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Information on how to sell your mobile home

7 Cost Saving Tips to Staging Your Home

Is your mobile home for sale? We’ve compiled 7 easy tips for staging your home that will help you impress home shoppers and save you money. These are simple things you can do to help make your home more marketable.

Seven Easy Tips for Staging Your Home for Sale

1. Impress the Drive-By – If you have your manufactured home for sale, you may have seen these folks slowly driving by in their cars checking out your community. It’s a common weekend activity for those shopping for a new home. When your manufactured home is for sale, make sure you impress those drive-bys in the 30-45 seconds you have their undivided attention! Your lawn should be well maintained and landscaping tidy. Move trash and recycle containers out of view, and make sure sidewalks and stairs are well swept. Stand in the road outside your home and try to look at it with a buyer’s eye, what can you do to make it appear more inviting?

Tip: Make sure people driving by have your phone number. A well placed, clearly written For Sale sign can really help. The MHVillage Seller’s Kit (Free with your listing) includes a big window sign for your home.

2. Clean Up Outdoor Structures – Don’t forget to shine up your outdoor areas. These areas can be easily forgotten, but when buyers come to your home they will be seeing them for the first time. Now is a great time to clean up the shed and make sure tools are neatly put away. Look at the carport, especially up near the roof. This is an area that attracts dirt – and bird’s nests. Have deck or patio? Make sure they are clean and look welcoming. In warmer climates, spruce them up with flower pots, in colder areas, make sure the walks and structures are free from snow and ice. Continue reading

Effective Descriptions To Help You Sell Your Home

MHVillage is the number one place on the internet to list your manufactured or mobile home for sale or rent. Thousands of people have listed, and sold, their homes using our site. We want to help you make your listing as effective as possible, so this month we bring you this helpful article on Writing Effective Home Descriptions.

So youʼre trying to sell your manufactured home. You know the basic facts – number of bedrooms, bathrooms, etc… but how do you know what other information is important to buyers? Does it really matter what you write in the Home Description of your listing? Yes, it does! The Home Description of your MHVillage listing is where you get the chance to really sell your home.

Consider the following two Descriptions:

Nice home, good condition. Large master bedroom. Many upgrades. Garage: 24ʼx30ʼ. Quiet senior community. Low lot rent.

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Walk right into this beautiful Palm Harbor home with an open floor plan! The home is in excellent condition, with fresh interior paint and new vinyl siding last year. The spacious master bedroom has a walk-in closet and private bath. The kitchen boasts upgraded countertops, Continue reading

Staging Your Mobile Home To Sell Quickly

BY: DAWN HIGHHOUSEDutch Housing Barclay

Thinking about selling your manufactured or mobile home? Here at MHVillage we frequently recommend that you work with a professional to help you through the sales process, but whether you are working with someone or doing it on your own, here are some simple tips for preparing your home to sell:

1.) Gather the Paperwork

It might not sound like an important staging tip, but this is probably one of the most important things you can do. Start with your own files and pull together the information you have on your home – title, insurance, etc. Then talk to your community manager. Some communities have specific rules about home sales, better to know them right at the start. (For example, can you or your agent post a sign that the home is for sale? Can it be a yard sign? Window only?) It’s also a good idea to get a current copy of your community rules. Prospective buyers will need to know the qualifications and rules, right up front. If your community does not allow pets don’t make the mistake of selling it to someone who has three dogs, two cats and pet snake!

2.) Clean the Clutter

All of us have busy lives, and let’s face it, clutter seems to multiply every time we turn our backs. If you are thinking of selling your home though, this is the time to tackle it. I’m not talking about packing to move (although you may end up filling several boxes), I’m talking about walking into each room and looking for ways you can tidy and organize the space. Don’t wait on this! One of the first steps in selling your home online is to take photos, and you want your home looking as ready for the new owners as possible.

Here’s a tip: start small. A kitchen counter where the mail piles up or the off-season coat closet is a great place to begin. Have a trash bag and a box for donated items nearby. Take breaks and don’t feel you have to tackle everything in a day. You’ll get there!

3.) Wax on!

Now that the clutter is up, it’s time to clean. It’s time to make your home shine like your favorite movie star is coming to stay for the weekend! This is also a good time to see if there are any small repairs you can make (like repainting register vent covers or replacing light switch plates) that will improve the look of your home. Don’t forget the hard to reach nooks and crannies – look at ceiling fan blades, light fixture covers, baseboards and door jams.

One more spot to hit – don’t forget the appliances! Make sure to clean them thoroughly, especially the top of the stove.

4.) Don’t forget the exterior Continue reading

Home Sellers – Protect Your Vacant Home!

If you are no longer living in the manufactured home you have for sale, there are some important details to keep in mind. Read on to learn the best approach for vacant home sales.

Q: Does your homeowners insurance protect you when your mobile home is vacant?

A: Probably not!

Most homeowners believe that if they move out of their residence, their homeowner’s insurance will continue to provide coverage for the home. That is rarely the case. The coverage may continue for 30 days, but that is usually the limit, and quite often the coverage provided during that 30 days is substantially reduced. The same is true if you move out and rent the home to someone else.

A homeowner’s insurance policy is designed to cover the dwelling in which you live. If the dwelling becomes anything else, you need to change the policy. If you don’t have the correct policy, you can be denied coverage if you have a claim. Simply put: it isn’t worth the risk of lacking coverage, when the solution is so easy to fix.  Continue reading

Outdoor Smarts for Sellers and New Home Owners

Everyone likes to make a great first impression. Both sellers and new home owners can agree that this is especially true when it comes to their mobile home. A new home owner will want to impress their friends and family with their purchase. Similarly, a person selling their home will want perspective buyers to be instantly impressed by what they see.

Let’s face it, the first thing anyone notices about a home is its exterior and yard. You want to make sure that these features are at their best when showing off the home.  Whether you are trying to sell your home or are the new home owner, there are a few steps you can take to keep it marketable or maintain the fresh glow of your new purchase.

Let’s take a look at how to make your home look great from the outside in!

 
 
  • Trimming bushes and overgrown tree branches can help to make your outdoor space appear more organized and visually appealing.
  • If there are debris or leaves that have fallen into your yard, a good raking can spiff the place up in no time.
  • Keep extra tools, toys, and non-outdoor items off the lawn and deck area.
  • A potted plant or shrub at your entry way can add an extra pop of color to the space. Live or fake plants provide a fresh look and livelihood to your front door.
  • Keep your windows and glass doors clean and smudge free. Wiping them down every once in a while will give your home extra sparkle.
  • Add a Welcome mat to your doorstep and you will be ready to welcome in your potential buyers or family guests!

Keeping up on these simple projects will help you to make a great impression on your buyers or new neighbors.  Now you are ready to search for a home to try your newly learned skills on. Or, you can prep your home for pictures that you can use to sell your home on MHVillage.com.

 

 

3 Great Reasons to List Your Home With MHVillage

cropped-front-of-mhThe right tools, the right people & the right price – guaranteed. 

MHVillage.com is dedicated to helping people sell or rent out their homes.  If you are an individual looking to advertise your mobile, manufactured or modular home for sale or rent by owner, you’ve come to the right place. MHVillage has everything needed to find qualified buyers & tenants.

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1. One Time Fee
couple-with-home-for-saleYou only need to pay a one-time fee to list your home for sale. There are no additional fees or percentages when your home is sold or rented. With no contract involved, you can take as little or as much time as you need to find the right buyer or renter. When the process is complete, just log into your account and check “Mark as Sold”, and you’ll be set!

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2. 24/7 Advertising Nationwide
Millions of visitors from all over the United States browse MHVillage each year.  As our website offers specialized service in the manufactured housing industry, potential customers are all in search of the same thing–mobile and manufactured homes!  This traffic makes us the best platform to advertise your listings, and ensure a smooth transaction. Once activated, your ad is live 24/7 on our unrivaled network of qualified leads: all day, every day, throughout the entire US. Get the attention your home deserves, today.

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3. Unlimited Changes
Unlike an ad in the classifieds, you are not stuck with your original ad content. You can log into your account at any time to make changes to your listing. Plus, there is no limit to the amount of updates that you can make. Change descriptions, add photos, and update pricing without hassle, as often as you need. No problem!
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