When looking to sell your Sarasota mobile home do you need locate the title that goes with the home?
Do titles really even matter?
This is a question that we here at The Mobile Home Dealer face on a regular basis when we are working with clients who are looking to have us sell their mobile home for them quickly.
When buying or selling a mobile home on leased land in Florida it is important to note that these mobile homes are viewed as and taxed as the same way a vehicle is in the state of Florida. Meaning, these homes come with titles and not deeds with them for the sale or purchase of the home.
The title to a mobile home is a legal document from the state of Florida that states whose name the home is in, what, if any, liens are on the home and detailed information about the home such as the year of the home, make/model and VIN number. All of this information can be found on the front of the title paperwork.
On the back of the title it will state who is buying the mobile home and for how much.
If you do not have a title or can not seem to locate the title paperwork it is not a big deal. If this is the case then you, as the owner of the home, will need to go down to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and apply for a duplicate title. There will be a fee associated with this request and you will be required to present identification and some sort of purchase agreement or bill of sale that states you are the one who physically owns the home.
Usually, a duplicate title can be printed off in the same day so long as you have the required information when you enter the DMV.
When you are looking to buy a mobile home in the Sarasota area make sure you physically see the title paperwork with the current owners information listed on the front of the title before buying the home to ensure you are purchasing the home from the correct person who has the authority to sell the home you are buying. If you are working with a licensed mobile home broker, like The Mobile Home Dealer, then we will be taking care of this step for you as all homes we sell need to have the title on hand so that we can verify who is selling the mobile home can actually complete the transaction.
When looking to buy or sell a mobile home throughout the Sarasota Florida area it is important you get all of your documentation in order prior to moving forward with the purchase. One of the main components of this documentation gathering is to ensure you have the title for your mobile home located and ready to sign over to the new owner.
This is Mark Kaiser with The Mobile Home Dealer and we help mobile home Buyers and Sellers get to a better place in life.