral effect of everything in divorce. That’s why we must work together to change the experience of divorce for all involved.”

National Association of Divorce Professionals, believe they can create change in the industry by working together and changing the way real estate professionals approach and manage each individual client. It is the first organization of its kind that creates a unique collaborative environment for divorce professionals nationwide.

National Association of Divorce Professional’s in-person and online platform brings together all divorce industry professionals who believe in educating and networking with each other in order to better serve their clients. At monthly meetings, chapter members share their expertise with each other through presentations called “NADP EDTalks.”

For example, an attorney learns from an accountant how recent tax changes may affect their client. Or, a real estate professional learns from a psychologist the affects that staging a home may have on a couple’s young children.

Mark Schauder is a founding board member of the San Diego chapter of the National Association of Divorce Professionals and holds a Real Estate Collaboration Specialist -Divorce (RCS-D) designation. He is a lifetime resident of San Diego and especially enjoys helping clients relocate to the area as a certified Relocation Specialist. He has spent 35 years as a real estate investor and has been a REALTOR® since 2003. With this experience, Mark brings extensive knowledge of home buying, investment properties, and land acquisition. He is also a member of the San Diego, California, and National Associations of Realtors. Mark is based in Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Inland Corridor office located at 16710 Bernardo Center Drive, San Diego, California, 92128 and can be reached at 858-231-4161or via email at

ABOUT THE NADP: The NADP is dedicated to providing access, connections and results for its members and the opportunity to create strategic alliances within the divorce industry.Through the Referral for Life networking experience and online platform, NADP members locally and nationally come together in a powerful and productive way. The NADP mission is to make a positive impact on the divorce process through our community of high achieving professionals, both online and in person. The members unite to develop mutually beneficial relationships and have direct access to valuable information to better serve their clients.

Colby Arrington, PSIR Marketing

Director, Communications & Public Relations Pacific Sotheby's International Realty |

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