How Long Does It Take To Sell A Sarasota Mobile Home?
Anytime one turns on the news, they’re bombarded with constant housing updates from the newscaster telling them how fast homes are selling across the entire country.
Homes that are usually taking months to sell are taking mere days if even going on the market at all before getting a great, if not a full-priced asking offer!
“Hey, Mark. How fast does The Mobile Home Dealer sell homes in Sarasota?
We get asked that all the time!
To discuss that, let’s talk about the last sale that we just made this week.
The problem that the Seller had was they tried to sell their home on their own and they were not able to get it sold.
We were contacted by the Seller who had tried to sell their home on their own for over six months. Throughout this time, they only had a handful of phone calls, they never had a showing, and they never had an offer on their home!
The Seller got frustrated and assumed their mobile home would not sell!
They found The Mobile Home Dealer on Facebook.
The Seller immediately gave us a call. I clearly remember speaking to the homeowner the first time they called and they assured me that, “this would not be the time to sell their mobile home due to a global pandemic going on”.
I remember hearing the desperation in the Seller’s voice that they had made the decision to sell their home, but when it came time to put their home on the market, all they knew how to do was to put a For Sale By Owner sign in the front yard and hope someone would drive by, see the home, make a call, make an offer, and it would be accepted.
Although For Sale By Owner Signs are a good, basic starting point to sell your home, this is not the only place you want to have your home listed or advertised.
That’s where The Mobile Home Dealer came in.
I drove over myself met with the couple and explained that our marketing strategy is much different than any other brokerage firm in town. So much so that we believe that maximum exposure is the best way to obtain quality offers from qualified buyers in a short period. I explained that many times selling to a local buyer, it’s usually not the best route to take simply because it will take the longest time to do.
I further stressed the importance of having the most eyes on their home as fast as possible. And then when the Buyers come forth, to immediately get back to them to schedule a time for them to view their home. This was news to the Seller.
Well, let me read a portion of the handwritten note from the seller. We just received it last week. “We accepted an offer on our mobile home within 10 days of our listing. We would highly recommend Mark and The Mobile Home Dealer as you’ll receive the best service an agent could provide. We are extremely pleased with The Mobile Home Dealer.”
Mobile homes are a great, affordable housing option and one that will provide a faster than normal sale but has not seen the dramatic increase in price valuation as a single-family market has seen, throughout this real estate housing bubble that we’re currently in.
Having said that, several market reports are forecasting an increase in mobile home sales in 2022 and 2023. In 2020, there was a big jump in the average price of mobile homes in Florida according to US census data.
Since 2014, prices of new mobile homes have spiked. That said, the average price of a mobile home is still much more affordable than the average price of a single-family traditional home. According to the U.S. Census data, the average price of a new manufactured home is $108,100 with a 19.5% increase from 2020. The average price of a single-family conventional home is $454,000.
Although the price of new mobile homes is rapidly increasing, Buyers who have limited budgets still have many choices There are mobile homes that cost as low as $10,000 and can be good enough for a single homeowner. For a single family of two, the options are bigger.
Having said that, even though many buyers are shopping around, a mobile home can be hardly sold if the price is unreal. Some sellers are pricing their mobile homes way above the market value, which makes homes hard to sell.
If you are selling your mobile home, make sure to know the current mobile home pricing condition. Having your mobile home sit for a longer period unoccupied attracts a myriad of problems and financial losses.
If you’re wondering why your mobile home isn’t attracting buyers, there are a few potential reasons. First, make sure that you’re pricing your home appropriately. If your asking price is too high, buyers will be turned off. It’s also important to make sure your home is in good condition – both inside and out. If your home needs repairs or updates, buyers will likely be deterred. Finally, take a close look at your listing photos. Are they professional and inviting? If not, they could be turning buyers away. By considering these factors, you can help ensure that your mobile home is more appealing to buyers.
We at the Mobile Home Dealer cater to both mobile home buyers and sellers. Whether you are selling your mobile home or looking to buy one, give us a call for smooth transactions.
The Mobile Home Dealer are licensed mobile home brokers 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 with The Mobile Home Dealer and we help mobile home Buyers and Sellers get to a better place in life.