Buying a mobile home can be a smart investment. Its low cost makes doing so affordable, and it may not take you a long time to own the residence outright. Whether you wait until then to sell it or you're eager to sell when you've only paid part of the mortgage, your goal is to get as much for the mobile home as you can. High-quality photos and a descriptive online real estate listing can be helpful to get prospective buyers interested in your mobile home, but when people actually visit the property, they need to be impressed. Here are some tips that you can use to achieve this goal.
Take Away Some Furniture
Even in larger mobile homes, the fact remains that the square footage might be a little on the smaller side — especially if a prospective buyer is evaluating your listing against a traditional house. You don't want the interior of the mobile home to feel cramped, and one of the best ways to ensure that this isn't the case is to remove or change some furniture. For example, if you have a large couch and a couple chairs in the living room area, consider removing one of the chairs to make the space feel roomier. You may additionally want to remove the large couch and put in a smaller one.
Improve Your Yard
If your mobile home is located in a mobile home park, there may be some neighbors whose yards aren't very appealing. In order to make your property stand out for the right reasons as prospective buyers approach, do whatever is necessary to improve your yard. Decluttering is a good start if the space is cluttered, but you can also lay down some sod, plant a simple flower garden, and even rake your gravel driveway so that it has an even surface, rather than is grooved from your vehicles' tires passing over it.
Air It Out
While any home can smell a little, those that are smaller can sometimes smell a little stale because odors from cooking, for example, don't dissipate as quickly. You want anyone who visits your mobile home to be impressed with its neutral smell, so get in the habit of airing out the dwelling each day leading up to your open house. Consider washing curtains and other materials that may be holding scents, and limit your indoor use of anything that smells strongly.
To learn more, contact a real estate firm like Coldwell Banker.