How To Sell An Inherited House

You’ve Inherited a House . . . Now What?

Did You Know There’s an Easy, Stress-Free Solution? 

We make a fair, direct, cash offer with a quick close – which saves you time and money and anguish. There’s no easier way to sell an inherited house. And you don’t have to do anything if you can’t or don’t want to.

The unfortunate reality of inheriting a house . . .  

First, you’ve probably inherited a house owing to the passing of a parent or other close relative. So there’s already the emotional turmoil and stress. But it gets worse – especially if you live far from the house you’ve just inherited.


Decay and disrepair – A vacant house simply gets worse with age, being subject to decay and falling into disrepair.

Code violations – And then there are the attendant code violations (and fines) you may have to deal with for, say, tall grass, fallen limbs, sagging fences.

Freezing – In colder areas, frozen water lines are always a concern for an empty house during late fall and winter.

Theft and vandalism – A house that looks unlived-in is a prime target for thieves and vandals.

And then there are the straight-up financial considerations …

Did you know that a vacant house requires different insurance than an occupied house? And that insurance can cost up to three times more than standard homeowner’s insurance.

Even if the home you’ve inherited seems to be “free,” it will still cost you a bundle – and on an ongoing basis. Even without mortgage payments (which the estate may have settled), you’re still looking at homeowner’s insurance, liability insurance, property taxes, utility bills, maintenance expenses, and so on.

And don’t forget estate taxes. Most people who have inherited a house (and maybe the rest of an estate) won’t have to worry about federal estate taxes, where the threshold is more than $5 million in assets. You may, however, need to be concerned about state estate taxes, which have a much lower value threshold. And in some states, there is an additional inheritance tax, which can be as high as 16%.

Sure, the house you’ve inherited has sentimental value. But it doesn’t take long for bills and expenses to outweigh that sentimental value. Basically, you have three options: move into it (probably impossible), rent it (a huge headache and bundle of hassles), or sell it (possibly the only viable option).

For many people, then, selling an inherited house is the best option.

Ready To Sell Your Inherited House?

So if you’re ready to sell and wondering “What do I do next?”…The Solution is Right Here at Home Downsizing Solutions

With our process, you don’t have to do anything, really. At Home Downsizing Solutions, by The Sierra Group, LLC we’ve made the whole process quick and easy. After all, we’ve been providing solutions to homeowners for over 20 years.

Here’s how it works:

  1. On the initial intake call, we gather information and begin preparing an offer.
  2. We visit your home to do a walk through. (And, remember, we buy as-is.)
  3. We then present you with a written, no-obligation offer.
  4. If you accept our offer, we can close at the local title company in as little as 7 days or sooner. (That’s just one week!)

And it gets even better …

We also understand that when you’ve inherited house, there’s a lot of emotional anguish and maybe even a little regret and guilt involved. We understand – we truly do.


Clearing out a deceased parent’s home is one of the most traumatic and emotionally painful experiences imaginable. And if you prefer not to suffer through all that, you don’t have. You can take only what you want from the house – or take nothing at all. We’ll take care of the rest.

And we offer special assistance to seniors.

We are prepared to help in every way with everything from start to finish. We have the expertise and experience to handle it all.

A daunting task made easy and worry-free…

Just imagine, then, how smooth and stress-free it will be working with Home Downsizing Solutions.

  • We make you a fair, direct cash offer.
  • We close quickly.
  • We can provide moving assistance.
  • We have the know-how, the experience, and the desire to help you discover and execute the best solution for your inherited house.
You don’t have to meet with agents or endure multiple showings or engage in painful negotiations.
Simple, easy, quick, and stress-free!

But don’t just take our word for it…

When we decided at our advanced age, to downsize and sell our home after 44 years of wonderful memories, we were overwhelmed. The Sierra Group had been recommended to us, and as soon as we had our first contact with Ben Souchek, we knew that we had made the right decision.

-Judy and Bob K.

Your quote was within the parameters I had determined in my study of real estate agent sale. The major selling point was the very short period needed to complete the sale of my house. The second selling point was that there were no showings required and the repairs that would be required to obtain the money in hand I wanted would be done by you with no involvement required on my part. The third selling point was your involvement and professionalism.

-Carl C.

Just a note to thank you and your Sierra Group (and assistants) for easing the process of selling my home. Specifically, your enterprise has saved me a great deal of time, energy, and the expense of paying the substantial prices of commissions, inspections, repairs, escrow, closing costs, warranties, etc.

-David R.

Are You Ready To Sell Your Inherited House?

We’ll give you a personalized, hassle-free, no-obligation offer. We buy houses in any condition. No commission. No fees. No obligation whatsoever. To get started now, just fill out the form below. 

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Or if you’d rather talk to us directly, give us a call at (855) 291-5005. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and set your mind at ease.

The Lincoln-based Home Downsizing Solutions is veteran owned and holds an A+ rating with the BBB. We purchase homes both locally and throughout the US. For the past 25 years, we’ve been helping people find solutions for inherited houses – solutions custom tailored for specific circumstances. As licensed realtors, we understand the process and the local markets. So you receive the best service and the best all-cash price!