So you’ve decided it’s time to change your living situation, whether that’s getting another mobile home, renting an apartment, or buying a condo or home. Congratulations! But one of your first hurdles, before you can move on, is to sell your mobile home. Before you start advertising the sale, you need to get your mobile home ready to sell.
With a little pre-planning and work, you can set yourself up for a smooth sale. Here are 5 ways to get your mobile home ready to sell:
Research the Tucson Mobile Home Market
You can’t really begin to understand how to properly market and price your mobile home without first understanding something about the current Tucson market for used mobile homes.
If you live in a park, talk with other people around you and even your park manager about their experiences. Chances are at least one or two of your neighbors has sold a mobile home at some point and they may be able to give you advice on how to get your mobile home ready to sell, as well as what to expect from the process.
You also may consider joining some online or community groups that discuss mobile home sales, as you’re sure to find people who have a wealth of information and tips you can draw from.
Get an Appraisal
Figuring out how to price your mobile home so it will sell quickly but without undercutting yourself means you’ll need an outside opinion on its value.
While having an official appraisal before there are any offers on the table means an extra up-front expense, you’ll save yourself time and frustration in the long run by being able to accurately price your home in the first place.
An appraiser will look at the condition and features of your mobile home, as well as the selling or listing price of comparable mobile homes in your area. The report you’ll get back allows you to price your mobile home more competitively in the market, putting you in a better position for a good sale.
Get an Inspection
Major structural issues such as a leaking roof or bad plumbing can tank a sale.
Protect yourself and help speed the sales process along by getting an inspection before you list. If any problems are found, you can decide whether to fix them or reduce your asking price to accommodate repairs.
While this is another up-front expense, it’s one that’s well worth it in the long run.
Stage It for a Sale
You want potential buyers to be able to picture themselves in your mobile home, which can help move along the sales process. To do this, you need to stage your home before you take any photos or show it.
Some things you can do to stage your mobile home include:
Limit furniture and decorations
Invest in good lighting
Consider repainting walls to a neutral color
Remove as many personal photos as possible
Take Good Photos
When you create an advertisement for your mobile home’s sale, you want to include as many high-quality photos as possible so potential buyers know what to expect.
If possible, use a good camera, but a modern smartphone will do in a pinch. Be sure your mobile home is staged the way you would want it to look if a potential buyer were visiting, so clean all the rooms and keep decor to a minimum.
Try to take your photos with as much natural light as possible, so aim for a photo shoot in the first couple hours after sunrise or a few hours before sunset. Don’t shoot straight into the sun whenever possible.
After you’ve taken your photos, do not use editing software on them for anything beyond cropping.
Sell Your Tucson Mobile Home Fast
Once you get your mobile home ready to sell, trust the honest team at We Buy Mobile Homes in Tucson to not only save you the hassle of selling on your own, but to give you a fair price. Call us today to get started!