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  • ⇒Any Mobile Home (with or without Land)... Any Condition
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  • ⇒No Last-Minute Re-nogiations 
  • ⇒We’re End Buyers w/ 100% CLOSE RATE

Selling a Mobile Home

Selling a mobile home is sometimes more complicated than selling a traditional site-built home. If you’re thinking about putting your trailer on the market, skim this article first.

Best Selling Scenarios

You should not have trouble selling your trailer if:

  • It’s newer
  • It was built after 1976
  • It’s a double-wide or triple-wide
  • Your local housing market is robust
  • The home hasn’t been moved
  • You’re in a desirable area

Don’t be discouraged if your manufactured house doesn’t meet all those criteria. They simply paint a picture of the best-case selling scenario.

To Hire a Realtor or Not To Hire a Realtor

When it comes to selling your manufactured home, the first decision to make is whether to sell it yourself or hire a realtor.

If you hire a realtor, he or she will do all the heavy lifting—research, marketing, negotiating, showing, arrangements with the title company, and closing details. If you sell it yourself, that work will be on your shoulders.

If you decide to hire a realtor, make sure you find one with expertise in selling mobile homes. 

Two Important Sale Influencers

The two significant factors that will impact your sale are these:

  • Who owns the property your trailer sits on (you or a mobile home park?)
  • Was your home manufactured before or after 1976? (This was when federal HUD codes standardizing mobile home specs went into effect.)

Things to Know About Selling & Values

  • If you own the land your home sits on, you can sell your mobile home as real estate. If you don’t own the land (i.e., you lease a lot in a park), you will sell your home as personal property or chattel. It’s then like selling a vehicle. This impacts the financing your buyers have access to.
  • HUD codes that went into effect in 1976 regulate manufactured homes’ specs—minimum square footage, number of windows, etc. If your home was built before 1976, your buyers will have a hard time getting financing. You may have to finance it yourself or be willing to take a lower cash offer.
  • If your manufactured home has been moved more than once, buyers will have difficulty getting standard financing. You may have to finance it yourself or sell it for a lower cash price. The same is true if you’re selling a single-wide trailer.
  • Factors that boost manufactured homes’ value include newer age; large size (double- or triple-wide); desirable location; healthy local housing market conditions; upgraded interiors; and features like decks, patios, solar panels, and weatherproofing.

How To Sell a Mobile Home Fast

There are a few ways to sell a manufactured home quickly. 

One way is to price it low enough that it will appeal to many buyers. 

A second way is to offer owner-financing. Owner-financing means the buyer will make payments to you until the full debt has been paid off. 

The third way to sell your home quickly is to sell it to an investor. Find an investor who purchases manufactured houses.

Houston Capital Home Buyers (HCHB) is an investor that buys manufactured homes and we will buy yours. We’ve been in the real estate industry for over 12 years and have $26 million worth of purchases in our books. We’re established, reputable, and 100% legal. The Better Business Bureau has granted us an A+ rating. 

Selling your mobile home to HCHB looks like this:

  • You contact us (call or email) and ask for a quote on your home.
  • Within 24 hours, we get back to you with a fair offer.
  • If you accept the offer, we sign a contract, get the paperwork to our title company, and close in as few as 4-7 days. If you need longer to close, it’s no problem.

You don’t need to make any repairs to the property. There are no inspections other than a basic one that enables us to ballpark the home’s value.

If this sounds too good to be true, it’s not. HCHB can do fast deals because of the resources we have available. We also thoroughly understand the industry and know how to leverage our resources to make win-win transactions. We have helped many people get out from under mobile homes that they wanted to sell quickly.

If you’d like to talk to us about buying your mobile home fast, give us a call at 713-581-9075.

How To Sell a Mobile Home With Land

When you own the land that your manufactured home sits on, the selling game changes. No longer are you selling personal property (or chattel); now you’re selling real estate—real property. 

Usually, this means that the home is not located inside a mobile home park. That fact alone removes complexity (no park owner has first right of refusal or may veto your buyer). 

You can sell the property in the same way and through the same channels as you would if the house was site-built. 

The 1976 HUD code still holds sway, though, so before you put your mobile home or trailer on the market, get familiar with the HUD code and make sure your place isn’t in violation of any point. If it is out of compliance, you may still be able to sell it, but your buyer will probably not be able to get standard financing.

Want to make more money on the sale? If the land is big enough and zoning laws permit, add another trailer to the property. Sell both or rent both.

Summing It All Up

Hopefully, now you have a better idea of what goes into selling a mobile home. We encourage you to educate yourself further. You’ll know the questions to ask a prospective realtor, or you’ll know what’s ahead of you if you decide to sell your place yourself.

If you’ve decided you’re interested in selling a mobile home and you’d like to sell it quickly and easily, give us a call at HCHB. We’ll be happy to help. Our number is 713-581-9075.

  • ⇒Any House… Any Condition
  • ⇒No Pressure. No Repair. No Showings
  • ⇒Highest Guaranteed Cash Offer
  • ⇒No Last-Minute Renegotiations
  • ⇒We’re End Buyers w/ 100% CLOSE RATE

1334 Brittmoore Rd Houston, Tx 77043

(713) 581-9075