Selling a mobile home isn’t an easy process, but how difficult is it? Although probably not the answer you were looking for: it depends. There are many factors that influence the difficulty of selling your home, including the following:
● Selling your mobile home as personal property
● Selling your mobile home as real estate
● The condition of your mobile home
● The location of your mobile home
● Meeting safety requirements
● Selling your mobile home on your own
● Selling your mobile home with a real estate agent
● Selling your mobile home to a mobile home retailer
Selling Your Mobile Home as Personal Property
Those who own a mobile home but not the land are likely living in a mobile home park. When selling your home, the park owner will need to be involved as they have a major say in who you can sell your home too. In addition, the owner has the right to the first refusal, meaning they have the right to buy your home by matching the price a prospective buyer has offered. If they don’t exercise this right, you’ll need to ensure that your buyer is capable of meeting the rules and regulations of the mobile home park.
Selling Your Mobile Home as Real Estate
When the sale of your mobile home comes with land, you don’t have the added burden of ensuring the next owner meets the rules and regulations of a mobile home park. However, the process is more difficult than selling your home when it falls under personal property.
The Condition of Your Mobile Home
Many buyers aren’t looking for a project when purchasing a home. Dilapidated kitchens, poor insulation, and drooping ceilings are not a warm welcome for potential buyers. There are buyers who enjoy a challenge, but their offer on your home will reflect the work they’ll need to put in it.
The Location of Your Mobile Home
If your home comes with the land beneath it, your home’s value will increase—but so will the difficulty of selling it. Location can make it easier to sell your home if buyers are attracted to your location. Are you beachfront? In an up-and-coming area of town? You’ll likely not have as much difficulty securing a buyer than someone in a less desirable area.
Meeting Safety Requirements
It’s important to note the year your home was built. Homes made prior to 1976 may not meet the safety and quality standards that the current Housing and Urban Development (HUD) code requires. The code was established in 1976 and revisions were made in 1997 as well as 1999.
Homes built between 1976 and 1999 may not meet current standards, and this will make it harder to find a buyer for your home. Read more about the HUD code here.
Selling Your Mobile Home On Your Own
Be prepared to take on all the work a realtor would normally be assigned. When it comes to paperwork and advertising your mobile home, that will be up to you. It’s completely possible to sell your mobile home on your own, you’ll just need to put in the extra legwork.
Selling Your Mobile Home With a Real Estate Agent
A realtor has experience selling and buying homes and can guide you through the process. You won’t need to advertise your home, network with other agents, or coordinate paperwork. But just like when selling your home on your own, there’s no guaranteed date when your home will sell. It could take weeks or it could take months.
Selling Your Mobile Home to a Mobile Home Retailer
This is, by far, the fastest and simplest guaranteed way to sell your mobile home. EZ Mobile Home Buyer will purchase your home in its current condition wherever you’re located. You’ll receive an all-cash offer with no financing contingency, and EZ Mobile Home Buyer will close the sale within two to three days.
Worried about all the paperwork involved with selling a mobile home? Don’t be. EZ Mobile Home Buyer will handle all the paperwork on your behalf. And if you’re living in a mobile home park, EZ Mobile Home Buyer will communicate with your park owner to streamline the process and make things simpler for you.