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.
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.