Selling Your Home As-Is When a Loved One Dies

When a loved one dies, it can be stressful to take care of other responsibilities when you’re still in mourning. Then, when you have to take care of all their belongings, including their house, it can start to feel completely overwhelming. Here are a few reasons why you might want to sell the home as-is when a loved one dies.

Financial Help

First of all, when you sell the house when your loved one dies, it can provide you with a lot of financial help. Especially if you were living in the same house as your family member who passed away, you can feel a lot of financial pressure to take care of the home. Sometimes, it can be a lot easier to sell the house for a profit and move to a smaller house that will be easier to take care of. You can sell your house (and any unneeded belongings) for a great deal, and the money will help you out a lot.


After the passing of your loved one, you’re going to have to go to probate court to regain legal ownership of the home. The probate processes can take months, or even years, to finish. This won’t be the best option if you’re hoping to have things resolved quickly. Selling the house can help you to take care of those matters in a timely way. Most home buying companies are willing to work with homeowners who are going through the probate process. As you prepare the home to sell, going through the house and organizing belongings and heirlooms may be a cathartic process, reminding you of the good memories you had with your loved one. 

Selling without Repairs

If you’re trying to sell your loved one’s home quickly and don’t have the time (or money) to do lots of repairs, sell to a cash home buying company instead. Traditional buyers will want you to inspect and fix up your house before they close on the deal. Cash home buying companies buy houses in any condition and won’t care if the house is a little run down or out of style. This can help you to sell your home without spending time and money on repairs.

So, if you find yourself in the difficult situation of managing the home of your loved one after they’ve passed, remember that you can sell the house. Doing so will be financially beneficial for you and your family, and it won’t require you to spend a lot of time or money–especially if you sell to a cash buyer. Taking appropriate care of the property will be an important way to show remembrance and respect for them.

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