So, the time has come where you have decided to sell your Sarasota Florida mobile home.
This may be happening due to buying a different mobile home, relocating to a different part of Sarasota Florida or leaving the entire Sunshine State all together.
Regardless of your decision on why you are looking to sell your Sarasota Florida mobile home it is important to know exactly where the title to your mobile home is before ever looking at selling.
A mobile home that is located on leased land in the state of Florida is viewed as and taxed as personal property. This is the exact same way a motor vehicle is handled within the state. As such, mobile homes then have titles associated with the ownership of them and not deeds.
The title to your Sarasota Florida mobile home will be a light blue color with information on the mobile home both on the front and the back of the title.
If you are selling a single wide mobile home then it will have one title, a doublewide mobile home will have two and a triple wide mobile home has, yes you guessed it, three titles.
The title of the mobile home will clearly state who owns the mobile home and what, if any, leans have been placed on the property.
Having your mobile home title is essential to the selling of your mobile home as this will be the one document issued by the state of Florida that shows you, as the Seller, are the one who can legally sell the property.
Oftentimes we ,here at The Mobile Home Dealer, will run into Sellers who have lost or misplaced their mobile home title when it comes to close on the property.
This is not a huge issue as the state of Florida does allow a mobile home Seller to apply for and acquire a duplicate title. To obtain a duplicate title the Seller will have to fill out a duplicate title form at the Department Of Motor Vehicles (DMV), provide their photo identification and pay a small fee. Once this is all turned in the DMV will then be able to print off the duplicate title for the Seller so that they can move forward with selling their mobile home.
If the Seller does not have the title and is not able or willing to apply for a duplicate title then the sale will come to a halt as this document is needed to proceed with the title transfer from the Seller to the Buyer of the mobile home.
If the Buyer of the mobile home is looking to purchase a property where there is no title and no owner then the Buyer could apply for an abandoned title at the DMV. This, however, can not be done if the Seller of the home is known and able to apply for a duplicate title.
When looking to sell or buy a mobile home in the greater Sarasota Florida area always make sure you are aware of where the title is located for the mobile home as well as whose name is on it. Without having the property person selling the mobile home and the ability to have this document in hand at closing it will delay, if not permanently stop, the sale process of your mobile home purchase!
This is Mark Kaiser with The Mobile Home Dealer and we help mobile home Buyers and Sellers get to a better place in life.