How To Sell Your House When You Can’t Afford Repairs and Updates

When you sell your house (or anything really), you aim to sell it for the highest dollar. After all, that’s the main point of selling–to earn a profit. Now in real estate, selling your property for the most money may not be easy, especially if it is in a bad location, an old dilapidated house, or if you’re a little behind on the maintenance. This is why almost every real estate company out there has its own set of tips on how to prepare your property before putting it on the market. These tips usually include several pieces of advice from the basic cleaning and decluttering to the more complicated tasks like boosting your curb appeal, repairing what’s broken, or taking on some home improvement projects such as new wall paint or upgraded kitchen appliances. Most of these require a separate budget.

But what happens if you don’t have the financial means to take on these projects? What can you do if you can’t afford to have your house repaired or updated?

The easiest way to make your house look better is to keep it tidy and clutter-free. Aside from being easy, cleaning does not need hundreds of dollars and can be done fast with the help of some friends and family members. However, if the issue is beyond cleanliness and involves structural damages that need to be repaired, or old and malfunctioning appliances, or essential items in the home that are starting to fall apart, then merely cleaning and removing the clutter won’t do the trick.

If you are ever in a situation where you have to sell your house but cannot, for whatever reason, set aside a specific amount of money for repairs or home improvements projects, you do not need to worry. You can definitely skip all that including the staging phase and sell your house as-is instead. 


What does selling your house as-is mean?

According to, to sell a house as-is means “the homeowner is selling the home in its current condition, and will make no repairs or improvements before the sale or negotiate with the buyer for any credits to fund these fix-its.”

Selling your house as-is gives you hope that no matter the condition of your house, you can still sell it. You do not have to spend time and money to make it look good in order to attract prospective buyers. 


What should I do if I’m ready to sell my house as-is?

At We Buy Any House Fast, we understand that many homeowners who want to sell their homes either do not have the time or budget for the repairs or home improvement projects. This is why we have a solution: taking houses as-is and providing quick and easy cash offers. 

When you decide to sell your house with us, you do not need to hire a real estate agent (thus, you don’t need to worry about the commission fees). Here’s what you can do if you’re ready to sell your house as-is:

  1. Get your FREE evaluation. Simply fill out our online form with all the necessary details. From here, one of our real estate professionals will contact you to provide an estimate and will then schedule a convenient time so we can personally visit your property.
  2. Get your FAIR CASH offer. Yes, it’s only step 2 but we are already talking about cash offers. Our process is that quick and convenient. One of our real estate experts will meet you at your property to confirm its condition and check for any needed repairs which we will handle. Again, the repairs are not something we want you to worry about.
  3. Set A Closing Date & GET PAID! Yes, you read that right. This is the third and last step and we’re already talking about you getting paid. We’ll be at your service, handling all the finer details to close on a date of your choosing. When the day comes, sign off & get paid! It’s that simple!


If you want to learn more about how you can sell your home in three easy steps with us, visit our website or simply give us a call at 800-976-SOLD to speak with one of our friendly representatives today!