What Could Possibly Go Wrong When Selling Your Sarasota Mobile Home Yourself?!

The time has come!

You have enjoyed your days in the Sarasota Florida sun and have plenty of memories to go along with all of the photos you have taken from past events.

As the seasons of life change there are times when one needs to leave what they currently know in order to go back to what they feel most comfortable with.

We experienced this exact situation when helping one of our Sarasota Florida mobile home Sellers sell their home last week.

This Seller had moved to the greater Sarasota Florida area seven years ago to enjoy the palm trees and ocean breeze and had all of the fun stories to go along with living out her dream!

However, she had decided to go ahead and list her home with us in order to move back to New York in order to be closer to her family.

Before she met with us to have us sell her Sarasota Florida mobile home, she tried to sell the mobile home herself when she was staying in New York and it quickly became much more of a headache for her.

This is why.

The Seller hid a key on her property under back step and placed a For Sale By Owner Sign in her front yard in an effort to attract would be Buyers to come take a look at her mobile home that she had for sale.

Here, the interested Buyers would call the number in an attempt to get a hold of her, take the key under the back step and walk themselves around the home with no supervision of any kind.

If they were interested in making an offer on the home then they would be responsible to contact the Seller again and make an offer on the property.

While all of this sounds like an easy way to go about things, the Seller quickly found out that this was the furthest thing from the truth!

The first would be Buyer called, acquired the key and when they were “showing themselves around” they removed a television and her coffee maker without her knowing. These thieves then returned the key and had another friend do the same thing, only this friend took the other television!

The lawn care team did not mow around the sign close enough in a matter of weeks the weeds from her flower box had grown so high that the number could not be seen due to the tall weeds that kept her phone number from being read. Who knows how many would be Buyers did not call the number on the sign simply because they were unable to read it!

The final straw was when someone else called the number, acquired the key and then fell and injured themselves. This individual called the Seller back and threatened to sue her because they stated the front step was “too slick after it had rained”.

Luckily for the Seller, this would a fruitless claim and nothing came of it.

After all of this, the Seller finally called us and explained to us all that had happened to her when she had been trying to sell her mobile home herself while living out of state.

We were shocked to hear all that one person had to endure just in order to sell their mobile home!

We, as licensed, bonded and insured mobile home brokers with the state of Florida, are at every showing the home has. We make sure the sign is easy to read for all interested Buyers to easily call on and make sure that we return all the calls within 24 hours making the sales process as hands off for the Seller as possible.

When looking to sell your Sarasota mobile home make sure you think about all that could go wrong before all that could go right in order to make the best decision on who should be handling the sale of your home!

This is Mark Kaiser with The Mobile Home Dealer and we help mobile home Buyers and Sellers get to a better place in life.

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