How To Sell Your Mobile Home......Part 1

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Mobile Home Sales of Florida LLC

Selling your mobile home is not as easy as you think.  You want to make sure your get the most for your home you can.  It takes time, planning, research and some elbow grease. 

Clean Up Inside and Out. – Look at your home from the perspective of buyer.  Be as objective as you can and understand that when you selling your home, "LESS REALLY IS MORE”.  Remove all of the unwanted clutter and store it in an offsite storage facility if it is something you cannot live without Clean your place from top to bottom.  Vacuum and dust your entire place.  Make sure your bathrooms and kitchen are spotless and don’t forget those windows.  The better impression you give on the inside and the outside the more money you can ask for your home.


Make all repairs before listing your property:   A manufactured home is a little different than a conventional home.  One often overlooked issues is the issue of leveling.  Have a qualified installer come check your place and make sure it is level.  Fix any plumbing and electrical issues you might have. Nonworking light switches or outlets will cause many buyers to run the other way.  On the outside make sure deck and porches are in good repair.  Do not forget the skirting must be in good repair.   Do not attempt to hide any issues because they will be discovered if the buyer requests a home inspection.  

How much to list for:  This is one part of the process you have to get right.  You need to know how much to list your property for in order to see it quickly.   Pricing it to high can keep it from every getting sold; but pricing it too low will cause you to leave too much money on the table.   The best option here is to contact a knowledgeable and experienced USED Manufactured Home Broker.  They can best determine what your home is worth.  They will look at several factors such as condition of your home, community you live in, location of home, and the range of prices that similar homes have sold for in your area.  All of these factors will help to price your home right.   An experienced and knowledgeable Broker or Agent can get you a Home Valuation Report quickly.  


Consult Community Manager:  Your Broker/Agent will know what the community rules are on signage restrictions.   They can tell you where you can place your FOR SALE sign.  Most communities will allow a sign in the front yard but you will want to know for sure.   Remember that all parks require that the new owners fill out a park application.  All new tentative park residents have to go through the process of a background check.  They must pass the community standards in order to buy your home and live in the community. 



I will post Part 2 soon.   Thank you for reading my blog. 


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