Used Mobile Home Sale Considerations

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Mobile homes are a form of manufactured home. Families tag these homes along as caravans especially during summer. They are excellent for road trips. A used mobile home that is in perfect shape due to regular maintenance is as good as a new one. As such, selling such a mobile home is not as difficult as some people would like to think. However, it does require extra effort than simply pasting a ‘For Sale’ sign on the side. Serious sellers understand the importance of serious advance planning and preparation. Some important considerations for a successful sale include determining the mobile home price after a careful valuation, settling on a professional sales agent and marketing the property to attract the attention of prospective buyers.

Below are ways in which you can help make your used mobile home quite attractive to prospective buyers. You will be able to ward off competition from other local manufactured homes on sale in addition to getting the right price for a profitable and quick sale.

To begin with, you need to create a good impression for your used manufactured home. House hunters consider a myriad of things before settling on any one particular purchase. This is why your property needs to be ahead of the competition. Sometimes, all that you require is a fresh coat of paint, getting rid of clutter and giving all rooms a thorough cleaning. You may also need to spruce up the lawn, rid the driveway of oil spills, paint the front entrance and conceal unsightly garbage cans. It does not hurt to rid the yard of debris and put up several blooming flowerpots on the porch. You might be pleasantly surprised that this is all it will take you to sell a mobile home.

Creating a good impression will also require you to coat the roof especially if you have a galvanized roof. This will ensure it looks good and will greatly ease maintenance work. The lawn requires a little bit more attention since it is part of that stunning first impression necessary to hook a potential buyer. Ensure that you mow, edge and fertilize it during summer. Rake the leaves in autumn and shovel surrounding walkways in winter. Get rid of lawn pests and weeds all year round.

Anyone who wants to buy a mobile home will probably go through a sales agent. This clearly underscores why you need to get a professional sales agent for your manufactured home. This usually entails signing a contract that grants the sales agent exclusive rights to handle all aspects of the sale for a specified period. This is reasonable since the sales professional needs to pay for bond ad license, advertise through print and web listings, real estate publications and show the property to prospective buyers.

Either you or the sales agent can determine the price of the property. This will depend on the condition of the property, age, manufacturer, lot renal cost, inspections, condition of the tie downs and the location community. Finally but importantly, once you have agreed with a potential buyer, it is important that enter into a binding agreement prepared by a real estate attorney.

 

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