• Dimitri Petit-Frere

Updating Your Yard to Sell Your Mobile Home

Have you been asking, “is it time for me to sell my mobile home?” Or perhaps you are looking to get cash for your home. Either way, we recommend that you follow some of the tips below to get an offer that you are satisfied with. If you are unsure about whether you should sell your California mobile home, give us a call and we can walk through several solutions that fit your circumstance.

Updated Mobile Home Front Area

You’re Yard Is A Selling Point

People often underestimate the value of a nicely groomed yard or how landscaping can play an important role in the perception of your home. Yards that look desolate and barren can deter buyers, along with the opposite, such as a messy yard that is overgrown. First impressions are everything, think of it as curb appeal. Some of the small things that we discuss below will go a long way in the eyes of potential buyers and help you get the best return on your mobile home.

Keep in mind that a landscape that has been well maintained could add somewhere between 9% upwards to 15% to the value or perceived value of the mobile home. That means if you are looking to sell your mobile home fast, adding curb appeal is a great way. This is especially true if you are trying to sell your mobile home in California.

Add to Your Curb Appeal

Let’s start off with curb appeal. It’s really important if you are selling your Los Angeles mobile home. Honestly, it’s important if you’re trying to sell your mobile home fast, period. It is the first thing people see and it will likely leave a lasting impression, no matter how nice the inside is. It’s human nature to judge and first impressions matter. Here are a few tips below for how to spruce up the front of your house.

  1. Touch-up the paint as necessary

  2. Update fixtures, locks, and doormat

  3. Plant flowers, add rocks or mulch to frontRefresh mailbox with some paint and flowers planted around the base

  4. Pull out any weeds or dead plants. Be sure to trim bushes and trees too



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Feel At Home

Depending on the mobile home park and lot you have, you may or may not have a decent size backyard, which is why it’s important to maximize it. Highlight your outdoor area by showing the hidden potential. Let potential buyers see a vision of what a relaxing day could be like at your place.

  1. Show them an entertainment space by setting up chairs and seating areas

  2. Have a fireplace or grilling area to show a leisure lifestyle

  3. If you are in a family park, it may make sense to play area or you may even want to accent a garden to show the space and opportunity

Many people simply forget to show off the backyard but don’t forget you want to highlight what a relaxing weekend may look like for those who may want to entertain.

Tidy Up!

Show pride by keeping your mobile home’s yard clean. It will definitely take time to keep your area manicured but it definitely makes a difference. A clean exterior will likely give the impression that you care about your home both inside and out. Potential buyers will recognize, respect, and respect the additional effort that you put in.

  1. Powerwash the sidewalk, porch, driveway and anything else that needs it. After a good powerwash take the extra step and apply some fresh paint if necessary.

  2. Pull weeds, edge the lawn and trim foliage.

  3. Get rid of ANY clutter laying around. This includes anything that can be seen as an eye-sore.

  4. Wash the windows, inside and out

  5. Touch up worn out or chipped paint

  6. Fix anything in need of repair… steps, sheds, porch, etc.

Tidy Mobile Home Exterior

Be Eco-Conscious

Everyone loves a beautiful yard, but that doesn’t mean everyone wants to make it a full-time job. Be sure to think about some of the following, so you don’t spend too much time sprucing your yard and get to enjoy it, instead.

  1. Be conscious of water usage, especially in dryer areas

  2. Understand if your vegetation is high maintenance

  3. Rocks, sand and gravel are easy to maintain, if you want less work

However, you choose a landscape, make sure you are doing it consciously, with your potential buyer in mind! Your yard can make or break the sale of your mobile home! Keep this in mind when you are ready to sell your Los Angeles mobile home or if you’re looking to sell your mobile home in California.

Having a hard time deciding if your Southern California Mobile Home is worth the effort. Get a second opinion from Mobile Home Matadors. Our”No Bull” approach to finding you a solution is just a call or email away. AND the best part is, it’s FREE! If you are thinking about selling your Los Angeles mobile home, we can help you get ready with some innovative and inspiring ideas!

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