How To Use The Real Estate Cheat In The Sims 4

In The Sims 4, housing can be expensive and starting funds for new families aren’t high. You may want to have a reasonable sized house for your Sim to live in, but not want to just cheat a million Simoleons into your account. This is where cheats come in.



Related: The Sims 4: How To Change Seasons

The real estate cheat makes all home on the map free to purpose, allowing you to start a household with the starter funds acting as a buffer until you start making money. Here’s how to activate it.

How To Get Your Household Ready To Move

The Sims 4 Manage Households Screen

Assuming you want to move in a new family you’ll need to either:

  • Click the Sim icon in the bottom right of the map to Create A New Household
  • Click the icon with 2 Sims and a pen in the top right to select Manage Households
  • Click the light bulb icon to enter the gallery

The first option allows you to create a family from scratch in Create-A-Sim, using random designs from the game or gallery to help. Once you accept the family you’ll go back to the map.

The second option lets you choose from a family that exists already in your game, or a Maxis created on not in the world. You’ll need to select Move Household Into Lot to get back to the map.

The third option allows you to find and download a family from the Gallery. From here you need to choose Place Household (in the bottom right) to get back to the map.

Once on the map screen for your chosen world with your family ready to move, it’s time to cheat.

How To Enable Cheats On All Platforms

Sims 4 get together behrs house

Before you can add a cheat code you need to enable cheats. To do this press the following buttons at the same time to enable the text box:


Enable Text Box


Ctrl + Shift + C


Command + Shift + C

Xbox One

LT + RT + LB + RB

PlayStation 4

L1+ L2 + R1 + R2

Once the text box appears in the top left-hand corner type in the following, as shown below:

The Sims 4 command box is on the top left corner of the screen. On the right side, a novice Sim plays the guitar.

After hitting enter, or confirm you should see a message saying “Cheats are enabled.”

This text box is where you now need to enter your cheat code in order to gain free housing.

How To Use The Free Real Estate Cheat

Sims 4 World Map Willow Creek

Once on the correct map, bring up the cheats box as outlined above, enable cheats, and then enter:

freerealestate on

Once you hit enter or confirm, you will be able to see if this has worked as all the vacant lots will have a green line around them.

free real estate cheat displayed on brindleton bay map

Your Sim can now move into any lot for free. If you change your mind on the world you want to live in you can still navigate through the maps using the globe icon without having to enter the cheat again.

If you want to start the game with a nice house and keep your $22k or so Simoleons for expenses then this is the cheat for you.

Next: The Sims 4: How To Live Off-The-Grid

Leave a Comment