What Is the Best Way to Sell a Mobile Home?

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The best way to sell a mobile home depends on your preferences. If you don't want to do any of the work of selling it, your best option may be to hire a real estate agent. You'll have to pay her a commission, but you won't have to do any advertising. If you want to save money, you'll want to do the work yourself. Consider your goals before choosing which steps you'll take to sell.

Put a sign in the window or yard with your phone number. This limits the number of people you'll have to show the home to because only those who are interested in the house and like the neighborhood will call.

Ask a real estate agent to list the mobile home. She'll put her sign in the yard, and she'll answer the calls. You'll have to arrange times to let people see the property, but the agent can work with your schedule.

Advertise the mobile home yourself on craigslist, kijiji, the local newspaper or bulletin boards. This is more time-intensive than simply putting a sign in the window, but you reach a larger audience, so you'll generate more interest.

Clear clutter from your home and make sure it's clean so that buyers can see how nice your home is.

Offer the mobile home at a bargain price. This is the surest way to sell a mobile home no matter the condition or neighborhood. If you aren't getting any offers, reduce your asking amount until it sells.


  • If you list your mobile home with an agent, you'll still have to pay her even if you sell the home through your own efforts.


About the Author

Chrissie Reinhart has written for various websites including eHow and "Notafied Magazine." She is a full-time real estate investor and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Calvin College.

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