When looking to sell your Sarasota mobile home we here at The Mobile Home Dealer always stress to our clients how important it is to take every offer they receive for the purchase of their mobile home seriously.
Residing within a highly sought-after neighborhood can wield substantial influence over the valuation of your mobile home, potentially inflating your sense of value and pride. The dynamics of such a locale, particularly if you’ve been an attentive observer as neighboring mobile homes change hands at steadily ascending rates over the past few years, can undoubtedly foster elevated expectations as you prepare to list your own property for sale. Anticipation builds as you envision the prospect of commanding a price that scales the upper echelons of the prevailing range, if not surpassing the historical pinnacle.
The synergy between your residence and the esteemed neighborhood bolsters your confidence in the value proposition you present to potential buyers. The established trend of ascending property prices within your vicinity instills a sense of optimism that your mobile home, marked by its convenient location and proximity to desirable amenities, holds the potential to fetch a premium valuation. This optimism fuels the aspiration for a substantial return on investment, aligning with the prevailing market sentiment and the precedent set by previous transactions.
However, it’s essential to approach this optimism with a balanced perspective, taking into account various factors that contribute to your mobile home’s overall value. While the neighborhood undeniably plays a pivotal role, factors such as the condition of your property, its unique attributes, and prevailing market conditions also play a substantial part in determining the eventual sale price. Thus, while the allure of a prime neighborhood elevates your prospects, it’s prudent to temper your expectations with a comprehensive understanding of the broader real estate landscape to ensure a successful and gratifying sale experience.
Before you test the waters with your mobile home, vowing only to consider offers that meet your (admittedly high) expectations, take a deep breath. A mobile home sale that meets your needs isn’t just about the final sale price on paper – it’s also about the contingencies and details that ultimately make the deal a success for everyone involved.
In many cases, the offer that gets you to a sale will be the first one you receive.
Especially when you’re living in a hot real estate and mobile home market, a good – but not amazing – first offer may make you consider waiting to see what other buyers may be out there. Holding off could lead you to a great offer, but it could also backfire.
Part of selling a mobile home is fielding all offers, some of which will be quite a bit lower than what you as the seller want to accept but it is how you respond to each offer that is a major determining factor in how fast your home sells.
All of our sales agents at The Mobile Home Dealer are required to send all offers that we receive for the mobile homes we have listed directly to our clients. The reason why we mention this is that many other firms in the area attempt to act like they own the home that they are listing and not send all offers to the Sellers. These sales agents feel that it is too much of a burden to ask their client to consider an offer that is under or what their client feels they should be paid for the home.
We do not believe this is the right way to sell a mobile home and as such we bring all offers, good bad, and ugly to our clients.
The reason why we do this is that when a Buyer makes a written offer then they have already mentally made the decision that they are ready to purchase a mobile home and that they are so interested in your home that you are selling that they have decided to commit in writing to give you a certain amount of money for the purchase of it.
The reason why this is so important to mention in this article is that obtaining an offer is the hardest part of the process.
When we as humans mentally make the decision to buy something we are weighing the pros and cons of this decision and are stepping through any door of failure, fear, or insecurity when doing so by simply making the offer. Once the offer is made then a counteroffer is much easier to give by the Buyer because the hardest thing has already been done by making the initial offer.
This is the reason why we bring every offer to every Seller.
Once the offer has been made then the Seller needs to be able to understand that the Buyer is ready to buy, we just need to get both the Buyer and the Seller to the same number.
Although this may seem like a difficult task, many times it is not.
Once the Buyer has sent out an offer the Seller has the ability to counteroffer with an already motivated Buyer.
The worst thing the Seller can do is to receive a less-than-optimal offer and immediately dismiss the offer and the Buyer by not counteroffering.
It’s important to keep perspective on any interest you get from a potential buyer, and also keep in mind that everything is up for discussion. “There are always negotiations and countering back and forth,” says Patrick O’Connor, a real estate agent with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty in Naples, Florida.
Even if the first offer you receive isn’t the price you were hoping for, you can easily make a counteroffer or negotiate for other details – like skipping an inspection or allowing you more time to move out – that can make the deal the right one for you.
Remember, the Buyer has already made the decision to Buy, and the Seller has already made the decision to sell the property.
When looking at selling your mobile home we always stress to take each and every offer seriously and to not rely on the same old adage of “it is just the first offer” as the first offer, many times, will be your Buyer!
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.