Where is the best place to find Sarasota mobile homes for sale?
Have you been looking to purchase a mobile home in Sarasota, but can’t seem to find exactly what you’re looking for?
Where have you been looking for these homes? Have you been driving through some of your favorite mobile home parks looking for the for sale signs? Maybe looking online at some of the popular mobile home listing sites for a home. Scrolling through your favorite social media channels, hoping to find a home that catches your eye and is a good deal.?
Some of those?
None of those?
Mobile homes are not always advertised the same way as real estate is.
This is for the simple fact that if the mobile home that is being sold is within a mobile home park that has leased land, then it is viewed as personal property. This differs from if you are buying a mobile home with the land attached, as this then qualifies the home as real property, better known as real estate.
Many mobile homes that are for sale are advertised through the channels we just discussed earlier but many of the best deals are not advertised through traditional methods.
So why is there such a mystery here?
Many licensed mobile home brokers have what are called pocket listings that they have for sale. These listings are for homes that have either not come on the market yet, or the seller is not ready to move at the exact moment if their home is sold. As such many of these listings are not made public, but are kept in the broker’s “pocket”.
Some of these listings are kept for days, weeks, or even months at a time by the Broker just waiting for them to be marketed!
The home is usually under contract to be listed with a broker at this time, but the seller needs to get their affairs in order prior to the broker looking to market the home for sale.
This is where you come in!
Reach out to the licensed mobile home brokers in your area and ask them what pocket listings they have for sale that have not yet hit the market. Ask to see these homes, or at least get the address and name of the park the home is in and drive by to check it out and see if you like it.
Always give the broker that you were speaking with your contact info when asking for this insider information. Let the broker know exactly what you are looking for. The price range you want to stay within and the time frame for which you are looking to buy.
Once a broker has all of this information, they will be able to add you to their special buyer list and you will then be able to gain access to homes before they even hit the market.
When looking to buy a mobile home, it will help you to network with all of your local mobile home brokers who work in the area so that you are on their buyer’s list of people that are looking to move forward with the purchase of a mobile 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.