You’re all ready to sell your Tucson mobile home, but you’re worried you might not get the best price for it. While you’ve taken great care of everything, you feel that if you just added a little something extra, it could be worth more. Here are 6 ways to add value to your mobile home for the best chance at a good selling price:
Improve Energy Efficiency
No one likes a cold, leaky mobile home.
If yours isn’t as air-tight as it can be, you may find it’s more difficult to sell. Potential buyers are smart, and they can tell just by being in your space during a showing that it isn’t exactly energy efficient.
While your mind may immediately go to overhauling your air conditioner or heating system or getting a new refrigerator, that’s not always cost-effective as you may think. While there is value to replacing worn, inefficient appliances, there’s plenty you can do to decrease energy bills that aren’t such a big expense.
Some energy efficiency projects you can try include:
Checking and improving insulation
Getting more energy-efficient windows and doors
Weatherstripping and caulking around doors and other air gaps
Getting insulated skirting around the bottom of your mobile home
Improve Curb Appeal
Anything that you can do to make the outside of your home more attractive and enticing is going to help get potential buyers inside and add value to your mobile home.
Some easy projects to consider include:
Painting the exterior of your mobile home
Creating nice, inviting landscaping
Adding high-quality skirting to the bottom of your mobile home
Add a Pitched Roof
Many mobile homes come standard with flat roofs, but installing a pitched roof really can add value to your mobile home.
Pitched roofs are considered more structurally sound and require less maintenance, making your mobile home more desirable. While water can pool and collect on a flat roof, eventually leading to leaks and rusting, a pitched roof allows water to roll off, decreasing the potential for damage.
Remodel the Kitchen
Like in a standard home, a kitchen remodel is one of the most desirable projects when buyers are looking for a mobile home.
Upgrading the appliances, swapping out old countertops for shiny new ones, and even adding some nicer cabinetry can all add value to your mobile home. Not only will this remodel make your mobile home worth more, but it will also make it more likely you’ll find a buyer quickly after you list.
Upgrade the Flooring
Floors take a beating, and it’s likely yours could use an upgrade, especially if it’s made of vinyl, engineered wood, or laminate.
Before you can add new flooring, you have to remove what’s currently there and make sure the subfloor is in good condition. If you need to, replace any damaged sheets of plywood, then add on your new flooring.
Consider not only your personal style but also the use of each space when choosing new flooring. For example, don’t put carpeting in kitchens and bathrooms where they’re likely to collect water and damage the subflooring.
Change the Location
While this is easily the most complicated – and expensive – upgrade on this list, finding a more desirable location could really add value to your mobile home.
Whether you’re moving across town to a new park or across state lines, be sure to do your research on your new location before you pick up and go. You don’t want to have spent a lot of time and money getting to a new place only to find out your mobile home is worth the same or less than before.
Get Help Selling Your Mobile Home
We understand the mobile home sales process poses its own unique challenges. That’s why we at We Buy Mobile Homes in Tucson work directly with you to make the process as easy and profitable as possible. Contact us today to get started!