Before selling your mobile home in Chicago, there are improvements you can make to add value to your property. Learn about these improvements and the selling options available to you in our latest post!
#1 – Make It Energy Efficient
People are drawn to mobile homes because of their low-maintenance and low-cost lifestyle. By having a low cost of living, homeowners are able to spend their money on other things. The last thing they’ll want to spend their extra cash on is a pile or irrationally high utility bills. Mobile homes are small spaces. As long as the property is properly insulated, It shouldn’t cost a fortune to keep it at a reasonable temperature year-round. Before selling, make sure the unit and skirting are both properly insulated. By properly sealing off the doors and windows, or even replacing the windows with more energy efficient ones, your future buyer will be able to save on their heating and cooling expenses.
If appliances need to be replaced before selling, look for ones with the Energy Star. These appliances are much more efficient and will help to lower utility costs while helping the environment.
#2 – Tend To The Yard
A few changes to you yard can have a huge impact on the appeal of your home. Great curb appeal will help with first impressions, subconsciously making people want to see more. Some small things you can do include cleaning up any unsightly items, raking up the leaves and weeding the yard, planting flowers, adding stepping stones, and using aesthetically appealing lighting. Even if you don’t usually keep chairs outside, set up an outdoor sitting area to make the yard and entire property more inviting and appealing.
#3 – Paint
One quick coat of paint can change the entire feel of a room. It can help to cover up minor damages and nicks to the wall that can make the property appear less valuable then it really is. It is also a project you can do yourself or for a relatively low cost. Painting the exterior can be a great decision too. Changing the color and freshening things up can completely alter how people see your mobile home. Just be careful when painting the outside. Depending on the material, you might need to do some additional prep.
#4 – Move It
Your home is mobile after all. By moving it to a new location, you can quickly increase the overall value without having to change anything about your home. Your lot fees might go up, but hopefully, you don’t have to pay them for very long.
In addition to these tips, there are many other ways you can add value to your mobile home before selling. While major remodels and knocking down walls can get expensive, swapping out fixtures and making small, inexpensive improvements can add value to your mobile home.
Consider Your Selling Options
The tips listed above are great if you are hiring an agent or attempting to sell the property on your own. There is however another way to sell your mobile home, and that is directly to a Chicago investor. When you choose to sell your mobile home directly to We Buy Houses Chicago, you’ll be able to avoid repair costs, marketing costs, lot fees, and the continued holding costs you will incur while you are waiting to find a buyer. For many mobile home owners, selling directly can be a more lucrative choice! Don’t spend another dime on it until you find out if selling direct is the right choice for you!