Make sure you do these things before selling your mobile home in Texas

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Selling Your Texas mobile home? Read this post to help you sell it faster today!
It is no secret that selling a mobile home in Texas can be one of the biggest transactions to a number of homeowners. Do these things before selling your mobile home in Texas.

Before you start marketing your mobile home and bringing potential buyers into it… there are a few things you should do, that we’ve learned over the years here at Journey Mobile Homes, to help increase your chances of selling your mobile home faster and for a better price.  We all want that don’t we? 💴

Sell Your Texas Mobile Home Faster By Doing These FIRST

De-Clutter and Take Down Some Of Your Family Memorabilia 😞 

You might want to take your time and make the whole place less personal by removing family photos and other memorabilia if you have a bunch of it up.  Get rid of that shrine of little Johnny’s sports metals and the fridge full of kids drawings. At first, this may feel very weird to you, but to a potential buyer… they need to be able to picture themselves in that mobile or manufactured home. But if you fill the fridge with pictures and momentos of your family… it makes it harder for the buyer to see the fridge and picture their own things on it. For example, we are currently marketing a doublewide for a nice couple in San Antonio. They are still living in the home, which is fine. But they have so much stuff that the place just looks cluttered in all the marketing pictures.  It’s hard to see the actual structure of the home. It makes the home feel a lot smaller than it actually is and this is a spacious doublewide about 1900 sq ft.   The place doesn’t need to be empty, just de-cluttered.  Its has currently been on the market 2 and half months.  Normally the homes we market sell in 30 days or less…

The following are other things that will play out before you sell your mobile home.

Price it Right

While it can be very easy to decide on what you want your mobile home to fetch in the market, it will make more sense if you consider the industry standards when determining its actual market value.  And just know that what you want for your mobile home and what someone in the current market will pay for it may be two different things.

Remember many people may be looking for mobile homes, but they have become smarter than ever before and they come armed with “research” they found online on websites like Zillow (which tends to value houses lower than what a buyer will actually pay for them). After all, research has actually shown that over 90% of mobile home buyers start their search for new mobile homes through the internet… so make sure that you’re not asking far more than the online sources show (or have a great reason to back up your higher price to potential buyers). Also keep in mind that mobile/manufactured homes depreciate in value over time. A 10 yr old mobile home will not sell for the same price as a new one.  If the mobile home is being sold with the land it is sitting on then this is certainly possible, but it is the land that went up in value not the home.

NOTE: If you’re looking for an accurate value to your  Central Texas mobile home, we can actually help you with that. We buy mobile homes all over central Texas and know the market intimately. We are based out of  San Marcos/New Braunfels.  We buy mobile homes all over San Antonio, Austin, Seguin, Lockhart, San Marcos, New Braunfels, Schertz, Cibolo, Windcrest. Canyon Lake, etc.  We would love to give you a no obligation offer on your  mobile home and a very accurate Valuation so you know what other buyers in the market may pay on the open market. We buy mobile homes on land and in parks. We also buy mobile homes that need to be moved.  Its ok if they need a lot of repairs, we love them all ♥️Just call us, Journey Mobile Homes, at 210-504-8388 or submit your property information to us through the form through this link here >>. 

Make the Property More Enticing

Technically, once you have the mobile home marketed, in many cases, it can attract attention right away. As a matter of fact, studies have shown that over 70 percent of the potentials buyers will see the mobile home within 3 to 6 months after its listing. However, if you’re not getting the attention you want for your mobile home… there are some things you can do to make your mobile home look better to potential buyers.

Things like… 

  • Do the small things in your yard… ideally you can ensure the plants and landscaping are neatly done and trimmed. You can even go extra mile and replace the existing flowers with new and fresh ones.
  • Do repairs or repaint your mobile home if it’s looking battered and bruised. It’s is more important than you may think. Curb appeal is very important.  It’s the first impression the potential buyers get when first pull up to your home.  Painting your home is one of the best bangs for your buck in terms of repairs and updates you can make.  If the exterior paint is fine, consider pressure washing the exterior and staining the decks to make everything pop.  🧼
  • If you have great furniture… think about including some of the furniture in the sale if the buyer wants it, or perhaps the washer and dryer.

The thing about most “retail” buyers out there… is the majority of them have a hard time looking past the ugly or smelly parts of a mobile home. Yes, they can repaint it after they buy… or they can re-do the yard… but a first impression is a lasting impression… and some buyers just can’t get past that initial ugly visual or dingy smell. If you have pets and carpet, I highly recommend hiring a steam cleaner to come treat the carpets.  If they are not too damaged this will practically make them new. If you have cats 🐈 that go to the bathroom inside…. that is a tough one to solve. Sometimes you have to bite the bullet and pull out the old carpet and pads. Use KILZ oil based primer on the subfloor to lock out the smell, then install new flooring.

Don’t have the money or time to do the repairs or upgrades yourself?  It may take a while to sell a mobile home that has been neglected over the years. But, local central Texas mobile home buyers like Journey Mobile Homes, we can buy your mobile home fast, for cash, and you won’t have to do any repairs yourself. We’ll take care of it all, on our dime. Its what we love to do!

If you’re interested to see what we can pay for your Texas mobile home, fill out the form on the next page here >> .

We’ll make you a fair cash offer within 24 hours. No obligation. No rush.

Have an Inspection Carried Out

To avoid being surprised with some property problems that must be sorted before the deal is closed, make sure you have an inspection done and the key reports prepared well in advance that is long before the buyers start to show up. Ensure every single issue is dealt with. The best part, the more your mobile home is problem free, the more it is going to sell within the shortest time possible.

If you need a referral to a great local Texas Home Inspection Service, shoot us an email or give us a call at 210-504-8388 and we’d be happy to give you some names of reputable inspectors who can help you out.

Get All the Paperwork

Although, this step is often ignored, it is surprisingly important. After all, every buyer will actually want to know everything about the mobile home before he or she takes the rein. Who normally does the maintenance and after how long, when were the important systems like the HVAC last maintained, etc. are some of things that the buyer will want to see.

Selling A Mobile Home In The Local Texas Real Estate Market Can Be…

… challenging if you don’t have your ducks in a row.

If you’re having a hard time selling your mobile home as quickly as you want… consider doing some of the things I lay out in this article to make your mobile home more attractive to potential buyers.

Also, if you need to sell your central Texas mobile home fast and are having a tough time doing so… connect with us.

We buy local mobile homes.  We can pay cash for your mobile home, pay you a fair price we both agree on, and get you out of your current mobile home in as little as 7 days rather than having to wait months and months to sell your mobile home the traditional way.

Get A Cash Offer On Your House – Submit Your Info Here >>

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