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Looking to Sell Your Mobile Home? We Can Help!

Are you looking to sell your home?

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When it comes to selling your home there are so many checklists and details to go through.

Since we are the number one website for home sellers, professionals, buyers and renters in the manufactured and mobile home industry, (We currently have 27,950 homes available for sale or rent, and more than 50,000 visitors shop at our site every day!) we have a ton of resources that can help you along the way.

Free “For Sale By Owner” Kit

mobile-home-for-saleThis kit includes a “for sale” sign with a spot for your MHV listing number and a packet of useful information for selling your home. The packet will include a detailed breakdown of how our website works and how you can get the best out of your MHVillage listing. It also includes some checklists and useful tips when it comes to selling the home!

 

When you list your home on MHVillage you are sent one via the listing process. If you aren’t ready to list but would like to request a kit ahead of time, you can click here to request one.

Mobile Home Book Value

Not sure what to price your home? We have a product on our site that allows you to enter the basic information about a home and then we have certified appraisers review that information to put together the NADA Book Value. 

Now this valuation option is not the same as a full appraisal, since it can only apply a value to the details entered compared to the current NADA Book. However, it’s a good place to start! It’s simple, easy and you can get the base value for the home in the early stages of the selling process.

We offer the Book Value free with a listing, but we also have this product available for purchase if you are not at the point to list the home yet. Here is a link with more details on this product. 

(We also have a great article from earlier this month, which asks if your home is priced to sell.)

Mobile Home Parts

If you are just getting started, then maybe you have a few repairs you would like to make before listing the home. We have an entire page on our site that can connect you with some companies in your area that can help! Click her for more details about those companies.

Customer Service 

We have a friendly staff that is always happy to help! If you are interested in listing your home for sale or rent on MHVillage and have questions at any point, you can always give us a call or an email and we will be there for you!

email: customerservice@mhvillage.com

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Is Your Home Priced to Sell?

Here are some factors to consider when pricing your home.

priced-to-sellThough we work in the advertisement world of our industry and do not directly sell homes, our communication with our home sellers, professionals and buyers, gives us a unique perspective when it comes to how sellers price their homes. This article will talk about a few trends we see when it comes to home owners who are listing their own home.

Now, we know nobody knows your home like you do. So it is not surprising that we see a lot of individuals home sellers over-pricing their home on our site.

This totally makes sense, considering you know the all of the upgrades and special features the home has to offer, plus if you are like most home owners, you have invested in your home quite a bit over the years and hope to regain some of those costs with the sale

 

These are all completely logical and rational reasons to list your home on the higher end of the price range. However, there are some risks that come with pricing too high.

Things you risk with a price that’s too high:

  1. A “Hard Pass”– Some buyers look on our site and from the search results will scroll right past homes that are simply outside of their budget. So, if you are pricing your home higher than you know it’s worth you risk them scrolling past and not seeing your advertisement.
  2. Quality Buyer Leads Missed: Similar to number 1. Let’s say a buyer receives your home in one of their search alerts and decides even though it might be priced higher than they are looking, they will see the details. Your buyer might take a look at your advertisement but if the price is not justified with your home listing then you risk them moving on.
  3. Buyer’s Appraisal; Lower than Selling Price- If a home buyer is getting financing for your home, their lender will need appraisal. If that number comes in substantially lower than the selling price you risk the buyer backing out before closing.
  4. Selling Other Homes: By pricing your home too high, the other homes in your area that are priced lower get the advantage. Knowing your market is important, since buyers can also research the selling prices for other homes in that area.

Pricing your home to sell is something that takes research and perspective.

So take some time to learn how to price your home correctly for your market.  If you are working with an industry professional, or real estate agent, they will be able to tell you what homes nearby are selling for, and where your home fits in. They should be able to guide you with their industry knowledge, which is a benefit to hiring a local professional who knows your area market.

If you are selling your home directly, then you might want to invest in a home appraisal or at the very least a Book Value. Not only can these options give you a number to start with, but a report or an appraisal is also something you can offer your buyer.  We currently have an NADA Book Value on our website. You can get just the value for the home for free with your home listing, or if you want the full report (which includes a market analysis report) you can purchase that option too. For home appraisal options, we recommend contacting Datacomp Appraisal. They have a few different appraisal and report options and can give you a quote for their service right over the phone!

The next step is how you advertise the home.

While you know your home, the buyers don’t have any of that experience with the space. They are seeing a price tag on your home and they have to be sold on why it’s worth that number.

If you are advertising on MHVillage, we not only let you list all of the amenities and features of the home, we also have a spot where you can enter a full description. This area of the listing is incredibly important to buyers. Plus it’s your chance to really describe the space and prove that your listing price is accurate. Last but not least, photos photos photos. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so why not support your selling price with them too!

Hopefully this article can give you a little perspective from the buyers side of things as you continue the process of selling your home. If you have any questions about the services MHVillage offers, please give us a call or send us an email. Our customer service staff is happy to help!

 

Simple First Steps for Selling Your Mobile Home

If you are preparing to sell your manufactured home, MHVillage has a free checklist you can download to help make the process easier. This is a handy sheet that will help you put together all the information you will need for entering a listing. You can print it off, fill it out, and be ready to sit down and enter your home’s information online. (Just click here to download.)

In addition to advertising your home online, here’s some other important information and steps you should take:

1. Talk to your community manager. Some communities have different rules about posting For Sale signs and advertising homes for sale. Make sure you know the rules first. Also, many managers may be able to help you with your sale, so talking to them is a good first step.

2. Research homes for sale in your area. A good place to start researching is www.mhvillage.com. We have over 26,000 manufactured home listings on the site. Do some searches for homes for sale in your community, your city and your zip code. Knowing how people are selling homes nearby can help you write your own listing. It will also help you price your home. Speaking of which… Continue reading

Advertising Your Mobile Home for Sale on the Internet

Are you thinking about selling your manufactured home?  Did you know that over 90% of buyers begin their search for a new home online?  In just a few easy steps, MHVillage can help you advertise your home to thousands of home buyers.  The advantages of advertising your home online are hard to beat: the internet reaches people nationwide – including folks in other states that might be relocating to your area. It is available for them 24/7, no matter when they want to shop.  And, an online ad can provide more photos and information than a classified ad – at a fraction of the price.  Though there are many different websites out there for real estate listings, some are better than others: consider where your buyers shop for mobile homes.  At MHVillage, we have only manufactured and mobile homes for sale, so your home won’t get lost in the crowd of apartment, condominium and other home listings.

Here’s what you need to do to start advertising your home online:

1. )  Gather the Data about Your Manufactured or Mobile Home For Sale Continue reading

Simple First Steps for Selling Your Mobile Home

If you are preparing to sell your manufactured home, MHVillage has a free checklist you can download to help make the process easier. This is a handy sheet that will help you put together all the information you will need for entering a listing. You can print it off, fill it out, and be ready to sit down and enter your home’s information online. (Just click here to download.)

In addition to advertising your home online, here’s some other important information and steps you should take:

1. Talk to your community manager. Some communities have different rules about posting For Sale signs and advertising homes for sale. Make sure you know the rules first. Also, many managers may be able to help you with your sale, so talking to them is a good first step.

2. Research homes for sale in your area. A good place to start researching is www.mhvillage.com. We have over 28,000 manufactured home listings on the site. Do some searches for homes for sale in your community, your city and your zip code. Knowing how people are selling homes nearby can help you write your own listing. It will also help you price your home. Speaking of which… Continue reading

Simple First Steps for Selling Your Mobile Home

If you are preparing to sell your manufactured home, MHVillage has a free checklist you can download to help make the process easier. This is a handy sheet that will help you put together all the information you will need for entering a listing. You can print it off, fill it out, and be ready to sit down and enter your home’s information online. (Just click here to download.)

In addition to advertising your home online, here’s some other important information and steps you should take:

1. Talk to your community manager. Some communities have different rules about posting For Sale signs and advertising homes for sale. Make sure you know the rules first. Also, many managers may be able to help you with your sale, so talking to them is a good first step.

2. Research homes for sale in your area. A good place to start researching is www.mhvillage.com. We have over 28,000 manufactured home listings on the site. Do some searches for homes for sale in your community, your city and your zip code. Knowing how people are selling homes nearby can help you write your own listing. It will also help you price your home. Speaking of which… Continue reading