What Is My Sarasota Mobile Home Worth? Volume 3

What is my Sarasota mobile home worth? Volume 3
Welcome back to the third installment of, “What Is My Sarasota Mobile Home Worth?”

Before we get into today’s topic, let’s go ahead and briefly review what we have covered over the past few weeks just so we are all on the same page before we get started today.

Two weeks ago, we discussed the pros and cons of selling your mobile home fully furnished.

Here, we discussed that even though the mobile home will many times sell faster when it is fully furnished, it does not necessarily mean that it will sell for any more money once the home gets to the closing table.

Last week, we discussed the importance of keeping up with your air conditioning service, regardless of if it is a window unit or central air conditioning system that cools your home. We further discussed that the cost of a new air conditioning system will not necessarily convert to more money at the closing table for you.

Remember, a large part of the value derived from a new air conditioning system is in staying cool during the many Florida hot months throughout the year!

Today, we are going to review the importance of selling your home with all the appliances included.

Many times we, at The Mobile Home Dealer, find Sellers who are looking to recoup as much money as they can when they go to sell their mobile home. We all can understand this thought process since we all want to make sure that we sell our homes for as much money as possible when it comes time to move on to the next step of our lives.

Some mobile home Sellers that we have encountered will get flustered with the sales process and go to remove their appliances to either move them into a new place they’re living in or to sell them outright themselves prior to the sale of their home.

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Although I can certainly understand the idea of wanting to get the most money for everything in your home at the time of sale, I cannot suggest or condone the idea of removing your appliances from the home as a way to try and make more money.

The reason why this is such a problem is much like our previous topic of selling your home fully furnished, if you do not have appliances, then the home will have a more difficult time selling!

Mobile home Buyers can understand that they may need to purchase furniture if the home does not come fully furnished but very few, if any, Buyers that we have ever sold to, can wrap their heads around buying a mobile home that does not have the basic appliances included.

Not providing appliances in the sale of your mobile home will force the Buyer to make yet another purchase at the time of closing, and worse yet, during the time they see the home, it makes it that much more difficult for them to see themselves enjoying their new home right when they move in!

Can a fully-furnished mobile home really sell fast? Based on our years of experience selling mobile homes, YES!

Remember that the majority of mobile home Buyers in the Sarasota Florida area are from other states and buying furniture, or bringing their own, is not part of their buying plan. Of course, a fully-furnished home will sell faster than an unfurnished one if both are at almost the same price.

If you want to sell your mobile home fast and avoid paying monthly lot rent, consider our suggestion. If you want to pay monthly lot rent and wait for a miracle to happen, do not buy any furniture.
In addition, take note that buying furniture to fill the mobile home so the next owner can use it, is totally different from mobile home upgrades.

For example; if you are looking to paint the home a fun beachy color, change the over-flooring, add custom shelving or change out the bathroom fixtures these certainly can liven up the home. However these upgrades, although nice in nature, are based on the owner’s personal preference and do not upgrade the structural integrity of the mobile home itself.

Sure, these will make the home look newer or “beachy” but it does not mean that the upgrades you put in here will bring you any more money when you look to sell the home.
The reason why is that there is no tangible value that can be passed on to the next owner.

Most mobile home Buyers are looking for a turn-key property where they can buy the home, toss their keys on the counter, and get to the outdoor activities that they have been dreaming about!
No, going to the furniture store does not factor into this excitement.

When looking to sell your mobile home for the most money look to provide it fully furnished as we have seen the home will sell faster saving you several thousand dollars in possible lot rent payments. This additional income on the sale of your mobile home won’t exactly come to you in a cash payment but it will stay in your bank account which is all the more reason to consider selling your Sarasota mobile home fully furnished!

Remember guys, always make sure it is easy to have a Buyer buy from you, but not difficult!

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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