No matter what type of home you live in, when you’re ready to sell it, you’ll go through the process of preparing your home for sale. Preparing your mobile home for sale may mean the difference between a great offer and one that comes in well below what you’re asking. Make sure your home is ready to show off to prospective buyers by following a checklist. We’ve put together a list of the basics and a few extra things you can do to make your home attractive to the right buyer. Read the list, print a copy, and keep it handy while you’re working through the preparation process.
Give Your Home a Deep Cleaning
Before you list your home or show it to prospective buyers, take a tour of your home and look at it through the eyes of your buyer. Buyers looking at single mobile homes for sale in Texas prefer viewing homes where it’s obvious the owners cared for it. Clean your home from top to bottom. Start with clutter and either throw away what you don’t need or take it to an off-site storage facility. After removing clutter, do a deep clean.
First Impressions Matter
Just like you looked at the inside from your buyer’s perspective, do the same on the outside of your mobile home. Walk around the exterior and make note of areas that need extra attention. Since the siding on your home is one of the first things buyers will see, make sure it’s clean and free from damage. You can use a pressure washer on the outside of your home, which should give you a better idea of the shape of your siding. If needed, go ahead and upgrade to new siding. If a total replacement isn’t in your budget, consider painting your existing siding instead.
Take Care of Repairs
When you inspect your siding, keep this list handy and use it to make notes about any repairs your mobile home needs. Pay close attention to things such as plumbing issues, leveling problems, and other repairs that, if ignored, could cause buyers to walk away from making an offer on your home. Unexpected expenses for repairs may make you feel frustrated, but when you spend the money on fixing up your home, you’ll attract more buyers and may even be able to raise your asking price.
Inspect the Skirting
You may take the skirting around your mobile home for granted but it discourages pests and moisture from ruining your home. Another thing skirting does is hide tie-downs, piers, and the concrete slab your home sits on. Skirting, when properly installed, enhances the curb appeal of your mobile home. You may be able to give it nothing more than a good cleaning. If you notice areas where skirting is cracked, dented or missing, you’ll need to take care of repairs.
While this checklist doesn’t include every task you should complete to prepare your mobile home for sale, it’s a great start. First, look at your home from a buyer’s viewpoint. Second, deep clean, inspect and repair. You’ll find buyers in Texas will be more than happy to not only look at your home but put in an offer to buy. Whether you’re looking to sell your home and move into another mobile home, or you’re off to a new type of living adventure, let Hench's Country Liv'n Homes help. Contact us today and let’s work together!