How Selling Your Mobile Home Directly Will Benefit You In Arizona

How Selling Your Mobile Home Directly Will Benefit You In Surprise, Phoenix, and Flagstaff

Selling your mobile home to a direct buyer has many benefits over a traditional listing. Learn more about the best ways to sell your Arizona mobile home in our latest post!

When its time to sell, a mobile home owner or manufactured home owner should compare the many options that are available today. For example… ask your self these 2 questions when you’ve decided that it is time to sell: Will I get more for the sale price if I hire an agent? Do I have the time and emotional bandwidth to sell it on my own? And, there is a third option — a direct sale. In many cases, a direct sale of your Arizona mobile home can be the most cost-effective solution. Let’s explore the options in more detail.

Determining Value

About 50% of mobile home owners own the land their mobile home is sitting on, while the other 50% do not. If the manufactured home comes with the land, in many cases it can be considered real property. If, on the other hand, it is being sold without the land, it is considered personal property. This will obviously make a difference when you are determining the value of the sale. If the mobile home is on leased land inside of a park, the park manager may have some say in who is allowed to buy since the park management will need to assess the credit worthiness of the new buyer. Also, keep in mind, your mobile home depreciates over time, while the land under it will likely increase in value.

To determine the value of your Arizona area mobile home, there are a few things to take into consideration.

  • How old is the mobile home?
  • What is the current condition?
  • What is the demand like in your neighborhood or city?

Many owners will choose to have a professional appraisal done as mobile home prices can vary widely across the board and from town to town. To get a “ball-park” feel for the value of your mobile home without an official appraisal, you can also check out the mobile home value reports from J.D. Power. They have reports at different price points, so you can pay for only the information you need.

Benefits of Avoiding The MLS

Selling your mobile home through the MLS with a Arizona real estate agent can significantly reduce your profits due to the cost of paying that agents a selling commission. Besides the fact that many agents will avoid these types of properties due to the lower commissions compared to single-family homes. Consequently, many individuals choose to sell their properties independently or to a professional mobile home buyer. Consider that listing with an agent could lead to a prolonged sale process as compared to a direct sale — which can be impractical if you are in a hurry to sell.

Moreover, by not selling your manufactured home through an agent and opting to sell to a local investor instead, you can bypass concerns about repairs, commissions, fees, or marketing expenses.

Some mobile home owners consider seeking assistance from their park manager when selling. If you decide to do this, ensure they have a thorough understanding of the sales process.

Selling To An Investor

By skipping the MLS and the traditional process of selling, you will be able to save time and money, not to mention the stress. Here are a few benefits to selling your house directly to Keep in mind, not all buyers are the same.

  • No Listing – You will not need to hire an agent to put your property on the MLS, or worry about commissions, agent fees, and administrative costs.
  • No Marketing – There is no need to photograph, market, or pay for advertising. You won’t have to worry about marketing your mobile home or showing it to potential buyers.
  • No Cleaning – When you list any property, it needs to be kept clean for potential buyers in order to make the best impression. With a direct sale, you won’t have to worry about the continuous cleaning that a listing requires.
  • No Time – There is no guarantee when listing any kind of real estate. Your property could sell in days or the process could take months. With a direct sale of your mobile home to, you will receive your money right away. You’ll know the exact amount you’re getting and on what day, so you can plan ahead accordingly.

Selling On Your Own

Selling your mobile home on your own can take some legwork, but it will help you avoid the costs of hiring an agent.

  • First, you’ll need to make repairs and get the place cleaned up.
  • When you choose to create a for sale by owner listing, or FSBO, you will be responsible for the entire process, which can turn into a lot of work, especially if you aren’t familiar with the process.
  • You will need to pay for marketing costs such as online ads, print listings, printed items such as flyers, and signage to place out front.
  • You will also need to take calls, answer questions, and show the property as needed. Once you find a buyer, you’ll have to create and process the contracts as well as the escrow process.
  • If you are committed to selling, doing it on your own can save thousands.

However, there are some drawbacks to selling on your own versus selling to an investor. Just like when hiring an agent, you will not have any guarantee on if or when the mobile home will sell. It could take days, weeks, or even months. If you have the time and money to wait, this might be ok with you, however, if you are looking for a way to sell your manufactured home fast, working with an investor like will likely be the better way for you to sell.

To learn more about the benefits of selling your mobile home directly, send us a message, or give our team a call at any time. 928-362-1584

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