In our second installment of, How To NOT Get Your Mobile Home Sold, we are going to go over the importance of making it as easy as possible to have a Buyer actually buy your home.
In last week’s episode, we discussed the importance of following through with what you say you will do when looking to sell your mobile home.
Mainly, if the Seller says they will fix something, and communicates that directly with the Buyer, then the Seller should honor their word and follow through with what they said they will repair. If this is not done, then a large trust gap begins to be created on how well the Buyer believes in the Seller when moving forward with their transaction.
Today, we want to drive home the basic idea that Buyers do not need to buy but Sellers, they usually do need to sell their mobile homes.
Now, this makes sense, right? I mean, if the Seller did not need to sell their home to some degree, then why in the heck would they be going forward with putting the work in to get their home ready for sale in the very first place?
What we have seen as recently as just last week is a Seller who made it incredibly difficult for the Buyer to buy their home!
Allow me to give you a very basic history of this story as I feel this will best illustrate the issues that we encountered during the sales process and how you can avoid them.
The Seller contacted us stating they needed to sell their home quickly due to moving out of state to take care of a sick family member. We showed them what homes were selling for in their area and how we felt we could best position their home for a fast sale using our marketing methods. The Seller agreed to go with our pricing suggestion and decided to move forward. About three weeks later, we wound up finding a park-approved Buyer who negotiated the price of the home with the Seller and went forward with their decision by putting a down payment on the home.
This all seems like it is going in the right direction, doesn’t it?
Wait!! Here is where things get goofy very, very fast!!
At this point, the Seller who is selling the home fully furnished and stressed to us in turn, we showed the Buyer that they had a clear title on hand and needed to sell their home ASAP, which wound up making it difficult for the Buyer to continue moving forward buying their mobile home. The Seller decided they wanted to hand pick their favorite furniture pieces from the home after the home was sold, including the washer and dryer and all the televisions in the property.
After I stressed to the Seller that this was not what was agreed upon, they told me that they did not care and that the Buyer was “already getting a great deal”.
I communicated this with the Buyer and they reluctantly agreed to continue moving forward with the buying process. We then sent out the purchase agreement for the Seller to sign only for them to decide they wanted to change around the entire agreement, which, in turn, stalled the contract process for over a week.
During this time, the Seller told me that they could not find their title and would not pay for a duplicate title.
Our team stressed to the Seller at that point that we can’t sell a home without a title for which they said they “would start the process next month”!
I communicated this to the Buyer and they said that would not work for them.
They needed to take possession of the home ASAP as they thought that was the process here and that was what everybody wanted to do.
I spoke to the Seller about this concern and they further stressed the Buyer was still “getting a great deal”.
Can you guess what happened here?
Yep, you figured it right!
The Buyer walked and the Seller, still has their home for sale, believing “everybody’s getting a great deal!”
If you do not want to sell your mobile home, then make it as difficult as possible for the Buyer to buy.
However, if you do this, please contact another sales team as we at The Mobile Home Dealer do sell homes fast
If you are looking to sell your Sarasota mobile home quickly, there are certain steps that you should avoid to not get your home sold. Firstly, it’s important to price the home realistically. If the price is too high, potential buyers may be discouraged from making an offer. Additionally, you should take the time to make sure the home is in good condition. Buyers may be less likely to make an offer on a property that requires a lot of repair work. Additionally, if you have any personal belongings that are not essential, it’s best to have them removed. Clutter can make your home seem smaller and unappealing. Finally, it’s important to work with a reputable realtor who knows the local market. A well-informed agent can help you set the right price and provide effective marketing tactics to reach potential buyers.!
There are many ways how not to sell your mobile home but the above story is one of the most egregious things that happened and resulted in everyone’s frustrations. Looking to buy a mobile home is stressful already and having this kind of problem after everything is agreed upon only adds fuel to the fire especially when the buyer is interested.
This is a series of To NOT Get Your Sarasota Mobile Home Sold and if you want to watch other series, visit the Mobile Home Dealer YouTube Channel.
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This is Mark Kaiser with The Mobile Home Dealer and we help mobile home Buyers and Sellers get to a better place in life.