How To Sell Your Mobile Home Yourself in San Antonio Texas

Selling your mobile home is something you’ll maybe only do once or twice in your life. And unless you know a local real estate agent in San Antonio Texas who will sell your mobile home for free or a hugely discounted commission, it can be a major headache and an expensive process for you as well.

So, you landed on this page about “How to Sell Your Mobile Home Yourself in San Antonio Texas” likely for a few reasons;

  • You have no or very little equity in your home so you can’t afford to pay a real estate agents commissions to sell your mobile home for you
  • You have equity but want to try to save money selling the mobile yourself before you resort to hiring an agent
  • You’re in foreclosure or facing an eviction (or heading that way) and just need to sell fast without incurring thousands in agent commissions
  • You can’t wait the months and months it sometimes takes to sell your mobile home in the San Antonio area and you want try to sell it more quickly

Whatever your reason may be, there are ways to sell your mobile home yourself here in the San Antonio mobile home market.

Since 2020, mobile and manufactured homes have become a very appealing and affordable option for many buyers who have been sidelined by astronomical traditional housing prices. Selling your manufactured home at this time can definitely be profitable if you do it right. In most cases, it is about using smart marketing strategies and being realistic about your expectations on what you want to achieve with this sale.

This article will provide some guidelines to help you sell your San Antonio Texas mobile home yourself.

How To Sell Your Mobile Home Yourself In San Antonio Texas – Let’s Dive In

Know The San Antonio Mobile Home Market Well 

The first and most important step is doing a market research on your neighborhood or mobile home community in San Antonio Texas. This step involves visiting various mobile home specific marketing sites such as; MH Village,, 21st Mortgage, etc., calling a real estate agent or two to see what your mobile home is worth (who might have zero experience with mobile homes), or reading about the various market pricing techniques. Proper homework on these issues will allow you to come up with a right price for your mobile home and also helps you to avoid making certain selling mistakes.

If you don’t want to hassle with trying to come up with a mobile home value yourselfgive us a call at 210-504-8388 and we’ll give you an honest fair valuation of what your mobile home is worth on the retail market (if you’re going to wait the 3-6+ months to find the perfect retail buyer). And if you want to…we’ll make you a fair all-cash offer on your mobile to give you that option of selling quickly (we can close in as little as 7 days).

Asses the market

This step is similar to conducting market research, only that in this case, you will look at prices both in your and nearby mobile home communities. Are there lots of mobile homes for sale in mobile home parks in San Antonio? If so, what is the average that they are listing for (keep in mind that what a mobile home lists for is not what it may sell for).  Are there lots of foreclosures in your area? That may drag your mobile home price down.

Asses the Mobile Home

As a seller, your mobile home should be in top condition or shape in order to sell at a good price. Identify certain unique characteristics about it and emphasize them during the marketing. For example, in San Antonio, a mobile home with drive way parking will be more attractive to buyers compared to “on street parking”. Also, don’t forget to mention any amenities that the mobile home park may offer.

Does your mobile home require repairs?  Does it need to be repainted inside or out or both?  How is the condition of the roof?  Is the landscaping in good shape? Is the mobile home outdated at all? (you know, those popcorn ceilings ;-).  Does the HVAC function properly…this is a big deal for buyers in San Antonio! All of these things can make the mobile home more attractive or less attractive depending on the buyer, which changes the price they’re willing to pay.

After all of this, come up with an asking price for your San Antonio mobile home that is fair… isn’t so high it’ll take you 12 months to sell the mobile home but is attractive so you get a frenzy of buyers who are ready to buy it quickly.

Use Photos or Videos

San Antonio buyers are obsessed with media. Taking walk-through videos or time lapses of your mobile home will help you to reach a wider market. In fact, videos are considered more transparent than taking photos. However, this should not stop you from using the latter option since it is more affordable compared to the video.

So take some great pictures. Take a picture of every room in the house that helps show it off. Take a picture of the mobile home from the outside in a few different angles, people want to see the mobile before they ever show up to see it. Also, don’t be afraid to show the “bad” – being upfront and transparent about the condition of the mobile home will help you sell it quickly and save you time. So having great pictures of your mobile online could be the difference between getting the right buyer quickly or having to wait months to sell.

Get Your Mobile Home “Listed” On The Local San Antonio MLS And Market It

You can find no or low fee real estate brokers these days who will charge you a few hundred bucks to put your mobile home on the local San Antonio MLS.  This gets your mobile home in front of all of the real estate agents quickly (so be prepared to pay those “buyers” agents a 2-3% buyers broker fee if you plan to have their support in helping you find a buyer).

Marketing and Showing Your Mobile Home

There are a lot of options available to you if want to market the mobile home yourself. Some of the older methods, like putting an ad in newspaper, putting a for sale sign in the window, or placing for sale signs at busy intersections, is still surprisingly effective.

But by far the most effective way to market your mobile home is through social media. The most effective way to sell your mobile home is on Facebook Marketplace, Offer-Up, Craigslist, or even Instagram and Youtube is going to generate a majority of interest for potential buyers. If you’re really serious about selling your mobile home quickly, list to as many social media platforms available to you.

Once you start getting some interested buyers for your mobile home, you’ll need to set aside some time either every few days (at least once a week) to show the mobile home to prospective buyers. Most buyers will generally want to look at the mobile home on the weekends or evenings when they aren’t at work, so you may have to make yourself available during these times if you want to sell quickly.

All Of This Sound Like A Lot Of Work To Sell Your San Antonio Mobile Home Fast Yourself?

It can be.

And in the end, many San Antonio mobile home sellers think they’re saving money and time by marketing the home themselves, when in the end it costs them more money to go that route.

When you sell your own mobile home here are some things you need to consider;

  • If you’re not a good marketer or aren’t ready a lot of time marketing and showing your mobile home, trying to sell it yourself may not be the best option
  • If you don’t do a good job preparing the mobile home and the marketing materials and working with buyers to really build the value of your mobile home in their minds you may actually sell the house for 3-8% less than you may get for the same mobile home if an experienced person marketed the home for you
  • Too many sellers never think about holding costs or opportunity costs… every month that your mobile doesn’t sell means another mortgage payment, lot rent, tax payment, insurance, utilities, etc. If your monthly expenses are running $1,500/mo and if it takes you 7 months to sell your mobile home… that cost you an extra $10,500 (not to mention taxes and insurance you paid during that time).  So, if you were able to sell that mobile home more quickly would it make sense for you to provide a buyer a discounted price today so you can close quickly and move on? Something to think about!

If you’d rather not put up the hassle of trying to sell your San Antonio mobile home yourself and would rather just sell it quickly for a fair price without paying any commissions or fees…

… here at Journey Mobile Homes we actually buy local San Antonio Texas mobile homes.

We’d love to make you a fair, NO OBLIGATION and NO HASSLE cash offer on your mobile home or manufactured home.

We can close quickly, in as little as 7 days, which would save you thousands of dollars vs. trying to sell your mobile home yourself and waiting for months.

Also, when we buy local San Antonio mobile homes we do all repairs that are needed (we pay for it ourselves) so you don’t have to worry about that. Journey Mobile Homes is a licensed mobile home broker and we will consider any mobile home, regardless of a age, condition, or situation.

If you want to see what we can pay for your house, give us a call today at 210-504-8388 or just fill out the quick simple form through the link below.

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