Listing your mobile home isn’t free. There are costs, chores, and a lot of work that go into getting your mobile home ready for the market. Before you list your mobile home, think about the time, energy, and money that go into it. If you have a direct buyer, with a great offer, it is often preferred over the hassle and out-of-pocket costs of listing. What it REALLY costs to sell your mobile home in Lafayette.
Commissions, Staging & Yard Work, Oh My!
First things first. The mobile home has to be thoroughly cleaned from top to bottom. Windows should be done inside and out, grout and tile cleaned, baseboards and molding, and all of the obscure areas such as window sills and ceiling fans. If you have pets, pay particularly close attention to pet hair and odors. Of course, you can clean yourself, but you will not be able to do it with the accuracy and efficiency of a pro. In addition, keeping your Lafayette mobile home clean for showings, open houses and surprise visitors can take a lot of time and energy.
Never, ever, ever neglect the yard when selling your mobile home. You will want to make sure your yard had excellent curb appeal and isn’t overgrown or filled with weeds. Just like cleaning, you can do this yourself, but you will have some hard work ahead of you. You will want to:
- Trim back trees and bushes.
- Weed the lawn and open areas.
- Plant flowers and appropriate plants.
- Fix anything in need of repair.
- Add fresh paint to outdoor trim, mailbox, door, etc.
- Add seating and other elements of staging to make the outside areas more welcoming
The backyard should be warm, inviting and well manicured. The front yard is your first impression, make it a good one!
Storage & Moving
Even if you are still living in the mobile home, once you put it on the market, it is smart to get some of your personal items packed and stored, ready for your move. Having your personal items around the mobile home can make it feel cluttered and dissuade buyers from being interested. While your mobile home is listed, you will need somewhere to keep your stuff. This might require storage offsite. If you are staying somewhere temporarily until your mobile home sells, you will likely be paying rent in addition to your mortgage. (And don’t forget, two sets of utility bills.)
Once your Lafayette mobile home does sell, there are the costs of moving. Will you have movers help? Will you do all the packing yourself? Will you need a truck? These are all costs to consider and factor into your budget.
Listing Fees, Agent Fees, Administrative Fees, and Notary Charges
Working with an agent also brings a plethora of fees and charges you may not be prepared for. (These charges are IN ADDITION to the commission, which we talk about below.) Agents will pass on a number of fees to you for marketing, listing, and administrative tasks such as clerical work and printing. You will face costs for notarization and other small charges that add up fast.
This is the biggie. Selling your mobile home through an agent entitles them to a commission. Think 6% of your sale price. This can be more or less, but 6% is a good estimation. When you are calculating your asking price, make sure you factor in commissions as well as the other charges listed above for this were all the costs to sell your mobile home in Lafayette.
There is an alternative way to sell your mobile home for a great price without any costs or repairs in Lafayette! Send us a message and we will be in touch! Or give our office a call today! 337-508-0795
- Are you worried about repossession?
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- Are you tired of expensive lot fees?
- Are there bad tenants you can’t get rid of?
- Do you own a mobile home that is sitting vacant?
- Do you have liens on the property?
- Do you need to sell your mobile home fast?
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