The requirements for the sale of your mobile will depend on the state you live in, but typically mobile home sales fall under the category of motor vehicles if your home is on land you do not own. Luckily, this means the sale will be relatively painless! Check with your state to determine the specific legal forms you’ll need.
The Process of Selling Your Mobile Home
Congratulations, you’ve found a prospective buyer for your mobile home! Follow these three easy steps to finalize the sale.
1. Come to a Price Agreement
First things first, you and your buyer will need to come to an agreement on the cost of your mobile home. Check out this article on determining the value of your home. (Link to How Much is My Mobile Home Worth blog post.) Your buyer may try and negotiate the
price so be prepared with an accurate valuation you can back up.
The buyer will more than likely require that a home inspection happens and that the sale is contingent upon your home passing the inspection. Inspections cover the condition of the home’s heating and cooling system, the hot water tank, plumbing and electrical
systems, and structural components like the walls, roof, and siding. If there are major issues with your home, the buyer may ask that you fix the problem or take the cost of fixing it off the price of the home.
3. Closing Date
You’re almost there! Now it’s time to pick a closing date. At the closing, you and the buyer will sign the bill of sale and you’ll transfer the title over to the new owner. You’ll also receive payment from the buyer!
Types of Forms Required to Sell Your Mobile Home
Depending on your state, you’ll need to get a mobile home title issued by your motor vehicle department. Just like you would with the sale of a vehicle, both you and your buyer will sign the title. The buyer will then register it under their name at the motor vehicle department.
Proof of Taxes
Your buyer may request proof that you’ve paid your property taxes prior to purchase. Gather this documentation before showing your home so you’re prepared.
Bill of Sale
A bill of sale is the proof that you’ve sold your mobile home to someone else. You and the buyer will need to sign this document and have it notarized.
Certificate of Occupancy
A certificate of occupancy is issued by your local government agency or building department and certifies that said building is in compliance with building codes, making it suitable for occupancy. This may or may not be required, depending on where you live, so make sure to
check with your state.
Fire Safety Inspection
Many states require periodic fire safety inspections of mobile parks and their homes. To make sure you’re prepared in case it’s asked of you, collect your fire safety inspection documents prior to listing your home.
Although not necessary for the sale of your mobile home, a home inspection may improve your chance of selling and make a sale happen quicker than without one. It’s a small investment with a possible big payoff!
Mobile Park Rules
If selling your mobile home that sits in a mobile home park, you’ll need to follow your park’s rules and regulations for mobile home sales. Contact your owner prior to selling your home to make sure you’re aware of what is required.
Simplify the Mobile Home Selling Process
Life is busy and life gets complicated. EZ Mobile Home Buyer gets it. That’s why they’ll handle all of the paperwork so you don’t have to. Plus they provide all-cash offers with no financing contingency and close the sale within two to three days. Quickly and easily sell your mobile
home so you can move on to life’s next thing.