Does it even matter if you have a licensed mobile home broker who helps sell your home for you in Sarasota?
Couldn’t you just have anyone who said they could sell your home, sell your home?
If you had someone who is not licensed to help sell your mobile home, wouldn’t you save a ton of money by working with them?
These are some of the questions I am asked on a regular basis when explaining The Mobile Home Dealer’s services to sellers who are wanting to sell their mobile homes.
Selling your home is a big event in your life, and I feel you need someone you can rely on who will make sure that everything in the process is done correctly and to the letter of the law. I understand it may be tempting to try and have someone who is not licensed help sell your mobile home for you.
Now, these individuals, the ones who aren’t licensed, may call you through your For Sale by Owner signs, or they might be friends of someone who lives in the park who says they can help.
I have some advice for you if you’re looking to have one of these non-licensed individuals help sell your mobile home for you,
DON’T DO THAT, OKAY?
Although I am sure these folks mean well when the individual is not licensed, they have not gone through the stringent background check that the state of Florida requires you to pass in order to even submit your license application.
Part of this process is the taking and passing of a state-mandated examination that goes over everything that has to do with the closing of a mobile home sale. If the home is not closed properly, and accurate taxes and fees are not paid to the state, then the sale might actually not be viewed as valid.
What this means is that even though you thought you sold your home, you really didn’t.
Having a licensed mobile home broker sell your home, does come with a cost.
But when all options are weighed, would you rather pay a licensed professional to sell your home, ensuring that the home is sold correctly with all taxes and fees paid so that you can move on with your life? Or would you rather try and save a few dollars, not even knowing if your home is really sold?
When the time comes for you to sell your home, I would highly suggest you ask whomever you are looking to have to sell your home if they are licensed and ask them for a copy of their Florida state license as proof of this.
What is Fore Sale by Owner?
For Sale By Owner literally means itself. A property is being offered to sell by its owner without the help of a third party like an agent or broker. How convenient can it be to sell a property through an advisor? The first thing one thinks of is the commissions and the money that one could save themselves without it, but if we place all the factors in a balance, it is worth rethinking the situation. We propose a list of 5 advantages and disadvantages that we recommend taking into account when making a decision as important as this.
Advantages of For Sale By Owner
- You will have greater profits since the commissions that would correspond to the agent can be saved (without considering the value of your time in the entire sales process)
- You can do things in your own way, for example: publish your sale announcement wherever you want and whatever you want (but if you do not review it frequently, you will not find out that there are people interested in your property)
- You will have the opportunity to work at your pace, without coordinating activities with third parties (anyway, that could make some potential clients lose).
- You will be in charge of selling only one property, so you will have more time than an agent that has other properties to sell.
- You can establish your own game rule (but not necessarily your rules are accepted by the potential buyer. Probably a professional broker could establish a balance point and get the sale to be made).
Disadvantages of For Sale By Owner
- Selling a mobile home demands a lot of time and dedication. In addition to your daily activities, to achieve the sale, you will have to deal with all parts of the sales process.
- Licensed mobile home agents such as The Mobile Home Dealer have multiple tools (contact networks, website, experience, market trajectory, etc.) that will allow you to find potential buyers.
- The mobile home agent has sales strategies, useful and necessary to close a sale.
- You can also provide advice. Negotiate and write contracts that you do not know.
- In the event that something in the operation goes wrong, you will always have a responsible firm to claim and demand a guarantee. If you were scammed by an individual, you would have no one to claim. And the cases of fraud are increasingly numerous. Do not put your mobile home at risk.
- If you do not work with an agent, you will have to take care of the cumbersome process of paperwork, fees, payments, etc.
Although the sign method is a good, basic strategy that may have worked in the past, it is not one that should be relied on now or in the future.
With the market changing due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, we are seeing more and more buyers buying mobile homes, sight unseen, through viewing the home solely online. The method for buyers finding homes online varies but it is safe to say that there are considerably fewer people driving around and calling for sale by owner signs right now.
With that being said, buyers like everyone else are more focused on their safety now than ever before, this caution translates to the buying of a mobile home as well.
This is Mark Kaiser with the Mobile Home Dealer, and we are licensed, bonded, and insured mobile home brokers with the state of Florida.
Should you have any questions about the advantages of using a licensed mobile home broker for the sale of your home, we would be happy to help answer them for you right away.
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