Tips on Selling a Vacant Mobile House Quicklyby Amara Amy Digital Marketer
When possible buyers look at vacant mobile houses on the real estate market, they all start to look alike. The rooms are bare, the landscaping is unkempt, and there are more than likely difficulties with every house they look at. Here are a few tips for selling a vacant mobile house fast.
1. LEAVE ON THE UTILITIES
When homeowners leave the utilities off in a vacant house, the likelihood of costly repairs begins to go up. The best thing to do is to leave your utilities on and make sure your home has been winterized and is ready for the upcoming months.
Another disadvantage of leaving the utilities off is that possible buyers may think that the home needs more repairs than it does. This could result in a lower offer price for the seller, and possibly a long time on the MLS. If you live in a very hot or cold area, showing a vacant mobile home without services could be uncomfortable. Keeping the services on allows anyone seeing the home to feel right at home.
2. STAGING YOUR HOME
Possible buyers want to feel warm and cozy when they step into a home and a vacant home is no different. However, staging a home can cost a few thousand dollars but can help your home to have defined spaces. These assigned spaces will allow possible buyers to see your house as a potential home, and not a vacant mobile house.
3. TAKE HIGH-QUALITY PICTURES
Selling a vacant mobile home is very similar to selling an occupied house in the aspect that potential buyers love looking at pictures. In order to sell your mobile home quickly, you need to make sure you take high-quality pictures of your house when it’s staged. With so many houses on the real estate market, if a home has blurry photos, most potential buyers will skip right over it. A listing of high-quality photos will get more people interested in your home and should lead to more showings.
4. SECURE THE HOME FROM OUTSIDERS
When selling a vacant mobile house, make sure that your home is secured. Make sure all the doors and windows are secured, the garage door is closed and secured, and that the only way into your home is using a lockbox key. The last thing you want to happen is to have a squatter in your home when a possible buyer is walking through. That could not only scare your buyer away but open yourself up to legal difficulties.
5. MAKE SURE ANY SMALL REPAIRS ARE FIXED
You’d be surprised how quickly a few scrapes on the wall or missing light bulbs can turn a proposed home buyer off. A prospective buyer may ask themselves, “if they haven’t worried to replace lightbulbs, what else could be broken?”These repairs are fast and can cost only a few dollars to have fixed. Make sure to walk through with your realtor or home inspector to get an idea of what repairs are required, or if you plan on selling your mobile home as is you won’t have to worry about any repairs.
6. DISCLOSE ANY REPAIRS THAT MAY BE NEEDED
If you plan on selling your mobile home on the market with a broker, you should get a home inspector to take a look at your house. The inspector will be able to give you a list of all of the items that need to be renewed for a small fee. This will go over very well with possible buyers because they will know that you are not trying to hide anything. Full exposure is the best policy.
Selling a vacant mobile house can be overwhelming, but the good news is that it doesn’t have to be. Determine what your plan is going forward, and you’ll be able to sell your vacant house instantly. If you’d like to speak with someone about selling a mobile home Dallas, give us a call at (972) 523-0065 or get a cash offer here.
Created on Sep 5th 2020 02:51. Viewed 232 times.