When you’re debating about selling your Ontario mobile home, you’ll want to make sure you have every element working in your favor.
Mobile homes in a park are a different breed to sell. And in our experience, most mobile homes sit for a long time before they sell.
So if you’re seeking on how to sell your manufactured home fast in Ontario … here are a few tips…
4 Simple But Useful Tips To Sell Your Mobile Home Fast!
1. “The Price is Right”
Do your due diligence, and know exactly what your home is worth. Setting a specific price will show potential buyers that you know what you are talking about, and have invested in upkeeping the quality of the home. Round numbers can make it seem like you have no idea what you’re doing. “$150k? That sounds about right!” If you and your agent determine that your home is worth $196k, you might want to ask $206k.
But that can be a little difficult in a mobile home. So first thing is to ask your neighbors in the park for their opinion. Ask the manager. And finally, call a Realtor to get an evaluation.
Setting the correct price is one of the most critical factors to selling your mobile home fast in Southern CA. I’ve seen too many homes listed for way above what the normal price. That means they just sit and sit and sit for months and months and months.
In addition, avoid using all 9’s: “Our home is $299,999.99!.” People see through this and can make you seem like you’re trying too hard. Sellers should refrain from doing this.
2. Enlighten Their Senses
Too many mobile home listings pay no attention to this part. The houses are stuffy, smelly, and just look very unattractive.
Now, for mobile homes, you don’t need to make people have that “WOW” feeling the minute they walk in the door… unless you are in a very reputable mobile home park where used homes are upwards of $80,000… but most of the time you don’t have to over do it.
You don’t need to burn your lemon, tropical, flower blend incense. But you do want to make sure there’s a light and engaging smell… or at least get rid of the old unpleasant odor.
Here’s a hint, people love the smell of a freshly cleaned home. Don’t go crazy with the bleach, but rather use something citrus or pine scented. These aromas are universally appealing, just don’t let them become overwhelming.
If you have some tough competition, you might want to try adding music at an open house. But keep the music mild and low. Everyone has different taste, and you don’t want to subconsciously make buyers want to leave the room. Let the light in.
And always…. always, leave plenty of natural lighting. Open the curtains, the blinds and turn on a light if you have to. Dark and shadowy places are often ignored and make the place look gloomy.
3. Avoid Too Many Things… The Art Of Staging
This applies often in selling single family residence but it also helps in selling mobile homes…
Too many pictures and open houses display clutter, pictures on walls, junk in every corner, and papers lying around make the home feel small and believe it or not can lower the value of your home by 10%.
With all your personal belongings lying around, people don’t want to feel as if they are “intruding” on your space. Making them feel uncomfortable right from the get go, isn’t the best way to sell. Plus they’ll think your house is a lot smaller than what it really is.
I understand that you can’t always get rid of furniture, but you want to find the balance of making the house feel “homey” without feeling too crowded. Think about a catalog shoot when you are staging. You don’t have to go overboard, but include some pieces of interest that aren’t excessively powerful. This will allow people to imagine themselves in the space, so make it warm and inviting.
In staging your home, the less of your own stuff the better. Think about a catalog shoot when you are staging. You don’t have to go overboard, but include some pieces of interest that aren’t excessively powerful. This will allow people to imagine themselves in the space, so make it warm and inviting.
Another benefit of packing-up things before you list is that you’ll make the selling process easier and get a head start. Putting your personal belongings away will give you a head start in moving. Being emotionally ready to sell will make the whole process less stressful.
4. First Impressions Sell
Buyers choose if they are going to purchase within the first few moments of seeing the product. Use that to your advantage and make those first seconds count.
If you have a messy front, and the exterior is old and the paint is dull, people aren’t going to feel a welcoming vibe. Make sure your front is well groomed and take care of some easy cosmetic fixes. (New house numbers, a mailbox refresh or some paint touch-ups, new flowers, etc) It may also be a good idea to not leave your car in the car port. Let them see the space and fantasy about their car in the port.
You will also want to give some attention to your entry area and the places people see upon walking in. Add some flowers and make sure the lighting is impressive. Don’t leave clutter around as this is often the place where shoes, backpacks and other miscellaneous items stack up.