What Does Buying A Sarasota Mobile Home In “As Is” Condition Really Mean?

What Does Buying A Mobile Home In “As Is” Condition Really Mean?
What does it mean when you were buying a mobile home and the seller states that the home that they are selling is being sold in “as is” condition?

Although this question may seem very direct in its initial answer, there continues to be quite a bit of misunderstanding from both the Buyer and the Seller out in the field here when referring to a home being sold in as is condition.

Many times we see Sellers want to sell their home exactly the way it sits. If there are issues or repairs that need to be done or furniture that needs to be replaced or, even totally removed, they are not usually willing to do these actions, as they are selling the home exactly the way it being shown.

This does not mean, however, the home and the price are being sold as is.

What I mean by this is that many times when the Seller is stating that the home is being sold as is, they are usually willing to do some type of price concessions, also known as discounts, for the items within the home that may be damaged or on the verge of needing to be fixed.

If you are looking to sell a mobile home in as is condition, but have informed your sales agent of any problems within the home that you are unwilling to fix, that’s totally fine. Just make sure you inform the agent of what the problems are, so they can point them out to the Buyer.

We at The Mobile Home Dealer always want to provide a totally transparent experience for both the Buyer and the Seller and we will rely 100% on the Seller to inform us of any and all issues that exist within their home prior to taking on the home as an active listing within our brokerage firm. We will then disclose all these issues to the Buyer, so that they know exactly what is going on with the home prior to them making an offer on the property.

We, at The Mobile Home Dealer, feel that this is the best way to work with both Buyers and Sellers, as just being the straightforward, honest approach so that everyone knows what they are getting involved in before any offers are made on the mobile home.

Most Sellers when they are looking to sell their homes are not looking to put any money into the property to get the home sold. Sure, some of them will clean it out a little bit or maybe do some general upkeep to the property. But that’s about it. If there are other issues with the home such as appliances that don’t work, windows that don’t shut, or some soft spots in the floor, generally speaking, don’t expect those items to be fixed by the Seller for the new Buyer.

When you are looking at buying a mobile home, it is important to know that many times when you’re buying a property in “as is” condition, you are saying that you are okay buying the home as it sits and are okay taking on some of those repairs.

We feel it is a good idea, however, to work with the Seller on the actual price of the home you are going to pay if you are going to go ahead and fix those items and you know that within the purchase price. Here, perhaps a price concession, a little bit of a discount or some other items will be able to be negotiated.

Working with each other in an open and honest way will immediately create a win-win situation for everyone involved when buying a home as is condition.

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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