How to Sell My Mobile Home in Central PA

Tips for Mobile Home Sellers

Manufactured or Mobile Homes are homes! Although titled differently, the elements of how to sell successfully when it comes to preparing your home, analyzing the market and strategically selling are the same as for any home.

Manufactured home communities are attracting buyers who can't find an affordable home as well as first time homebuyers facing today's high rents.

Downsizing "silver tsunami" buyers are selecting manufactured homes as their "forever home" enjoying comfort and convenience of ranch style floor plans and managed communities.


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Like with all shifting markets there is a lot of confusion. I've worked through multiple market changes as well as serving older home owners in gentrifying neighborhoods during my 20 years as a realtor.

What's happening in today's mobile home market is similar. Be aware of the following risks for mobile home sellers in a shifting market;

  • Predatory buyers - when values go up but owners are still thinking of what their home was worth years ago, sellers become a target for predatory buyers who advertise aggressively. 
  • Wholesalers - buyers who appear to be real, but plan to flip your home without ever owning it. If your home is in a managed community on leased land, this will never work and you lose the opportunity to sell at a fair market value. If it's worth more today - that money should go into your pocket!

How to Sell a Mobile Home Successfully

Three critical elements or stages of a successful mobile home sale;

  1. Analyzing the market and preparing your home
  2. Marketing and advertising 
  3. Closing 

Selling as For Sale by Owner brings significant risks in each of these stages.

For instance, For Sale by Owner listings attract predatory, unqualified buyers who will waste your time and offer less than fair market value.

While it may seem like you're "saving money" by not being represented, the net results tell a different story.

  • Marketing and advertising - to sell at the highest value in the shortest time, your home needs maximum exposure with sophisticated, smart ads targeted to your ideal buyer demographics.
  • Negotiations - an experienced realtor navigates negotiations, is able to solve problems and protect your bottom line net results.
  • Closing - if you have a loan or if the buyer is using financing, you'll need a professional settlement service. Check out these tips;

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Why work with me?

In addition to 20 years of experience as a licensed realtor I personally own a mobile home and serve as a property manager to 4 mobile home communities near Halifax, Hershey, Harrisburg, Elizabethtown, Lancaster and Middletown. My husband and I also renovate and flip mobile homes. You might find me under a trailer fixing heat tape and insulation!

We recently SOLD our flip at 302 Dean Street in Cedar Manor MHP. A complete gut rehab, down to the studs! Hybrid offering of new construction in a 1996 metal frame on a gorgeous, large lot with sunset views.

From mansions to mobile homes, I provide sellers with with strategic, smart marketing and advertising to net the highest in today's market.

When we meet we'll go over all your questions and concerns.

In the meantime, download my FREE Sample Marketing Plan for a detailed overview of how we are going to SELL your home successfully.

Sell your home with Susanna Kunkel, Realtor

Then book a time on my calendar and let's talk.


Susanna Kunkel, Realtor
eXp Realty, LLC
(484) 416-0567

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