selling manufactured homes,

  • If you are thinking about selling your manufactured home and want top dollar, there are a few things to think about doing before you list your home to help your agent or, if selling yourself, to help your buyer have more interest in the home.

    Here's the principles.

    1.) Anything you can do inexpensively to help your home show nicely.

    2.) If you have a higher end home and want to get top dollar for it, the little things do matter.

     

    CLEANING & DECLUTTER!

     Giving your Manufactured home a tidying and cleaning before selling it is a must. Cleaning is an obvious, but giving your house a tidy or really a declutter before taking pictures really sets it apart. It's amazing how a little bit of clutter distracts from the beauty of an open kitchen, or how a cluttered wall makes a nice living room seem small. Less is more, and when selling, you want to let the buyer see the home and envision what they can do with the manufactured home for sale..

    Area's to Focus on decluttering.

    • Master Bedroom
    • All Bathrooms
    • Kitchen
    • Living Room

    We advise people to use their spare bedroom as their "Storage Closet" till it sells. It is best to have the rest of your manufactured home show great and have one room as a neatly organized "Junk" room so to speak. Most customers are just looking at size for the 2nd or third bedrooms so it is perfectly fine to have it packed nicely with the clutter from the rest of the house.

     

    QUICK FIXES!

     Quick fixes are things that you don't necessarily need a handy-man for, but that you can go to the Home Depot or closest department store and pick it up and do it yourself. Lightbulbs, broken faceplates to light switches, chipped molding around corners, touch up walls with paint where needed, (don't go crazy, just the spots that need it). Basically, if you can make the first impression great, that puts buyers at ease.

    Common Quick Fix Items

    • Light bulbs
    • Check Belly Ban(trim between skirting and the home), window trim, and corners. There are all trim pieces and are the equivelant to oil changes in a car. If these are not taken care of, it is really the first impression and people think the rest of the home is not taken care of.
    • Clean carpets thoroughly. Get rid of pet stains and odors.

     

    MINOR FIXES!

     This is what we would constitute as potentially getting a handy-man for. Things such as 

    • Sueaky floors. Genereally it's tightening up lag bolts or putting a shim between the floor and ibeam.
    • Not getting Heat to part of your house, it could be the ducting has fall down(but this is rare). Usually it is a crushed crossover. You can tell if it is because one side of your house will not be heated. What happens is sometimes when moving, the crossover may be crushed, which then opens it up below so you are heating on half of your house, and underneath. The piece is usually 

     

    WHAT TO NOT DO?

    Don't put a lot of money into fixing it.

    Don't do custom changes that are not neutral.

    Don't get an inspection.

     

    If you have more questions about preparing your mobile or manufactured home for sale, please post on our forum and we will answer you there.

     

  • Seller, Do's and Don'ts of Selling your home and picking the best person, company to sell it.

    Wright Choice Homes is dedicated to provide the best service in selling manufactured homes.  We provide you with way to get top dollar in the sell of your manufactured home.

    Listed below are important things to consider before marketing your home as well as some simple do's and don’ts at the bottom. Enjoy!!!

    DON’T: Don’t automatically assume it is best to go with OR without an agent. Call and compare two or three different companies. Interview them; you are hiring them after all. How do they value your home? What are they basing it off of, What services do they offer for their commission and what is their commission? The ultimate question they need to answer is why you should choose them? If they cannot answer that, then they have not earned your business.

    DO: Ask Questions of a Company & Agent Who Will Represent You

    1. Price: What price do they recommend AND WHY?
    2. Services: What do they have to offer both you and the buyer you're trying to attract?
    3. Commission: How much do they charge?
    4. Do they get it: Is their attitude one says that you for them or that work for you?       

    Are they giving you suggestions or demands?

    DO: Clean Your House For Pictures! Do you put your house on a diet. Clutter is the enemy.

    DON’T: Think twice before you put a lot of money into your home to market it. Fix the things that need to be fixed, do the little things that have a big impact and whatever else you're comfortable with and then price the home accordingly. Call an agent, (OR 2, or three) to get ideas on what not to do and what to do.

    DON’T: Don’t do a home inspection. Have the buyer hire their own inspector, that way you have made no representations and if there is a problem it will be between them and their inspector.

    DO: Let the park know you're selling your home. Many parks have what is referred to as a “Home Resale Compliance” document. It should contain any new park standards that need to be met. Many times your agent can negotiate these out with the buyer. It's important and much easier to handle these conditions before the buyer applies for park approval.

    DO: Find out about the market and how long homes are taking to sell. Not only will this help you to have realistic expectations but it also can give you an indication if you need to make adjustments to help your home sell faster.

    Check back for additional suggestions in the future.

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