You need to need to move quickly ..we understand it …. divorce, job relocation, death in the family however, selling a mobile home can take months maybe years and you probably don’t have that kind of time.
You need a solution now. Here are some advantages to selling to a broker like me and how the process works:
Selling Direct to a Seller Positives and Negatives
If I sell to an, individual / buyer, I will have to deal with getting them approved by the park which can take up to a month or longer.
I could have to deal with the park denying buyers that I bring in because they need to have good credit to afford the month to month lot rent. Plus, many parks won’t let you put for sale signs up in your window. How am I going to market the home and where am I going to market it?
I would also have to find someone who has cash to buy. Most banks won’t finance mobile homes and they typically don’t finance ones that are 10 years or older plus they generally have to appraise for what I am asking for the home.
Ugh, so now my buyer needs park approval, loan approval and let’s not forget my buyer needs have a clean record to comply with park rules and let’s not even start with how quickly the new buyers need me out of the home.
If I cannot sell the home and I move out there is also the fear of leaving the home empty. I could have break ins or a water pipe break while I’m not home. I also don’t have the funds to pay for 2 homes….it is beyond frustrating …
Many times buyers get almost to the end of the process of buying your home and something goes wrong so YOU have to start all over again with a new buyer. Now you’re talking even more money
Lastly, on a personal note from the author… I recently moved, and it wasn’t a lot of fun cleaning my house top to bottom every time I had to show it. Plus, having strangers come through my home that I had to watch each time they wanted to see it was not a lot of fun. I had other things to do with my kids during nights and weekends and I was just simply a busy person like most people are now a days.
Now, selling by yourself you might make a bit more money on the home but is it worth it?
A solution to selling my mobile home quickly
There is an easy solution that I can provide you with and I make this process so simple most sellers ask if it’s really that easy. They can’t believe how quickly they sell their home….here is how it works in these simple steps which will take you about 30 minutes tops.
1.) You tell us about your home…just basic info: year, size, singlewide or doublewide and number of beds and baths. (maybe 10 minutes of your time)..Learn here how to measure a mobile home.
2.) Next you send us pictures. (maybe 15 to 20 minutes of your time)
Mobile home foreclosure with the bank
Now you may be behind on payments on your home to the bank and facing mobile home foreclosure. If you are there are some options that you can look into. If you owe more than the home is worth that might be an issue to speak with an attorney about.
A mobile home moving checklist that just might save you hundreds of dollars
When you are moving quickly from a mobile home its important to have some type of checklist to make sure you are covering everything off and not leaving any loose ends. Here is a handy 30 day check list that may make the move that much easier:
______Once you have a new buyer contact your park office to give them a 30 day written notice of your plans to vacate the mobile home. I would put the notice in writing and mail it with a confirmed receipt that they did receive it. That way you have proof of delivery to the park office.
TIP: Make sure to provide the park with your new forwarding address as well. When you purchased the home you paid a deposit to the park on the lot if you want that back you must provide a new forwarding address to the park office. Many times tenants will pay hundreds of dollars towards these deposits.
______If you need help moving check with friends / family and schedule a date now. People have busy lives and their weeks fill up fast the sooner you can book a date the better. If you need to hire a moving company start checking now their dates also fill up fast. Remember if you are doing the move on your own you will want to check with a moving truck company as well. There is nothing worse than going to move and having these trucks not be available. Book Now!
______Have a garage sale to get rid of items you just don’t need. In the long run it will make you some money and there will be less clutter for you to have to move. Be sure to check the items out online you never know what treasure you might have. Facebook marketplace and EBAY is a great place to check values on items.
_______If you have unwanted clutter you can always call the Salvation Army or a nearby donation company. Many times they have trucks and they will come and get the items.
TIP: Now that you have all your items that you want to keep put them in boxes and label the outside of the boxes with a marker or label showing which room each box needs to go in.
_______Go visit your local Secretary of State or Bureau of Motor Vehicle to get your license changed. Later on when you are looking to get different debit cards or change your bank information many banks require that your drivers license reflects your new address, if you do it now it will be less you have to worry about later on.
______Contact your TV / cable provider to disconnect services. Many services now offer a moving service where you can take the same service with you to your new home. If you are happy with the service provided why not take them up on this offer.
_______ Contact your garbage / recycling company to let them no you will no longer need their services at that address.
_____Contact your electric company and give them a specific date to turn off the power in your name at your mobile home. Make sure if it is a winter month and someone is taking the home over that you coordinate with the new buyer so that you don’t turn over a home that is frozen up.
______Contact your gas company to turn off the gas. Many times the gas and the electric company are the same company but if you have a separate provider you are going to want to call to set a date.
______If the mobile home is going to be empty for some time you may want to contact the park to have the water shut off at the meter. A leaky pipe while no one is in the home can make for a bad situation really quickly.
______Finally be sure to turn your mail keys into the park office when you leave. Many times they will charge you for a set of mail keys if they are not returned properly.
FINAL TIP: Go to USPS to change your address online. This is the fastest and easiest way, and you immediately get an email confirming the change. There is a $1 charge to change your address online. … You would spend $1 in gas just driving down to your post office and also the time you spend in line it is not worth it.
In conclusion, if you need to move from your mobile home quickly you have many options. The quickest way to sell your mobile home whether you are back on taxes, rent or payments to the bank is to contact me I can help you through the process. So, let me help you make this process easy today…. give me a call or text me now at 989-233-2568 .
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