Are you having problems selling your Sarasota mobile home?
I have clients come to me all of the time telling me, “Mark, I can’t get my home sold!”
Anytime I hear this, I feel for them because I, too, know what it feels like to do something monumental like selling a home only for that to be constantly put on hold.
It’s so frustrating. It’s as if you’re running a race in quicksand!
Many times, sellers are trying to sell their homes themselves, which although isn’t a bad way of going about getting a home sold, just is not as financially efficient as hiring a qualified licensed mobile home broker who does this on a daily basis.
What I have seen over and over is when homes are not selling, it’s not due to the home itself, the park the home is located in, or really anything that has to do with the community or the area of town.
The common issues as to why a mobile home is not selling usually boil down to two things:
#1 Exposure To Your Home
The main issue I see all of the time is this. When trying to get a mobile home sold, especially in Sarasota County, it is imperative that the seller is able to get the most eyes on their home in as short of a time frame as possible.
Due to the current pandemic of COVID-19 that we are working through, this requires a different type of effort than simply putting a sign in the front yard or letting the park manager know you are interested in selling your home. Leveraging networking, social media, and out-of-state exposure are just a few of the ways that we are able to sell homes quickly for our clients.
#2. Sellers Fixation On Price
I have personally bought and sold several homes and I know the feeling of wanting to get every dollar you can from the sale of your home. Heck, this is one of the main aspects we focus on The Mobile Home Dealer is getting the most money for your home.
The key here is to know that many buyers are looking for a deal, and although I can fully empathize with each seller and want to get all of the money back they spent on the home in the sale, sadly, this is not always the case.
Understanding what money was spent on the home during your ownership of it and how this translates to dollars when selling your home are key aspects of the appropriate pricing of your mobile home. This is another aspect that we at The Mobile Home Dealer focus on when working with a seller. We help the seller price their home for sale in order to get the most attention in the shortest period of time at the higher dollar amount.
The next time you are wondering why your mobile home is not selling, I suggest analyzing the two points we discussed today and looking at working with a qualified licensed mobile home broker who could help you in getting your home sold in the time frame you want.
Several changes happened since we first published this article and we thought it is only better to provide you with updates since Covid is becoming less of a concern.
The market condition has changed since last year and if you are selling your mobile home now, the following tips can help you increase your chance of getting a buyer.
A successful mobile home sale doesn’t just happen – a seller needs to prepare their home to attract interested customers.
Remember, marketing and advertising is the most critical part of selling your mobile home. remember that the majority of buyers are coming from different parts of the United States and if your mobile home has limited exposure online, they might not be able to discover it.
Although an agent can help you with this, the extra effort of the owner is necessary if you are aiming for a successful sale in just a short period of time. Good quality photos with great angles can always attract the attention of people who are looking to buy.
If you are selling your mobile home through an agent like The Mobile Home Dealer, we will guide you through the paperwork. For those owners who are selling their properties directly (For sale By Owner), make sure to understand and know the important mobile home paperwork you’ll need to prepare.
Finally, make sure that your home is clean, smells good, and looks ready to accommodate new tenants. This means that everything is ready to be packed just in case you found a new owner. Once you decide to sell your home, declutter inside and outside your mobile home.
Selling a mobile home can be stressful and need extra time whether on repairs or in the processing of documents, prior knowledge is needed if you are aiming to sell your mobile home fast. A successful mobile home sale relies mostly on the seller’s preparation of both the house and the papers.
The Mobile Home Dealer are licensed mobile home broker in Sarasota Florida and the surrounding areas. We provide professional buy and/or sell assistance to our clients. If you have any questions, please contact us by clicking this link. You may also visit our Facebook Page and send us a message.
This is Mark Kaiser, and we at The Mobile Home Dealer help mobile home buyers and sellers get to a better place in life.