When you own a mobile home that you no longer need to live in, it can be difficult to sell or rent it on your own. Hiring professionals to list the property for you comes with a lot of benefits. The following guide walks you through a few of the benefits that come with professionally listing your mobile home.
Highlight All of the Great Features of the Home
When you have lived in a home for a while, you often may start overlooking some of the great features of it. A professional can come through the house and assess the amenities you may have overlooked. All of the great features can greatly increase the amount that you can ask for the house or make it more desirable to potential buyers or renters.
Take the Best Pictures of the Mobile Home that You Can
When you take pictures to promote the house, there are certain angles that can make the property look bigger or more appealing. The agent will be able to bring in a professional photographer to take the pictures. They will be able to help you arrange the furniture to make the rooms look as big as possible.
Determine if Upgrades Need to be Made
The agent can also walk through the home and let you know if anything is outdated and needs to be upgraded to make the house more appealing to buyers. Upgrading the appliances, replacing the carpeting or flooring or changing the color of the paint on the walls. Some upgrades aren’t expensive to do and will make a huge impact on how much you can sell the home for or charge for rent.
Determine a Fair Price to Charge for Rent
If the home is at a trailer park where it can stay, you can rent it to someone. You need to be sure that you charge a fair asking price for the property. A professional can help you assess a fair rental price. They will take into consideration the size, location, and condition of the home to determine what someone will pay for rent. They also will determine what comparable homes in the area are being rented to ensure you charge a reasonable rate.
Ensure All Paperwork is Legally Binding
When you create a rental agreement or try to sell the manufactured home, you need to be sure that you have a legally binding contract for people to sign. If you attempt to create one on your own, there is a good chance that you will make a mistake. You want to be sure that there are no loopholes and that you aren’t making anything illegal. Professionals have experience selling and renting mobile homes so you can rest assured everything is done legally. The company may also be able to handle screening for potential renters to ensure that they are reliable and safe to put into your home.
Make Transportation Arrangements
If you are selling the home, it needs to be moved from the trailer park once the buyer sells it. The professional agent can help you determine if you should include the transportation arrangements within the sale agreement or require the buyer to make the arrangements on their own. It will be easier to sell the property if buyers know that they don’t have to deal with the transportation aspects.
It’s important to know how much it will cost to move the manufactured home and how far the movers will move it. There is usually a specific radius that the transportation company will move the home for a set rate. You need to be able to provide potential buyers with this information so that they can determine if the property where the home will be moved is within the specified radius.
It’s important to take the time to discuss all of your options with a professional mobile home agent before making a decision to sell or rent the home. If you don’t want to have to deal with the upkeep of the home or manage tenants, renting the property may not be the right option for you. If you want to sell the home, knowing all of the necessary steps to take is important and a professional can make the process easier.