If you have a doublewide home that you no longer want to reside in, you can sell the home. Typically mobile homes are sold by the owner, unless the home is being sold with land. Selling a doublewide on your own is a similar process to selling any other type of home. You are responsible for making the home presentable and listing it for sale to prospective buyers. The end result is that you do not have to pay the commissions to a real estate agent, if you do not use one.
Browse listings of doublewides in your area to see what others are selling their homes for. This can help you know how to price your mobile home. Places to look include National Multi List, Mobile Homes For Sale By Owner, Mobile Home Classifieds, eBay Classifieds, Penny Saver USA and eBay.
Consult with a local real estate agent to list your doublewide, if you have it on your own land and want to sell the land with the home. You do not have to use an agent if you prefer to sell it on your own. If your doublewide is on a rented lot, such as in a mobile home park, you may not be able use a realtor to sell the home. Instead, you may have to sell it on your own. Laws on this vary by state.
Spruce up your mobile home to make it presentable for buyers. This can include things such as cleaning up the interior, replacing carpets and doing some landscaping outside. Take photos of the inside and outside of your doublewide.
Create ads to list your doublewide for sale. You can put ads in your local newspaper and online on sites such as National Multi List, Mobile Homes For Sale By Owner, Mobile Home Classifieds, eBay Classifieds, Penny Saver USA and eBay. In the ad, list the year of the home, the square footage, any recent upgrades or improvements you have made, a price and if the home is on a rented lot or if it comes with land. Include photos when you can. Prices for ads vary, with some listings being free.
Use a local real estate attorney to draw up the legal paperwork once you have a buyer. This is important because you need to make sure that everything is done legally. Without a lawyer helping you, it is possible to mess up some of the sales paperwork.Â Usually the lawyer is paid as part of closing costs for the sale.