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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions? It may have an answer ready to go below. If you don't see the answer you need, please contact us and we will help you straight away.
How does the mobile home buying process work?
  • The first step is to reach out to us and let us know that you're interested in selling your mobile home(s). You can do this best by using this form.
  • Once you've contacted us, we will discuss your property with you and determine its condition and the situation. We will plan a day and time that works for you to take a look at the property. We may ask for updated photos of the mobile home (inside and out) before the appointment.
  • After we've taken a look at the property, we make our offer. This is a no-obligation offer, so you don't have to accept anything you don't like. If our offer doesn't work for you, simply walk away without any hassle.
Am I committed to anything if I request an offer?
There is zero hassle and no obligation on your part to accept an offer we make for your property. We pay the best prices in the industry for mobile homes, but you don't have to accept our offer.
What is this ugly versus pretty home thing?
An "ugly home" is a property that could use some updating. It's not considered up to modern standards. This may mean something as simple as peeling paint or broken windows, or it could be deeper than that. A "pretty home" is one that needs next to nothing in updates. It could be perceived as new by someone who has no personal experience with the mobile home. We buy both pretty as well as ugly mobile homes. Ugly mobile homes are sometimes called "junk mobile homes" depending on their condition. They may still have a value in that condition.
Do you buy mobile homes that sell with the land?
We absolutely love mobile homes that come with the land it sits on. In most cases, the mobile home is legally attached to the property, and the land would have to be sold with it while this attachment is in place. In other cases, you may have a mobile home that sits on the land but is legally separate. If you still want to sell the land with it, then that's excellent. There would be two legal transactions in that case. The land would have a real estate closing, while the mobile home would be a personal property sale. Either way, we handle all of those technical things.
Do you buy mobile homes that are on rented park lots?
Yes we do. Those are the most popular mobile homes sold today. More mobile homes are sold on rented lots than on private land because of their accessibility to the majority of the population. We work with mobile home park managers when we rent out or sell the properties after rehabbing them.
Do you buy mobile home trailers that need to be moved to another location?
Yes. Sometimes a mobile home must be moved from the property. It could either be private land where you want the trailer off of it, or it may be a park that wants the space for something else and so it needs to be moved shortly after you sell it. We work with park managers as well as mobile home movers to coordinate such scenarios.

Legally to be moved, a mobile home must be 1976 or newer. There are solid reasons for this due to the method of manufacturing before that time. You can contact us in this situation to see if there are any solutions for your situation.
Do you buy mobile homes in senior living communities?
We do. Just as any other parks, we work with the park managers in senior communities so that those who move in meet their requirements.
What about homes that need a lot of repairs?
We love mobile homes in disrepair. We will fix anything that needs fixing, and give it our loving touch to revitalize the home.
Will you buy a bunch of units from an existing park?
Yes, we work with park owners and managers who are liquidating mobile homes from the property, and private sellers who have many mobile homes to sell. This also goes for mobile homes on private land and the ones that need to be moved.
Do you buy mobile home parks?
We are very interested in purchasing mobile home parks. If you have a mobile home park for sale, reach out to us just the same and let us know the situation and how many units are involved.
What is the process for moving a mobile home?
The very first step to moving a mobile home is to contact the building commissioner in the town where the trailer is being moved to. They will provide information on the zoning requirements, age limits for the unit to be moved, and any building codes.

Next, you need to acquire a title certificate and county treasurer certificate. This proves ownership of the mobile home and requires that taxes are up to date. If taxes are owed, they would need to be paid before you're allowed to move the mobile home.

When the legalities are in order, the next step would be to reach out to a licensed, insured, and bonded mobile home mover. Not anyone can move a mobile home. For example, you can't just hook it up to a truck and move it on your own. These are regulated professionals.

Before a mobile home mover will even hook up the unit to their truck, they will inspect the mobile home to ensure it is safe to do so. If they determine that it is, then they will do some preparation to the home so that it gets to its destination safely without falling apart or causing damage on the way.

You will need to notify your park manager and review your park agreement to see if moving the mobile home is even allowed. If everything checks out, then the mover can take it to its destination and set it up on its new foundation or lot.
How much does it cost to move a mobile home?
Moving a mobile home can be pricey. Not just because of the licensing and permits involved, but also because these movers are in high demand. They are few and far between, and they get booked up for long periods of time. In addition, gas prices can get high and the distance factor can have a high impact.

Prices will vary for moving your mobile home. For example, moving the unit within 50 miles can go anywhere from $5,000 to $8,000 for single wide mobile homes...or even more depending on other factors. For a double wide, that may be $13,000 to $15,000. Even longer distances mean higher prices.
How do you find a mobile home mover?
Mobile home movers are in high demand, and there are never enough of them. The good ones can be costly and they are always booked up for months if not longer. The situation is a tough one, and we've even gone so far as to discuss the matter with freight companies in the hopes that they see opportunity to fill the void and become mobile home movers.

Don't let this sway you, however. Mobile homes are moved every day and it may simply take a bit of work to find one with an open schedule. Call around, check reviews, and ask people for recommendations.
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