Why Do Sarasota Mobile Home Park Approvals Take So Long?!

After searching for, what seems like, years you have finally found the mobile home in the Sarasota Florida area that you have been looking for and put in an offer.

Much to your excitement, your offer was accepted!

But, before closing on your new Sarasota mobile home you first need to get approved by the park to become a resident.

You contact the office and get the information needed, and after sending, what you thought, was everything you are now left waiting.

Does this sound familiar?!

One of the most common questions buyers always ask us is how long does it take for the mobile home park to approve new residents? Although different mobile home parks differ in processing times, this article will explain everything you need to know in order to have a successful mobile home park approval process.

“You need to get approved by the park before buying a mobile home!”

How familiar does this one-liner sound when you are looking at buying a mobile home within a mobile home park in Sarasota Florida?

Pretty familiar, right?

As licensed mobile home brokers within the state of Florida we, here at The Mobile Home Dealer, require that each Buyer become park-approved prior to the sale and closing of any mobile home. As such, we are very familiar with how the park approval process works and how important it is for the applicant to fill out and provide the park office with all the information that is required of them in a timely fashion.

Mobile home parks within the Sarasota Florida area require each Buyer to be park-approved prior to closing on and moving into their mobile home.

While each park has its unique standards and requirements for what an applicant must provide to get the park approved the consistent theme is that each Buyer must go through this process so that they can move into the community.

By having a park approval process in place it assures each current resident that the new Buyer of the mobile home in their park is held to the same standards as the previous person who has moved in which creates a uniform expectation for all residents in the mobile home park.

We at, The Mobile Home Dealer, have heard this same complaint dozens of times this year and wanted to address why this may be the situation you are encountering.

As licensed mobile home brokers with the state of Florida, we are required to have all Buyers of a mobile home get approved by the park prior to closing on a mobile home.

The reason for this is required is because if we sell a mobile home to someone who is not park approved and, after moving into their new Sarasota mobile home, they are denied by the park then now that Buyer owns a home that they are unable to live in.

As you can imagine, this would create a major issue as all sales are final and there are no refunds of any kind!

Oftentimes the park approval process will take only a few days to complete if that long.

However, there are instances where the park approval process will take quite a bit longer and wind up stressing both the Buyer and Seller out due to the length of time it is taking to get the Buyer approved by the park manager.

What we have found is one of the main reasons for this is that the Buyer does not send in all of the information needed by the park in order to complete the approval process.

Most mobile home parks will provide the Buyer with a list of documents that are needing to be completed and put on file so that the approval will be able to take place.

If the park that you are applying to does not provide you with a written document with all of the information they need make sure you ask for one as this will keep you, the Buyer, organized and knowing what is still needing to be provided to the park for your residency approval.

We have seen many times where the park office will not communicate with the Buyer on what they are missing as they feel that is up to the resident who is seeking approval to continue following up so that their application is complete.

Park managers and caretakers have other things on their hands and sometimes, the lack of attention from your side makes it more complicated. If your application is rejected because of the lack of proper documentation, fix it right away and don’t wait for the park manager to remind you because they simply do not do the follow-ups.

While we don’t feel this is the best method of communication, it is one that we have seen and continue to see throughout the Sarasota Florida mobile home park industry.

When looking to get approved by a park for residency make sure you get the park office all that they are asking for as quickly of a time as possible, making sure all documents are filled out entirely so that an additional delay is not assessed for your park approval to come through.

The Mobile Home Dealer are licensed mobile home brokers in Sarasota Florida and the surrounding areas. We provide professional buy and/or sell assistance to our clients. If you have any questions, please contact us by clicking this link. You may also visit our Facebook Page and send us a message

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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