You may have been living comfortably in a mobile home for years. But, now that you need to sell your mobile home for personal reasons, reading this article will teach you what to do before selling your mobile home in the Sarasota, Florida, area.

When looking to sell your Sarasota Florida mobile home, many Sellers will look to improve their home prior to putting it on the market in an attempt to try and sell their home at the highest price possible.

While we, here at The Mobile Home Dealer, can certainly respect the thought of doing this we want to issue a warning to everyone who is looking to update their property.

Sarasota mobile home - selling your mobile home

Sarasota mobile home

Too much improvement of your mobile home in and around the greater Sarasota Florida area can lead to a property not selling.

Let us explain!

Mobile home Buyers who are looking to purchase a mobile home on leased land throughout the greater Sarasota Florida area are mainly looking for the same three attributes within their new home.

These Buyers want the home to be safe, clean, and affordable.

In referring to the home being safe, most Buyers have a reasonable expectation that the home will have all of its major structural components in good working order, free of major issues. These components will be the roof, AC, electrical, and plumbing systems. If any major attention is needing to be taken to these areas of the home the Buyers will expect the price to heavily reflect the work needing to be done.

Buyers want a clean home, one free from smoke, pet, or mold odors, and that welcomes them into the property. If one of these types of odors exists then it should be clearly stated and, again, the price should reflect the work that needs to be done.

Affordability is a relative term, what is affordable to one mobile home Buyer may not be affordable to the next Buyer.

This not only goes with mobile home sales but anything in life.

Many Sellers excel in making their homes safe and clean but, many times they strike out with making the home affordable.

This is in large part to cosmetic upgrades that have been done to the home that they were interested in that do not have anything to do with the structural components of the home but rather the paint, carpet, appliances, fixtures, or kitchen upgrades.

These upgrades often increase the price fast because they can be expensive items.

The issue with over-improving a mobile home is that many times these cosmetic upgrades will not provide any real value when the home is ready to be sold. The Sellers do not realize this and expect to see a dollar-for-dollar return on their financial investments with the upgrades and price the home accordingly.

When this is done the home sits on the market and does not sell quickly which leads to the Seller paying more money in lot rent and utilities.

Mobile home park in Sarasota

Mobile home park

If you are looking at improving your mobile home, great, but make sure you look at using your upgrade budget on more structural upgrades making the home safe and clean, and less on cosmetic upgrades so that your mobile home is in a good position to sell fast!

Instead of making improvements that could cost thousands of dollars, declutter and fix minor maintenance issues.

When a mobile home’s base settles, the doors and windows also get out of balance and won’t shut or lock properly. These are the pieces of your mobile home that potential buyers can easily see. It’s essential to get these repairs completed so that you can sell quickly. 

Some people buy a mobile home as an investment. Thus, it’s crucial to fix any issue and make your mobile home an excellent deal for investors for you to sell it fast. Repaint, refinish those cracks, and fix any other holes. Remind yourself of how much you love it and why it makes you happy by showing it off to anyone who will take it. You’ll impress people and will likely get a better price.

You should also declutter your mobile home. The ultimate goal is to make your mobile home look like a move-in-ready home, even if you have to live in it for another few weeks until you can set up a new, better one.

After fixing maintenance issues and decluttering your belongings in your mobile home, you’re now ready to find the right place where you can sell it fast.

Selling a mobile home can be complicated for many, especially those who don’t have proper knowledge of how to do it right. Doing it wrong could only complicate and lengthen the process.

Selling your mobile home can be easy and quick if you’ll follow the essentials needed before selling it. Fix up all maintenance issues, consult professionals who know more about selling your mobile home, price your home at an acceptable rate, and plan everything before you post it for sale. Participating in online auctions, selling via a real estate broker, or advertising your mobile home online and offline are great ways to sell it fast.

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 get in touch with us by clicking this link. You may also visit our Facebook Page and send us a message.

This is Mark Kaiser with The Mobile Home Dealer. We help mobile home Buyers and Sellers improve their lives.

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