I know this is an early post but, as they always say, “the early bird gets the worm”!
The summer heat is still going strong throughout the Sarasota area so it is hard to think that in a few short months our lovely area will be flooded with all the snowbirds coming down to enjoy the beautiful weather and beaches this area is known for.
With only a few months until all of the shopping and restaurants are busier with out-of-town guests one should consider if selling their mobile home throughout the Sarasota area during this time is the right decision.
Getting your Sarasota mobile home ready for sale can take several weeks, if not months, to get on the market so we felt it would be a good idea to discuss why selling your mobile home during this time may be something you want to consider.
Many snowbirds who are coming down to Sarasota for the four to the six-month period known as the snowbird season are either staying in their current mobile home that they own year-round or they are renting one of several available mobile homes on the market.
What we have seen in years past is that most snowbirds who are coming down already have a place to stay when they are here, they aren’t looking to buy a mobile home right when they arrive to then move into for their winter stay.
Looking to have your Sarasota mobile home up and ready to sell right when these out-of-town visitors come into the area is not usually needed as, we have seen, if these folks are going to buy a mobile home in the area then they will look to do so after they have stayed in the area for several months to see what areas they like.
It would not be unreasonable to think that we will see an influx of snowbirds coming into the Sarasota area this year after the pandemic-stricken year of 2020 when many snowbirds did not come down due to concerns of getting sick during their stay.
While we do not know if our friends from Canada will be joining us this year yet we would expect to see quite an influx of visitors from the Midwest states which will bring several eager Buyers.
The key to getting your mobile home sold throughout Sarasota is to have your home priced right and marketed correctly.
Simply waiting around for someone to drive by and see your sign is a surefire way to not have the best or most Buyers seeing your property.
We, here at The Mobile Home Dealer, aim to do is to get the most exposure to your home in the fastest time possible which will lead you to get the most money for your Sarasota mobile home in the quickest way possible. As such, we feel that anytime throughout the year is a good time to sell your mobile home and not to focus on only a few months when additional Buyers are in your area.
The temptation of only selling your mobile home during the snowbird season is strong for many Sellers but we believe that since the Sarasota area is a destination location your mobile home should sell any month of the year so long as it is priced right and marketed to its fullest potential.
There are many reasons why snowbirds are buying all-yeard round and the following are some of these.
A.) Warranty. In the State of Florida, all mobile home manufacturers are required to warranty their homes for at least one year from the date of the sale. There is also another warranty when the home is installed and should not be less than one year from the date of issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy. No homes should be purchased from an unlicensed mobile home dealer.
B.) Location. Sarasota Florida offers a number of mobile home parks and communities with many white sand beaches. Sarasota is one of the main destinations for people who stay during the Northern winter season. The mobile nature of mobile homes allows owners the ability to choose a location suitable to their needs and taste.
C.) Cheap. The Florida housing market is in inflation and the cost of real estate continues to increase. Buying a mobile home though won’t break the bank. Mobile homes are highly affordable compared to traditional onsite-built homes. And since Sarasota is one of the perfect locations for mobile homes, you’re not going to be alone.
D.) Live cheaper, simple, and minimalistic. Living in a mobile home gives the owner the ability to live closer to a minimalistic life while enjoying the luxury of Saratosa’s tourist attractions. Of course, with limited space, why bother buying things that are not so important? Many mobile homeowners actually learn how to declutter and become organized.
E.) Friendly neighborhood. Sarasota is known to have friendly mobile home parks with friendly homeowners. Unlike in conventional homes where neighbors often argue due to a number of things like fences, this is not happening inside a mobile home park because there is no fence to argue about, and no trees, plants, and other greens that could lead to neighbors’ altercations. Additionally, people who are living in mobile homes understand their responsibilities as homeowners.
This is Mark Kaiser with The Mobile Home Dealer and we help mobile home Buyers and Sellers get to a better place in life.