The mobile home selling process can be exciting and full of celebration, particularly once your home has been sold. But, it may conjure up some anxiety, too. Perhaps you’re worried about getting the right price, or about finding interested buyers.
Or, perhaps you’re wondering how long it’s going to take to get your mobile home from listing to closing. If this sounds like you, then the MHVillager has the answers.
Selling Your Mobile Home
First, it’s important to remember that the mobile home selling process can look vastly different from listing to listing.
Some sellers might go through a broker, dealer, or manufactured home community. Others may sell from the comfort of their home, through a process known as For Sale By Owner – or FSBO.
In any case using MHVillage to list your mobile home, can also speed up the process. But, by selling your mobile home either with a third party or the FSBO method, no two selling processes are alike in terms of length.
What Factors Affect How Long It Takes to Sell My Mobile Home?
Quality of Your Listing
Having a well-written listing for your mobile home is critical for getting it to sell quickly. This means having quality photos of your home that show its beauty inside and out.
It also means using descriptive language to showcase your home and its appealing features. Make sure to mention any recent additions or repairs to your home (more on that below).
Your listing description should also be the right length. One sentence isn’t going to cut it. A few paragraphs is best, but don’t write a novel. Be short and sweet….but not too short.
Visibility of Your Listing
If you’re listing your mobile home on MHVillage, you’ll be getting your listing in front of thousands of visitors that come to our website every day searching for manufactured homes to buy or rent. There are ways to make your listing even more visible on MHVillage. And, because MHVillage is exclusively dedicated to manufactured homes, you’re not competing with other types of real estate when selling your home.
The best way to reach as many visitors as possible is to explore Featured or Premium listing options. These put your home in front of even more MHVillage visitors and give you more options for maximizing your potential as a seller, such as unlimited photos for Premium listings and a boost to the top of the search results on MHVillage.
The Condition of Your Mobile Home
This next factor doesn’t apply to just mobile homes; it’s a common rule of thumb when selling any type of home. The better condition your home is in, the higher the likelihood you’ll be able to sell it quickly.
Consider what remodels you can make to your mobile home before you list it. For example, perhaps you can remodel your kitchen, or repaint the siding on your home. Such improvements can, in some cases, increase the resale value of your mobile home once you go to sell it.
The period before selling your mobile home is also a good time to make any major repairs. For instance, you could repair your mobile home roof.
Demand in Your Local Market
This is another factor that’s dependent on things outside of your mobile home. The demand for homes in your local market can affect how quickly it sells.
That’s not to say you shouldn’t list your mobile home if demand seems low in your area. However, you should consider some of the above factors when listing your home and take extra care to make sure your listing stands out above the rest if supply is higher than demand.
Speed of Inspection and Appraisal
Before you decide to sell your mobile home, you should have an inspection and appraisal completed. The inspection will take a full view of your mobile home’s condition, and the appraisal will value your home for what it’s worth.
The length of this process can vary depending on a number of factors. However, by going with Datacomp Appraisal Services for your mobile home inspection and appraisal, you can ensure you have the expertise and speed needed to complete this step of the selling process quickly and easily.
For FSBO: Familiarity of Paperwork
If you’re selling your mobile home the FSBO way, this next part is very important.
As the primary selling party in a FSBO transaction, it’s up to you to ensure you’re well versed on the paperwork involved throughout the entire selling process. This will vary from state to state, as mobile homes are titled and registered at the state level, not at a federal level.
If you find yourself missing paperwork along the way, or using the wrong forms, you risk drawing out the selling process.
How Can I Sell My Mobile Home?
If you’re ready to sell your manufactured home quickly, head over to MHVillage, the nation’s leading platform for buying, selling, and renting mobile homes. MHVillage offers multiple listing packages for you to choose from, with varying options that optimize your listing to reach as many people as possible.