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Fixing up your home can cost you time and money before it can hit the market, but we can skip that whole process for you.

Help Us Help You Inc, buys all properties “as-is” in their current condition, as long as they meet our buying criteria. So, there’s no need to make costly repairs or upgrades

We will share some important information that will help you understand the repair deductions on our FREE CASH OFFER!

FYI- Also, if your house is in poor condition, it will NOT qualify for traditional funding

With traditional selling, your property has to be in good enough shape to pass a home inspection. Therefore, it HAS to be sold for cash

Foundation Repairs:
Problems with your home’s foundation pose serious safety concerns for anyone that resides in your home. Sloping floors, cracked floors, ceilings, and walls, and space between door jams or window frames are all signs of foundational problems.
Cost to Repair Foundational Issues — $500 – $15,000+

Roof Repairs
If you’re up to the task and have the skills, you can probably fix a small leak yourself. However, if your roof has one or more large leak or is otherwise severely damaged, the entire roof will have to be replaced.
Cost to Repair or Replace Roofs — $200 – $17,000+

Siding Repairs
While siding is made to withstand extreme elements, it can become damaged in a bad wind storm or tornado! Damaged siding will have to be repaired to avoid further damage.
Cost to Repair or Replace Siding — $500 – $12,000+

Water Damage Repairs
The issues that can follow water damage are problems no homeowner wants to deal with — especially rot, mold, and rust.
In addition to fixing the culprit of the water damage, other things will need to be repaired such as completely replacing your floors, framing, drywall, and paint.
Cost to Repair Water Damage — $400 – $15,000+

Electrical Repairs
While newer homes rarely have electrical issues, you can almost always count on older homes at least needing some sort of electrical repair, if not a complete rewire.
Ignoring these problems can result in losing power or, worse, a house fire. So, the wiring will likely need to be replaced in older homes.
Cost to Repair or Rewire Electrical — $400 – $12,000+

Termite Damage Repair
Just about all insects are unwelcome in homes, especially the ones that eat away at your structures. Termites can cause major damage by feasting away on the wood framing of your property which will compromise the strength and structural integrity of your house.
In addition to treating your home to rid it of pests, we’ll also have to make repairs to the damage they caused when we purchase your property.
Cost to Treat and Repair Termite Damage — $300 – $9,000

The things that we spoke about earlier are just some of the things that will need to be repaired. When you sell your property the traditional way, through a Realtor, you’ll usually do 2 rounds of repairs  

The 1st round happens before you put your property on the market—you’ll have to invest in repairs to get your property “show ready” for open houses and showings

Round 1: Property preparation 
This typically involves fixing visible defects that might deter a buyer from making an offer on your property

To get an idea of what will need repairing, some property sellers opt to pay for a property inspection before even listing their property 

Others take on larger renovation and remodeling projects in hopes of increasing their property value and attracting buyers; however, not all improvement projects are created equal

Everyone may not like your choice of upgrades and that alone could deter potential buyers

Round 2: Buyer property inspection 
The 2nd round of repairs happen after you’re in contract with a buyer. Your contract will likely include a “repair contingency”, or a written agreement between you and your buyer on how you will handle the repairs

The terms of the contingency vary, but in general, the Lending company will give the buyer a specified amount of time to conduct a property inspection or they will renege on lending the buyer money to buy your property

That means you will need to make all of the necessary repairs as quickly as possible. That’s if you expect to sell your property the traditional way which is with a buyer obtaining a loan from a Lending company  

In the traditional process, if repair requests arise from the buyer’s inspection, you have 3 options: 

Make the repairs yourself. This can be very frustrating and costly as you will have to find “reputable” contractors to do the work on your own

You will have to purchase the materials for them upfront so they can begin working, and you’ll have to monitor them to make sure that everything is being done correctly

Also, keep in mind that the Realtor is required to disclose every defect about your property that they know about

That means they will be telling potential buyers all of the bad stuff about your property that you may not want them to know about. That will deter them from wanting to buy from you 

Give the buyer a credit to cover the costs after they purchase your home. Doing so may not be the best option as Lenders will look for your home to pass inspection before they agree to lend the buyer money to purchase your property  

If you can’t afford to do repairs to your property, chances are, your property will NOT pass inspection and Lenders will NOT lend buyers money to purchase your property because their investment will be at risk

Traditional Lenders do NOT want to make risky investments, i.e. lending buyers money to purchase properties that won’t pass inspection

This is the sole purpose of getting the inspection in the first place, to see if your home will pass. This is done to reduce or avoid risk altogether

Therefore, just giving the buyer a credit to cover the cost of repairs usually doesn’t work in traditional selling. So, you most likely won’t be able to sell your home the traditional way and that’s through a Realtor, with a buyer obtaining a loan from a Traditional Lender

Refuse to do the repairs and at this point, your property will not be sufficient to obtain a buyer who is depending on a loan from a Lender

Also, if you refuse the repairs, most contracts will allow the buyer to walk away from the sale without a penalty

This is why there’s often pressure for sellers to compromise because it means they’ll have wasted not only their time but all of the effort and costs that went into just being able to get an offer 

When you sell to Help Us Help You, Inc. “as-is”, you won’t have to worry about repairs. You won’t have to spend time trying to locate “reputable” contractors to do the work, hiring a cleanup crew, or worrying about fresh paint, new carpet, and curb appeal that you’d normally invest in to get your property “show-ready” for Realtors

That’s not necessary when you sell your property to Help Us Help You, Inc. 

FREE Virtual Assessment of your property 

After you complete our FREE CASH OFFER form. Help Us Help You, Inc. will work with you to schedule a FREE virtual assessment

Help Us Help You, Inc. will do a video call with you, so you can walk us through your property’s interior

After that, a Help Us Help You, Inc. Acquisition Manager will assess the exterior of the property

View Your Assessment Results Online 

2-7 days after the assessment, we’ll let you know what repairs are needed if any. You won’t have to do any repairs whatsoever when you sell to Help Us Help You, Inc.

Our crew will take care of all of that. We just share with you the repairs that are needed on your property to help you understand our deductions on our fair FREE CASH Offer 

1st, we verify the property information you provided when you requested an offer. Then, we look for items that are broken, in poor condition, or that can affect the safety, structure, or functionality of your property 

Examples of things we might look for include issues with the roof, windows, foundation, flooring, electrical, plumbing, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and a/c systems), and major appliances 

Below, you’ll find some examples of other items we look for. This list is not exhaustive but can give you an overview of the types of repairs we look for


Thermostat controls should be in working order. 

Equipment should be clean and free from leaks. 

We will look for:

– Non-functioning HVAC units or distribution systems 

– Unsealed ducting 

– Unsealed or broken ducts 

– Required maintenance on HVAC units 


Roof covering protects the interior of the home from water and other elements. Materials should be in good working condition. 

We will look for:

– All broken or slipped tiles or caps. 

– Any damage to underlayment or evidence of leaks. 

– Any missing, wind damaged, or incorrectly installed shingles or nail holes. 

– Any damage, cracks, bubbles, or blisters in sealant. 

– Anything more than minor ponding water 

– Any roof flashings and penetrations that need to be repaired. 


Foundation, stem wall & retaining wall must all be structurally sound. 

We will look for:

– Any implied issue with the foundation, e.g. sagging floors, large settling cracks on the exterior (1/4 – 1/2 inch or more) 

– Cracks in interior floors/walls, significant settling, horizontal cracks in the foundation, etc. 

As lifting a home to repair the foundation puts significant strain on the plumbing systems and may result in breaks, we may also collect a plumbing contingency to cover the cost of such breaks. 


The doors should be in good condition and the hardware should be in working order. 

We will look for:

– Non-functional doors 

– Missing weather stripping, threshold, or front door sweep 

– Holes or cracks in door requiring a replacement 

– Malfunctioning locks and track for sliding glass door 

– Replacing non-fire rated, or compromised garage entry doors 


The garage should be free of debris. The garage door should be in good condition and operational. 

We will look for:

– Remote control replacement 

– Non-functioning garage door or door equipment (including proper safety reversal) 

– Large dents or similar cosmetic defects 

– Broken coil spring 

– Replacement of cantilevered garage doors 

– Unsecured or DIY shelving 


Vegetation around the property should be well-maintained and should not interfere with physical property. 

We will look for:

– Work necessary to bring landscaping to the condition of surrounding homes or HOA requirements 

– Vegetation causing structural defects to the property 

– Any trees/shrubbery that is touching the home or roof 


If an irrigation system exists, it should be functioning without active leaks. Property should be free from drainage defects (including drainage path directing to the home foundation). 

We will look for:

– Large drainage defects or holes close to the foundation 

– High grade (ground covering a wood framed wall) 

– Malfunctioning or leaking irrigation system 


Decks should be structurally sound and should have infill spacing so they are safe for children. 

We will look for:

– Structural deck damage 

– Missing infill spacing (support column) 

– Water or termite damage 

– Anything causing structural integrity issues outside of local code 


Fencing should be secure and complete with no missing pickets or leaning sections and mounted solidly without excessive gaps underneath. 

We will look for:

– Large cracks 

– Wood rot 

– Termites 

– Missing planks or blocks 

– Peeling paint 

– Missing fence where one is required by local code or HOA 


The pool should be structurally sound. Pool equipment (such as filters, lights, pumps, heaters, and chlorination and cleaning system) should be in working order. 

We will look for:

– Leaking filter 

– Leaky connections 

– Broken lights 

– Broken or leaking pumps 

– Broken salt chlorination system 

– Malfunctioning pool pump 

– Functional cracks to the plaster 

– Bond beam cracks 

– Safety compliance 


Eaves, soffits, and fascia should be free from water damage and in good repair. 

We will look for:

– Water damage or peeling paint. 


Windows should exhibit full structural integrity. 

We will look for:

– Cracked or broken window 

– Broken thermal seals 

– Broken window lock 

Exterior Facade 

Condition of the exterior body should be in good condition and comparable to surrounding homes. 

We will look for:

– Decomposing or rotting exterior body 

– Raw stucco patches or raw wood 

– Non-HOA compliant or boldly colored paint 

Kitchen Appliances 

All appliances should be in working order and free from leaks. 

We will look for:

– Malfunctioning appliances 

– Severe cosmetic deficiencies 

Sinks & Faucets 

Sinks and faucets should flow and be free from leaks. Overflows should be in working order 

We will look for:

– Dirty sinks and faucets 

– Unsecured sinks 

– Leaky or broken faucet 

– Reversed hot & cold 

– Malfunctioning overflows 

Bathtubs & Showers 

Bathtubs and showers need to be in working order and should be free from leaks. 

We will look for:

– Leaky or broken fixtures 

– Reversed hot & cold 

– Non-functioning shower doors (including tracks and hardware) 

– Missing or excessively dirty grout 

– Excessively dirty shower 

Walls, Ceilings & Baseboards 

The walls and ceiling should be structurally sound and free from holes, cracks, and water damage. Baseboards should be in good condition. 

We will look for:

– Patch nail holes 

– Cracks/holes, water damage, peeling paint 

– Painting over bold colors, patterns, and mural 

– Damaged baseboards 


The flooring may show wear from gentle use but should be free from obvious defects. 

We will look for:

– Tears in carpeting 

– Heavily damaged or stained flooring 


Home should be free from significant odors such as smoke and pet-related odors. 

We will look for:

– Replacement of carpet when required to deodorize the home 

– Replacement of paint when required to deodorize the home 

– Smoke/pet odor fogging and subfloor treatments 


Cabinets should be in good condition and hardware should be in working order. 

We will look for:

– Damaged cabinets 

– Missing hardware 

– Malfunctioning or misaligned cabinet doors or drawers 


Countertops should be in good condition. 

We will look for:

– Damaged, chipped, or cracked countertops 

– Missing or excessively dirty grout 


The closet door and hardware should be in working order. Shelving units are properly secured. 

We will look for:

– Damaged or missing closet doors 

– Malfunctioning track for sliding door 

– Unsecured shelving units 

Smoke Detectors 

Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors should be in working order and less than 10 years old. 

We will look for:

– Smoke detector batteries 

– Replace dated but functioning smoke detectors 

– Missing or broken smoke detector 

– Broken carbon monoxide detector (only for homes with gas) 

Circuit Breakers 

Circuit breakers should be in working condition. They should be in rooms as required by code. 

We will look for:

– Adding breaker outlets to kitchens, baths, and exteriors as required 

– Wiring should be correctly installed. 


Not Zinsco/Sylvania GTE or Federal Pacific brands. These are brands known to have defects and are recommended by the government to be replaced. 

We will look for:

– Replace any defective brand panels 


Overcurrent protection should be operational. 

We will look for:

– Repair double taps or damaged breakers 

Water Heater 

The water heater should be in good working condition, free from leaks, and exposed pipes should be insulated. 

We will look for:

– Leak or corrosion at supply valve, TPR valve, and/or lines 

– Replacement of leaking Water Heater tanks. 


Home should be free from significant pest infestations (termites, roaches, and pigeon activity on the roof) 

We will look for:

– Evidence of persistent pest problem (e.g. termites, rodents) 


Trusses should be structurally sound. 

We will look for:

– Insulation is sufficient to meet local code requirements 

– Trusses are in good shape and not cracked or damaged 

– Excessive trash left in the attic 


Home should not have significant personal items or trash left behind by the seller. If so, deductions will be taken off for it. The seller has the option to take what they want from the property and leave everything unwanted behind.

We will look for:

– Excessive personal items or trash left behind (more than 1 cubic yard)  

If repairs are needed, we’ll include the breakdown of repairs in our FREE CASH OFFER and deduct the repair costs from your net proceeds, not from your pocket.  That way you will have NO out-of-pocket costs or fees

After you agree to our offer, we will proceed to the next step which is the closing

3. Skip the work and relax 

Until your closing date arrives, you can relax and just focus on moving. Our crew will handle the repair work after you move out

You can skip the headache of worrying about cleaning and repairs. All you’ll need to do is take whatever you want from the property when you are moving out and leave what you don’t want and we’ll handle the clean-up. Fair enough?

We make everything easy at Help Us Help You, Inc. That’s why so many people chose to do business with us and it will be a pleasure for us to do business with you

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